Doppelgänger Curated by Imke Kannegießer 45cbm studio space Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden 19 May – 16 July 2017
Doppelgänger presents three works, including a new site-specific mural. The wooden shield serves as a foundation for a colorful ornamentation and as a wall object, oscillates between functionality and decor. The exhibition space is divided by the work Cosmophagy (2015), a curtain produced in Kenya. The curtain is made out of recycled flip-flops that are found littered on the beaches and waterways of Kenya. The mural reprises the shape of the shield and feigns convexity and plasticity.
The exhibition title Doppelgänger refers on the one hand to the formal similarity of the works, and on the other hand, to a mystical connection with the viewer. We are tempted to identify the works as other, but instead our own understanding of culture is reflected in the relationship of perception and recognition.