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'Dead End Galaxies' at EXILE and Polansky Gallery, Berlin, Prague

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Installation view, Polansky Gallery
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Christophe De Rohan Chabot, Untitled/(Film Complet Le Casanova de Fellini bivx Fr+Eng 1976 Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont-You Tube), 2018
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Hanny Oldendorf, Beach View, 2018
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Installation view, EXILE
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Studio Furthermore, Replica, 2018
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Studio Furthermore, Replica, 2018
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Studio Furthermore, Replica, 2018
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Studio Furthermore, Replica, 2018
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Installation view, Polansky Gallery
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Jura Shust, Exo Oblivion, 2015
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Paul Sochacki, Le Monde est un Portrait, 2017
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Paul Sochacki, Le Monde est un Portrait, 2017
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Paul Sochacki, Le Monde est un Portrait, 2017
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Paul Sochacki, Le Monde est un Portrait, 2017
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Installation view, EXILE
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Core.pan, DNN being visualized II, 2018
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Angelika Loderer, Quiet Fonts, 2017
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Sarah Schönfeld, Shamanistic Travel Equipment / Coat XVI, 2017
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Erik Niedling, Future 12/30/16, 2016
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Pakui Hardware, On Demand IV, 2017
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Erik Niedling, Future 12/27/16, 2016
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Erik Niedling, Future 01/19/17, 2017
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Pakui Hardware, On Demand V, 2017
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Erik Niedling, Future 01/20/17, 2017
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Bitsy Knox, Untitled, 2014
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Bitsy Knox, Untitled, 2014
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Sarah Pichlkostner, KUY calls KAY: oh darling, we flying to the moon we need to save weight, 2017
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Philip Mueller, Nisyros Krater, 2017
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Nicholas Riis, Whooba Rosie, 2018
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Nicholas Riis, Durachew, 2018
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Philip Mueller, Faraglioni Tiberio, 2018
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Installation view, Polansky Gallery
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Patrick Fabian Panetta, Dead End Galaxies, 2018
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Patrick Fabian Panetta, Dead End Galaxies, 2018
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Installation view, EXILE
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Hanny Oldendorf, Beach View, 2016
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Hanny Oldendorf, Beach View, 2016
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Real Madrid, You make the program for life, you make the program, 2017
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Bitsy Knox, Untitled, 2014
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Bitsy Knox, Untitled, 2014
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Christoph De Rohan Chabot, Untitled/(Film Complet Le Casanova de Fellini bivx Fr+Eng 1976 Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont-You Tube), 2018
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Installation view, EXILE

For the lack of better knowledge galaxies are infinite, endless spaces, which will always offer an ever so imaginary escapist niche, somewhere. Such magical spheres where Siri or Alexa are just poetically named starlets, where a ‘Hello Alexa’ remains unanswered, where there is silence beyond entrenching reason.

The longing to escape to such a non-defined, free space is as ancient as contemporary relevant. In times of seemingly endless reason, it remains the ultimate desire, yet ultimately results in a dead end. No form of contemporary escapism can any longer provide an idealized, naïve notion of a lost paradise. Escapism is at its end as it is en vouge. Parallelism or Internalism can provide relief yet, in the very end, it is the here and now.

Anyone who has thought about parallel universes will know that it is hard to figure out which one of them is ‘real’. The denominators of what we call ‘reality’ have become blurred, a new flexibility of ‘truth’ rules even over the galaxy we currently reside in. The ‘fake-news’ of the day is poking holes in the sensitive skin of our very own filter-bubbles and within the blink of an eye your day can vault you into the ‘upside-down’.

Maybe it is time to travel. Where could we go from here?

‘Introspection’ is the new long distance journey, as we slide through the endless feed of information and images that busy algorithms have chosen for our fingers to scroll through: A gentle touch, a ‘reaction’ of sorts – like staring into the abyss of binary code.

The afterimage of a world seen from outer space, the alienation of the self and ‘the other’ in a dense habitat we share with the digital creatures of our own making. Looking at the remainders of the world we produce and consume, light years filled with the human trace of artificial goods, it is time to enter the void.

The inscription of a seminal painting by the French artist Paul Gauguin reads “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” (P. Gauguin / 1897), a question still unaccounted for as of today. A promise has been made, and for the longest time it remains unfulfilled.

Dead End Galaxies
is a single exhibition running parallel across two different cities connected via a time tunnel.

10.3.18 — 14.4.18

Angelika Loderer, Bitsy Knox, Christophe de Rohan Chabot, Core.Pan, Hanny Oldendorf, Nicholas Riis, Phillip Mueller, Real Madrid, Studio Furthermore, Erik Niedling, Jura Shust, Pakui Hardware, Patrick Panetta, Paul Sochacki, Sarah Pichlkostner, Sarah Schönfeld

Curated by Marlies Wirth and Christian Siekmeier

EXILE / Polansky Gallery

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