FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE
group show curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
14 June – 30 August 2015
FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE applies the means of contemporary art to address the long-term effects of these new weapons on the human psyche. The loss of a direct, physical confrontation and the danger for one’s own life had created, separates the violent situation itself from affects like reluctance for killing or overreaction, sympathy or hate. What may this mean for the arguments and evidence of political action? Which meaning does this context of the story receive: the memory and forgetting of an outburst, escalation or the prevention of violence? and which interest does art have in all this?
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