Valérie FavreActually, the Dead Are Not Dead. Politiken des Lebens28.02. - 02.08.2020
Württembergischer Kunstverien, Stuttgart
Valérie Favre, *1959 in Evilard, Switzerland
lives and works in Berlin
The Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart is presenting Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life, conceived as part of a year-round series of exhibitions in continuation of Bergen Assembly 2019. The artistic directors of this latest edition of the Norwegian Triennial were Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler, directors of the Württembergischer Kunstverein.
In the context of Bergen Assembly 2019, Christ and Dressler invited another ten curators to jointly explore the concept and notions of assembly. Sounding the question of how to identify allies within collective emancipatory processes, the group emphasized the relevance of the dead, or of those who are no longer or not yet alive. This aspect ultimately formed the conceptual point of departure for Bergen Assembly 2019, its title referring to a quote by the writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge: “It is in fact a mistake to think that the dead are dead.“Read more