[Fundamental Question]


CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

February 17 — May 5, 2013


Nils Bech, Carina Brandes, Christian Falsnaes, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Florian Hecker, Oscar Murillo, Noële Ody, Max Peintner, Jean-Michel Wicker + »Legs in the Morning« by Geta Brătescu, a concert by Koudlam, a lecture by Colin de Land (1992), »Scent of the Withering Alpine Rose« by Martin Walde, Schorsch Böhme, and Guillaume Barth invited on behalf of the CRAC team; curated by Severin Dünser and Christian Kobald


For »Grundfrage«, the CRAC Alsace acts as a kind of enormous stage, presenting a mix of art and non art, highly time-based, a dispersed gesamtkunstwerk – a neo-90s type of exhibition. It's a thematic group show, but its topic is withheld from the public and communicated purely to the artists (to keep any didacticism out of the show). The works deal with                                                                                     , though in an oblique way. In art historical terms it carries the symbolical values of classic still life, in everyday terms it resembles the leftovers of a party.