On the occasion of the publication Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West Christina von Rotenhan and Sabine Rusterholz have invited the artist to discuss his engagement with display not only as a tool of presentation but also as a form of communication — within and beyond the realm of the exhibition. What are the possibilities for turning a community into an image? How can togetherness be presented (or present itself), and to what degree is exhibiting already an aspect of community building?
Display and its social dimensions are leitmotifs in the multiform art practice of Martin Beck. His exhibition Last Night at Kunsthaus Glarus reflected on the relations between exhibiting and community by bringing together two bodies of works: one drawing on modern exhibition history, the other building on the history of countercultural communes in the 1960s and early ’70s United States.
Introduction by the editors Christina von Rotenhan and Sabine Rusterholz Petko (independent curators and art historians). Afterwards Apéro.