Solo exhibition that runs until Sunday, November 11th, 2017
With the exhibition fearless the Kunsthalle Nürnberg is presenting the first comprehensive solo exhibition by Alicia Framis in Germany, in conjunction with the presentation of the Nürnberg International Human Rights Award from the City of Nürnberg and the Nürnberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF). The selection of works spans a period of twenty year and ranges from interactive installations to the documentation of performances and projects in photographs and video films. The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue Framis in Progress, which appeared on the occasion of the artist's first retrospective show in the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Galerie im Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, and in MUSAC, Castilla y Leon (2013-2014).
The right to a life in freedom and safety, as well as protection from discrimination, torture and state despotism is laid down in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights dating from 10th December 1948, along with every human being's right to work, education, cultural participation or freedom of speech and religion. Nevertheless, these human rights are massively violated somewhere in the world every day - even in the 193 states that have signed the charta to date. Adherence to the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, therefore, appears as the ideal social state; one far from being achieved in everyday human life but requiring constant, repeated insistence.
This striking discrepancy between ideal and reality is the background to the complete oeuvre of Alicia Framis, who was born in Barcelona in 1967 and lives in Amsterdam today. Her installations, costumes, objects and performances draw attention to social, cultural or political problems, while offering alternative models of thought and ways of acting.
For more information, visit the Kunsthalle Nürnberg website. The exhibition runs until November 11th, 2017.
Image: Alicia Framis, Forbidden People, Performance Kunsthalle Nürnberg 2017. Copyright VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017, photo: Uwe NiklasPublished: 13/10/2017