Johne’s works playfully act on the accustomed manner of representation and readability. By combining takings of spheric simplicity with sober and reportlike narratives he implements fictional elements in his works, taking their meaning beyond the purely documentary. He hereby generates space for associations that are quintessential in fulfilling his aim: creating metaphors of being and conceiving alternative myths in times when global change and its impacts are penetrating the life of every individual. […] The discrepancy between facts and their conveyance is a pivotal aspect of Johne’s work, and it manifests itself also in the 37 pieces of his Griechenland-Zyklus (Greece cycle). The sequence of pictures shows the star-spattered sky over such places as Delphi, Olympia and Santorini. The artist took them during his visit to this country, which appears to many to be the scapegoat of the Euro crisis. The comments below resemble excerpts of a travelogue. Or are they reports from locals? As so often in Johne’s oeuvres, the fictional element comes into effect and “the boundaries between individual case and society in total, document and prediction become blurred.” >[Extract from the exhibition text: Sven Johne: Der Weg nach Eldorado, Klemm’s, Berlin 2013].
Villa Vauban Musée d'art de la Ville de Luxembourg
18, Avenue Emile Reuter L-2420 Luxembourg
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28 April, 2017 - 10 September, 2017