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28/02/2018 to 29/07/2018 / Other
28/02/2018 - 19:00

Verwertungsgesellschaft / "Es wird To(r)te geben! Buchstaben können Leben retten"

"Es wird To(r)te geben! - Buchstaben können Leben retten"
Our communication is based on seemingly self-evident conventions. At the same time cultural interpretation sovereignty means power. This is how Martin Droschke and Oliver Heß from the artist duo "Verwertungsgesellschaft" see it.
With humor and ingenuity, they shake the foundations of the bourgeois language canon and put the fragments together again. The focus is on the smallest link: the letter.
The "Verwertungsgesellschaft" defuses Goethe's Werther, runs a typographic lost property office and asks if the great works of world literature such as William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" or Hermann Hesse's "Steppenwolf" are not more digestible than letter noodles. On an action area, visitors are called upon to become active themselves - letters ultimately save lives.

The exhibition was developed by the Museum of Communication Nuremberg in cooperation with Oliver Heß and Martin Droschke (Künstlervero Verwertungsgesellschaft) and the Bunsen Goetz Gallery:

Here is the movie for the installation "The Typographic lost property office":