IN:VISIBILITIES is the thematical framework of the M.1 kuratieren programme in 2021/22, focusing on the relations of visibility and invisibility within changing technologies, their forms of representation, poetic narratives and critical potentials.
Digital environments suggest transparency and limitless possibilities of connection with different times, spaces and actors, while subtly creating new mechanisms that are located between inclusion and exclusion, centre and periphery. This has become all the more evident not only through the keywords Fake News and Filter Bubble, but also through the pandemic.
What does this mean for a place that both displays art and creates communal infrastructures? And how can artistic and curatorial practice in particular react to these changed relations of vision – produce them, prevent them, change them and thus make them a matter of negotiation?
The project cycle GOSSIP is the first of three stages of the M.1's programme series in the curatorial turn 2021/22. With it, everyday and seemingly banal actions are addressed that create in:visibilities. Effects of deception, of circulation and of networking are used to retell what is self-evident and omnipresent on screens and displays. Social norms can be focused on, discussed and rewritten in terms of racial implications, gender identity and class structures.
In addition to an exhibition and a video screening with international artists, a series of talks and workshops will expand the programme and actively involve different audiences. Its aim is to create new, diverse relationships and ways of relating through the interweaving of online and offline events, exhibition and research, bar night and discourse programme – and their exploration through different media, formats and social constellations.