Oct 20–Dec 17, 2023

Resonant spaces

Wilhelmstraße 15, 65185 Wiesbaden Map
Tue - Fri 2 pm – 6 pm Thu 2 pm - 8 pm Sat - Sun 11 am-6 pm

The Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden is showing from October 20th. to December 17, 2023 with the exhibition “Resonant Spaces” works on different types of spaces and places, whose drama and dramaturgy are opened up and questioned using artistic means. The group exhibition by five artists teaching at RheinMain University explores the question of how resonance relationships with the world around us can be built and creates spaces for dialogue. She was inspired by the texts of the Jena sociologist Hartmut Rosa, whose social analysis “Resonance” (Suhrkamp 2019) has been one of the most discussed new approaches in the social sciences and humanities for more than a decade.

In the media of photography, film and drawing, the sharing of shared space and the constructions of built nature are questioned. The technology of data mining is brought into a shimmering dialogue with real tunnel tunneling and the transcendental fantasies of the poet and mining engineer Novalis. The foundations, founding myths and resonance axes of architecture are explored. Promises of resonance space in a mediatized public context become just as much a topic as our experiences of the world and ideas of beauty with the help of critical spatial-image compositions. What the projects have in common is the desire to combine aesthetic social research with basic research in spatial art. The artists explore the question of why the resonance experiences analyzed by Hartmut Rosa so often fail, have to be reflected on and are longed for. Art has a fourfold relationship to resonance experiences: it enables them, questions how they can be accomplished, examines the longing for them and analyzes their possible failure. We can only approach resonances against the background of our own resonance experiences:

Juliane Henrich explores resonances by linking dendrite data mining with relics of real mine shafts in her multi-channel video installation and completing text fragments by the mining engineer and early romantic poet Novalis with the help of AI tools.

In her photo series Spatial Division I Built Nature I Home Stories, Kay Fingerle traces the traces and consequences of spatial appropriation and examines how unplanned, communal appropriation processes are visibly reflected in space. It addresses the ambivalent relationship between the built and natural environment - how boundaries between the artificial and the natural shift and blur.

In the series Evolutions, which includes the exhibited Proust parables and the early resonance attempts, Holger Kleine explores the narrative potential of architectures by making the architectural potential of narratives visible. In the Archetypes series he designs speculative architectures with convivialist spatial programs.

In his room installations Loreley WE 556 and Cherry Blossom Reactors, Ralf Kunze takes a distorted look at phenomena that are generally classified as beautiful in order to break through automatic perceptions and value assumptions.

In his photo series, Theo Steiner reflects on the construction fence as a spatial boundary that is both materially and socially hard, through which the unplanned nevertheless seeps through. OUR PLACE. // Shape your future // Project development // THE ART OF DEMOLITION // Construction site images

Opening: October 19, 2023, 6 pm


Kay Fingerle / Juliane Henrich / Holger Kleine / Ralf Kunze / Theo Steiner