Opacity as resistance

Guided tour
27/6 2024 5:30 pm

Every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm you can discover the exhibition Rene Matić / Oscar Murillo. JAZZ. together with our art educators and discuss the context and background of the exhibited works.

The guided tours are free of charge and will be held in German.

With: Carola Fuchs  Andrea Hubin • Michaela Lankes  Michael Simku • Daliah Touré  Martin Walkner

Encompassing painterly gestures, installation, film, photography, and sound, each element on show is in dialogue, shaped by Murillo’s black canvas installation. Together, through dissection and reconciliation, both artists explore the impossibilities and contradictions that arise from notions of desire, visibility and opacity. JAZZ. nods to concepts of desire, of consumption of the Other, it plays with performativity while retaining the right to opacity.

While both Matić and Murillo are generous in sharing their thinking, feeling, and practices, each also remains committed to “the right to opacity for everyone”. As the philosopher and poet Édouard Glissant argues in his book Poetics of Relation, transparency – through its attempts at definition and clarification – ignores the aspects of the self that are difficult to grasp, or even unknowable. Opacity, by contrast, simply accepts that everything that makes us us cannot be understood completely.