Hardcover, 172 pages
The programme of the independent label “AggroBerlin” (2001-2009), from which rappers like Sido, Bushido and Fler later emerged, shaped him artistically. Jung prefers aggressive gestures, garish colours, harsh contrasts, the language of the street. Scandling and shouting instead of talking in a civilised manner. But the artist does not really cultivate the gangsta manner. Rather, he uses the aggressively presented, boundary-breaking style for political positioning, for the thematisation of increasingly radical social manners. On the critique of spirals of violence and authoritarian forms of exercising power. The title of the exhibition refers to this: “Aggroschaft” is a synonym for the tense social and political situation in Germany and the rest of the world. The title critically echoes the presence of the “Aggressive Leaders” who have established themselves globally and the artists who recall the darkest, totalitarian sides of the 20th century: whoever appears the most aggressive seems to win.
With them he shares not only similar artistic attitudes – such as the expressive intensification of artistic means, provocation as an effective aesthetic method for creating cognitive dissonance, for breaking up habits of seeing and thinking on the way to new insights – but also personal stories. Ulrike Theusner showed drawings and prints, Moritz Schleime oil painting, Benedikt Braun exhibited installations and Till Lindemann showed object art.
|Dimensions||275 × 213 mm|
Kai Uwe Schierz, Christoph Tannert