“The Argument”: single artwork exhibition by Katja Aufleger at gallery „apiece“
Gallery “apiece” presents Berlin-based German artist Katja Aufleger’s work “The Argument”.
“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute”. Henry Wheeler Shaw
The work, created in 2020 and newly adapted to the showcase of the gallery “apiece”, acts as a metaphor for both personal relationships as well as social criticism. Red boxing gloves sandwiched between the showcase windows create tension, highlight the moment of being frozen in time, and question the logic of the argument. In other words, the fight of “arguments” is shifted from the central position of power (which is based on physical force) to the outside (based on thinking), promoting a potentially more open dialogue. At the same time, the installation subtly gives meaning to the tension found in everyday life (both personal and social) which is permeated by the meaninglessness created by anxiety, confrontation and lack of dialogue.
Katja Aufleger is a Berlin-based artist whose artwork functions as a metaphor or an analogy for talking about a number of diverse yet interlinked topics. At the core of her artistic work lies the question of power relations, which function both as a creative and destructive force. Her artworks become a multi-layered experience where the viewer’s consciousness and subconsciousness participate.
Exhibition curators: Milena Černiakaitė and Aušra Trakšelytė
The opening of the exhibition will take place during the event “Vilnius Gallery Weekend”.
Exhibition in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Vilnius
Exhibition is open until October 13
Exhibition can be viewed 24/7
More information about Katja Aufleger —> www.katjaaufleger.com