Hate Speech, Aggression and Intimacy

with Ryan Gander
February 2 – April 18, 2019

Ryan Gander

2000 year collaboration (The Prophet), 2018

Exhibition view: Hate Speech, Aggression and Intimacy, with Ryan Gander, Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria, 2019

Photo © Ryan Gander

Ryan Gander

2000 year collaboration (The Prophet), 2018

Exhibition view: Hate Speech, Aggression and Intimacy, with Ryan Gander, Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria, 2019

Photo © Ryan Gander

Hate Speech, Aggression and Intimacy

with Ryan Gander
Künstlerhaus. Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz
February 2 – April 18, 2019
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Against the backdrop of current developments in politics and the media, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, in Graz is focusing on freedom of speech, its use and its abuse. Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social media, as well as their media-related facets.

 

Taking center stage here are people communicating through social media with their urge to express themselves socially, with their media-driven dedication and identity-questioning game of anonymity and role-playing. At the same time, however, these individuals yearn for their own personal boundaries and visibility, apparently on a quest for an updated kind of individuality and intimacy. To an increasing extent, the reactions from parts of the Internet community are ever more alarming, with people outdoing each other in their expressions of hostility, resentment, and hate. Other issues related to freedom of opinion, art, and press accompany the artistic investigations found in the project Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy.

 

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