Giegold & Weiß is part of #TheGalleryProject. #TheGalleryProject includes artworks from 47 artists from 27 different countries. Each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, the exhibition series refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically.
Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.
About the artists:
Alex Giegold and Tomka Weiß have been working in the field of photography and installation art as an artistic duo since 2011.
Giegold & Weiß picture different perspectives on body politics, non-normative corporealities and sexualities. They shed light on the analysis of forms of discrimination, normalization and visual culture.
About the artwork:
What is normal? Who is normal? Are there – documentary? – images of normality?
At which sites and in which spaces does normality turn against us? Normality is subject to fashion and continuous change. Can the normality of individuals change or is it a fixed value? Where is normality created and reproduced?
“No image belongs to the territory of documentary or fiction”
(Dias & Riedweg)
Like through a mouthpiece, Giegold & Weiß let different perspectives speak through their installation art. Templates for participatory forms of exhibiting are created, resulting in an important, harmonic communication point beyond hardened fronts and preconceived opinions.
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Working together on specific projects is something we are interested in and we find inspiring. We’re interested in exchanging about political art, activism, artivism. Curating is not our main focus, but something we’re doing. Cooperation is very welcome here too.
You can see more of Giegold & Weiß’s work on their website.