Originating with the guiding concept of Tomorrow Today, which represents a critical probing of the capitalist structures of the art market, the artist duo Famed from Leipzig will manifest their spatial installation Privileg der Umstände (Privilege of Circumstances) at the Gabriele Senn Galerie. On behalf of Famed, a healer will realign the energy level of the gallery space. In the process, wall and floor surfaces will be assessed as to their energy values. In the spot with the highest concentration of positive energy, Famed will present a video work that shows the purification process described just now. The gallery programme participating in this energy peak will be gathered around this privileged spot. This leads to concentrations and densifications of art on the walls and the floor – all in spite of a curatorial intervention that, in the gallery context, always sets out to optimize the sale of artwork. Thanks to this act of purification, the Gabriele Senn Galerie will be reset to zero, similar to the way a computer server would be reset.
In technical jargon, reset means that an electronic system is set back to a predefined, original state. This process, which is generally painful for the user since all data is irrevocably lost, is always necessary when the system no longer functions correctly and fails to respond to the usual entries. According to Armen Avanessian, the art/art market system in the twentyfirst century is susceptible to malfunction and is no longer deemed to be in a sound state. The reset key combination for the Gabriele Senn Galerie system has thus been activated by Famed with their artistic intervention.
Marcus Andrew Hurttig