Cucumbers N Lubes |

Cucumbers N Lubes
31 July - 6 August
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm
Studio 44 Stockholm

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Tjärhovsgatan 44, Stockholm, hitta hit.
Öppettider: onsdag– fredag 12–18, lördag – söndag 12–16.

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Cucumbers N Lubes

“What constitutes a Republic is the total destruction of that which is opposed to it.” - Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just, On The Ventose Decrees
“The Republic consists in the extermination of all who oppose it.” -Simon Schama's translation of Saint-Just from the work “On The Ventose Decrees”

Through history people have and will always justify the use of coercion, enforcement and violence; towards attaining their perfecting of humanity. We are always tempted in this action to achieve a form of moral construct as a path towards perfecting humanity; however by engaging in such action we risk through no fault of our own will eventually end in violence. 

Cucumbers and lubes is an exhibition that aims to explore the question what is power, and who has the right to power; we aim to ask and answer these questions via our practice in order to understand and communicate. The main aspects will be: who has the right to power; where does power come from; how is power gained; and can power ever be released from individuals how have the possibilities to exploit it. The latter is probably for most an invalided statement since in most cases where power is take or exploited it is often not released willingly by the individuals.  Even this should be considered in the rhetoric that is being promoted in today’s society. Can power ever be given and entrusted to individuals or should it always be fought over in order to keep an individual’s liberty and freedoms in tacked.

We will therefore ask our audience where there is a possibility for artists to explore the subject matter of power or does it automatically become problematic as a subject matter. How can we create an exhibition about power when it will reduce the audience to subjects of the works; is it possible for artist and creatives to observe power within the modern world without displaying a since of ideological mantra. This action is fine since most artists will make work that define a specific ideology or should work towards driving a narrative that benefits society and cultural evolution. We should still recognise that power is as much about exploitation of individuals to allowing one to be exploited.

Participating artists:
Anna Knappe
Annabel Kajetski
Bethan Hamilton
Harri Piispanen
Leena Pukki
Oskar Johnström
Sanna Halme
Vili von Nissinen

Article mentions:
https://www.qx.se/nyheter/146887/gurkor-glidmedel-makt/
http://offensiv.socialisterna.org/sv/1262/kampanj/13568/
 

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