Junior Boakye-Yiadom , Fischli/Weiss , Ross Iannatti , Andreas von Ow , Michael Sailstorfer , Roman Signer and Alexander Tillegreen.
Following the definition, an explosion is a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. Supersonic explosions created by high explosives are known as detonations and travel via supersonic shock waves – the result is a bang – KA-BOOM!
The process of an explosion – be it released through natural phenomena, as a result of chemical reactions or triggered by chance is a fascination of the participating artists of the second exhibition at Kunstverein Wiesen, which is reflected in their works.
With works by Junior Boakye-Yiadom (*1984), Fischli/Weiss (*1952/*1946 †2012), Ross Iannatti (*1988), Andreas von Ow (*1981), Michael Sailstorfer (*1979), Roman Signer (*1938) and Alexander Tillegreen (*1991) contemporary photographs, lithographs, sculptures, installations and films oppose to centuries-old walls of Schloss Wiesen.
Thus, the visitor does not only experience the contrast of the old and new but is further led through the different stages of an explosion alongside works that react to the architectural circumstances either in an obvious or a subtle manner. Thereby, they animate the viewers senses while deluding their perception.