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Opening; Saturday, Sep. 6, 7 – 10 pm | Sep. 9 – Oct. 4, 2008

Galerie Metro is pleased to present „Coincidence&Necessity“ a group show with Metro-Artists.

This exhibtion is about the role coincidence plays in the artistic process. While everyday acts are aimed at a certain purpose, artistic practice often doesn´t have a predefined objective or gets distracted on its way to it. The artists of this exhibtion show different strategies of dealing with coincidence and putting into question the necessity of their own work. Their works take on the openness of their process in order to enable the beholder to put himself in the place of the artist and conitnue this process on his own. For the artist and the beholder alike the question for coincidence in in art is at the same time the question for the intention and the necessity with which it is executed. The radical application of this question in every day life opens everything to the process and the possibilty of change

In his work „Exhibition (Index)“ André Marose reflects the process of his work by installing several of his works in the gallery in different ways and taking photographs of them. The display of different possibilites of installation create awareness for the possibilities of space and its influence on the work.

Bosse Sudenburgs „Cracks“ are frames whose glas has been broken and glued together again by the artist, then photographed and put under the same glas. In this work coincidence happens with absolute neccessity. The same method leads to completely different and unforseen results.

With her clotheshorse Anke Kalk transfers the manifestation of an every day act into the context of art in order to make visible its esthetic part: The hanging of clothes corresponds to the installation of an exhibtion. Both are driven by coincidence, neurotic constraints and estheticism: light and dark, colored or black and white.

Anita Tarnutzers „Error Copys“ are an incidental product of a broken copier. Sensitivity and oppenness for what lies beyond ones own intentions is shown in this work as one of the basic prerequisites for inspiration.

Francis Hungers video work „Capitalism Must Win“, with the misplaced sign of the hitchhiker at the highway, puts the necessity of a seemingly inevitable historic porcess into question. The motto TINA (there is no alternative) which became famous after the victory of capitalism over communism unmasks its own ideologizaton in the light of a world in process which takes place between coincidence and necessity.

For Alice Münch coincidence is part of the game, In her setting apparently for a parlour game with fragments of rules and enigmatic items the incalculable becomes the motor of the process and the transgression of rules twists the intentional with the unexpected.