• Ulrike Grossarth

    Galerie Barbara Gross

    Ulrike Grossarth is interested in the structures of social systems that are visible on both a micro- and macro-level: in her work on National Socialism, cooking becomes a metaphor for larger questions. For Grossarth, the yeast cake of bourgeois households bears a peculiar resemblance to the monumental buildings that Adolf Hitler wanted to erect. This association is central to the piece entitled Mohn (Poppy seeds, 1987–93), which was also the title of this exhibition. Just as poppy seeds can either be a tasty ingredient or a numbing narcotic, seduction and collective intoxication were central to

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