“Personne Sait Plus”

Villa Arson

The local public didn’t seem to get “Personne sait plus” (Nobody knows anymore), perhaps in part because the German art scene differs so greatly from the French (the artists included in the exhibition aren’t all German, but most had studied in Germany), and in part because the show was curated by Olaf Metzel, an artist known for his unconventional approach to things. None of the pieces Metzel selected fits any traditional definition of sculpture.

At the entrance to the exhibition space, Rainer Oldendort, an artist who usually works with film, presented a series of slides depicting the participating artists, as well as the exhibition’s organizers and their social milieu. Stephen Craig’s contribution to the show was a construction—at once a sculpture and an architectural model—made out of photographs and fabric. One side served as a screen for the projection of a Super-8 film. In the footage

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