Entartet creates a space to listen, and to imagine what can no longer be seen.
75 years ago an infamous art exhibition opened in Munich. On display were images and sculptures, which had been raided from public galleries by government officials. The organizers ridiculed the shown works and marked their creators as degenerate – and dangerous.
For the included artists there were to be bitter consequences.
Entartet uses text of the exhibition’s original guide book and creates an audio guide to empty spaces – and to a moment in history. It creates an environment in which to imagine an infamous event and a world in which it could take place.
Entartet deals with the very dark side of populism and state-sponsored intolerance and creates a space for an ultimately very personal experience.
Entartet is created by Kai Fischer in association with Vanishing Point theatre company and CCA Glasgow.
Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
5 – 14 July 2012