Gruppe expo is an ongoing new online and offline branch conceived and curated by artist Julian-Jakob Kneer. Informed by the research that is a central part of his own artistic practice, this extension of Gruppe is a subjective selection of contemporary art and media.
In a content-saturated age, we are experiencing a revival of the artist-curator who openly inhabits the position of creator, collector and arranger – placing their original ideas in the context of existing ones and vice versa.
Expo is an offshoot of Kneer’s interest in culturally enforced symbols and allocation-systems: the exploration of the contingency and specificity of the lines demarking social territories of good and bad taste, beauty and ugliness, normalcy and pathology, object and abject, negation and affirmation.
His first consecutive selection for Expo includes a new short film by Amalia Ulman, a new work by Yves Scherer, and works by Pierre Klossowski and Wieland Schönfelder.