Text by CLOT Magazine
HYPERWOUND is a group exhibition by visual artist Tim Plamper and writer, poet and curator Giulia Ottavia Frattini, who is also a CLOT magazine contributor. HYPERWOUND is hosted by the Demo Working Group from November 19 to 21, 2021 and aims to engage in dialogue with Art Cologne 2021 that takes place in the same time frame.
Palmer and Fratinni have reunited nine international artists from different generations whose practice spans diverse practices and media. HYPERWOUND questions the idea of categories seen as structures that organise experience and knowledge. According to the curators, categorisation is a notion not to be intended as static but instead as liquid: categories are intertwining systems that must contain within themselves the potential for exchange and renewal. The purpose is to foster further considerations around this topic through the selected artworks.
The hosting venue —an architectural office based in Cologne downtown— reinforces and activates a reflection on this theme. With a temporary space transformation, the transitional position of interchange and infiltration will be made visible. Within the exhibition, the skin and its layers are used as a metaphor to unfold a room for interaction between realities or states of different nature: “the inside” and “the outside” is not absolute but instead always convey renegotiable degrees of permeability and enclosure, separation and mutual influence.
The exhibition is on view from November 19 through 21, and the artists participating are Mit Borrás, Svetlana Hollis, Jürgen Klauke, Henri Michaux, Gina Pane, Tim Plamper, Torbjørn Rødland, Gian Spina and Raphaela Vogel.