|these are the good times
MuseumMAN Berlin presents
Johannes Buss these are the good times - series of works on paper
opening event september 26th 2007 19h
exhibition 27.09. - 03.10.2007,
visits upon appointment ( phone 0151-11665640)
When the EMPIRE has crossed all borders and everything and everybody is
market, when nature and culture have ultimatelly fused because
everything is imitiable at anytime, then these are the good times.
That’s also the title of Johannes Buss' series of big format works on
paper that depicts the portraits of mainly recognizable / iconic
characters of the 20th and 21st century. These works reflect on the one
hand on the isolated individual in a postindustrial world of merged
economies and global ‚brandmarks'. Beyond that they also ‚knock on
everybody's door' because they force the viewers to confront the
connotations and implications of their own cultural norms, values, and
The peculiar choice of colours, the displacement out of the original
image's context and the application of written text in form of e.g.
imprints on clothing items or as tattoos creates a migratory meaning
that the newly formed characters are so to speak ‚abused' to transport.
It often leaves the observer in a disconcerting state that gives little
to hold onto. It's familiar unfamiliar.
Johannes Buss will also be represented on the Berliner Kunstsalon 2007
through the project gallery 'Kapitalistischer Realismus 2.0.
The Kunstsalon opens on 27.09. and will run untill 02.10.2007. For
further information visit the website: www.berlinerkunstsalon.de