After the first part in a vacant store in Salzburg, The Real Office shows the exhibition STRIKE GENTLY AWAY 2 during the test phase of Kunstverein Wagenhalle’s project space. The title is borrowed from the warning on matchboxes “Strike gently away from body”. The exhibition transfers the “gentle striking” to gender and body norms, national identities, rigid historiography, origin, and statehood. Either implicitly or even as a conscious focusing, the works in the exhibition strik off these concepts carefully, in an artistic way. The artistic positions examine their construction within society as well as the subjective perception of belonging and identification with these. Without a uniform narrative, the exhibition explores the own narratives each of the artistic positions provides in different styles and media.

Amt für Innere Emigration (Alfredo Cöloma & Yul Koh & Valentin Pfenniger & Julien Sergarra & Sophie Stadler), Silvia Amancei & Bogdan Armanu, Stella Bach, Lörinc Borsos, Weiny Fitui, Susann Maria Hempel & Cássio Diniz Santiago, Markus Kircher, Justyna Koeke & Mimosa Pale, Laibach, Narges Mohammadi, Michal Solarski & Tomasz Liboska, Johannes Hugo Stoll, Valentine Tanz/Vala T. Foltyn, Tzusoo, Jonathan Vinel

November 29 – December 8, 2019
Opening: November 29, 8 p.m.
open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CURATORS’ TOURS : November 30 & December 6, 3 p.m.

Amt für Innere Emigration (The Office for Inner Emigration) is open for the opening and will also remain open on November 30.
November 30, 1 p.m.: Ness – the miracles of oral pleasures. Ritual, (brunch*) performance with Valentine Tanz/Vala T. Foltyn
November 30, 8 p.m.: Artist Talk with Lörinc Borsos
December 8, 7 p.m.: Performance S.C.H.U.U.L.E. by Susann Maria Hempel & Cássio Diniz Santiago

Curated by: Birgit Gebhard & Maximilian Lehner
Curatorial assistance: Bianca Schütte
An exhibition by THE REAL OFFICE

Innerer Nordbahnhof 1, 70191 Stuttgart

The exhibition is funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart and Stadt Salzburg.

The performance S.C.H.U.U.L.E. is a project of Diakonieverein Carolinenfeld e.V. in cooperation with Alte Papierfabrik Greiz e.V.. S.C.H.U.U.L.E. is enabled by Akademie der Künste Berlin, Aktion Mensch, and Landkreis Greiz.

The exhibition is supported by Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V. and with a loan from Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.