* November 29 – December 8, 2019 *



WITH: Amt für Innere Emigration (Alfredo Cöloma & Yul Koh & Valentin Pfenniger & Julien Segarra & 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

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 the project space of Kunstverein Wagenhalle. The title stems from the warning on matchboxes “Strike gently away from body”. The exhibition transfers the notion to gender and body norms, to national identities, to rigid historiography, origin, and statehood. Implicitly or as a conscious focusing the concepts are carefully stroke off in the artists’ works. Their construction within society as well as the subjective perception of belonging and identification with them are examined. Without a uniform narrative, the exhibition explores their own narratives in different artistic positions and media.

Amt für Innere Emigration (The Office for Inner Emigration) is performing during the opening and will 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

Curators: Birgit Gebhard & Maximilian Lehner
Curatorial assistance: Bianca Schütte

The exhibition is funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart, Danish Arts Foundation, and Stadt Salzburg.

The performance S.C.H.U.U.L.E. is a project by 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.