Last summer was indelibly marked by the protests for racial justice. This summer, Haus der Kunst installed an exhibition succinctly titled after and dedicated to sweat. Operating as a symbol and byproduct of political action, as well as appearing in more literal forms, sweat is made a pendant to resistance. As writer Eric Otieno Sumba reports, this odd and risky conceptual pair ultimately succeeds in making the body legible as the preeminent site of contestation in our time. For a seemingly niche theme, the exhibition brings together an impressive and wide-ranging group of artists and works whose relationship to the slippery substance is neither obscure nor contrived but decidedly political.
- Role Writer
- For Texte zur Kunst
- Date September 2021
- URL www.textezurkunst.de/123/i-just-wanna-make-you-sweat/