SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Johanna Kandl

image: (c) M HKA, Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community
Ohne titel (Who's got the big picture), 2006
Film , 258 x 354 cm
tempera, canvas

Ohne Titel (Who’s Got The Big Picture?) from 2006 is a prime example of Johanna Kandl’s established modus operandi, in which she successfully weds the tradition of historical painting with the gloomy reality of twentieth and twenty-first century new media. In this large-scale canvas, the glaring poverty endured by many subjects of the former Soviet satellite states contrasts sharply with the glitzy nouveau richesse enjoyed by those whose transition to the New Capitalism happened much more smoothly (such as in this anonymous city in ex-Yugoslavia).