FABIAN HERKENHOENER, Notes on a post-order of things

28 May 2020 — 27 Jun 2020

Fabian Herkenhoener, Notes on a post-order of things, exhibition  view, Photo: Mareike Tocha, courtesy PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne
Fabian Herkenhoener, Notes on a post-order of things, exhibition view, Photo: Mareike Tocha, courtesy PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne
FABIAN HERKENHOENER
Notes on a post-order of things

'I started this line of paintings last year, back then as a survey on what deviates from the norm, of border experiences and border transgressions, an anthropological approach to a world gone off rail. An imaginative thinking of things to its end; as a fictional representation of an alternative, post- or pre-temporaneity.

Now, the affirmative action of the poetic imagination has become a means of achieving resilience towards real circumstances. I am looking for a way to overcome certain ideas and ways of thinking that tend to suffocate in a type of everyday semantics of conventionalist classification. I think that as long as poetry is possible - as the longing for the impossible - a kind of hope can be possible. I see art as a means of reality to gain consciousness about itself.'

Fabian Herkenhoener, May 2020