ROTTERDAM––Absurdly humorous, Gelitin‘s scatological, immersive exhibition Vorm–Fellows–Attitude at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (May 5 – August 15, 2018) invites visitors to don nude male and female genitalia suits, which encourage them to explore the larger-than-life sculptural turds with childlike awe and wonder.
That is one big pile of shit. ––Dr. Ian Malcolm
In a provocative, yet playful manner, the Vienna-based collective seeks to explore the human condition. Striving to liberate visitors from the confines of their individual socio-cultural-economic experiences and radically interrupting individual paradigms, Gelitin leaves visitors raw and bare considering the nugget of humanity.
Collective members Tobias Urban, Wolfgang Gantner, Florian Reither and Ali Janka are known for creating sensational situations which encourage interactions between people. It is the group’s first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands.
From the Artists’ Statement:
Oui, by the love of my skin
I shit on Your nose
So it runs down Your chin
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
RUGS, COLOSSAL TURDS, DOODOO BEASTLY EXCREMENT.
FEAST OF MERDA D´ARTISTA AND NUDITY.
ANALCONDA WASTE OF TIME IN A TURD WORLD.
Stercus cuique suum bene olet.
Everyone’s shit smells good to himself.
Erasmus of Rotterdam
DIRT LOAF EXTRUSION VOIDING IN A BOWEL MOVEMENT.
DEMOCRATIC SCULPTURE FERTILIZER GELATIN.
CRAP ON A RUG, MASSELTOV AND BE NICE TO YOUR MAMA.
Shit has to be encountered in another way. It’s now necessary to rethink the usefulness of the unuseful, the productivity of the unproductive, philosophically speaking to unlock the positivity of the negative and to recognize our responsibility also for what is unintended.
THIS IS ALSO A SHOW FOR ALL WHO THINK THAT CONTEMPORARY ART IS SHIT.
THEY SHOULD COME AND SEE THIS SHIT SHOW.
THEY WILL BE SATISFIED.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, RIDE THE BROWN SLUG TO WALHALLA.
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