press release

Opening: 7:00PM, Saturday, March 19th, 2016
March 19th to April 10th, 2016

It has been said that artists fight with their minds rather than with knives, bullets, or bombs.

If there is one thing that artists who engage the sociopolitical quagmires of civic life are good at, it is stirring up argument and rousing people with passion, emotion, and enthusiasm. The artist is often recognized as a rabble-rouser: somebody who stirs up anger, or other strong feelings especially for sociopolitical causes.

For the first exhibition of our 2016 season (Kunstraum) Dada Post is planning a socio-politically themed exhibition titled Pow! #StandForSomething. The exhibition will examine the role of visual art practice in contemporary sociopolitical struggle. We are interested artwork that is aimed at critically investigating the field in which visual culture meets a cry for political representation, social emancipation and the expression of discontent. It looks at the visual language of dissent and the flow of esthetics between artwork and civic responsibility. Pow! #StandForSomething, will be an exhibition bringing into the focus of public debate a diversity of sociopolitical passions emanating from within the “Liberal” opposition ideologies. The exhibition looks at the dynamics of public discourse, and the evolving content and rhetoric of sociopolitical protest.

The Artists:

Anonymous, Dien Aye, Andre Boitard, Redas Dirzys, Yoonjee Geem , Jongin Moon, Markus Gutmann, Uwe Jonas, Peter Kennard, Thomas Kilpper, Georgia Lale, Julia Lazarus, Howard McCalebb, Penka Mincheva, Michael Moore, Andrius Savickas, Bruce Spear, Edouard Steinhauer, Liao Wenfeng, Phillip Zaiser, Martin Zet

Dada Post
Nordbahnstraße 10 13409 Berlin, Deutschland