DREAM MODEL





DREAM MODEL 

A group exhibition curated by Johannes Mundinger and gr_und
9-29 September 2018
Vernissage: Sat. 08.09 5-11 pm in the frame of 2 Tage Wedding Kukturfestival
Open: 9-29 September 2018, Thu. to Sat. 4-7 pm

with

Eva Funk, Berlin
Florian Kiniques, Brussels
Michael Pohl, Berlin
Pio Rahner, Bremen
Max Santo, Bremen

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DREAM MODEL

Every night I hope and pray
A dream model will come my way

The lyrics of a love song from the 50s is like the longing for finally getting the answer to how to do good and right without needing necessarily to change or reflecting on your own privileges. To be the ideal version of you, without (really) wanting it to be or even being able to. Fake it till you make it. It is hard to recognize yourself as what you are. A glossy chameleon, always leading multiple lives at once. Put your head on my shoulder, I know you are scared. You can do anything as long as you feel guilty about it.

I want a dream model
So I don't have to dream alone
Dream model, where are you
With a love, oh, so true
And the hand that I can hold
To feel you near as I grow old

and then there is the possibility to become monstrous and to embrace it. it is ancient tactic from the days where macho men could pick up girls with a smile or grabbing them by the pussy, and still be the loudest voice. oh, how sweet would the fruits of self-righteousness taste, if we could just pick them the same simple way. but boohoo, even though you want to feel good about ourselves (yolo), living la vida loca and enjoying your generic art show, you actually need to stop being a golden monster hero #notsorry, meaning: know and own your shit, decide what you are doing and be ok with it.

I want a dream model
So I don't have to dream alone
Dream model, until then
I'll go to sleep and dream again
That's the only thing to do

To serenade yourself to sleep will maybe relax you, but won’t necessarily bring more money on your bank account. Lately I saw a Facebook post from an artist asking for help to find a job in theater, a gallery or as an artists assistant, no likes, but 25 comments followed all written by different people just mentioning: me too. It is a joke and you are a joke as well. Maybe today is the day where you stop being an artist. Maybe this will turn out to be your best decision ever. Maybe you shouldn’t give up just yet. Please repeat: I am part of the system, the whole, the world. My action affects others. I am aware of my responsibilities. I am not my resources. I don’t know everything but I am eager to listen and learn.

I want a dream model
So I don't have to dream alone
Please don't make me dream alone
I beg you don't make me dream alone
No, I don't wanna dream alone

So.
Stop the bullshit.
Get real with me.
Let's tango.


Text by Eva Funk

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