Intoleranz / Normalität



Mit Discoteca Flaming Star (D/GB), Beate Engl (D), Harun Farocki (D), Karl Holmqvist (S), Ralf Homann (D), Scott King (GB), Katrin Mayer (D), & Heiko Karn (D)
Kuratiert von Daniel Pies (D)

Grazer Kunstverein

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Grazer Kunstverein

Extreme right-wing and populist politics are gaining ground, bringing with them new forms of intolerance. Terms such as do-gooder and political correctness are used to defame people concerned with the ideal of an open society, while extreme right-wing parties are becoming acceptable everywhere in Europe. But for most people, this does not seem to be a particular cause for concern – that’s just the way it is, it’s normal, it’s becoming a normality.

Is the success of Thilo Sarrazin’s book “Deutschland schafft sich ab” normal? Is everyday Islamophobia in Europe normal? Or the fact that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik can draw on numerous quotes of renowned politicians, journalists and theorists in his manifesto? So what does it mean when what is considered normal at the same time poses a threat?

“Intolerance / Normality” invites artists to carry out case studies on the increasing normalisation of this atmosphere of public intolerance.

Kuratorin / Kurator: Daniel Pies
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Discoteca Flaming Star
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Beate Engl
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Harun Farocki
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Karl Holmqvist
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Ralf Homann
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Scott King
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Katrin Mayer
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Heiko Karn