Yesterday we went to Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam to see the exhibition Vorm-Fellows-Attitude by Gelitin (a group of four artists from Vienna, Austria. The group was formerly known as Gelatin and changed their name in 2005.) which was opened last weekend. We, at Mimi Berlin, had a really good time! First we got to pick out an outfit from the rack filled with abstract nude suits. You can imagine that we were already thrilled! The garments were actually quite nice, design-wise. All suited up we made some selfies, everybody did, and went into the main room. The large space is filled with 4 or so, giant turds (a lump of excrement) laid on Persian carpets. So, imagine people walking in these suits in between under and behind those brown sculptures (which were quite realistic, material-wise). We could not stop laughing, honestly, we had SO much fun!
At the end of the day all the suits were sprayed, not sure with what, maybe an odor killer or sanatising product.
Of course there is a deeper meaning behind all the poop-cock-and-tits fun. Read what Gelitin has to say about that below, or just go visit the Vorm-Fellows-Attitude show and find out for yourself, which is always the best thing to do, in our opinion.
“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.
with Christoph Harringer, Anna Schwarz, Bert Löschner, Manuela Scheiwiller, Helmut Heiss, Olga Wukounig, Scott Evans, Martina Noskova, Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson, Olivia Reither, Tom Van Camp, Iris Schuttevaar, Jason Schmidt, Manó Dániel Szöllösi, Lili Ullrich, Mario Gamser, Jackie Lee, Mahyar, Josefine Reither, Roland Klima, Sue van Geijn, Gerhard Riml, Familie Levinitschnig, Georg Holzmann and Jan Weiler
Thanks to Lotte van Diggelen and Francesco Stocchi
Supported by Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Galerie Perrotin, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Phileas, legero united, Bundeskanzleramt: Österreich” (text via www.gelitin.net)