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ARBEITE MIT, PLANE MIT, REGIERE MIT!

A project by REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT

12 December 2004 to 6 February 2005

The project for Kasseler Kunstverein undertakes a research in the changes in society’s values under the influence of global economization in all spheres of life.

The initial point of the exhibition is the mural “Project Planning” from 1965 made by the Dresden painter Erich Gerlach. In the context of this project it was retrieved from the abandoned staff canteen of the former nationally owned company VEB Verpackungsmaschinenbau, Dresden. The mural was "recycled" for our project and became part of an installation with a mirror that reflects the image.

With this historical reference point the subject matter was placed into current interrelations.

A video interview with the art historian Wolfgang Ullrich was shown where he explains his views on different forms of future expectations. Moreover a video interview with Dr Ludwig Georg Braun, CEO of the B.Braun Melsungen AG was added.

Dr Braun commented on questions like, how sharing expertise as a value can be incorporated into business principles, or, what specifications global competition requires from a company’s employees.

An additional part of the exhibition is based on a workshop REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT held with nine employees of the B.Braun Melsungen AG. The participants were chosen from different hierarchical levels of the company. By the means of a visualization process, which based on the usage of photographies and icons, moral concepts were reinterpreted. The exhibition showed 45 picture modules resulting from the workshop.

The exhibition is conceived as a room for thought and reflexion serving a cognitive and an artistic process which is focused on perception. It is to be understood as a display of the documentation and open discussion. With its artistic realization and presentation of the research work at the Kasseler Kunstverein the project was, however, not concluded yet; moreover the discussion went on in additional events in the exhibition.

view video The Rescue

Many thanks to our partners of this project:

B.Braun Melsungen AG
KnaufKassel GmbH
Institut für Arbeits- Sozial- und Organisationspsychologie der Technischen Universität Dresden
Tobias Reckert, RKA Architekten
www.kasselerkunstverein.de http://www.rka-architekten.de

www.kasselerkunstverein.de

Kasseler Kunstverein e.V.
Fridericianum
Friedrichsplatz 18
34117 Kassel

more images, texts and videos about this project are to find on: www.generalpanel.org (thanks to Elske Rosenfeld)

 
 
 
 
   
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