The exhibition No Looking Back, Okay? is an attempt to decipher if and how confrontations with manifold layers of memory – be it autobiographical, historical, collective, etc. – can alter our perception of present realities and offer a fresh start. Is memory – once exposed to processes of appropriation, re-enactment, analysis etc. – capable of critically affecting one’s understanding of oneself and of others; and if so, can it provide a new starting point for common ground? Is no looking back at some point an option?
The exhibition No Looking Back, Okay? is presenting works by some of today’s most interesting visual artists, who, among other, work intensively in the field of researching memories, constructing histories and the search for identity. On view will be large-scale installations, video works and projections, photography, drawings, paintings and performative interventions by more than 15 young and established visual artists from around Europe and beyond.