RAF, NSU and IS stand for terrorist groups whose extremist propaganda and political violence challenge the visual arts to resolute responses. The “MINDBOMBS” exhibition in the Kunsthalle Mannheim opens up a highly topical artistic perspective on the history and political iconography of modern terrorism. For the first time, the effects of social revolutionary, right-wing extremist and jihadist terrorism on visual culture are presented in three sections. Twenty years after September 11, 2001 and ten years after the NSU was discovered in Germany, the exhibition is devoted to the concept of terrorism and its changes in history from the French Revolution to the present day.
Works by Hiba Al Ansari, Khalid Albaih, Morehshin Allahyari, Francis Alÿs, Kader Attia, Walter Dahn & Jiří Dokoupil, Jacques-Louis David, Christoph Draeger, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Forensic Architecture, Chloé Galibert-Lâiné & Kevin B. Lee, Gregory Green, Johan Grimonprez, Richard Hamilton, Omar Imam, initiative February 19 Hanau, Christof Kohlhöfer, Susanne Kriemann, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Almut Linde, Georg Lutz, Édouard Manet, Paula Markert, Olaf Metzel, Henrike Naumann, Wolf Pehlke, Ariel Reichman, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Ruff, Ivana Spinelli, Klaus Staeck, JM Voltz
“Brick by Brick”: Francesca Audretsch, Vanessa Bosch, Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun, Charlotte Eifler & Clarissa Thieme, Anna Knöller, Isabelle Konrad, Judith Milz, Nis Petersen, Johanna Schäfer, Natalia Schmidt, Karolina Sobel, Janis Zeckai
Curator: Dr. Sebastian Baden
A publication will be published by Kerber Verlag to accompany the exhibition with contributions by Sebastian Baden, Robert Dörre, Larissa D. Fuhrmann, Sebastian Gräfe, Christoph Günther, Daniel Hornuff, Katharina Jörder, Maryam Kirchmann, Charlotte Klonk, Farhad Khosrokhavar, Susanne Kriemann, WJT Mitchell, Simone Pfeifer, Friederike Schäfer, Sylvia Schraut and Verena Straub.