Tobias Madison: das blut, im fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim birnenbiss

Madison's work plays itself out between high and common culture

By Raimar Stange

Tobias Madison, das blut, im fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim birnenbiss, 2016, promotional photo. Photo: Mathilde Agius. Courtesy the artist

From the street you can already see that Tobias Madison has adhered red foil to all of the windows of Kestnergesellschaft as part of his exhibition das blut, im fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim birnenbiss (which translates as ‘blood congealing in the flesh of a bitten pear’). As red is the trademark colour of the exhibition space, is this some sort of institutional critique? Or is the Swiss artist’s intervention perhaps playing on Kestnergesellschaft’s location in Hanover’s red-light district? In any case,…

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