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Michael Franz

Press release

Michael Franz – The Rise and Fall of the Rise and Fall

It its diversity in approaching the media, content and contexts, Michael Franz’s work as artist and curator but also as a writer can be read as a constant search for ways of approaching what artistic work today could be today. His practice develops around attempts to explore their constitutive parameters in production, reception, and their networking with one another and thus to reflect on their conditions. Various registers that Michael Franz treats equally are on the one hand artistic roles and forms of artistic subjectivity and authorship as well as forms of their critique, but also artistic media, techniques, and forms of practice in their historic and discursive charge and significance. This cannot be separated from reflection of psychosocial, economic and political contexts of artistic work and linked to an interrogation of related distributions of power and criteria of evaluation.