My Last Will
The exhibition was produced in cooperation with Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, where it was shown from 2 July to 1 October 2023.
In the exhibition and the eponymous artist’s book, My Last Will, 32 contemporary, international artists and artist groups respond to the question “What remains?”. They individually explore their legacy and try, each in their own way, to capture the core of what makes up their goals and interests with a central statement or a paradigmatic work. In doing so, they question their presumed significance for a future they will no longer experience and whose measures of value are still completely unknown to them.
“What remains?” is a question that gains a special topicality against the backdrop of the pandemic and a war in Europe, and the associated change in perspective and values.
The artists’ examination is designed as a free, open-ended experiment. The starting point for the engagement with the question is the artist book My Last Will, in which specially developed text, collage, and image contributions from the participants are collected. Five commissioned works were also created in the context of the exhibition.
Photo: Keren Cytter, psycho the rapist, 2023. Courtesy the artist.