A thought-provoking new exhibition comes to Galería Hans & Fritz that through irony, sarcasm and provocation aims to jolt people out of their routine apathy and become aware of the poverty that surrounds them. We live in a society divided into two camps ‘the indispensable’ and ‘the superfluous’—the superfluous being those who do not create wealth and who therefore do not consume.
The artist, Erik Marc Trensig, explains that the exhibition is a response to us having lost our ability as a society to feel. “There’s a kind of anesthesia and apathy in the world right now,” states Trensig. “We have lost our sense of outrage, our sense of anger and our sense of grief over what is going on in our society, about what is going on in our country and the atrocities that are being committed around the world.” Through his artwork, Trensig aims to get people who live safe and comfortable lives to relate to a world that is very different from what they know.
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