I am often asked about the title of a future exhibition, although I do not yet know what works I will be showing, or whether the exhibition needs a title at all. In the latter case, Untitled is the title of choice. It leaves all possible options open. This time, the title was found/chosen long before the exhibition. M ALLER D / F OHNE B was conceived before the works were selected and the spatial design was developed. It represents a riddle that does not need to be solved, but if you figure it out anyway, please keep the solution to yourself. That way, it stays between you and me.
This is the opposite way to approach and think about the coming exhibition. The title sets the direction, but which direction will be chosen is not yet defined, and it is not predictable. Nonetheless, the selection of works could fit the title and they could emanate a certain mysteriousness through their spatial presence. In this way, the exhibition refers to the enigmatic title, while also lending the works a cryptic foothold in the broad field of possible interpretations.
© Photo: Markus Wörgötter