DIENST AN DER NOTWENDIGKEIT

















FLORIAN WÜST

AT MASA BERLIN #8 HOSTED BY

ARCHIVE BOOKS

DIEFFENBACHSTRASSE 31 • 10967 BERLIN

U8 Schönleinstrasse


OPENING • SATURDAY • 14 JANUARY 2012 • 7 pm

EXHIBITION • SUNDAY • 15 JANUARY 2012 • 3-7 pm


MASA BERLIN is initiated and organized by Isabel Schmiga and Sandra Teitge.


Florian Wüst's (*1970) ongoing artistic research project DIENST AN DER NOTWENDIGKEIT

[SERVICE TO NECESSITY] examines shifting forms of political protest. The story of Hartmut

Gründler, a West German teacher and anti-nuclear energy activist who burned himself publicly

in 1977, hereby functions as a vantage point. Besides the tragic course of this swift path to

self-immolation, set as an example of resistance against "continued governmental

misinformation" in nuclear policy, Gründler stands out as a great communicator and author of

countless pamphlets and open letters. For MASA BERLIN #8, Wüst presents various artefacts,

fabricated and real, that reflect and actualize Gründler's manic writing, verbal sophistication

and critique of technocratic language. For more information please click here: www.fwuest.com

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