For the 2019 edition of the Liste art fair, Truth and Consequences presents works by two artists, Mathis Altmann and Claire van Lubeek, focusing on the architecture and its role in systemic violence.
Mathis Altmann is a sculptor known for dense, precise miniatures, often depicting the clutter and chaos left in the wake of human industry.
Altmann’s work connects issues mined in his previous projects: the growing ubiquitousness of tech-related aesthetics in urban architecture, commerce, and social interaction. Resonating from his sculptures is an attempt not to lecture, but to render inefficient these same objects that power commercial desirability. Claims on clear positions disappear into a dreamscape, and questions about models of rejection and embracement appear.
In her work, Claire van Lubeek invites the viewer to set foot into a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world. These handcrafted pieces cheekily criticize the capitalist system and its representations, thus questioning our relationship to the end of the world.
By pairing these two artists in the booth, the gallery presentation aims to reflect on the different forms architecture plays a role in violent concept such as surveillance, exclusion and oppression.