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Artistic Intervention Through Collective Action.
Konsortium is a group of artists working in Düsseldorf and Cologne, consisting of Lars Breuer (born 1974, lives and works in Cologne), Sebastian Freytag (born 1978, lives in Cologne), and Guido Münch (born 1966, lives in Düsseldorf). Originally founded as an exhibition space in Düsseldorf, the name Konsortium represents a debate surrounding questions of exhibition conception, institutional framing, and collective authorship. In their practice, the three artists reference art historical works and use methods of sampling and adapting for room-encompassing wall paintings that follow a clear, geometric formal language while incorporating elements of installation. In their large-format works, the collective always questions the discursive functions of spaces. It is not unusual for the artists to allude to the aesthetic experiments of the avant-garde in the history of art and architecture. This is also the case at the Märkisches Museum Witten, in which Konsortium dedicated a room to the artist group B1 as part of their solo exhibition. Further references to works from Le Corbusier to Daniel Buren can be seen.
The publication Triumvirat documents the eponymous solo exhibition at the Märkisches Museum Witten and takes a look at ten years of collective creativity. The accompanying texts were written by Manuela Mehrwald, Ann Kristin Kreisel, and Michelle Grabner.