The White Diktat

The White Diktat

June 6 – July 7, 2012
Opening: Wednesday, June 6, 7pm
Location: Project-Display of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, located at the B level of the subway station Dom/Römer

“Nobody spoke about it for 87 years. We checked—the last time was in an article, a side note rather, in a newspaper that is no longer published. One day in May, 87 years ago, the journalist Hoinek wrote it down. He died shortly thereafter under mysterious circumstances. We named ourselves after him: »The Hoineks«. [...]”

A project by Franziska von Stenglin.

An anonymous letter recalls the fantastic story of the Hoineks, a secret society that evolved long ago from a conspirative group to secretly champion the invisible machinations that are responsible for the peculiarities of the city of Frankfurt.

To complement the above letter—a manifesto-like, perplex disclosure—the artist Franziska von Stenglin developed an installation for the project-display of the Frankfurter Kunstverein located at the B level of the subway station Dom/Römer. In the direct vicinity of and as commentary on a controversial building project—the townhouse above the Archaeological Garden—and the related, vociferous protests of irate citizens, von Stenglin raises a memorial to the Hoineks.

For June, in between the artist-curated programs at the project-display, Anna Goetz (Curatorial Assistant, Frankfurter Kunstverein) invited Franziska von Stenglin to develop a work for the project space. Following her studies at the London College of Communication, Franziska von Stenglin (*1984) is currently studying under Professor Simon Starling at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt (Städelschule).

In conceptual installations, Franziska von Stenglin creates narratives of places, people and their stories. Her multimedia installations are often based on photographs or cinematic works that serve as metaphors. With her narratives she makes use of the entire exhibition space, and incorporates the spectator through calculated vacancies.

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