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Tim Rollins + K.O.S.

On Transfiguration

GEGENWART / 21.01.–15.04.2012 / Curator: Nikola Dietrich

More than twenty years after Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) first presented their works at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the unique and on-going collective will now show a new selection of works based on Rollins' studies of art as a form of collaboration in which individual creativity becomes operative as an agent of social change. When Rollins started teaching at a school in the South Bronx, New York, in 1982, he developed a pedagogical method aiming to nurture individual abilities. Classical and modern literature, philosophy, and political theory became the raw materials for Rollins and his team. Writings by Martin Luther King, Gustave Flaubert, and Homer, among others, serve as points of departure for a visual language that includes modified pages from books pasted directly onto the canvas.