Alexander Brener & Barbara Schurz - Claim Against Fame

Opening: Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013, 7pm
Apr 4 - Jun 1, 2013

  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 1), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 10), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 36), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 43), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 5), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 52), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 74), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm
  • Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, Claim Against Fame Series (no. 77), 2012, ink on paper, 21x28,3 cm

Alexander Brener&Barbara Schurz, the famous and notorious artcouple published during their stay in Portugal a new book: Claim Against Fame. In the exhibition we present three of the seven chapters of the book as original drawings.

Chapter 1 "The 9 Most Unwanted Girls Ever" tells the lifestories of nine women with unique talents, qualities and preferences:
Minka, an adorable beauty, gained fame because of her sweety smell, deriving from the neglected care of her intimitate zone, especially her backside. But soon she was therefore banished out of the city, only animals found her still irrestistible.
Daria, the nosebreaker, had an unruly spirit. She was able to break noses, if somebody penetrated her oral. But she never wanted to become renowned therefore, this was only her character.

Beatrix, the angriest child of america, littered her counterpart always with respectless wordbombs. No- body was able to stop her, she escaped finally to the Sudan.
Barbossa, weak but beautiful and clever, was always friendly to the boys and girls in her neighbour- hood. She told them stories about snakes, that infilitrated all over her. Thereupon she got banned to contact the cildren. Following myth she now lives in the oasis of the desert.

Chapter 2 tells the story about Bombastika, who grew up as dancer in a circus, her real voaction howe- ver was to bring nonhuman beings to the world. After her circus failed because of lacking attention, she disapperared with her children to nowhere.
Chapter 5 delivers the reader 13 responses of Missis X, the alias by both artists.

"Claim against Fame" deals with apparently failed characters, who do not find a place inside a society ruled by compliances. The protagonists of the book serve as venues of exclusion- and forcestrategies, which Brener&Schurz criticise relating to the arts system, but also to the predominanting values and morale conceptions within society. Confronted with dubious inherents to the system, the figures remain true to their fictive or real drives that Brener&Schurz once again banned on paper with an unasha- medly explicity.