2011 / Is there no longer any miraculous in this world

Light and sound installation, Kronprinz Tower, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad Branch, Russia

A message in capital letters of white neon appears at the top of the facade of the Kronprinz Tower. Is There No Longer a Miraculous in this World is primarily a reference to Johanna Adriana Ader-Appels’ autobiographical work (Een Groninger Pastorie in de Storm), in which she writes about the war and the resistance after her husband was murdered by the Nazis, describing her feelings that constantly oscillate between resignation and hope for the future. In the context of the exhibition, this historic architecture and the history of the city of Kaliningrad, the quote asks us about our relationship to the past and the future.

Coproduction | French Institute, St Petersburg | NCCA National Centre for Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, Russia