“1000 Africans”, images of people entering the coasts of Europe that triggered diverging emotions. Sympathy, horror, fear, and distance. Images that come closer and closer and start stirring the pot of intractable resentment. Helplessness, carelessness. Looking. Looking away. Taking away. Giving. Helping. Help. One’s own life.
Katharina Schnitzler confronts us with perception and our accepted realities. She creates worlds of images that subjectively meet people’s needs for solutions. In her work, she layers countless textures, coats of paint, drawings, and words. Paintings and drawings emerge – installed, poetic, deep, witty and closely interwoven, and therefore both brutal and beautiful!
Title of the installation: Africans on AfD wallpaper