KVHBF Showcases

Jil Lahr
Things That Found No Space

June 4 — August 14, 2022

Jil Lahr's artistic practice is characterized by a fascination with the act of collecting. In her installations, found objects are gathered and playfully rearranged. Selecting, bringing together, and storing objects can bear witness to one's own experience and observation. Moreover it brings forth new forms of order and knowledge. The showcase exhibition is dedicated to a personal collection which is linked to the exhibition site in a special way. Souvenir objects shown symbolically represent vacation destinations and lend an air of permanence to the fleeting impressions of a trip. Simultaneously, the intention of materially recording an individual experience is reduced to absurdity by the mass production of interchangeable souvenirs. As a dutifully purchased souvenir, it serves at best as a keepsake, but often it reveals to be merely a superfluous knickknack. The installation humorously gives the objects a new structure of meaning.