In his first Slovenian solo exhibition, Berlin-based artist Max Grau presents a collection of new works, old works and fragments, assembled into an installation that was specifically created for Kino Šiška. The free-floating display structure immerses the viewer into a non-hierarchical associative space populated with photos, drawings, emails, diary entries, love letters to friends and other artists. Operating at the intersection of visual arts and literature, Grau’s often text-based practice examines the politics of friendship, contemporary modes of communication and the emotional texture of everyday life.
Max Grau (1988) studied Fine Arts in Saarbrücken, Berlin and Los Angeles. His work uses a variety of media such as video, text, email, performance, photography, drawing, sound and printed matter. Since 2016, he has been involved in *foundationClass, an educational project located at Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin that tries to support refugee artists and art students to gain access to the German art school system. His work has been shown internationally, for example at Galerie La Croix, Los Angeles, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Galerie Lily Robert, Paris, Pet Projects, Perth and Digital Art Centre, Taipei. His first book ›You See I’ve Always Wanted Things To Be Beautiful‹ was published by Hammann von Mier & Ruine München in February 2018.