Johannes Kahrs

A Drunken Boat


Paris


Press release

"A drunken boat"

The title of the exhibition is taken from the "ships of fools" in which, down the ages, "mad people" in Holland and Germany were shipped off into exile, without knowing where they were bound. In a way, "A drunken boat" is a metaphor of this; even if the works in this show are based on real documents and documents taken from fictional works, what they represent is already part and parcel of another world, another reality, and the collective memory. Each one of these works goes beyond the subject or event from which it has been inspired: a painting or drawing, no longer a real moment or situation.