Ausgezeichnet!

Most Excellent!

2015-2016

Chemnitz, Germany

 

Heroes - the concept dates back to the dawn of civilization. Where there was society, there were also heroes: they were the bravest, the strongest, the most exemplary and outstanding within their field. In the past, heroes have been commended by medals, trophies, and various other cross-cultural badges of honor. But what constitutes a 'hero' today? And how might we identify these extraordinary individuals, to make them stand apart from the crowd?

Ausgezeichnet! Most Excellent! is a joint project, organized by the Chemnitzer Künstlerbund e. V., the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr in Dresden (DE), and the Institute for European Studies of the Technische Universität Chemnitz (DE). It aims to cultivate a relationship between contemporary art and contemporary heroes. The exhibit has invited jewelers, sculptors, and a range of other creatives to present the current attitudes of the public towards those deemed heroic, channeling their individual interpretations of the topic i