VERACHTUNG, 2014
VERACHTUNG, 2014
Photograph, Digital Chromira Print
Image: 23 3/5 × 17 7/10 in
Edition of 7 ex + 2 AP
ENTLADUNG (with Andreas Greiner), 2013
ENTLADUNG (with Andreas Greiner), 2013
Aktion / Intervention
Unique artwork
ENTLADUNG (with Andreas Greiner), 2013
ENTLADUNG (with Andreas Greiner), 2013
Aktion/Intervention
Unique artwork
 ZERBRECHUNG (FRENCH WINDOW), 2013
ZERBRECHUNG (FRENCH WINDOW), 2013
Photograph, 35mm, Chromira C-Print
Image: 54 × 34 in
Edition of 13 ex
ERHEBUNG (Komposition Nr.2), 2013
ERHEBUNG (Komposition Nr.2), 2013
Aktion / Musikkomposition / Installation
Edition of 5 ex + 1 AP
WÄHREND ZERBRECHUNG, 2013
WÄHREND ZERBRECHUNG, 2013
Painting, Acrylic on wood behind Satinato glass
70 9/10 × 48 2/5 in
Edition of 13 ex
ENTFACHUNG, 2013
ENTFACHUNG, 2013
Aktion/Intervention
Unique artwork
RÜCKFÜHRUNG, 2012
RÜCKFÜHRUNG, 2012
Aktion/Video
Unique artwork
NOTHING IS BAD WITHOUT SOMETHING GOOD, 2012
NOTHING IS BAD WITHOUT SOMETHING GOOD, 2012
Intervention/Installation
Unique artwork
Spartakus, 2011
Spartakus, 2011
Video
Edition of 1 ex
BEFREIUNG, 2010
BEFREIUNG, 2010
Aktion/Intervention
Unique artwork
DIE LETZTE TÜR, 2009
DIE LETZTE TÜR, 2009
Sculpture
Unique artwork

Fabian
KNECHT

Fabian Knecht is a German performance artist. He was born in 1980 in Magdeburg and now lives and works in Berlin. With his art, he pursues a consistent and uncompromising path, one which causes irritation, which marks an exceptional state in the current of everyday life, and which scratches at societal mindsets. This is expressed in his precisely positioned, temporary actions, which he realises at specific, sometimes historically connoted locations in urban space or in (rural) boundary areas.

The boundaries between White Cube and habitat are dissolved, the museum as a mausoleum is converted into a power plant. Knecht maintains the hope that art is a means to break power and authority, that art can also move outside of conventional boundaries. His art stands in our way, sharpens our senses and combines the imperative assertion of an exclamation mark with the Socratic question mark that places everything in question. Art is his route out into the world, a provocative commentary in defiance of emptiness, nothingness and decadence.

The German titles of his actions arise from of the nominalisation of the verbs describing the respective action with the suffix _UNG. In the process, more important than a futuristic utopia is a liberating RestrukturierUNG (restructuring) in the now; Knecht's form of artistic activism doesn't want to make things better (Groys), but instead strives to dissolve the separating contours between the lived in world and the sphere of art, and to inspire contemplation of one's own position and of that which could be normality


Ursula Ströbele



BMW Art Journey at Art Basel in Miami Beach

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The Sense of movement : when artists travel

03.12.2015
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dynamo

  • Fabian KNECHT

Zero ist tot

01.03.2015
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monopol

  • Fabian KNECHT

Interpol aus Detroit, Paris und Dresden

01.12.2014
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