Victor Kégli "I wanted“
The Gallery Parrotta in Stuttgart is showing "I wanted“, a near-complete review of Victor Kégli’s unfinished works. Victor Kégli was born in 1964, has studied in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart and is living in Berlin.
In conceptual art, manifestation is not a necessary consequence of an artistic work; very often the idea of an actual materialization is even denied. In order to formulate ideas and intentions, an artist needs conceptions that can either prove or simply initiate the process. The subsequent results usually escape documentation, since they merely take place in somebody’s head. Keeping this in mind, Victor Kégli’s exhibition is trying to represent and to contextualize his elaborate but yet stranded works against a new historic background. Victor Kégli has made sound recordings and video tapes in which he speaks about his projects, and which call the few pieces of historic evidence into being. The artistic intention becomes the actual item of reflection within the narration and proves to be an essential factor. The process of formation is accompanied by a vast number of encounters and conversations that permanently influence this process and finally cause the failure of the work’s very own formation.
"You can have a fighter jet, and if you position a blaster on the ground who is igniting a bomb exactly when the jet is flying over him, nobody will be able to tell the difference.“ an officer of the German airforce in a dialogue with Victor Kégli.