From: 17.03.2016 - 30.04.2016
Assembled around the title Don’t Hate the Player. Hate the Game, the majority of the pieces shown in this exhibition belong to two different categories from the Peter Piller’s archive: Umschläge (2011-12) and Bereitschaftsgrad (2015). The first one is composed of twenty pieces showing found front and back covers of as many editions of an East German military ma-gazine titled Armeerundschau. Published between 1956 and 1990, Armeerundschau was the National People’s Army medium of choice to inspire and prepare young men for their military service. Cleared of all text but maintaining every element of graphic design originally used in the magazine, these full color couplings of girls and guns are presented here alongside and, for the first time, interspersed with black and white counterparts, also found as spreads in the inside pages of the same magazine (Bereitschaftsgrad), as well as single image, large scale pieces that, by way of their less explicit or direct nature, throw a puzzling level of ambiguity into the mix (Blicke).