City Passage

Foto: Simon Hegenberg

New City Passage: Rabih Mroué & Dina Khouri

  • 23/08 - 02/09
  • 1City Passage
  • 3pm - 9pm
  • Free entry

Something happened. The future of shopping, once bright and shiny, has seen its best days long ago. Seven leftovers stayed behind. Did anyone forget them? Until March 2012, one of the 5000 Schlecker drug stores was found on the ground floor of the City Passage. When Europe’s formerly largest drug store chain went down in a spectacular bankruptcy, like everywhere else, sell-off and closure came overnight. Since then the retail space has stayed untouched. Just the boxes of stones left over from a test drilling done by interested investors have been stored here in the meantime. They lead down to hundreds, thousands, millions of years of history on site.  The two artists Rabih Mroué and Dina Khouri will work together for the first timefor the WIESBADEN BIENNALE. Using found and lost materials, they will put together a narrative installation that seems to come from the future. Rabih Mroué’s artistic practice moving between Performance and the visual arts, combining fiction, documentation and manipulation will come together with Dina Khouri’s interest in creating a transformative image of the contemporary.  Together they imagine a shopping dystopia, deserted by human life: A terrarium of flying objects, with no way out.

Recommended for over-16s