In 2004 Breuer, Freytag and Münch created the Konsortium – an alternative space for holding exhibitions in Düsseldorf. Consortiums are organisations gathering economic entities for a period of time in order to achieve concrete aims; they are usually established to carry out very big or risky investment projects, whose cost exceeds the budget of a single entity. Fourteen years ago, to stress their shared idealism, the artists were photographed modelling as soldiers from Jacques-Louis David’s painting Oath of the Horatii. Now, for SURVIVAL, they have chosen the motif of another icon – the famous photograph of Beuys with a mammoth and the inscription “art = capital”, which he used to sign ten-mark banknotes.
photo: Natalia Tobiarczyk