Halboffene Quellen, 2021
Shown in the exhibition nearly instant, nearly raw
with Sebastian Dannenberg & Hendrik Lörper,
curated by Nadine Grünewald.
[...] Jáno Möckel pursues a conceptual approach, for which disparate articles of the found range of goods are not even moved away from the DIY store, but are arranged into temporary sculptures in quick interventions still on site. Aisles and niches of the hardware store are transformed into an interim gallery, regular hardware store customers into unsuspecting exhibition visitors. The commodity aesthetics of the products, which are only borrowed for a moment – in their original packaging and with price labels recognizable
as assortment articles – remain intentionally conspicuous. Only for the brief moment of an artistic rearrangement are they staged as a work of art, beyond the mere promise of
their utility value, only to be returned again, almost imperceptibly, to the economic cycle.
– excerpt from the exhitbition text