Joanna Rajkowska, ‘Altered States. Substances in Contemporary Arts’, Kunstpalais, Erlangen 4 March – 21 May 2018

The changing categorisation of a substance as a pharmaceutical, drug, hormone or doping agent suggests that this differentiation is lesser linked to the effects or dangers of a substance. (…) As an inheritance of the 19th and 20th century, the discourse is still heavily driven by power structures and taboos. The omnipresence of substances forces us not only to question but to consider a revision of the societal approach towards substances.


Further details about the exhibition can be found here.