[Fundamental Question]
February 17 – May 5, 2013
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

»If the set represents a town it must look like a town that has been built to last precisely two hours. One must conjure up the reality of time. Everything must be provisional yet polite.« (BB)

For »Grundfrage«, the CRAC Alsace acts as a kind of enormous stage, presenting a mix of art and non art, highly time-based, a dispersed gesamtkunstwerk – a neo-90s type of exhibition. It's a thematic group show, but its topic is withheld from the public and communicated purely to the artists (to keep any didacticism out of the show). The works deal with                                                                    , though in an oblique way. In art historical terms it carries the symbolical values of classic still life, in everyday terms it resembles the leftovers of a party. A small publication will be produced after the exhibition has closed.

Contributors: Nils Bech, Carina Brandes, Christian Falsnaes, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Florian Hecker, Oscar Murillo, Noële Ody, Max Peintner, Jean-Michel Wicker + »Legs in the Morning« by Geta Brătescu, a concert by Koudlam, a lecture by Colin de Land (1992), »Scent of the Withering Alpine Rose« by Martin Walde, Schorsch Böhme, and Guillaume Barth invited on behalf of the CRAC team; curated by Severin Dünser and Christian Kobald on the invitation of Sophie Kaplan.

COCO Bauernmarkt closed on March 28, 2012. COCO is entirely project-based now.