Wall Sits at Kunstverein München

“Wall Sits”: Diamond Stingily at Kunstverein München for Mousse

“Those who can and those who cannot, that’s the race.” This is one of the slogans stuck on the more than seven hundred trophies spread across five rows of metallic shelves in the Kunstverein München’s main room, as part of the installation In the Middle but in the Corner of 176th Place (2019), by Chicago-born artist Diamond Stingily. The binary logic expressed in the slogan illustrates quite accurately her conceptual approach to topics such as competition, inequality, and access, tackling the pervasive and enduring condition created by systemic classism and racism, which excludes certain disempowered groups of people from many social privileges.

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