Press Response to “Mechanisms of Power. Regina José Galindo/Arcangelo Sassolino”

“An exhibition couldn’t be more current. The visitor is confronted with an uncomfortable reality, namely a power, which doesn’t end according to “Tatort” or Swedish crime fiction, but which endures globally and claims victims. The show captivates because of its compressed and intense statements. And it stirs you up. It is quite the opposite of detached.”
Michael Hierholzer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 18, 2016

“One artist scrutinizes the boundaries of the exhibition space, while the other explores the limits of her own body. But it is always the exertion of immense pressure – right up to the point of snapping.”
Tamara Marszalkowski, Journal Frankfurt online, February 18, 2016

“Regina José Galindo, a petite woman of 41 years of age, creates political art without compromises. […] The title of the exhibition, “Mechanisms of Power” could not be more appropriate. Her slightly older colleague, Arcangelo Sassolino, presents similarly furious intentions but an entirely different voice.”
Christian Huther, Frankfurter Neue Presse, February 19, 2016

“The double exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein attacks its visitors. […] It is spectacular and subtle at once. And it forces the viewer to leave the safe shelter of symbolic signs and actions. It is an imposition, with which Franziska Nori, director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, has brought this institution back to the top.”
Rudolf Schmitz, HR2, February 23, 2016

“The risk of destruction accompanying perfectly built machines and a body, which time and again makes visible political power. “Mechanisms of Power” is intense, because it’s unsettling.”
Isabel de la Vega, 3sat, Kulturzeit, February 22, 2016