Fear of content is one of the main themes at this year #BerlinBiennale and it opens op for a significant debate regarding the state of mind of the world today as well as the role of art in the society.
Instead of simply recognizing, and even cultivating, the fact that there is a tendency of lack of content in the way we produce, express, experience and communicate about art, we should get worried and start questioning how it came about. How come the apathy is taking over and replacing the content with fear? In whose interest is the fear of content?
These and other important questions regarding apathy, fear, self-censorship and internet are being touched upon in artworks by Thierry Geoffroy/COLONEL as part of the BIENNALIST format that responds and questions the themes of biennials around the world.
At the last year's Venice Biennale the format BIENNALIST was focusing on the usage of Marx in the biennale concept. The question from the carton artwork by Thierry Geoffroy/COLONEL “What does an elitist event like Venice Biennale have to do with Karl Marx?” started one of the main debates of the biennale.