Defiant it may sound, but also hopeful, the headline "ich bleibe" - "I stay, I remain" of vkunst 2015. Two words that remind of the slogan of a rebellious youth culture. A culture, an attitude that is not prepared to be displaced - not from its quarters, not from the minds of their time, not from their positions.
But "ich bleibe" is also the anxious response to transience. To the transience of ourselves and to the transience of our time.
Is it not art, of all things, that stands up to transience?
"ich bleibe" may express both deep confidence and fundamental uncertainty. What aspects in this spectrum do the artists focus on? Investigating this is the task of vkunst frankfurt 2015.