The floorplan of MMX´s exhibition space, which winds around the entire ground floor of an old building on Linienstr., allows for a sense of discovery. The layout of the space, as well as its temporary nature (it lasts for only one year) demand a certain amount of creative experimentation and energy from the work and its curation. The venue´s current exhibition takes full advantage of these possibilities. None of the work feels precious or labored over, and it is curated with a light touch that manages to feel casual yet intentional.
This energy is brought to a head with Juan Arata´s Out of Control, an exhibition in the front space that rotates weekly, in which each artist selects and curates the next.
The smartest works in the show are Berndt Bleffert´s Sandraum and Tropfraum, sound sculptures that produce rhythms with falling sand and dripping water. These pieces are displayed excellently and are exemplary of the type of work MMX shows best--clever, casual, and very fresh.