22 August – 21 September 2008



Like a Dog! is the last uttering of the protagonist Josef K, before his execution in Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial. Kafka’s ending is about as intangible as the rest of the novel. This, however, has not prevented the book from becoming a commonly-used and popularised reference and thereby escaping the authoritative position often associated with literary classics. The book deals with K’s fight against an impenetrable bureaucracy and has been the source of countless adaptations and interpretations. In the exhibition Like a Dog! Per-Oskar Leu addresses the proliferation and reuse of similar culturally ”decoded” phenomena, but with an equal interest in the Kafka-mythology itself.

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