25.05 | 08.06 | 2018
Andrea Heyer, Linus Riepler, Michael Gumhold, Milan Mladenovic, Olaf Osten
curated by Michael Scott Hall
An exhibition with fluid spatial references, simultaneously transparent and opaque, reflecting our self-obsessive cultural moments.
Cedric Price’s famous quote‚ „Technology is the answer… but what is the question?“ seems even more relevant now. With the internet of things we are (or will be) connected via wifi and/or mobile with our coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. Google knows more about our habits and desires… than our partners. Technology is not only changing how we perceive and gather information but most importantly how we interact with objects and each other.
Over the course of planning the exhibition, I rediscovered the drawing series „Teatro Impossible“ (1968) from Italian architect Andrea Branzi. Each drawing starts with a mundane rectangular room where a complex architectural setting becomes both a theatrical stage but also a theater piece with it is own title and scenario. For example „Teatro privato del potere con dilatazione dimensional (Private theater of power with dimensional expansion) or „Teatro segreto in ambiente domestico con gazebo metallico (Secret theater in a home with a metal gazebo). Similarly, each room within the exhibition is it is own theater/performative architecture where the space of the audience dissolves until we arrive at a 1:1 stage where the audience plays out the theatre piece.
Another work which comes to mind within this 1:1 relationship is Dan Graham’s „Public Space/Two Audiences“ (1976), where he divided the exhibition space into two parts with a glass/mirror partition, so the audience viewed each other, as well as, their own reflection (simultaneously transparent and opaque)- giving the audience 2 perspectives- that of subject&object and/or spectator&actor, thereby creating a third space where the reflections of the subjects and objects intermingle in a non-physical visual space. Michael Scott Hall
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photos Gianmaria Gava
(born 1956 in Vienna, AT) She received her degree in architecture at the Technical University in Vienna and at the University of Venice. In1988-89 research in the field of female austrian archtectural history. From 1998-2003 she directed the popmuseum – artspace in vienna. She has exhibited in IGBildende kunst, Parallel Art Fair, Künstlerhaus, Gallery Oksasenkatu Helsinki, Flat1 Vienna, WUK Vienna, Das rote haus Berlin, Moya Vienna, vhs3 Vienna, Fluc Vienna, Soho in Ottakring Vienna.
(born 1984 in Vöcklabruck, AT) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2009. In his artistic practice, Riepler works on methods to engage the viewer. His subjects are the perception of space and how a narration can influence a spatial setting. He creates worlds that the viewer can enter. Linus Riepler is represented by Galerie Krinzinger and his works have been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions, including Kunst Haus Wien, 15. Biennale de la Mediterranée in Thessaloniki, MUSA in Vienna, OÖ Landesmuseum in Linz, Sightfenster (Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne) and the Richmond Art Collective in Spokane (WA), USA.
(born in 1978, Graz, AT) graduated with B.A. Honores and Master of Art, Academy of fine Arts, Vienna. He received the Federal chancellery of Austria studio scholarship for visual art and residency programs in Chicago, Tokyo, Krumau/Český Krumlov, Harold residency Program, Chesterhill, Ohio. Michael Gumhold had several international solo and group shows. His work had been on view at (selected) Galerie am Polylog, Wörgl (2018), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2017), Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, (2016), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (2016), Futuregarden, Vienna (2016), Kunsthalle Graz (2015), Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna (2012), Austrian Cultural Forum, London (2009), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Johanneum, Graz (2007), Cultur Centrum Wolkenstein (2001).
(born 1980, Nis, SRB) currently lives/works in Vienna. He studied Transmediale Kunst (Prof. Brigitte Kowanz) at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna) and received the Preis der Kunsthalle Wien in 2012. Recent projects include „Magnetism“ at the Naturhistorisches Museum (2018), Parallel (2017), Take Festival (2017), a site-specific installation at Pratersauna (2014). He exhibited in Kunstraum NOE, Krinzinger Projekte, 21er Haus, Stadtturmgalerie, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, mo.ë, Art-Athina, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Kunstverein Schattendorf.
(born 1972 in Lübeck, DE ) Grafik-Design-Studium, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Hildesheim, Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design, Dublin. Olaf Osten’s work is represented in the collections of the International Peace Institute, Wien Museum, Austrian Chancellor Office, Complexity Science Hub Vienna and Austrian Chamber of Labor. As a graphic artist he is active in a wide variety of interdisciplinary contexts, with cooperations including the Impulstanz Festival, Wiener Festwochen or mumok / Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. In 2012 he received, together with Ernst Logar, the State Prize for Austria’s Most Beautiful Books.
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