Current

June 8 to September 9, 2017

Jenny Watson
Other Lives

 

Painting and Drawing 

 

Watson

 

Born 1951 in Melbourne, Jenny began examining the problems of sensual perception – of reality, identity, and the definition of an object – in early 1970. Since 1993 at the latest, when she represented her nation at the Biennale in Venice, Watson has been one of the internationally most well-known artists of the Australian continent. The distinctive aspect of her work is the combination of painting, text, and objects, as well as the interaction of humor, irony, and simple yet striking subjects. 

 

Vernissage:  Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 7 to 9 pm

Duration:  june 8 to September 9, 2017

Curator: Hartwig Knack

 


June 8 to September 9, 2017

K.U.SCH.
Renate Krätschmer und Sito Schwarzenberger
Am Rande des Etwas

 

Drawing and Installation 

 

 

Humans, embedded in nature and cultural identity, trapped in societal norms and constraints that are sometimes criticized or even radically broken from, has been the central theme of the oeuvre of the K.U.SCH artist collective, founded in 1972 by Renate Krätschmer and Jörg Schwarzenberger (1943-2013) and joined in 2006 by their son Sito. 

Rhythm, dynamics, and movement are constitutive characteristics of Renate Krätschmer’s drawings and objects

In a floor piece that has conquered part of the wall of the exhibition space, Sito Schwarzenberger arranges various symbols, signs, text fragments, and found objects to create a superordinate whole.

 

Vernissage:  Wednesday, June 07, 2017, 7 to 9 pm

Duration:  june 8 to September 9, 2017

Curator: Hartwig Knack

Renate Krätschmer and Sito Schwarzenberger will be present.

 


Coming Soon

September 7 to October 14, 2017

Nina Annabelle Märkl
Aggregates and Conditions

 

Objects and Drawing 

 

Maerkl

 

The line evokes spaces – a fold in a piece of paper makes a two-dimensional drawing into a three-dimensional spatial form. Nina Annabelle Märkl’s projects happen at the interface of drawing, installation, and sculpture. They dissolve genre boundaries in the same way that figure and object dissolve into a symbolic abbreviation, a technical fragment into organic bodies, recognition into non-recognition, representation into abstraction, proximity into distance. In their porosity, they create a space that oscillates between different levels of reality at the moment of transition. It is important to observe the simultaneity of things and their appearance(s), as well as the moment of distraction that is connected to our perception in a digital age, using analogue means. By making pictorial elements recognizable, the objectivity of representation forms a contact point for perception. It creates a sense of familiarity that is associated with the recognizability of an object or a fragment. At the same time, it initiates a diversionary maneuver that removes certainty from what is seen, and almost imperceptibly releases the visible by taking the ground out from under it. In her scenarios, Märkl designs fragile constellations of the existing that question habits of seeing and perceiving, while unfolding different perspectives at the same time, as if looking through a kaleidoscope. Reflections reproduce spatial forms that are real and others suggested by the drawing, taking viewers and engaging them in a dialogical interplay with the possibilities of the space. (Nina Annabelle Märkl)

 

Vernissage:  September 6, 2017, 7 - 9pm

Duration:  September 7 to October 14, 2017

On the Exhibition: Hartwig Knack

 


September 7 to October 14, 2017

Elfriede Mejchar
Ich habe meine Arbeit immer sehr gern gehabt

 

Photography 

 

Mejchar

 

Elfriede Mejchar made her public debut as an artist at the Herbstsalon of Galerie Nächst St. Stephan in 1975. By then, she had been working for the Federal Office of Monuments for 21 years and had shaped our image of Austrian art and architecture. As a topographer, she learned to not take photos manipulatively, to not tell a story. She has traveled thousands of miles in the course of her professional life, and began to photograph what she found along the way: car wrecks, scarecrows, hotel rooms, and much more. Though she was commissioned by the Federal Office of Monuments to photograph things significant and great, she discovered things unremarkable and small for herself. These photographs form the basis of her tireless studio and darkroom work, which she has been producing since the 1980s, and which is always open to associations and permeated by impressions and experiences. There she can confess to a radical subjectivity. She says of herself: I could never stop, and I always wanted to experiment and try out new things. The photographs shown in the exhibition are poetic collages that were created for Kremsmünster Abbey, along with her documentary work. The superimposed layers are like a pane of glass through which we can see our own thoughts and impressions.

 

Vernissage:  September 6, 2017, 7 - 9pm

Duration:  September 7 to October 14, 2017

On the Exhibition: Hartwig Knack