Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere
Exhibition at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
Pre-Opening: Wed, Jun 4, 19:00
Opening: Thu, Jun 5, 17:00
Location: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
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Photos of the Opening Night
As a central contribution to the "MQ Summer of Sounds", “Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Works, Cable Sounds, Cables Everywhere” is the first exhibition explicitly dedicated to the theme of cables in art. Works by more than forty international artists offer an insight into the wide range of contemporary approaches to what would seem to be a simple material. Often reduced to their pure functionality, artistic trends of recent years have elevated our appreciation of cables. Curated by Georg Weckwerth, this interdisciplinary show at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL opens on June 4 at 19:00 with a pre-opening; a press preview of the exhibition and the outdoor and satellite installations takes place earlier the same day at 10:00.
Site-specific cable interventions, sound and light installations, mixed media and video installations, visual art, photographs, and contextual works offer an insight into the breadth of artistic interpretation and experientially demonstrate how cables function as “connecting” elements and conductors of light, sound, movement, data streams, and so on. Classic examples of cable-based art are juxtaposed with contemporary works in the disciplines of visual art, sound art, and media art and presented in the exhibition at freiraum as well as on Electric Avenue and in public space at the MQ. The result will create potentials for consciously extreme, synaesthetic experiences that are ultimately meant to inspire a formal aesthetic investigation of present-day art.
Tyler Adams (USA), Dominique Blais (FRA), Nina Canell (SWE), Jozef Cseres (SVK/CZE), Julius Deutschbauer (AUT), Adam Donovan (AUS), William Eggleston (USA), Thomas Ehgartner (AUT/GER), Róza El-Hassan (HUN/SYR), Serina Erfjord (NOR)*, VALIE EXPORT/Peter Weibel (AUT), Judith Fegerl (AUT), Klaus Ferentschik (GER)*, Thomas Feuerstein (AUT), Sabine Groschup (AUT), Shilpa Gupta (IND), Ina Hagen (NOR)*, Tim Hawkinson (USA), Philipp Hennevogl (GER), Pieter Hugo (RSA), Leopold Kessler (AUT), Günther Kieser (GER), Young-Sup Kim (KOR)*, Jürgen Klauke (GER), Daisuke Kosugi (JPN/NOR)*, Christina Kubisch (GER), Mirko Lazović (SRB/NED), Paul Albert Leitner (AUT), Via Lewandowsky (GER), Maik + Dirk Löbbert (GER), Emmanuel Madan (CAN/GER)*, Nicolas Mahler (AUT), Norbert Math (ITA/AUT), Robert Mathy (AUT), Ali Miharbi (TUR)*, Robin Minard (CAN)*, Warren Neidich (USA)*, Ursula Neugebauer (GER), Clara Oppel (GER/AUT), Ben Patterson (USA/GER), Ulla Rauter (AUT), Werner Reiterer (AUT), Marc Ries (LUX/AUT), Valentin Ruhry (AUT), Rudolf Schwarzkogler (AUT), son:DA (SLO)*, Viktors Svikis (LAT), Atsuko Tanaka (JPN), Ulrich Troyer (AUT), Timm Ulrichs (GER), Rens Veltman (AUT), Peter Weibel (AUT)
*Artist-in-Residence des quartier21/MQ
Picture: Tim Hawkinson: Shorts, 1993. Courtesy the Artist and Pace Gallery, New York
MQ Summer of Sounds
http://connectingsoundetc.tonspur.atJun 05 to Aug 24, Tue-Sun 13-19:00
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IMPERIUM ANTI-NATURAE : The historical mistake(s) of Modernity
Artist Talk and Finissage at Raum D/ Q21
Artist Talk and Finissage: Friday, Sep 30, 18:00
Venue: Raum D/ Q21
Mexican artist Mariel Rodríguez will discuss her work 'Flowers of Evil' for the finissage for her exhibition at Artistic Bokeh in Q21. The installation, as it is shown right now, presents a summary of the history of the coca plant until it’s inclusion in the List 1 of the 1961 Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs. For the Finissage the video and some elements of the installation will be changed in order to convey the recent history of the commodification of the plant. The illegalization of the coca leaf after the Single Convention aroused multiple social movements claiming for the distinction between cocaine and the coca leaf. Maybe the best well known of these movements is the one headed by Evo Morales, President of Bolivia and leader of cocaleros (coca farmers) himself. In 2012, during a UNO Convention on Narcotic Drugs celebrated in Vienna, Morales, reclaimed the reparation of what he called a “historical mistake”. Referring to the inclusion of the leaf in the List 1 of the Convention, but also to the prohibition of the traditional practice of chewing coca leaf and using it for medicinal purposes.
Taking as a starting point the engagement with language in the curatorial concept of Uno, dois, drei… The talk will concentrate in the consequences of some foundational concepts of the European project of Modernity to the relation it established with nature. Modernity, understood as the process of Western rationalization in order to achieve progress, had devastating ecological consequences. The concept of progress weather social, scientific or technological entailed the domination of nature as a crucial step towards the realization of a supposed true potential of mankind. Industrialization, individualism and a blind faith in economy were the milestones that sustain the contemporary ecological genocide. In the talk for the Flowers of evil installation, the history of the coca plant will be revised regarding these framework.
Mariel Rodríguez is a visual artist and researcher. Her work explores the use of images in the fabrication of hegemonic discourses that help to shape different identities. Through her visual works and artistic research she seeks to bring forward questions about the entanglement of power with the occidental regimes of the visible, seeking to find poetic ways of subverting meaning.
This work is funded and supported by kültüř gemma! 2016, and it’s presentation made possible by Mz Baltazar's Laboratory and RIAT Research Institute for Arts and Technology.
www.riat.atFri Sep 30, 18:00
LANGUAGENCRYPT/Layers And Essence
Installation by Gruppe Or-Om in the Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Download flyer: http://or-om.org/languagencrypt.pdf
Download encoded text: http://or-om.org/textencrypt.docx
Images and hints on FLICKR: www.flickr.com/groups/languagencrypt
Key: Gruppe Or-Om
Basic theory: http://goo.gl/ub3CcMay 01 thru Sep 30, 2016, daily 10-18:00
KEEP YOUR TEMPER!
Text installation in the Literaturpassage
Venue: LITERATURpassage, between MQ courtyard 3 and Mariahilfer Strasse
With texts by Thomas Ballhausen, Mascha Dabić, Natalie Deewan, G.H.H., Elena Messner, Ivana Perica, Jorghi Poll, Dalibor Plečić, Robert Prosser, Alex. Riener, Eva Schörkhuber, Beatrice Simonsen and Dominik Srienc.
www.editionatelier.at/literaturpassage.htmlJun 01 thru Sep 30, 2016, daily 00–24:00
Jul 01 to Sep 30, ongoing daily 00-24:00