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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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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Sergei Sviatchenko (DNK): SECRETLY
Wall installation at the MQ Forecourt
Location: MQ Forecourt
No English description available.
Image: © Sergei Sviatchenko
www.sviatchenko.dkApr 21 thru Dec 31, 2016, daily 00-24:00
Anthony Lister (AUS)
Wall installation at the MQ forecourt
Venue: MQ forecourt
The street-artist and former Artist-in-Residence at Q21 Anthony Lister left his mark on the construction area of the MQ facade. Inspired by the works of Egon Schiele in the Leopold Museum, he used his spray bottles to create an art piece on the 100m long wall that ties the construction site in with the vibe of MQ.
Jul 10 thru Oct 31, daily 00-24:00
Wolfgang Homola gestaltet einen Text von Michael Donhauser.
Exhibition in the Typopassage
Opening: Wed Jul 20, 20:00
Venue: Typopassage, between MQ courtyards 1 and 2
No English description available.
A project by Toledo i Dertschei
www.studiotid.comJul 20 to Nov 15 2016, daily 00-24:00
TONSPUR 71: Paul Plamper (GER): FUTURE DEALERS
8-channel sound work plus 7-part poster series in the TONSPUR_passage
Opening: Sun Aug 21, 17:00
They are here. They are from the future. And the future is African. Two Afronauts have landed with their spaceship in the TONSPUR_passage of the MQ Wien and are contacting passers-by. As historians from the future they are undertaking a study of the strange species of people that inhabeted Europe in 2016. They are researching the roots of what they call the Nation Under A Groove – the African-centered world nation of the future. One passer-by immediately mistakes them for drug dealers because they are African, and directs racial abuse at them. However as more highly developed beings from the future they are blind to skin colour. With another passer-by, they analyse the desperate attempt to construct difference. Is racial distinction in this society a fetish, or part of a primitive cult?
The Afronauts show the woman their Mothership, and give her a glimpse of the future. They explain what society in the future will have to do with the groove. Funk music is an interactive system with no hierarchy between the musical elements. The Afronauts are looking for its musical origins, which extend back to the Afro-American music of the 1970s by Sun Ra and Parliament/Funkadelic. They both ask passers-by how much they know about the first signs to appear in Europe that the future of the planet would be decided in Africa. Do we know about today’s currently developing informal parallel economies, like System D in Namibia, which avoid the power of corrupt governments and neo-colonial Western corporations? About the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Portuguese in the booming economy of Angola? The Afronauts try to find out what went wrong in our time, why Europe could develop later into the planet’s problem province.
Picture: Detail of the front cover of the Parliament album "The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein", © Ron Slenzak.
www.tonspur.atAug 22 thru Oct 29, daily 10-20:00