Herwig Turk (AUT): hands on (vers. 3) 2014
Exhibition at SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
Opening: Thu, Oct 30, 19:00, the artist is present
Venue: SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
In the work “hands on (vers. 3) 2014”, the viewer is brought into a space reminiscent of a laboratory. The black and white grid that serves as a background on both channels is a reference to the classical frames of chronophotography and to the tiles typically seen in the laboratory for molecular medicine. This space becomes the scene of the action, action that is limited to the shadow-like movements of two hands. As if on a stage, the hands become the sole actors, garbed in tightfitting protective gloves and the sleeves of the obligatory white lab smock.
The minimized visual arrangement totally focuses the viewer´s attention on what is implicitly known by the person whose hands are in motion and present, somehow, in the gestures of these hands. The hands in motion were filmed in the studio by two cameras and can thus be viewed both frontally and in high-angle shot at the same time on two video screens, one mounted horizontally and the other vertically. In this way, the installation follows filming procedures that are used for laboratory test set-ups and that serve to produce so-called utility films for the purposes of research in the natural sciences.
Herwig Turk lives and works in Vienna and Lisbon.
His projects probe the interconnectivity of the fields of art, technology and science. From 2010 to 2013, he has been artist in residence at the Instituto da Medicina Molecular (IMM), Lisbon.
From 2003 to 2009, Turk worked together with Paulo Pereira, head of the Department of Ophthalmology at IBILI (Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences) at the University of Coimbra.
In recent years, his work has been shown at venues such as the Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, the
Seoul Museum of Art, the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen, the Media Art Laboratory TESLA, the Galerie Georg Kargl in Vienna and the Transmediale in Berlin, to name but a view. Herwig Turk is currently working on a monographic exhibition for the Carinthian Museum of Modern Art (MMKK).
Text and Image: © Herwig Turk
www.herwigturk.netOct 31 to Dec 07, daily 10-22h
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