Pınar Yoldaş (TUR): Finally Feeling Fine?
Exhibition in the SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
Opening: Thu, Dec 18, 19:00
Venue: SCHAURAUM Angewandte, Electric Avenue
Artist/researcher Pınar Yoldaş uses her background in neuroscience, biology and architecture to design new organs, new organisms and new species in the age of anthropocene, synthetic biology, breast implants, turbo capitalism, pelagic plastics, endocrine disruptors, online dating, habitat loss, serotonin uptake inhibitors, high fructose corn syrup, the connectome, and CO2 emissions.
In “Finally Feeling Fine?“, Yoldaş argues that in the 21st century, cognitive dissonance is an inevitable symptom of everyday life (Lefebvre). In psychology, cognitive dissonance is explained as the mental discomfort experienced when one encounters contradictory beliefs, ideas or values simultaneously. How do we finally feel fine about the overwhelming consequences of our time, where technological achievements are in a symbiotic relationship with overproduction, overconsumption and excessive waste?
Pınar Yoldaş is a cross-disciplinary artist/researcher who lives and works between Durham, NC and Berlin. Pinar’s research explores the collaborative potential between art and biological sciences. Her solo shows include AlterEvolution, Ekavart, Istanbul (2013) and An Ecosystem of Excess, Ernst Schering Project Space, Berlin (2014). Her group shows include ThingWorld, NAMOC National Art Museum of Beijing (2014);Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2014); and Tiere und Menschen, Museum Ostwall,Dortmund (2014).
She is based at Duke University, where she pursues her PhD at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Media Arts and Sciences. After her undergraduate studies at Middle East Technical University and further studies at Bilgi University, she received her MS at Istanbul Technical University, BArch (METU) and her MFA at University of California, Los Angeles. Her book An Ecosystem of Excess was published by ArgoBooks in 2014.
Image: © Pınar YoldaşDec 19 thru Jan 18, daily 10-22:00
Salon of Cultures – Silent Dialogue
Exhibition at EDUCULT
Opening: Thu Apr 27, 18:00
No English description available.
http://educult.atApr 28 to Oct 20, Mon-Fri 10-17:00
Curated Media for #Q21vienna
Opening: Thu, May 11, 18:00
Venue: Electric Avenue, Q21
A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way.
Tag your content with #q21vienna!
Image: Say Say Say, Inc.ongoing, daily 10-22:00
Lisa Schultz designs a text by Richard Obermayr
Exhibition in the Typopassage
Text: extract from Das Fenster, published by Jung und Jung in 2010.
Richard Obermayr, born 1970, lives as freelance author in Vienna and Upper Austria.
Lisa Schultz is typeface designer, typographer and graphic designer.
Jun 01 to Sep 30, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
OBOM (CAN): Busy Nights
Exhibition and zine in the KABINETT comic passage
Opening: Tue, Jul 11, 18:30
Venue: KABINETT comic passage, between MQ courtyards 2 and 3
OBOM (Diane Obomsawin) has parallel careers as a renowned graphic novelist and animator. In both film and print, she creates characters that inhabit a funny offbeat world, a gently absurd universe filled with tenderness. She has published books with the Canadian publishing houses L'Oie de Cravan and Drawn & Quarterly. Her most recent animated short film "I Like Girls", won the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival in 2016 and was shown at Tricky Women Festival in 2017.
On invitation of KABINETT, Obom is Artist-in-Residence in MQ in July 2017. Her exhibition and booklet "Busy Nights" - three stories based on Obom's dream diary, will be shown in KABINETT as of 11 July 2017. Obom will held a lecture on her unique work as illustrator, graphic novelist and filmmaker on July 20, 2017.
www.kabinett.atJul 12 to Oct 04, daily 00-24:00