• Roman Pfeffer: Helix Deconstructor

    Exhibition in the MQ ART BOX

    Opening: Tue, Dec 06, 19:00
    Admission free

    “Changing things allows us to understand them in a new way’’

    For the MQ ART BOX, Roman Pfeffer has arranged the Austrian Olympic team’s rowing boat, which is originally 17.5 m long, into two spiral-shaped sculptures. Before segmenting the boat into 16 parts by means of precise saw cuts, he used it in the video Brain Twister (Autogyrocopter) as a continuous rotor blade that turned on his head.
    The ring of Mazzocchio is a geometrically-constructed circular shape consisting of 16 elements that hark back to the Florentine headdress of the Renaissance. The Mazzocchio was used by the Renaissance painter Paolo Ucello as a study subject for perspective painting. With the Mazzochhio, which is also exhibited at the MQ ART BOX, Roman Pfeffer takes up this form again in order to reassemble it in numerous variations, for example in the wall sculpture Mazzocchio twister XII.
    Roman Pfeffer’s work deliberately eludes a linear interpretation. He creates multi-layered references to mathematics, natural sciences and art history. Roman Pfeffer changes forms so as to render them absurd, thus suspending and calling into question the existing order and manner of seeing.

    Roman Pfeffer
    Born in Vöcklabruck, Austria. Lives and works in Attnang Puchheim and Vienna.
    „33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb 2013“, Innsbruck, Preis des Landes Tirol (Hauptpreis)
    “33rd Austrian Graphic Art Competition 2013”, Innsbruck, Prize of the Government of Tyrol (main award)
    Selected Exhibitions:
    Hechos, LA IRA DE DIOS, Buenos Aires
    Foundation Tower growing, site specific
    Installation, 21er Haus, Wien / Vienna
    brain twister (mazzocchio), Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
    Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection,
    Map of the New Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venedig / Venice
    Nervous System, Fotogalerie Wien / Vienna
    Bildbaumeister EXTENDED: Lotte Sonnenschein, Temporäre Halle für Kunst, Linz
    Art meets Language, Austrian Cultural Forum London, London
    FRAGILE, BAWAG P.S.K. Contemporary, Wien / Vienna
    photography as fiction, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg / Luxembourg
    Prozesse, curated by Alexander Streitberger, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Wien / Vienna
    Wärmetauscher, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Videowall / Photowall, Wien / Vienna
    METAmART Kunst und Kapital, Der Ausstellungsparcurs, Künstlerhaus, Wien / Vienna

    Image: Helix Simulator, 8er Ruderboot, Holz. 16.6m x 4m x 1,3m, 2015, Courtesy: GALERIE RAUM MIT LICHT, Vienna

    Dec 07 to Feb 28, daily 00-24:00
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