Z (IRN): Interfering with Nature
Exhibition in the Jan Arnold Gallery
Opening: Thu, Mar 08, 19:00
Venue: Jan Arnold Gallery
Opulent and fragile, this sculpture is indeed inflated. Were it not for its source of power, this would merely be a heap of garbage bags. The sum of the plastic parts create an animated greater whole.
Z would like to demonstrate how the best things in life are finite. Produced with a minimal budget, Z found plastic bags to be ubiquitous and dirt cheap though weighing heavy on her ecological conscience.
www.janarnoldgallery.comMar 09 to Mar 31, 2018, daily 10-22:00
David Mathews: Arboreal
Exhibition at ASIFAKEIL
“To enter a wood is to pass into a different world in which we ourselves are transformed.”
Roger Deakin, 'Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees'
The built world envelops us; the natural world recedes, increasingly relegated to mere spectacle and passing curiosity. As W.H. Auden so succinctly once wrote, “a culture is no better than its woods.” Based on a comic of the same name* (davidm.co/arboreal), Arboreal uses the medium of drawn animation to form an evocation and appreciation of the wooded world, seeking to echo the slow, quiet grandeur that suffuses it in the hope of gently leading viewers out of their urban constrictions and back into the woods.
* Available in print from House Publications: housepublications.tumblr.com
Image © David Mathews
www.asifa.atMar 09 to Apr 15, 2018, daily 10-22:00
Luiza Margan: Visibility Reward
Exhibition at EIKON Schaufenster
Opening and magazine launch EIKON #101: Mon, Mar 12, 19:00
Venue: EIKON Schaufenster
Luiza Margan is a visual artist that works with sculpture, photography and video, and does public space interventions and actions. Her works examine the relationship between the private and public sphere and critically examine the way history is inscribed in it. She investigates spaces of labor as well as the role of art in shaping cultural identity.
For EIKON Schaufenster Luiza Margan will use the framework of the space to explore the notion of (cultural) labor and it’s less visible aspects.
Luiza Margan, b. in Rijeka, Croatia and lives in Vienna, where she finished studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in 2013. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Austria and abroad, e.g. Chaux, Gallery Martin Janda, Vienna, 2017, Specular Windows. Reflections on the Self and the Wider World, 21 Haus, 2017, Migrations of Fear, Koroska Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, 2017, Identification as Reapropriation, acb gallery, Budapest, 2017, Photo Kinetics. Movement, Body and Light in the Collections, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 2017 as well as Crises and New Beginnings at Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana in 2015. She took part in artist-in-residence programs in Mexico City, Paris, South Korea, Albania, Italy and New York.
Photo work detail © Luiza Margan, 2017
www.eikon.atMar 13 to May 30, 2018, daily 10-22:00
Underground Images: Subway Poster der School of Visual Arts New York
Exhibition at designforum Wien
Opening: Tue, Mar 13, 18:30
Venue: designforum Wien
Admission: EUR 2,- (reduced: EUR 1,-)
Admission free for members of designaustria
No English description available.
»Underground Images« is organized by Mirko Ilić (member of SVA Faculty) and Francis Di Tommaso (Director of SVA Galleries).
www.designforum.at/wMar 14 to Apr 22, 2018, Mon-Fri 10-18:00, Sat-Sun 11-18:00
Jul Gordon: Neigen Sie zum Weinen?
Exhibition and zine in the KABINETT comic passage
Opening: Thu, Mar 15, 18:00, the artist is present
Venue: KABINETT comic passage, between MQ courtyards 2+3
Zine in the vending machine: EUR 2,-
No English description available, comic zine in German.
Image: © Jul Gordon
www.kabinett.atMar 16 to Ju 27, 2018, daily 00-24:00