Manfred Wakolbinger: INHALE - EXHALE
Installation in the MQ ART BOX
Opening: Tue, Apr 19, 19:00
Venue: MQ ART BOX
“in order to keep life floating.”
The MQ ART BOX is an interior room within an external space, a hollow form, a display window, which simultaneously excludes and includes space.
In Manfred Wakobinger’s installation, a photograph of rising air bubbles divides the room diagonally. The air bubbles rise, drifting upwards from the watery medium that is their origin, towards the atmosphere. Breath – too much of it, too randomly, makes the breathing person stagger; too little of it makes him lose consciousness. When pressure is reduced, something new is created; the form changes.
The sculptures of this installation show moments of floating and of pausing mid-air – fragile moments of equilibrium between what lies above and below.
The lines drawn by the sculptures are reminiscent of the bloodstream that keeps an organism alive: Goethe’s Lines of Beauty and Bellmer’s Lines of Crime. They are cryptograms of a double movement: of giving and receiving, of push and recoil. Figures entwined in a dance.
Born in 1952 in Mitterkirchen, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. Manfred Wakolbinger was trained in metal working and tool making, and is sculptor and photographer since 1980. He produced several films such as Galaxies, Desertflight. Some of his sculptures stand in the public places of Salzburg, Linz, Wiener Neustadt, St Pölten and Vienna.
Curated by Elisabeth Melichar
Image: © Manfred WakolbingerApr 20 thru Jun 30, 2016, daily 0-24:00
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
LANGUAGENCRYPT/Layers And Essence
Installation by Gruppe Or-Om in the Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
Download flyer: http://or-om.org/languagencrypt.pdf
Download encoded text: http://or-om.org/textencrypt.docx
Images and hints on FLICKR: www.flickr.com/groups/languagencrypt
Key: Gruppe Or-Om
Basic theory: http://goo.gl/ub3CcMay 01 thru Sep 30, 2016, daily 10-18:00
May 05 thru Jun 04, 2016, Mon-Fri 10-18:00, Sat-Sun 11-18:00
Sira-Zoé Schmid: MARKERS
Exhibition in the Jan Arnold Gallery
Opening: Thu, May 12, 19:00
Venue: Jan Arnold Gallery
The fading markings of an abandoned school sports field are the starting point for Sira-Zoé Schmid's new series Markers.
In photographs, text works and sculptural objects the Austrian artist examines the functions and mechanisms of social rules and their manifestations.
Own photographs, theoretical literature and research as well as world politics serve her as a basis for her artistic analysis. Through the process of deconstruction and by transferring from one medium to another and from two- into three-dimensionality, Schmid develops a very reduced, almost abstract visual language.
The question of limits, norms and structures in everyday life is broken down into formal, geometrical shapes, opening up a space for varied references.
Curated by Sophie Haslinger
Image: Sira-Zoé SchmidMay 13 thru May 29, 2016, daily 10-22:00