Ten students from the Art and Media Departmentsof the Aalto University in Helsinki are theoretically and practically circling the topics of control and sharing in a joint project, emphasizing the horizontal structures and working processes. An artistic research project, co-taught by Martin Breindl and Harri Laakso, that started at the university’s premises in Espoo, continued in a workshop in the Marek Gallery in Schloss Wolkersdorf, and culminates in the realization of an installation that deals with the concrete place, colonizing it with different species and thereby transforming it into a new ecology of its own.
opening: 20.4.2018, 6 pm, Marek-Räume, Schloss Wolkersdorf
exhibition: 21. 4. – 13. 5. 2018, sa, sun, holidays 2 – 6 pm
Yoko Ono is the artistic figureheadof this year’s Visions of Media Artedition, a series that juxtaposes historical ideas and concepts with contemporary artistic attitudes. With her manifold œuvre as a musician, filmmaker and conceptual artist she became a pioneer of an emancipatory transdisciplinary view of art.
4. 5. 2018, 7 pm opening: Andrea Sodomka, “Homage à Yoko Ono”; Eva Ursprung, “Breathe”
5. 5. – 14. 5. 2018 exhibition fri, sat, mon 2 – 6 pm
Medienwerkstatt Wien, Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien
One of the main features of photography has always been its documentary character, as a function of memory. I take pictures to remember. Events that seem worth entering into individual or collective memory are released from the flow of time by the apparatus and thus preserved. Of course, this function of photography has long been theoretically questioned and relativized. Through the use and the contextualization of photography in its respective media environment, the phenomenon now seems to be reversed. I take pictures to forget.
Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani have been artistically moving in this field of tension for a long time. The fact that their projects focus not on what is final and completed, but on the process, the search, the cautious approach to that which no longerexists, but also does not exist yet, is based on the reflection of the possibilities of photography as well as on a traditional Japanese worldview – a country where the two artists have lived and worked for a long time.
Registration required until 14.7.2018.