Nova Milne create moments of connection or disruption, often taking the form of encounters across the breach of time. These sometimes reveal invisible or poetic connections between minor-historical events, and shared fictional or popular references. Through their increasingly expanded video installations, they unleash the occult potential of recombining anachronistic elements, forging a magical sympathy between documentary or amature sources and fabricated material. Their process invents a de-centered point of view and the question of inter-subjectivity forms an ongoing curiosity, alongside considerations of time, mysticism, longing, and empathy.
Nova Milne is a relationship that began when the two artists met as teenagers in 1998, and started exhibiting in 2003. They are recent alumni of the Residency Program at the Bemis Center, Omaha and have undertaken several residencies, including at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Artspace, Sydney. Their solo exhibitions include the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; The Physics Room, New Zealand; and Artspace, Australia. Other exhibitions include venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; 104 and The Musee Rodin, Paris.
Residents from Australia
Marzena Nowak’s work is created from memory and imagination, residing in the tension between autobiographical references and poetically immersed dream worlds. Her sensitivity to everyday occurrences and the relationship to her own physicality often represent the thematic departure points for Nowak’s artistic practice. Nowak attempts to defy perception using unexpected materials to symbolically change everyday objects.
Marzena Nowak’s work has been exhibited at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (Mumok), Vienna; Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw;”>Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu”, Torun; Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin; Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna; Salzburger Kunstverein Kunsthalle Krems, Austria; Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany. She has participated in international exhibitions including There as been no future, there will be no past, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York; Working Title, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Languages & Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection, Mart Rovereto, Italy; Drawing is Coming Back in a Big Way, Arsenal Centre of Contemporary Art, Bialystok, Poland; Warsaw Under Construction Festival, Poland and the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.
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Residents from Poland
Allard van Hoorn
Allard van Hoorn investigates relationships to our environment incorporating the disciplines of architecture, design, music and dance. He visually, acoustically and spatially transcodes our usage and perception of cities and nature in order to question preconceptions and experiences of the spaces we live and work in. Through mapping and the subsequent re-ordering of embedded rituals, rules and routines in buildings and public spaces, he allows for reinterpretation of form and function taking into account the inherent impossibility of complete description of our world by manmade systems.
Allard van Hoorn (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1968) has been shown at biennials in cities including Istanbul, Shenzen and Gwangju. His work has also been shown at the de Appel Arts Centre and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; Pinakothek der Moderne, Zurich; the Moore Space, Miami; MoCA and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai; Art Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Gasworks, London; CCCB, Barcelona; Museu de Arte Moderna, Salvador; Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre, Berlin and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He currently collaborates as Outpost with OfficeUS, the official participation of the United States at the Venice Architectural Biennial. He tutors at the Architectural Association in London.