ISCP TalkApril 5, 2011
Salon: Kasper Akhøj and Davor Sanvincenti
Kasper Akhøkj’s presentation will function as a travelogue of sorts, focusing on his research in relation to his ongoing project Abstracta, which follows the history and movement of a Yugoslavian modular display system.
Kasper Akhøj has been living in New York since attending the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2008. Akhøj studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany and at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Recent solo exhibitions include After the Fair, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium and Welcome (to the teknival), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. Akhøj recently completed a research residency at the 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil and a studio residency at Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2011, Akhøj will take part in group exhibitions at Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York and Etagi St. Petersburg among others.
Davor Sanvincenti will present his recent ambient audio-visual installation projects and will perform a sound piece from his new and ongoing research project, Invisible Landscapes, initiated during his residency at ISCP.
Davor Sanvincenti a.k.a Messmatik lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. He studied Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka, Croatia and holds a BA in Visual Arts from the European Institute of Design and an MA in Sound Design and Multimedia Programming from Agon – electro acoustic center in Milan, Italy. Sanvincenti’s work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. Sanvincenti explores the aesthetic and qualitative capabilities of different media and employs direct communication with the spectator. Notices, observations and research that pervade scientific and artistic spheres constitute the structure for his work.