January 26, 2010

Salon: Judith Fegerl (Austria) and Mariana Silva (Portugal)

Judith Fegerl shows the hybrid relationship and tension between technical and biological material as the subject of her work. Her approach can be understood as the transmedial development of a motif. Abstract signs are transcribed into the spatial-material, the acoustic into the graphic and vice versa. The transcription process itself constitutes a generative circuit. Fegerl connects diverse medial and semiotic levels: fur objects, sculpture-growing machines, autistic systems, mechanic voices, semi-organic patterns, perceptual installations, drawings and collages. Her work has been shown in Europe, China and Kenya.

Mariana Silva is part of an informal group of Portuguese artists organizing a number of exhibitions in Lisbon such as Eurasia (Museum-House Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves, 2008), Open Session in a movie theater, and the exhibition cycle Estates-General (Arte Contempo, 2009) in which she also exhibited work. Silva received the BES award for the work Archive for the permanence of Image, functional model and she was the co-author (with Pedro Neves Marques) of the artist book The Escape Route’s Design (Sparwasser H. q., Berlin, which was published online in E-flux Journal, May 2009.

January 12, 2010

Salon: Lars Laumann (Norway)

Lars Laumann draws inspiration from the outskirts of popular culture. By sampling and reediting, he creates works that take form as installations or videos. Mixing different media and techniques, he creates idiosyncratical worlds, that are at times absurd and unsettling revelations of our collective modern mythologies. He has had solo shows at Maureen Paley, London and Galway Arts Scentre, Ireland; he has participated in group shows at Marian Goodman, New York, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland and the 5th Berlin Biennale, Germany.

January 1–December 31, 2010

Events from 1994–2009

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