In his research-based practice, Mathias Pöschl seeks to investigate the relation of visual culture and political agenda, generating ensembles of works by juxtaposing representations of historical incidences and realities in a wide range of media and materials. In an effort to hint at new insights into the basic conditions of what it means for a work of art to be called political, Pöschl tries to exploit the cognitive potential of contradictions and misreadings, employing dialectic approaches to arrive at, or suggest, new narratives.
Mathias Pöschl (born 1981, Vienna, Austria) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2008. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at institutions, galleries and art fairs including Leopold Museum, Vienna; 21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna; The Armory Show, New York; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Sotheby’s, Vienna; Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö; Frieze, London; Nya Perspectives, Västerås; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna; as well as in various self-organized shows in temporary exhibition spaces around Austria.mathiaspoeschl.com
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Residents from Austria
Remy Jungerman’s recent work relates to his Surinamese roots and global citizenship. He places traditional materials and objects in different contexts that challenge the established notions of their representation within Western society. Jungerman derives his inspiration from the Maroon culture and the global black diaspora. He is also inspired by Western traditions and developments in the arts, such as the twentieth century Dutch De Stijl movement.
Residents from The Netherlands
Knut Åsdam is a filmmaker, installation artist, sculptor, photographer, and writer. His work explores contemporary society and its psychological and material effects. He is also interested in the toll of everyday life, including how individuals construct and negotiate their identities in reaction to the rules and organizations of contemporary society. Åsdam is engaged in a deep reworking of narrative film from within a contemporary art context and also works in the public realm.
Knut Åsdam has had exhibitions at Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Bern; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, among others.knutasdam.net