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.
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Residents from Austria
Liutauras Psibilskis / Liutas Tauras is currently closely re-reading and translating — from English to Emoji — the Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, as well as producing an ongoing gorilla poster project in Chinatown, Manhattan. He is also in the process of developing online institutions and modulating art entities that include The House of Culture (thehouseofculture.com) and Kunsthalle New York (kunsthalle.us).
Liutauras Psibilskis / Liutas Tauras (born in Vilnius, Lithuania) lives and works in New York City. He has contributed reviews and features to international art journals including Kunstbulletin, Artforum, Flash Art International, Siksi and Nu. Psibilskis has acted as a Scandinavian Correspondent for Artforum and an Associate Editor of Siksi. His curatorial projects include the Lituanian Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, with Jonas Mekas where he was awarded the Jury’s Special Mention. He developed projects for the Performa Biennial 11 and the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York. Most recently, Psibilskis curated The World According to Fluxus, at the Lituanian National Art Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania. Liutauras Psibilskis / Liutas Tauras holds an M.A. in Visual Cultures from Goldsmiths College, London, UK. He is on the creative board of Konsthall Tornedalen, Vistaniemi, Sweden.
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André Hemer’s practice pursues a new mode of representation in painting, whereby image and form are transacted back and forth between materialised and de-materialised states. In doing so, Hemer’s paintings literally re-present the contemporary experience of digital media through the traditional painting object, revealing the most basic changes to our phenomenological experience of the contemporary world.
André Hemer’s work has been exhibited at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles; Yavuz Gallery, Singapore; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London; Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; and Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany. In 2016 he was awarded a New Generation Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and was the winner of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award. He has been included in major publications such as 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson, London, and Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing, London. In 2016 Hemer was invited to edit the publication Painting Regarding the Present, published by Naives and Visionaries, Berlin. He is based in Vienna, Austria.