Susan Klein’s work plays with the idea of American spirituality. She makes sculpture, paintings, and works on paper that repurpose religious and ritualistic imagery to serve a secular spiritualism that is part of contemporary American culture. Klein uses a specific system of symbols that shifts from funny and playful to commemorative and serious. The work references history, artifact, decoration, architecture, and pop culture.
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Residents from United States
Luisa Kasalicky works with painting, textile, drawing and light installation. The forms and components of her pieces often relate to architecture and design. In her practice, Kasalicky makes use of metal furniture, gutters, tiles, and decorative house plants, that appear as fragments in enigmatic contexts.
Luisa Kasalicky has exhibited work at LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz; Bawag Contemporary, Vienna; and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.
Residents from Austria
In her art practice, Ana Hoffner analyzes moments of crisis, war and conflict in recent history and politics. Her performances, videos and photo installations seek to introduce temporalities, relations, and spaces in between established perspectives, memories of iconic images, and highly performative events. Hoffner employs means of appropriation such as restaging photographs, interviews and reports, as well as strategies of desynchronization.
Ana Hoffner completed the PhD-in-Practice program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2014. She has exhibited work at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Secession, Vienna; and VOX Contemporary Image Center, Montreal, among others.