Irgin Sena works with consideration of time as a space and as a zone. The voids, the gaps in between, the seemingly unimportant, or the things that fail are what he pays attention to. While thinking about time, Sena also considers the effectiveness of the delay. He is interested in the duration of transitions and moments of in(activity). The idea of creating a score, a track and a timeline for the work, as one would do in music, has occupied him for some time. Irgin’s process has much to do with how we select what to see from what we merely look at.
Irgin Sena was born in Albania and lives and works in New York. He has a MFA from Hunter College. Inn 2007 the he received the ARRDHJE Award for Contemporary Art and in 2012 he was awarded the Marian Netter Award. Irgin has participated at Qui Vive, International Moscow Biennial for Young Art and New Insight, Chicago. His work has been shown at Futura- Center For contemporary Art, Prague; Art Chicago; Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis; Vanessa Quang Galerie, Paris; House am Lutzowplatz, Berlin; The National Gallery, Tirana and Badischer-Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Residents from Albania
With delicious anarchy, the work of Maria Loboda investigates the trafficking between the object and the spirit, rationality and magic. Her method is to trace knowledge through a study of the tension between res and deus, thing and God – with God understood here as the symbol of Order…Loboda’s works engage in an unhinged and discordant conversation with time and history. They do not seem to belong to the present, but are difficult to place in the past or the future. They generate a sense of movement between all three temporalities, but at the same time cannot be described simply as anachronistic. They elude the contemporary and are not made in response to any topical reality. Loboda’s works, neither exactly modern sculpture nor contemporary installation, embody an infinite connection to history, as clouds do to the sky. -Chus Martínez, ‘Maria Loboda,’ Creamier (Phaidon,2010)
Maria Loboda (born 1979 in Krakow) finished her studies at the Hochschule fur Bildende Künste, Städelschule, 2008 in the class of Mark Leckey. Her works were shown recently at Documenta(13), Kassel, 2012; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012; ICA, London, 2012 and the Athens Biennale, 2009. Solo shows include Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, 2010; Galerieschleicher/lange, Paris/Berlin, 2011; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, 2011 and Mini/Goethe Curatoral Residencies, Ludlow 38, New York City, 2012. Her first monograph Oh, Wilderness was recently published by Sternberg Press with essays by Isobel Harbison, Lars Bang Larsen, and Caterina Riva.
Residents from Luxembourg
Artist group A Kassen has engaged in a collaborative practice since 2005, including works that take the form of performative installation, architectural intervention, photography, and sculpture. Their work is rooted in the exhibition site and refers to context and the social space, exploring the conditions of perception and interpretation.
A Kassen is Christian Bretton-Meyer, Tommy Petersen, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, and Søren Petersen. Educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; the Städelschule, Frankfurt, and the Akademie der Bildende Künste, Munich, the group is based in Copenhagen. Recent exhibitions include Reykjavik Arts Festival; Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik; Facetime, On Stellar Rays, New York City; THE TITLE IS A PILE OF LETTERS, IMO Projects, Copenhagen; La Vie Mode d’Emploi, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, and Window to the World, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León.