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Is my territory.
dal 26/6/2013 al 26/7/2013

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Is my territory.

Christine Konig Galerie, Wien

Curated by Monica Bonvicini. The exhibition represents a temporal, spatial and contentual overview of the 10 years during which she has served as Professor of Performative Art - Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

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Curated by Monica Bonvicini.


The exhibition is my territory., represents a temporal, spatial and contentual overview of the ten years during which she has served as Professor of Performative Art - Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Early on, in 2003, the exhibition Break it/Fix it was presented by Monica Bonvicini and Sam Durant at the Vienna Secession. One of their collaborative works will be on view alongside the works of the artists with whom Monica Bonvicini has cooperated over the years.

is my territory.

This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page. On the sheet of paper is written: “when you open the door, it’s right there on the left next to the light switch.” Before, behind, right, left, above, below. Like all galleries, this one was also very bright. Generously proportioned. Glass front open to the street. A view to the outside through the chain of rooms. When “I” arrived, some were already there. (Others weren’t yet.) “I” stayed. “I” left and came back later. Thus “I” began, and before “I” knew it, it was as if it had been exactly what really happened, a strange matter.

Object 1 etc., Friend 2, a rather massive table. A couple of impractical objects. Folded cardboard in the corner, uncombed paper on the pedestal. Red, yellow, blue. Powder coating, stove enameling. There was something on the floor, a chained hand. “I” have a good long look at all of it. Although “I” knew right away. All in all: “I” was just passing through. Get closer and step back again, say the same thing as something different a couple of times. As already said. “I” stayed a while. “I” left and came back later. (Johannes Porsch, with Reinhard Priessnitz, Georges Perec, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Monica Bonvicini)

MONICA BONVICINI, born 1965 in Venice, lives and works in Berlin. Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts and the California Institute oft the Arts, Valencia. Since 2003 professor for Performative Art - Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Selected exhibitons: 2013 Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Galerie Johann König, Berlin; Artificial Amsterdam, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam; An der Isar, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; 2012 RUN, Olympic Games, London; Desire Desiese Devise, Deichtorhallen/Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg; La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 2011 A BLACK HOLE OF NEEDS, HOPES AND AMBITIONS, CAC Malaga; Venice Biennale; Vor dem Gesetz, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Under Destruction I, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York; 2010 BOTH ENDS, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; 2009 Light Me Black, The Art Institute of Chicago; Museion, Bozen; Lenbachhaus, Munich and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; 2008 New Orleans Biennial; The Museum as Medium, MARCO, Vigo; 2007 Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; 2006 Sao Paulo Biennial; 2005 Venice Biennale; Berlin Biennale; 2004 Gwangju Biennale; 2003 Monica Bonvicini/Sam Durant: Break it/Fix it, Secession, Vienna.

Opening: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 6 pm

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