Cut and Scrape
Sculpture in Reflection. An essential component aspect of the conception of this second part is how sculpture as a nevertheless ever present artistic form of expression can on the other hand distinguish and establish itself if it is exposed to these great media challenges. Anyone who works with sculpture today faces the questions of the sculptural means of representation, and actively and in an exemplary way promotes their constant re-development.
curatde by Sandro Droschl and Christian Egger
Catharine Ahearn, Mathis Altmann, Nairy Baghramian, Alice Channer, Cut and Scrape, Michaela Eichwald, Matias Faldbakken, Gelitin, Isa Genzken, Michael Gumhold, Rachel Harrison, Lena Henke, Yngve Holen, Judith Hopf, Nathan Hylden, Michael Kienzer, Kitty Kraus, Anita Leisz, Angelika Loderer, Mandla Reuter, Daniel Richter, Nora Schultz, Michael Schuster, Tove Storch, Andrea Winkler, B. Wurtz
As a second part and as a link to the theme of last year’s opening exhibition of the two-part series, “Chat Jet (Part 1) – Painting
Here too, the focus is on ideas and context and not on the craft. Based on the readymade, the artistic exploration of everyday (consumer) objects or the use of industrial processes and materials, in the sense of an extension of autonomous sculpture, today painting, film, video and the most varied digital source material are just as much thought of and used as equally important components of sculpture as a reflexive practice with regard to the exhibition space and the philosophical and media discourse that goes beyond it is included in the show.
Since theory has called the concept itself into question and the generally powerful pressure for the self-justification of individual art genres, an essential component aspect of the conception of “Chat Jet (Part 2) – Sculpture in Reflection” is how sculpture as a nevertheless ever present artistic form of expression can on the other hand distinguish and establish itself if it is exposed to these great media challenges. Anyone who works with sculpture today faces the questions of the sculptural means of representation, and actively and in an exemplary way promotes their constant re-development. The multifold work and analysis with the sheer infinite repertoire of forms, material, (art) histories and their availability, the diversity of relations and references in increasingly receding resolution from once clearly defined dependency relations between the carrier medium and art production (key word, the readymade in times of cheap, three-dimensional reproducibility by 3D printers) lead to important questions for the exhibition: what do these changes in network conditions of digital culture mean for objects generally, and how can sculpture remain relevant in a virtual world? In the process, however, always also repeatedly to come back to the basic questions of sculptural approaches of how something is made or formed, what artistic decisions have been taken and why the close observation of sculpture fosters the lasting desire to touch it, appears to be controversial and worth investigating here.
Motto Graz - Art Bookstore at Künstlerhaus KM–
Motto stands for a unique international network in the world of art publications. It promotes successful collaboration between publishers, libraries, and many different art institutions. The art bookstore Motto, headed by Alexis Zavialoff, opened its first permanent store in Berlin-Kreuzberg in December 2008. Locations in other cities followed: Amsterdam, Tokyo, Paris a.o. Now Graz is pleased to host the newest Motto bookstore, the only one in Austria. Motto Graz / Motto Berlin
On 5th of June from 6pm more openings by the network CMRK at the following four institutions for contemporary art in Graz: Camera Austria, Künstlerhaus KM–, Halle für Kunst & Medien, < rotor > and Grazer Kunstverein. All exhibitions are open until 10pm.
CMRK shuttle service Vienna-Graz-Vienna
Departure Vienna: 05.06., 3pm, stop opera, bus 59a
Departure Graz: 05.06., 11.30pm, < rotor >, Künstlerhaus KM–, Burgring 2
Image: Daniel Richter, Ohne Titel (Fuchs), 2008. Stuffed animal and mixed media, © VG BildKunst, Bonn, courtesy Daniel Richter
Contact: Bettina Landl, email@example.com, +43 (0)316 740084
Press talk: 05.06.2014, 11:15am
Opening: 05.06.2014, 9pm
Welcome: 05.06.2014, 6-10pm
Künstlerhaus KM–Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Tuesday to Sunday 11am–6pm
Group (min. 8 people) General3€, Reduced 2€