Clegg & Guttmann
Photography as sculpture / sculpture as photography. The exhibition presents artistic positions from the late 1960s to the present that enter into a dialogue and examine the interaction of a photographic approach with sculptural and spatial aspects.
Will Benedict, Clegg & Guttmann, Kerstin Cmelka, VALIE EXPORT, Michael Hakimi, Michael Höpfner, Birgit Jürgenssen, Sonia Leimer, Christian Mayer, Friederike Pezold, Alfons Schilling, Nora Schultz, Nadim Vardag, Peter Weibel and Heimo Zobernig.
Curated by Martin Guttmann and Rebekka Reuter
The works on show are situated between photography and sculpture; they interfere with space and set in motion. Highly idiosyncratic and prominent in terms of content and aesthetics, they share a feature in spite of all differences: they are reflections of human perception and how it is conveyed in various media, which they explore, exaggerate, thwart and undermine. Artistic positions from the late 1960s to the present and with a special focus on Vienna enter into a dialogue and examine the interaction of a photographic approach with sculptural and spatial aspects. Conceptual media analysis, performative staging of the self, photographic gesture or complex interwoven spaces – all chosen photographic objects, video sculptures and room installations present the process of pictures taking shape and introduce a perspective that might be regarded as a new, three-dimensional collage.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst.
Image: Clegg & Guttmann, Ideational Constructs, 2002, Werkansicht Galerie OstLicht, © Sandro E. E. Zanzinger / OstLicht
Artist Talk with Martin Guttmann, 28.10.2014, 7 pm
Guided Tours, 23.10. & 13.11.2014, 5.30 pm
Eyes On: Tour with Thomas Licek, 19.11.2014, 4 pm
Press contact details
Stefan Musil T +43 (0)676 9316665 firstname.lastname@example.org
Press conference: Friday, October 3 rd 2014, 10 am
Opening: Friday 3 October, 7 pm
Speakers: Rebekka Reuter, Martin Guttmann and Peter Weibel
OstLicht. Galerie für Fotografie
Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
Hours: Wed - Sat 12am - 6pm