Massgoods, kitsch and folk culture are the bases of Joana Vasconcelos' work. In his small sized works Baltazar Torres reveals the abysm of the modern urban human being. A video and textile works showing diverse perceptions of female positions and specific images of women of Ana Rito.
Joana Vasconcelos, Baltazar Torres and Ana Rito
Massgoods, kitsch and folk culture are the bases of Joana Vasconcelos¹ work. Her objects, made out of everyday-life materials such as plastic cutlery, bottles of sake-wine, OB tampons, crochets and animal pottery, turn into memorials for our global consumption-society by coeval reference to their distinct cultural identities. The use of crochet cannot be seen only as reference to the feminist aspects of her work, furthermore crochet works are a global language that are being used by Vasconcelos like patterns she is painting with.
In his small sized works Baltazar Torres reveals the abysm of the modern urban human being, architectures appear like harsh urban environments the modern life metropolis that entails social pauperisation, criminality and isolation. Due to the scale of the works the spectator is forced to gaze even more carefully and the mirrors in the backround involve the visitor accessorily into the scenery.
MAM RoomnumberOne presents video- and textile works showing diverse perceptions of female positions and specific images of women of Lisbon-based artist Ana Rito, recently awarded Talent of the year 2006 by the portuguese L+Arte magazine.
Image: Ana Rito, Forms of Sophisticated Nature
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Weihburggasse 26 - Wien