Eva Maria Stadler
Sabine B. Vogel
"Am Sprung Young Art Scene Austria" presents 32 promising artists, none of them is older than 35. From over 45 recommendations Ok has selected the positions that correspond especially well with the experimental, installative and media-related orientation. White, soft and highly confusing - the young artist Ronald Moran from El Salvador build a maze in the large hall of the OK, a network of paths with forks, crossings, dead-ends and loops.
AM SPRUNG / TAKEOFF
Young Art/Scene Austria
Where is the young art/scene in Austria now? Who are the most exciting representatives of the younger generation of artists? Are there new, interesting aesthetic approaches? Which traditions are being taken up again? Further developed? Evolving into something else?
With the exhibition "Am Sprung" the OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz Austria pursues these questions and presents 32 promising artists. None of them is older than 35, they come from all over Austria or live as citizens of other countries in Austria.
What they all have in common is that they have been proposed for this exhibition by renowned art experts familiar with the Austrian art scene. From over 45 recommendations Ok has selected the positions that correspond especially well with the experimental, installative and media-related orientation of the OK programming.
The OK thus kicks off the year 2009 when Linz is European Capitel of Culture by taking stock of the up-and-coming generation of artists in Austria.
Artists: Maria Anwander, Anna Artaker, Ruben Aubrecht, Catrin Bolt, Collabor.at (Johanna Reiner, Johannes Hoffmann, Maria Calligaris, Tom Haberfellner), Eva Egermann & & Christina Linortner, Siegfried A.Fruhauf, Nikolaus Gansterer, Gregor Graf, Björn Kämmerer, Leopold Kessler, Johanna Kirsch, Constantin Luser, Mahony (Clemens Leuscher, Andreas Duscha, Stephan Kobatsch, Jenny Wolka), David Rych, Pia Schauenburg, Fabian Seiz, Kamen Stoyanov, Misha Stroij, Adrien Tirtiaux, Lea Titz, Johannes Vogl, White Club
Experts: Dieter Buchhart (Kunsthalle Krems), Katharina Blaas-Pratscher (Kunst im öff. Raum NÖ), Stella Rollig (Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz), Martin Hochleitner (Landesgalerie Linz), Günter Mayer & Luis Wohlmuther (Galerie der Stadt Wels), Adam Budak (Kunsthaus Graz), Werner Fenz (Kunst im öff. Raum Steiermark), Hildegard Fraueneder (Galerie 5020, Salzbirg), Hemma Schmutz (Salzburger Kunstverein), Silvia Eibelmayr (Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck), Stefan Bidner (Kunstraum Innsbruck), Sabine Folie (Generali Foundation, Vienna), Eva Maria Stadler (Österreichische Galerie Belvedere), Sabine B. Vogel (freie Kunstkritikerin & Kuratorin, Vienna), Hans-Peter Wipplinger (art:phalanx, Kunstmeile Krems), Hedwig Saxenhuber (Springerin Wien & Kunstraum Lakeside), Eckhard Schneider / Winfried Nussbaummüller (KUB, Bregenz), Wolfgang Fetz (Magazin 4, Bregenz)
Irrgarten / Maze
White, soft and highly confusing - the young artist Ronald Moran from El Salvador build a maze in the large hall of the OK, a network of paths with forks, crossings, dead-ends and loops.
Moran covers objects and entire rooms with a thick, white, soft polyester fleece that makes it impossible for viewers to perceive contours clearly. Reality appears like a dream world that visitors move through as though on a cloud.
An OK Artists in Residence brochure will be published for the exhibition.
Ronald Moran, born 1972 in El Salvador, lives and works there.
Exhibitions include "Room for a Child" in the Latin American Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2007;
"Children’s Room" in the Art Museum of El Salvador MARTE, San Salvador 2005
Image: Space Mission, 2008 by White Club (Johannes Kubin, Marianne Lang, Birgit Pleschberger, Gerald Schicker)
Opening: Nov 13, 2008, 7.30 p.m.
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OK Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria
OK Platz 1 A - 4020 Linz