The Third Place
Zbyněk Baladrán, Stéphane Bérard, GirlsOnHorses (Elke Auer, Eva Egermann, Esther Straganz, Julia Wieger), Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Lisa Oppenheim, Evariste Richer
Curator: Anne Faucheret
The project marks the closure of the 1. curatorial grant at Kunstverein 2008 - 2009
The invited artists work from an imaginary and invisible “Third Place”. They observe language and other codes which produce meaning, habits and hierarchies and thereby generate aesthetical and social forms. Hybridity, fragility and transience characterise the works. Their apparent facility, naivety or idiocy serves as a humorous masquerade for their radical denial of any programmatic precision.
With strategies of displacement and staging they sketch out cognitive or social structures, rather than creating artefacts. Whilst the project is interested in analysing how cultural norms are constituted through language and attitudes, its primary intention is to further investigate the potential of concepts such as variation and difference.
The list of accompanying events will be available on the website of the Grazer Kunstverein soon!
Image: Lisa Oppenheim, Multicultural Crayon Displacements, 2007-8, Cibachrome series, 17x21 inches each. Courtesy: Store Gallery, London.
Opening: Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm
& Performance The Hoard (premise for a media library) by Chloé Maillet & Louise Hervé
im Palais Thinnfeld Mariahilferstraße 2 A-8020 Graz