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Alona Rodeh. DARK AGES 2020

Alona Rodeh (*1979, Tel Aviv) presents her first institutional show in Austria with a new step in her investigation of light as a cultural and physical entity. DARK AGES 2020 refers to a looming future; one already discernible. This exhibition draws upon research on cultural uses of light and darkness as well as current technologies of illumination produced for road works, emergency services, airport runways and more.

DARK AGES 2020 is a part of the artist’s ongoing “Safe and Sound” series, which explores histories of off-the-shelf reflective, phosphorus and illumination technologies, their origin in magic, and their adaptation in safety industries. Rodeh constructs technical performances without performers, set to original sound-tracks, bringing life to objects in their own re-oriented ontology.


Image: Alona Rodeh, Altar (from the DARK AGES 2020 Series), 2019
Photo: Courtesy of the artist & Christine König Galerie

Alona Rodeh, Altar (from the DARK AGES 2020 Series), 2019


Gabriele Fulterer & Christine Scherrer. Darkroom

The “Kabinett” space, stripped of its usual direct access and its windows, becomes a lightless, dark space accessible only by going around several corners. Its ceiling of heavy wooden beams reinforces a gloomy, constricted atmosphere. The space becomes a “cabinet”, a “chamber” even, revealing a strange intensity: Here, a cage made of aluminium and steel―with its crossbars held together by industrial latches―is suspended from the ceiling in the room’s centre. Illuminated by ultraviolet light, the cage floats in a grey zone between painting and sculpture. Its seeming fluorescence suggests an oversized object or an abstract form that might have sprung from a “darkroom ensemble”.


Photo: Courtesy of the artists & Christine König Galerie


1 Picture in CaféCult

Café Cult #88: Isabella Heigl

Isabella Heigl was invited to present her work as part of the exhibition series in Café Cult #88. She is showing her new painting Sechseneuneaus (from the series Oberösterreich 2016-2018).