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Exhibitions

14.12.2019–26.01.2020

Petition

The exhibition presents the works of nine artists and explores artistic action as an interface to a world where nature is both constructed as an idea and threatened in reality. Today, we might see the contemplation of art being shaped by our social, political and ecological conditions. This is most evident in art practices characterized by a desire for change. As dissimilar as a petition— which can turn out to be a pleading pamphlet, a raging complaint, or a simple determination of the facts—the artists’ concerns may articulate themselves as protest, documentation, contemplation, or even a magical ritual.

Details

Image: Johannes Gierlinger, filmclip Gezi Park Istanbul from the film The Fortune You Seek Is in Another Cookie, 2014, 11 min, filmstill
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Johannes Gierlinger, filmclip Gezi Park Istanbul from the film The Fortune You Seek Is in Another Cookie, 2014, 11 min, filmstill

07.01.–26.01.2020
Kabinett

Katharina Gruzei. MIR METRO

For this long-term project, the work of Katharina Gruzei explores the Moscow metro and its socio-political and historical implications. In this spirit, “Mir Metro” (Мир метро), Russian for “Metro World ,” stands emblematically for the exploration of an everyday place beneath the city. While transit areas are frequently described as “non-places” in being transitory by nature, Moscow’s metro represents in fact the opposite.

Details

Image: Katharina Gruzei, Kosmos Train, from the series “Mir Metro,” 2020.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Bildrecht und Charim Galerie Wien.

Katharina Gruzei, Kosmos Train, from the series “Mir Metro,” 2020.

13.04.2019–19.04.2020
Ring Gallery

Per Dybvig

The drawings of Norwegian artist Per Dybvig depict the everyday; often snippets from quieter, quotidian moments. The artist has been invited to spend some time in Salzburg to draw the city and its inhabitants. Himself an unimposing type, he has done his rounds in the cafés, bars and the streets of Salzburg. Like an observer and story-teller of times past, Per is often sitting in a corner, half-invisible, sketching. With discretion and an empathetic eye, he illustrates the people and scenarios before him, revealing a tender humanity on the one hand, and offering an offbeat antidote to the faster-paced mechanisms of our time.

Details

Image: Per Dybvig, Small Dog Bar Hotel Sacher 12.2.19, 2019, pencil on paper, ca. 21 x 29,7 cm
Photo: Courtesy of the artist & Christine König Galerie, Wien

Per Dybvig, Small Dog Bar Hotel Sacher 12.2.19, 2019, pencil on paper,  ca. 21 x 29,7 cm