Eröffnung: Tue, 18.07.2023 | 20 Uhr
Großer Saal
19.07.2023 - 10.09.2023

Tarik Kiswanson. Afterwards

Tarik Kiswanson, Respite, 2020, resin, candle, 40 x 28 x 9 cm, courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut / Hamburg. Exhibition view Tarik Kiswanson. Afterwards, Salzburger Kunstverein 2023, photo: Rainer Iglar, © Salzburger Kunstverein.

Tarik Kiswanson presents a multi-form installation of new work in the Great Hall. Forms of rootlessness, regeneration and renewal are combined in this project through poetic sculptural and architectural gestures, where we see post-war histories eliding with contemporaneous experience. Born in Halmstad, Sweden in 1986 where his family exiled from Palestine, Kiswanson’s practice has been described as evincing a poetics of métissage: a means of writing and surviving between multiple conditions and contexts. His broad artistic practice acts as a cosmology of related conceptual families, each exploring variations on themes like refraction, multiplication, disintegration, levitation, hybridity, and polyphony through their own distinct language. Tarik Kiswanson is a 2023 Nominee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize. 

Tarik Kiswanson (*1986 in Schweden) lives and works in Paris.

Kindly supported by the Institut français d’Autriche and the Swedish Embassy, Vienna.

Exhibition curated by Séamus Kealy.