Curated by contemporary collective graz
Institut für Zeitverschiebung
In Cooperation with The Daily Rhythms Collective
Participating artists: Alexandra Gschiel (AT), Elisabeth Gschiel (AT), Lilly Hagg (AT), Severin Hirsch (SI/AT), Doris Jauk-Hinz (AT), Renate Kordon (AT), Renate Krammer (AT), Irmgard Schaumberger (AT), Ulla Sladek (AT), Edda Strobl (AT), Tuuli Sundén-Uusimäki (FI/AT), Helene Thümmel (AT), Eva Ursprung (AT), David Donnelly (AT), Daphna Weinstein (IL), Inka Ylikotila (FI/AT)
contemporary collective graz
The aim of the “contemporary collective graz” is t build a platform of networking. Interdisciplinary work is the chosen method: humanists of all fields enter a dialog with artists, writers, musicians and other creative minds. Not only should the sciences be interlinked in the sense of interdisciplinarity, but the connection between theory practice and the resulting different perspectives also play a significant role. The results of these cooperations on various topics are to be presented in the form of exhibition projects. The “cross linking of the mind” is a logical consequenze of globalization: the whole world has globalized its systems – why not also the mind? Only through collective exchange it is possible to grasp contemporary phenomena and generate cultural heritage. Only together we can start discussions that become discourses.
exhibition – artists CONNECTED
This first exhibition project “artists CONNECTED” explores feminisms within contemporary art. In the sense of a phenomenological interpretation of art, the different perspectives presented by the artworks illustrate the ambivalence of this theme. Current trends in contemporary art, such as the materials of textiles or luminous neon colours, become as tangible as current socio-political or museum issues within this context. Despite all the differences, convergences become tangible in the works presented here: surprisingly often self-awareness and self-confidence, whether as a women or as an artist, play a decisive role in the artistic statement, and the female body / femininity is more the actual content of the representation than the motif. In addition, the narrative element also stands out again and again in a concise way.
Special thanks to Renate Kordon and the Institut für Zeitverschiebung, as well as to the Daily Rhythms Collective. We would also like to thank Eugen Lendl Gallery and esc medien kunst labor, who supported us last-minute. We would like to thank all the artists for their great support, without them this evening would not have been possible. Additionally we would like to thank Gerti Kristandl and Gasthaus zur Sonne, who generously provided food for the guests. Finally, we would like to thank the Kulturamt of the City of Graz, especially Kulturstadträtin Lisa Rücker.