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Desiring The Real

13/09/2013 @ 11:00 - 13/10/2013 @ 17:00

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13 September – 13 October 2013

Artists: Iris Andraschek, Catrin Bolt, Adriana Czernin, Josef Dabernig, Judith Fegerl, Rainer Gamsjäger, Michael Goldgruber, Nilbar Güreş, Maria Hahnenkamp, Siggi Hofer, Michael Höpfner, Chris Janka, Franz Kapfer, Leopold Kessler, Ulrike Königshofer, Hubert Lobnig, Bele Marx, Anna Mitterer, David Moises, Melitta Moschik, Gilles Mussard, Bernd Oppl, Margherita Spiluttini, Esther Stocker, Hannes Zebedin

Curator:Karin Zimmer

“The only thing that a work of art can do is to prompt longing for another state of the world. And this longing is revolutionary.”

Heiner Müller

The exhibition Desiring the Realpresents works by 25 Austrian artists who explore different models of reality and place this notion at the centre of their work. The show is about subjectively experienced reality, staged reality, but also about developing alternative solutions and spaces for reality and contrasting them with one’s own concept of what is “real”.

There is no clear-cut borderline between reality and fiction. Artists have always liked to cross that border. “Reality and fiction merge in an endless horizontality, a shadowless landscape. Where the real world has turned illusionary, the illusionary world has taken on the garb of reality.” From the intertwined strands of reality and fiction we craft our own personal perception of the world.

In general, all art is political as such, because it deals with social conditions, with human beings.

For us, the viewers, the works by these internationally known or emerging young Austrian artists open up a poetical sphere of reality. Desiring the Realis an exhibition about re-ordering our experiences of reality, about different approaches to images and, thus, about re-ordering the world of the visible, conceivable and possible. The exhibition is also about the beauty of individual works of art and, even more so, about human beings, their social attachments, their expectations and yearnings. Having a commonly shared view of reality does not seem to be an option.

Jewish Bakery (Matzah Oven, Şair Ziya Paşa Yokuşu No. 13 Kuledibi Tünel Beyoğlu) 13/09 – 10/11/2013

Openning: 13 September, 20:00 with performance by Marx & Mussard

Austrian Cultural Forum (Köybaşı cad. No. 46, Yeniköy) 03/10 – 10/11/2013

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13/09/2013 @ 11:00
13/10/2013 @ 17:00
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