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CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALERIE: is my territory. curated by MONICA BONVICINI - 28 June 2013 to 27 July 2013

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28 June 2013 to 27 July 2013
Hours - Tue - Fri 11 am - 7 pm Sat 11 am - 3 pm
CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALERIE
Schleifmuehlgasse 1A
A-1040
Vienna
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MONICA BONVICINI / SAM DURANT, Hole, 2003
graphite and tempera on paper
150 x 198 cm
12


Artists in this exhibition: Monica Bonvicini, Cäcilia Brown, Gabriele Edlbauer, Julia Hohenwarter, Kris Lemsalu, Isa Rosenberger, Maruša Sagadin, Toni Schmale, Stefanie Seibold, Sofie Thorsen, Astrid Wagner, Anna Witt, Marina Gržinić, Aina Šmid, Zvonka Simčič


is my territory. curated by MONICA BONVICINI

Duration: 28. 06. - 27. 07. 2013

MONICA BONVICINI | CÄCILIA BROWN | GABRIELE EDLBAUER | JULIA HOHENWARTER | KRIS LEMSALU | ISA ROSENBERGER | MARUŠA SAGADIN | TONI SCHMALE | STEFANIE SEIBOLD | SOFIE THORSEN | ASTRID WAGNER | ANNA WITT

The exhibition is my territory., curated by Monica Bonvicini, represents a temporal, spatial and contentual overview of the ten years during which she has served as Professor of Performative Art - Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Early on, in 2003, the exhibition Break it/Fix it was presented by Monica Bonvicini and Sam Durant at the Vienna Secession. One of their collaborative works will be on view alongside the works of the artists with whom Monica Bonvicini has cooperated over the years. is my territory. This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page. On the sheet of paper is written: “when you open the door, it’s right there on the left next to the light switch.” Before, behind, right, left, above, below. Like all galleries, this one was also very bright. Generously proportioned. Glass front open to the street. A view to the outside through the chain of rooms. When “I” arrived, some were already there. (Others weren’t yet.) “I” stayed. “I” left and came back later. Thus “I” began, and before “I” knew it, it was as if it had been exactly what really happened, a strange matter.

Object 1 etc., Friend 2, a rather massive table. A couple of impractical objects. Folded cardboard in the corner, uncombed paper on the pedestal. Red, yellow, blue. Powder coating, stove enameling. There was something on the floor, a chained hand. “I” have a good long look at all of it. Although “I” knew right away. All in all: “I” was just passing through. Get closer and step back again, say the same thing as something different a couple of times. As already said. “I” stayed a while. “I” left and came back later. (Johannes Porsch, with Reinhard Priessnitz, Georges Perec, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Monica Bonvicini)

MONICA BONVICINI, born 1965 in Venice, lives and works in Berlin. Studies at the Berlin University of the Arts and the California Institute oft the Arts, Valencia. Since 2003 professor for Performative Art - Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Selected exhibitons: 2013 Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; Galerie Johann König, Berlin; Artificial Amsterdam, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam; An der Isar, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; 2012 RUN, Olympic Games, London; Desire Desiese Devise, Deichtorhallen/Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg; La Triennale, Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 2011 A BLACK HOLE OF NEEDS, HOPES AND AMBITIONS, CAC Malaga; Venice Biennale; Vor dem Gesetz, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Under Destruction I, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art New York; 2010 BOTH ENDS, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; 2009 Light Me Black, The Art Institute of Chicago; Museion, Bozen; Lenbachhaus, Munich and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; 2008 New Orleans Biennial; The Museum as Medium, MARCO, Vigo; 2007 Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; 2006 Sao Paulo Biennial; 2005 Venice Biennale; Berlin Biennale; 2004 Gwangju Biennale; 2003 Monica Bonvicini/Sam Durant: Break it/Fix it, Secession, Vienna.


WINDOW 24

MARINA GRZINIC, AINA ŠMID, ZVONKA SIMCIC

Duration: 28. 06. - 27. 07. 2013

Following the thoughts of Dalida Benfield (USA), Nadia Granados (Colombia), Marina Grzinic (Slovenia), Fabiano Kueva (Ecuador), Walter Mignolo (Argentina, USA), José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia), Fabian Esteban Alvarez Rojas (Colombia), Javier Romero (Bolivia), Alex Schlenker (Ecuador) and Camilo Vargas (Colombia), the video-film Images of Struggle / Decoloniality explores explicit and implicit antagonisms and differences in global capitalism.

The participants (we) reflect simultaneously on our own positions in relation to those who “are left and/or forced to die”, and on the nature of territory, borders. The world is global but at the same time, like Europe itself, without memory, history! At the core of the video film is the issue of the instrumentalization of life and resistance, with querying struggle and solutions to neoliberal global capitalist exploitations. Each protagonist takes a clear performative position, talking to the audience, provoking the audience, and also talking about a possible political situation to be identified.

Marina Grzinic and Aina Šmid, Ljubljana, Slovenia, have been making videos since 1982. In their 30 years of collaborative engagement, they have presented and exhibited video works and video installations at more than 100 video festivals around the world, and they have received several major awards for their video production.

Marina Grzinic is Professor of conceptual Art at The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has published hundreds of articles and essays and several books.

Aina Šmid is Professor of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, and at present she is a freelance writer.

From 2010 to 2012 Grzinic and Šmid collaborated with Zvonka Simcic, Ljubljana.

CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALERIE






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