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christine koenig galerie: G.R.A.M. : café paparazzi - 18 June 2009 to 1 Aug 2009

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18 June 2009 to 1 Aug 2009
Hours - Tue - Fri 11 am - 7 pm Sat 11 am - 3 pm
Opening: June 18, 2009, 7 - 9 p.m
CHRISTINE KÖNIG GALERIE
Schleifmuehlgasse 1A
A-1040
Vienna
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G.R.A.M., Paparazzi (Barack Obama), 2008
b/w - photography
Courtesy Christine König Galerie, Vienna
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Artists in this exhibition: G.R.A.M.


G.R.A.M.
café paparazzi


Opening: June 18, 2009, 7 - 9 p.m., together with the galleries Gabriele Senn, Georg Kargl,
Momentum, and Engholm Engelhorn.

The artists will be present.
Duration of the exhibition: June 19 - August 1, 2009



For the duration of the exhibition G.R.A.M. will set up a real café in the gallery: CAFE PAPARAZZI. The pop music composer Binder&Krieglstein will provide a soundtrack specifically for this.

PAPARAZZI ISBN: 978-3-902675-07-1 is a new book by G.R.A.M. which will be published in "FOTOHOF edition 2009"

http://www.christinekoeniggalerie.at/news/09/Paparazzi_GRAM.pdf


From the gallery's CONVERSATION series: Saturday, July 4, 2009, 12 p.m.
Thomas Seelig, Fotomuseum Winterthur and G.R.A.M. about "Look-Alikes"




G.R.A.M. live and work in Graz.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2007 Penthouse, Abel - Neue Kunst, Berlin; China Entdecken, Künstlerhaus, Graz; Wiedergänger, Ateličr Josefa Sudka, Prague; 2006 Global Player, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; automatic (with Josef Dabernig), Art Film, Art Basel 2006; Allhamduleilah, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich; 2003 Cameron Jamie & G.R.A.M., Christine König Galerie, Vienna; 2002 Wiener Blut, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; 2001 Nach Motiven von ..., TZR Galerie für Bildende Kunst, Bochum, Germany; 2000 Elvis slept here, Galerie und Edition Artelier, Graz; Innocent Anarchists, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles.


PAPARAZZI (1997-2008)

Nearly a year before the fatal accident of Diana Spencer and Dodi Al-Fayed, G..R.A.M.. an artist group from Graz, developed the project PAPARAZZI. Beginning with a Schindler House scholarship in Los Angeles (1997), they integrated viewing habits and stereotypes of the commerical photographers into the art world. Playing with sensations, voyeurism, deceit, and the rules of media in photos of boring everyday scenes experiences a dramatic reinterpretation: through Paparazzi esthetics the ordinary is being loaded with secrets. "Fact" becomes "fiction".

Since a decade G.R.A.M. delivers a series of PAPARAZZI images, a personal contribution to media´s conjuration of the "End of Privacy". All images were taken by G.R.A.M. themselves, through the mixing of prominent persons and celebrities (e.g. Barack Obama, David Beckham, Kate Moss, or Paris Hilton) and non-prominent persons a visual undergrowth evolves, where there seems to be no safe truth.

The images "shot" in Hollywood, New York, Cannes, Nizza, Monte Carlo, London, Vienna, Berlin, or Graz simulate realities, that only exist in the minds of the viewers.

With the complex PAPARAZZI series which embraces thousands of photos, G.R.A.M.. specifically focuses their view on the no man´s land between privacy and public, the gray zone between reality and non-reality.











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