FATHER AND SON.
"A PROJECT BY MARCO SAMMICHELI"
Drawings by Adam Nathaniel Furman and Luca Zamoc.
In partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Vienna
Exhibition period: 8.9. - 24.10.
The exhibition Sottsass. Father and son. Drawings by Nathaniel Adam Furman and Luca Zamoc is an investigation into the cultural and creative relationship between different generations. This is not a tribute or an homage but an interpretation of a legacy. The role of fathers and teachers, the importance of history and its references are one of the greatest challenges for contemporary designers and artists, especially the use of digital tools which are able to change the usual search paths. To synthesize a personal visual language is an activity which is not just affected by a context but a relationship with history whose distance is altered by digital culture.
The indisputable role of history is subject to interpretation of the designer Furman (UK, 1982) and the artist Zamoc (I, 1986), which compared to the legacy of Ettore Sottsass Senior and Ettore Sottsass Junior, realized several drawings starting from the works and languages f these two authors. The decision to establish a comparison with Sottsass has multiple motivations. The strong relationship they both had with Austria and the city of Vienna is a premise that emphasizes the non-neutrality of context. Also the deep interest that the contemporary generation has for Sottsass Jr borders on obsession and thus deserves attention. Finally, as regards the time and handover the work of a father and a son - of which are shown respectively the projections of two architectural projects and three editions of vases - they have done as designers the same job of marking the ages who have lived, contains the value of the transmission of knowledge and gives the history the dual role of detection and revelation.
BUSK: "LOOK AT ME NOW"
Exhibition period: 3.7. - 22.8.
In einer Zeit, in der Graffiti und Streetart vermischt und unter dem verwässerten Begriff der Urban Art quer über Genregrenzen hinweg agieren, fokussiert Paul Busk sich auf Analogien, die historisch konträr zu dieser Entwicklung verlaufen – die Galerie INOPERAbLE widmet ihm vom 3. Juli bis 22. August 2015 eine Einzelausstellung.
Paul Busk ist kein Bilder hortender Atelierkünstler, der bei Ausstellungen Werke aus seinem bestehenden Fundus präsentiert. Vielmehr verschafft er sich durch die absolute Distanzierung von Besitz die Freiheit, jederzeit und überall sein zu können. Dieser Umstand wird zentrales Thema der Ausstellung des in Wien lebenden und arbeitenden Malers, Zeichners und Typographen sein.
Bei dieser Rauminstallation setzt sich Paul BUSK weiters mit der von ihm aufgebauten Identität auseinander. Dieser über Jahre generierte Mythos ist Teil des Graffiti-Game und spielt bewusst mit anonymisierenden Elementen. Der Künstler agiert im Verborgenen, wählt für seinen Auftritt aber dennoch das En Face-Porträt, eine Verbildlichung mit Maske, die seriell abgearbeitet, linear von seinem „Alter Ego“ ausgeht.
Urban Art is a vague term used outside the fixed boundaries of genres, in times when graffiti and street have become mixed. Paul Busk focuses on analogies, which are historically opposed to this development – from July 3rd to August 22nd INOPERAbLE Gallery is presenting a Paul Busk solo show.
Paul Busk is not a studio artist hoarding paintings, or exhibiting paintings from a long standing pool of works, but distances himself from possesions, establishing his freedom to be anywhere at anytime. This fact will be a focal point of the show at the INOPERAbLE Gallery dedicated to the painter, illustrator and typographer.
In his installation, Paul Busk takes a closer look at the identity created by him. This myth, generated by the artist himself throughout the years, is part of the game of graffiti and deliberately plays with anonymizing elements employed by the writers. The artist operates in the shadows, but chooses the En-Face-Portrait for his appearance, a visualization wearing a mask, whose serial modifications linearly originate from his ’alter ego’.
DO NOT DISTURB
Duration of Exhibit: March 11th – April 25th 2015
INOPERAbLE Gallery and Jasmin Wolfram cordially invite you to the exhibition “Do not disturb- Israels Urban Art”. Israel has a unique and particularly rich urban art scene, which has gained an international reputation in recent years. The photographer Leora Cheshin traveled through the urban landscape of Israel and began to capture creative moments from all parts of the country, hoping to preserve these ephemeral works.
In two illustrated books, Befriend your Demon (2009) and Do not disturb (2012) she captures and documents the physical and social landscape of Tel Aviv, Kfar Saba, Haifa and Jerusalem and their streets, which serve as the working basis for many artists. It is the aim of the exhibition to give a current insight to the diverse as well as high quality Israeli Street Art Scene. Thus, the public is encouraged to discover the selected artists and their art works at the original site through the photography. Finally, the aim is also to strengthen the public interest in Graffiti & Street Art and in Israel’s position as a dynamic contributor to this art scene.
This exhibition will display and present original works from Israeli as well as Israel based Graffiti and Street Art artists like Broken Fingaz and Dede, and complemented by Cheshin’s photographs. Leora Cheshin lives in Jerusalem and is among other things member of the Jerusalem Artists Association.
When black meets white
In the exhibition “when black meets white” works will be on display which are purely built on the formal conditions of the color black and white.
Technically Black is the name given to the condition of a color and brightness perception that occurs in the absence of a visual stimulus. On the other side of the spectrum is White, which arises when it comes to an overstimulation of the three spectrums (red, green and blue) on the retina of the eye, which are responsible for color vision.
In some of the works shown in the exhibition, Black and White are purposely used as the strongest visual contrast there is. At the same time this also serves as an aesthetic or stylistic device for composition and image structure . The exhibition will also show positions dedicated exclusively to one of the two states. The themes and techniques which the exhibited works take on themselves are just as individual as the participating artists and range from drawing, collage, painting, sculpture and video.
Starting points of the different arguments portrayed range from purely formal aesthetic and artistic, to cultural and historical considerations. Furthermore, the phenomena of everyday life and popular culture as well as the immediate social environment and personal experiences of the Artists are processed in the various art works.
JANA & JS – FORGET THE OUTSIDE
The new work by Jana & Js is closely related to the theme of memory associated with the cause of emotions such as melancholy and nostalgia. The exhibition “Forget the outside” is seen through the eyes of a time gone by and explores the feeling of being cut off from the outside world. Objets trouvés serve as a starting point, which the artists collected in the course of their travels and exploration of abandoned places. Similar to their work in public space, it is the encountered context that determines the framework for Jana & Js’ artistic production.