Official Opening / Inauguration
- Samuel Bich
- Jennifer Gelardo
- Hannahlisa Kunyik
- Irina Lotarevich
- Phelim McConigly
- Saskia Te Nicklin
- Flavio Palasciano
- Sophie Thun
Emotional relation, affectivity and memory of a space meet questions of structure of the architectural and institutional space.
The exhibition Official Opening / Inauguration seeks for the bare and hidden outlines of art institutions, by focusing on the spatial and historical implications of Foundation. In its ambivalence of being a project space as well as a space for living, it explores the possibilities and interdependencies offered by these two distinctively defined conceptions. Within the first show the incorporation of institutional parameters, the act of inauguration, is celebrated in a festive moment: After the first hour of staying together in the courtyard, the opening ribbon is cut.
Inside Foundation, contrasting materials exaggerate the moment of staging and provide polarities throughout the show. The setup provides a collective mood to house the eight artistic practices within Official Opening / Inauguration, which circulate in and around their place of existence.
Temporal relations formulate questions of affectivity, emotional relations and memory. Desire serves as motor for personal interest and often leads to modifications of ones surrounding. These efforts touch the sphere of the personal as well as the institutional and therefore provide the poles in which the show oscillates.
This conception opens up to methods based in transgression, inscription and camouflage. Shifts in meaning and slippages of space and time are performed on different levels throughout the show. Positions within the exhibition link to these parameters and involve them into their individual uncertain and precarious realm.
As part of the show the edition A Sentence Beginning was launched, which consists of works by:
Brishty Alam, Minda Andren, Samuel Bich, Olivia Coeln, Pablo Ehmer, Maximilian Engel, Philipp Farra, Jennifer Gelardo, Jojo Gronostay, Barbara Hainz, Sebastian Hoch, Alexander Jackson Wyatt, Hannahlisa Kunyik, Irina Lotarevich, Mattia Macchieraldo, Phelim McConigly, Bruno Mokross, Flavio Palasciano, Doris Panholzer, Ivan Pérard, Sophie Pölzl, Cæcilie Heldt Rønnow, Lisa Schwarz, Michaela Schweighofer, Nora Severios, Marina Sula, Saskia Te Nicklin, Sophie Thun, Johanna Charlotte Trede, Dan Vogt, Arnaud Wohlhauser, Edin Zenun
Photography: Flavio Palasciano
With kind support of the district Wien Landstraße.