Vienna — Eva Petrič (MFA 2010) is featured in the exhibition Melange — Wein-München opening August 1 at the Künstlerhaus.
Melange revisits the relationship between the Vienna Secession, based at the Künstlerhaus, and the Munich Secession, two late 19th century artistic groups that sought to break away from the conservative academic traditions that dominated the visual arts at the time.
Likewise Melange aims to provide an international platform for contemporary artists who eschew uniformity in the arts by bringing to the fore diverse artistic practices. Included in the exhibition is Petrič’s new installation Human Organ Constellation—Light Station No.7, which is inspired by the artist’s work researching organ transplants at the Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien (Vienna General Hospital).
Born in 1983 in Kranj, Slovenia, Eva Petrič is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, painting, video, performance, sound and the written word. Her artistic practice focuses on defining space, whether physical or mental, real or imaginary. Petrič lives and works in Vienna, where she studied art and psychology at Webster University Vienna (BA 2005) before matriculating at Transart.
Built in 1868, Künstlerhaus is an exhibition center focused on national and international contemporary visual art.
Melange — Wein-München
Künstlerhaus: Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
Opening 7pm Thursday July 31
On view from August 1 through September 7, 2014
Open 10am—6pm daily except Mondays, extended hours until 9pm Thursdays