GRAZ – VIENNA – MILAN
Curated by Gertrude Moser-Wagner
Vienna Exhibition Opening: 20 March, 20.00 at ZS Art Galerie, 1070 Wien, Westbahnstraße 27–29
Panel Discussion: 20 March, 18.00 at Literaturhaus Wien, 1070 Wien, Seidengasse 13
The exhibition Gesichtsfeld at ZS Art Galerie presents artistic forays with the word. Through a variety of artworks—and the dialogue encouraged between them—multiple positions unfold across media, generations, and countries.
Gesichtsfeld, a word typically used in reference to a optometry examination, refers to an investigation of peripheral vision including the capacity to perceive subliminal flashes of light. It is the individual’s field of vision that is at play in this analogy, and which underpins the exhibitions and symposia of Gesichtsfeld.
The initiators of Gesichtsfeld, Gertrude Moser-Wagner and Doris Jauk-Hinz, present in three exhibitions and literary events in Graz, Vienna, and Milan the visual, literary, and scientific interpretations of two generations of artists using the medium of the word as a sign and as action.
The neo avant-garde in Austria and Italy as well as newer media formats are represented in the exhibitions. Additionally, readings, panel discussions, lectures, and workshops accompany the Gesichtsfeld project. Collaborating institutions include the Literaturhaus Graz; the Institute for Musik at Karl Franzens University, Graz; the Literaturhaus Vienna; ZS Galerie, Vienna; and the Foundation MUDIMA Milan.
Victoria’s work and current installation, Sidewalk Interstice, can be described as follows: In the midst of global upheaval, Sidewalk Interstice is conceived as a humble meditation on the connection between urbanity and civil disobedience. The sidewalk as symbol of contested space; access, protest, (re)claiming. What one might call a poetics of resistance. A reflection on urban interstices, Sidewalk is a sideways glance at the city as semantics, resistance as translation, a delicate cartography of re-appropriation. I am interested in these elusive traces of re-contextualized urbanity, and their quiet stories of insurrection.
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