Paule Perrier (sound)
Elisabeth Ward (dance)
Oksana Zmiyevska (sculpture)
By bringing together different artists from the fields of sculpture, dance and sound, this evening tried to explore the tensions between nature and humanity as well as the intersections of art and environment.
This project was presented on June 5, 2017 as part of the DREISECHSFUENF #2 Festival Vienna.
RUDI COTRONEO "Lost Lands"
Rudi Cotroneo‘s work reflects upon a craving for peace and quiet in a dynamic world full of restlessness. Resulting from his avid interest in history as well as a special concern about present global developments, Cotroneo‘s paintings and collages show comprehensable islands surrounded by the sea, that create peaceful areas. Central mountain masses form naturalistic bases, that often are surrounded by cliché images taken out of the alps, such as lakes and valleys. These sceneries lead the recipient to a more essential emotion of trying to understand nature and organic life.
Cotroneo‘s geographical heritage (Calabria, Italy and Vienna, Austira) reflect upon his work, that tries to show landscapes that need to be preserved, understood and cared for.
The title of the exhibition „Lost Lands“ manifests through these thoughts and defines our planet as yet another floating island in the ocean called space.
OSAMA ZATAR - Retrospective
Osama Zatar was born in Ramallah, Palestine, studied carpentry and architectural drawing in Jerusalem, stone sculpting with Paul Taylor and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna under Heimo Zobernig.
Besides creating intense self-reflective often life sized sculpting work, Zatar is also actively involved in various projects, that support refugees and immigrants and concentrate on intercultural discourse.
His sculpting work often shows in form of life-sized self portraits, that reflect on autobiographical themes.
"I was born in 1980 in occupied Palestine. Borders, checkpoints and the feeling of being caged has been a constant experience throughout my life and naturally became a main subject of my artistic work.
My personal struggle against borders increased in the past years. My marriage to an Israeli woman emphasized how separated and segregated Palestinians and Israelis are from each other. My personal fight to break those borders and my struggle to leave Palestine has driven me to concentrate on my artistic work, as a tool of communication with my surrounding, to speak out against these forces." (Osama Zatar)
This project was presented on March 24th, 2017 as part of the DREISECHSFUENF #1 Festival Vienna at the MASC Foundation Vienna.
M. LAMAR at Vienna Art Week
“Mr. Lamar plumbs the depths of all-American trauma with visionary verve.”
The New York Times
"If there’s such a thing as a post-structuralist, transgendering singer, it’s M. Lamar. While songs are his métier, he’s ultimately a performance artist who celebrates and parodies the very idea of the chanteuse: he deconstructs the persona of the diva even as he wraps himself in divalike hauteur…"
The New Yorker
M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical becomings. Born May 29th 1984, Lamar holds a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and attended the Yale School of Art, sculpture program, before dropping out to pursue music. Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at The Meet Factory in Prague, The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, National Sawdust New York, The Kitchen New York, MoMa PS1’s Greater New York, Merkin Hall, New York, Issue Project Room New York, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco; Human resources, Los Angeles;Wesleyan University; Participant Inc., New York; New Museum, New York; Södra Teatern, Stockholm; Warehouse9, Copenhagen; WWDIS Fest, Gothenburg and Stockholm; The International Theater Festival, Donzdorf, Germany; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York; Performance Space 122, New York; and African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco; among others.
The performance took place on November 18th, 2014 as part of the group exhibition
Dimensions Variable at mo.ë Vienna and the Vienna Art Week.