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Democratic Club Exhibition

The Democratic Club

Vernissage: 
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 / 7pm
Exhibition: 
Oct 19 – Nov 18, 2018 / Hours: Wed, Thu, Fri 3-7pm & Sat, Sun 1-6pm
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery, MQ, Q21 Showrooms, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Adda-Matinée & Presentation:
Atmospheric transfer and discussion about the first public spaces in modern India
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 / 11am
Location: Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna
Guest: Bhaswati Bhattacharya, historian and ethnographer, Georg August University Göttingen

The Democratic Club ist ein Dialog zwischen zwei einzigartigen Institutionen: Indian Coffee House und Wiener Kaffeehaus. Beide waren während ihrer Blütezeit wichtige Orte täglicher Geselligkeit und intellektuellen Austauschs. Nach der Unabhängigkeit Indiens wurde das Coffee House – einst organisiert durch den British Raj – zu einer Genossenschaft umgebaut. Als offener Diskussionsraum trug das Indian Coffee House nicht nur zur Entwicklung der jungen Demokratie bei, sondern zog darüber hinaus die öffentliche Sphäre ins Innere. Die stetigen Veränderungen in der Gesellschaft, begleitet vom Aufkommen internationaler Kaffeeketten, hinterlassen zunehmend Erosionsspuren an diesen öffentlichen Innenräumen.

The Democratic Club is a dialogue between two particular institutions, the Indian Coffee House and the Viennese coffee house. Both were important places of everyday sociability and intellectual exchange during their heyday. After India’s independence, the coffee houses – formerly organised under the auspices of the British Raj – were transformed into a cooperative society. As an open space for discussion this contributed to the development of the young democracy by extending the public sphere into the inside. Ongoing changes within society, accompanied by the emergence of international coffee chains, has already left traces of erosion on these public interiors.

A project by 
Carina Sacher & Lukas Vejnik

Supported by: Austrian Federal Chancellery, City of Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum New Delhi
Photo: Indian Coffee House, Thrissur Round South

transformative embodiments

Vernissage: 
TBA
Exhibition: 
March - April, 2019
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Die Gruppenausstellung „transformative embodiments“, zeigt einen Querschnitt junger künstlerischer Positionen, die sich insbesondere mit dem eigenen sowie fremden Körpern über das Medium der Fotografie auseinandersetzen.

In den performativen Selbstbildnissen von MANUEL CARREON LOPEZ dient der eigene Körper als flüchtiges skulpturales Material, das durch das Übersetzen in Bilder und den daraus entstehenden Fotoobjekten zu einer dauerhaften Komposition fixiert wird.

ANNAMARIA KOWALSKY lotet in ihre Selbstporträt-Serie „Anonymus“ mithilfe von Fotografie und Malerei die Grenzen zwischen multiplen verdichteten Bildebenen aus. Der scheinbar freigegebene Blick auf den sich halb abgewandten Körper wird durch Schichten von Farbe verdeckt, um im nächsten Moment wieder durchbrochen zu werden.

THERESA WEY fotografiert vorwiegend in autobiografischem Kontext. Portraits begreift sie als Zeugnisse von Begegnungen und experimentiert mit unterschiedlichen Möglichkeiten, sich und andere in ihren Bildern sichtbar zu machen um über Beziehungen und Intimität zu reflektieren.

KATRIN HANGA entwickelt mit ihren Bildern eine individuelle poetische Bildsprache, in der sich Körper und Blick mit der Materialität des fotografischen Mediums verschränken.

KURZ CVs:
MANUEL CARREON LOPEZ (*1987 Mexiko Stadt) studierte Fotografie an der Graphischen und Bildende Kunst an der Akademie d. bildenden Künste Wien. Er lebt und arbeitet als Fotograf und Künstler in Wien.

KATRIN HANGA (*1988 Wien) studierte Film & Theaterwissenschaft an der Sorbonne Nouvelle & École Internationale de Théatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Sie hat die Friedl Kubelka Schule abgeschlossen und studiert derzeit bildende Kunst an der Akademie d. bildenden Künste Wien.

ANNAMARIA KOWALSKY (*1991 in Coburg) studierte Musik an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst und Philosophie an der Akademie d. bildenden Künste Wien. Sie arbeitet als Musikerin, Komponistin und Künstlerin im In- und Ausland.

THERESA WEY (*1987 Königstein im Taunas, nahe Frankfurt am Main) studierte Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Deutsche Philologie und Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Wien und arbeitet seit ihrem Abschluss 2014 als Fotografin. Seit Oktober 2018 studiert sie Künstlerische Fotografie an der Friedl Kubelka Schule.

English:

The group exhibition transformative embodiments shows a cross-section of young artistic positions that deal in particular with one‘s own and other bodies through the photographic medium.

MANUEL CARREON LOPEZ performatively creates self-portraits, that serve as fugitive sculptural material. The body is fixed into a permanent composition by translating the images into the resulting photographic objects.

KATRIN HANGA uses her pictures to develop an individual poetic imagery, in which body and gaze intertwine with the materiality of the photographic technique.

ANNAMARIA KOWALSKY explores the boundaries between condensed image planes in her self-portrait series Anonymous through photography and painting. The seemingly frank view onto the averted body is hidden in paint, to be cut through again.

THERESA WEY photographs mainly in autobiographical contexts. Portraits become testimonies of encounters, to make herself and others visible in images that reflect relationships and intimacy.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
MANUEL CARREON LOPEZ (* 1987 Mexico City)
studied photography at the Graphische and Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He lives and works as photographer and artist in Vienna.

KATRIN HANGA (*1988 in Vienna) studied Film & Theater Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle & École Internationale de Théatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She graduated from the Friedl Kubelka School and is currently studying Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

ANNAMARIA KOWALSKY (*1991 in Coburg) studied music at the University of Music and Performing Arts and Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She works as musician, composer, and artist at home and abroad.

THERESA WEY (*1987 in Königstein in Taunas, near Frankfurt/Main) studied Theater, Film, and Media Studies, German Philology, such as Musicology at the University of Vienna and has been working as photographer since graduating in 2014. Since October 2018 she studies Artistic Photography at the Friedl Kubelka School.

Philipp Muerling - selfies

Vernissage: 
Sept 6 2018 | 7-22 pm
Exhibition: 
Sept 7 - Sept 28
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery, MQ, Q21 Showrooms, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

selfies
"Ich arbeite an meinen Barrieren", sagt der junge Zeichner, Musiker und Performance-Künstler Philipp Muerling. Durch eine neurodegenerative Krankheit ist er motorisch eingeschränkt und seit einigen Jahren auf den Rollstuhl angewiesen. Radikal und ungeschönt, verletzlich und nackt stellt er daher den eigenen Körper immer wieder ins Zentrum seiner Kunst. In Performances und Videos konfrontiert er sich und das Publikum mit den Barrieren und dem Scheitern, das ihm dieser Körper auferlegt, macht sich zum Modell und Objekt serieller, studienartiger Selbstportraits in Bleistift und lotet den erzwungenen Rhythmus und die Langsamkeit dieses Körpers in der Dekonstruktion digitaler Musikstücke aus.

Text: Roman Tschiedl für Ö1
Invited by: Markus Grabenwöger - Send mail

selfies
"I'm working on my barriers," says the young artist, musician and performer Philipp Muerling. Because of a neurodegenerative disease, he is in need of a wheelchair for several years. Radical and unadorned, vulnerable and naked, therefore, he puts his own body again and again into the center of his art. In performances and videos, he confronts himself and the audience with the barriers and failure that this body imposes on him, turns himself into a model and object of serial, study-like self-portraits in pencil and explores the enforced rhythm and slowness of this body in the deconstruction of digital music pieces out.

Wizardskull - Artist in Residence #Streetartpassage

Vernissage: 
Jul 26, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Exhibition: 
Jul 27 - Aug 26, 2018
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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We'r happy to announce the solo exhibition of WIZARDSKULL Jan Arnold Gallery on July 26.
The artist will present 10 original paintings, will paint two murals in the area of MQ as well as a cooperation on an affordable screen print (edition of 36) with LEAP Art Prints.

Artist Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/wizardskull/
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https://www.instagram.com/artis.love/

An artist living and working in Brooklyn NY. Early on he picked up skateboarding, and he immersed himself within the subculture. Designing tshirts, skateboard graphics, and skateboarding in local shop videos. He eventually went on to design over 200+ board graphics for skateboard companies from Norway, Russia, England, and all over the US and rest of the world. His art as well as himself skateboarding appeared in numerous skateboard magazines including Thrasher.
Adopting the moniker of Wizard Skull and abandoning freelance design work, he began wheat pasting his art all around New York. One of his most often wheat pastes was "Sexy Ronald", a buff version of Ronald McDonald wearing only underwear with fries popping out of them. People began photographing and sharing images of it on social media which led to the image going viral several times, being bootlegged and sold on tshirts in Thailand. This also led to his art being exposed to a larger audience.

AIKO - Artist in Residence #Streetartpassage

Vernissage: 
Jun 27, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Exhibition: 
Jun 28 - Jul 22, 2018
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

AIKO was born and raised in Tokyo before moving to New York City in the mid-90′s. Already creating art since a young age, her art career in NYC began when she started working for Takashi Murakami. She apprenticed in Murakami’s studio in Brooklyn and worked for him until the late 90′s going on to a direct a digital biography on the artist (“Superflat” 1998). AIKO continued to practice her own art and after leaving Murakami’s studio graduated from The New School University where she finished her MFA Media Studies and later met up with two American artists, the three of them would come to establish the group now known as FAILE. Creating work within the collective locally and abroad for a number of years, she moved on and established herself as Lady AIKO in 2006. AIKO continues to create work in the studio as well as public space. She is acclaimed in the contemporary art world and well-respected within the international graffiti and street art scene.

Current Exhibitions are “BEYOND THE STREET” May 2018 in Los Angeles USA as well as the solo exhibitions “BUNNY IN THE HOUSE” at WALLWORKS Gallery NY Mar 2018, and “LADY GO” April 2018 at Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum JAPAN.

She worked with Banksy on “Exit Through the Gift Shop” in 2010. Her large scale works indoors and outdoors are installed in many cities, including Miami’s Wynwood Walls in 2009, New York City’s Bowery Wall in 2013, and Coney Art Walls in 2015/2016/2017, all three curated by Jeffrey Deitch. AIKO has also been involved in a large collection of group shows, from “AnimamixBiennale” at Shanghai’s MoCA in 2009 to “Edo Pop” at Japan Society NYC in 2013, ‘Some Place Like Home” at Rumney Guggenheim Gallery NY in 2015 to her more recent solo show, “Sweet Heart” at The Outsiders Gallery in the UK in 2014.

AIKO has also been commissioned to create works in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Coach, Apple, Microsoft, Kiehl’s, The Standard, W Hotel, Sanrio Hello Kitty, Isetan, Warner Bros., RED, Pepsi, Reebok and former First Lady Michelle Obama etc.

During her stay as Q21 artist in residence at MuseumsQuartier the artist will create panels for #streetartpassage, paint a mural at Siebensterngasse, a small exhibition at Jan Arnold Gallery.

Invited by @artis.love
Inquiries to Sebastian Schager

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Artist Check-In at Hotel Altstadt

Vernissage: 
Monday, May 28, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Location: 
Hotel Altstadt Vienna - Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna

ARTIST CHECK-IN
Curated by Hotel Altstadt Vienna & Jan Arnold Gallery

We are happy to announce an one day exhibition evening at Hotel Altstadt Vienna. (Further days only on request)

Artists: Julia Faber (AT) Rudolf Fitz (AT) Ben Reyer (US) Daan Lievense (NL) Sebastian Schager (AT)

"The boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a curated residence, a patron to the arts and a favourite luxury bolthole of the culture scene." - White Line Hotels

The Viennese fine artist Julia Faber comments in her work on the technical evolution of the human body. She describes the vacillation between alleged necessity, perfection and dependence on these technical enhancements. Through their creative negation of the natural real devices and historical and centemporary inventions drift off into a surrealistic image. Julia  Faber interprets technology a spacer to the human body.

Rudolf Fitz aka. grundieweiss_vienna, born 1989 in Vienna, is artist and graphic designer. He started with graffiti about 12 years ago, his interest in art grows more and more, since a few years he is doing his art also on canvas. In the beginning he followed an abstract, expressive style, but it developed to a clear, figurative style on the one hand and on the other hand, into a straight, colorful and geometric style for the other part of his artwork. The main part of his art refers on the classical charme of vienna, most of it is fictitious. He prefers using oil color for his paintings.

Ben Reyer is a collage artist who subverts popular imagery to create fantastical combinations. In his slice and dice technique he uses vintage posters, books, magazines, and other printed matter. Always made by hand, his collages are pieces of history, made for the future, critiquing the now. The artist, born in 1985 in Vienna, Austria, grew up in Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelor of Geography Degree at UCLA in 2008, traveled the world, and now lives and works in Vienna.

Daan Lievense (1986). Living and working in Vienna. Studied multimedia art with the focus on spatial works and installations in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Currently focussed on painting and sculpture. Works are drawn from common images and ideas in daily life.

Sebastian Schager is one of th founding members of Perfekt World (2007-2016), LEAP - Limited Edition Art Prints, Jan Arnold Gallery inside MuseumsQuartier Vienna as well as his own brands Artis.Love / Artis.limited. As a curator he is responsible for the Q21 Artists in Residence at #Streetartpassage (MQ) and the annual exhibition "Living Studio" at frei_raum Exhibition Space (MQ). Next to all projects Sebastian Schager works as an artist in Vienna, Austria since more than 10 years, specialising in complex large scale stencils and his painting method "Wheel of Fortune" involving a randomising mechanism and picture sets.

ULLA RAUTER / ROBERT BODNAR

Vernissage: 
MAY 17, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Exhibition: 
MAY 18 - JUN 14, 2018
Location: 
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Ulla Rauter arbeitet als Medienkünstlerin und Musikerin an der Schnittstelle von Klangkunst und Bildender Kunst. Ihre Werke umfassen performative Skulpturen, musikalische Performances und experimentellem Instrumentenbau. Ihre selbstgebauten Interfaces verwenden physische Reize und Signale, um elektronische Klänge zu erzeugen und zu steuern. Dabei stellen sie oft eine Erweiterung des eigenen Körpers dar und werden zur sinnlichen Schnittstelle zwischen Körper, Umgebung und digitalem Klang. (Photo Credits: H. Redtenbacher)

Robert Bodnar hat eine zeitgemäße und radikale Art, die Fotografie konzeptuell zu denken. Er gehört der jüngeren" Artistic-Research-Generation" an, was sein technisches, mathematisches und physikalisches Wissen und seinen entsprechend experimentellen Umgang mit der Fotografie betrifft. Viele Arbeiten setzen spezielle (apparative) Konstruktionen, Berechnungen oder besondere Materialien voraus und behandeln medienspezifische Vorgänge. (Photo Credits: Mag. Manuel Carreon Lopez)

Ulla Rauter works as a media artist and musician between sound art and fine art. Her work includes performative sculptures, musical performances and experimental instrument making. The artists self built sound interfaces are operated through physical impulses and signals by witch electronic sounds generate. The instruments often act as an extension of the artists body and become a sensual interface between her physical existence and the surrounding space and sound.

Robert Bodnars concept about photography is highly contemporary and radical. His experimental approach as part of an “Artistic Research Generation” involves technical, mathematical and physical knowledge. His media specific work often involves self build camera parts, complex calculations and special materials.

'Playground' - Daan Lievense & Joseph Rudolf

Vernissage: 
MAY 16, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Location: 
Dessous | Anton-Scharffgasse 4, 1070 Wien

DREISECHSFUENF #03, Tag 12
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Playground

Artists: Daan Lievense & Joseph Rudolf

Daan Lievense and Joseph Rudolf are playing with spaces, rooms and shapes. Mature concepts combined with experimental childishness in the sandpit of contemporary art.

curated by Joseph Rudolf | Jan Arnold Gallery

www.daanlievense.com
www.instagram.com/daanlievense
www.instagram.com/joseph_rudolf

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Im Rahmen des Kunstfestivals
DREISECHSFUENF #03
15 Tage | 15 Kurator*innen | 15 Ausstellungen
05/05/18 - 19/05/18
www.dreisechsfuenf.com
www.facebook.com/DREISECHSFUENF
Location: Dessous
Anton-Scharff Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna
http://thedessous.com/

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