On Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7 pm Akademie Schloss Solitude will be opening the exhibitions of Kostis Velonis, Georges Senga Assani and Jelena Vesić.
With a book presentation by Jelena Vesić on the opening evening.
Precision German Craftsmanship
The title was borrowed from a poem by the American poet Matthew Rohrer, in which he describes his ideas of German craftsmanship, especially with regards to the proverbial German thoroughness and precision. Kostis Velonis plays with this idea and intentionally creates crafts which are not based on such values. The smoothness and polish of typical design products are substituted by scratching on the raw surfaces and the aspect of deterioration and collapse of the cultural object. Most of the surfaces of these objects remain dirty, smudgy and stained, offering their own narratives.
Georges Senga Assani
Cette maison n’est pas à vendre et à vendre
With his photographs Georges Senga Assani picks up conflict situations, that occur in his home country within heritage disputes or bankrupt. What happens with the personal property of people, whose ownership suddenly becomes unclear and what impacts do these conflicts have on the cohabitation in a family or a community.
Story on Copy
Jelena Vesić is an independent curator, writer and editor. She is active in the field of publishing, research and exhibition practice that intertwines political theory and contemporary art. Vesić explores relations between art and ideology in the field of geopolitical art history writing, focusing on experimental art and exhibition practices of the 1960s and 1970s in former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe.
Admission is free.
On view: January, 19 to March, 5, 2016
Opening hours: Tue–Thu: 10–12 am and 2–5 pm, Fri: 10–12 am and 2–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 12–4 pm