Jan 31 – Mar 16, 2008

Exhibitions: N. Sekhniashvili, G. Zivadinovic

Date: Jan 31, 2008, 20:00 Uhr

Duration: Jan 31 – Mar 16, 2008

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Nino Sekhniashvili

The conceptual Georgian artist Nino Sekhniashvili works with different media. In this video piece, she shows the Sudanese Mao holding a monolog at a gas station in Vienna on the theme of humanity.According to him, he could talk about this topic for tree hours. However, as he only has seven minutes for his speech, his monolog develops in a kind of ritual.

Nino Sekhniashvili (*1979 in Tiflis/Georgia) studied fine arts with Rosemarie Trockel at the Art Academy Düsseldorf (until 2000) as well as at the graphics department of the Art Academy of Tiflis (until 2002). In her often conceptual work she uses different media and mostly focuses on the notion of identity. In 2005 she initiated the »fake« music project »DARIO RADIO« together with Kate Siamashvili. Selected exhibitions: »Die Kultur der Angst«, in cooperation with the foundation Federkeil, Leipzig and Knut Birkholz, ACC Galerie Weimar and Stiftung Federkeil, Leipzig (2006); »Luft Holen«, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt and Kulturzentrum Unikum, Klagenfurt/Austria (2006); »Alternative Vision«, three artists from the Caucasus, Gallery Art Point/Austrian Educational Cooperation KulturKontakt, Vienna/Austria (2006); »Art without Borders«, Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan/Armenia (2006); »Utopia«, Caucasian Photography, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa Gallery Berlin and ifa Gallery Stuttgart (2005); »Neo Geo«, a project of the Guelman Gallery in the Central House of Art Moscow ( 2004). She is a 2007/2008 Solitude fellow.

Goran Zivadinovic
»148 x 105«

The title is a reference to the German format for DIN A6 postcards, that is 148 x 105 millimeters. Postcards are the basis for Goran Zivadinovic’s MailArt – a genre with origins in the Dada movement. A selection of postcards (approx. 1995-2007), prototypes and object studies (2007) and his current project »Greetings!« will be on view.

After his training in typesetting and communications design at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Goran Zivadinovic (* 1973 in Friedrichshafen) worked in Hamburg as a graphic designer as a fellow at Solitude in 2005-2006 with the IAT – Institute for General Theory. He lives and works in Stuttgart. He is a 2007/2008 Solitude fellow.

Exhibitions duration: Friday, February 1 to Sunday, March 16, 2008
Hours: Tues-Thurs 10am-noon & 2–5:30pm, Fr 10am-noon & 2-4pm, Sat–Sun noon-5:30pm