Tamagotchi Life Support, 2017 Installation in Natural History Museum Arad
Kicking off the season after the summer break, the Akademie opens four exhibitions with works of current fellows. On the opening night, the architect Iassen Markov (fellow 2007/2008) introduces his book L’almanacco ultimattivo della vera architettura segretta.
In the Lower Hirschang, the sculptor Michl Schmidt installs an interior installation under the title Kellerpalais. In his makeshift palace, he presents works that lean toward the “do it yourself” yet possess no existential necessity. Insofar, his installation is a practical field study on the topic of “unconditional basic income.”
In her newest work series Every Rose Has Its Thorn, the Australian artist Petrina Hicks subtly parodies the complications of consumer thinking. She shows photographs and video works that reveal the relationship between beauty and money. Hicks cleverly plays with the seductive and shiny visual language of commercial photography, in order to explore false promises of perfection.
With the magazine in Solitude, published by merz&solitude, the designer Tobias Bodio among others shows works that were realized during his fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in cooperation with other fellows. In various roles – be it as a performer, muse or interview partner – the fashion creator moves between the disciplines and makes the format a kind of “tried on identity.”
The Spanish architect Ivan Ballesteros dedicates himself to the meanderings and detours that his work process brings with it. His exhibition Incontinence, Failures, Doubts and Questions on (My) Research and Surroundings shows the results of his work beyond the path, which range in form from photography to video to models and prototypes.
On the opening night, from 10.30 pm, ASSOUA ACHILLE BRICE ETEKI will perform Soul from Kameroun and SEAN DACK rounds off the evening with a DJ-Set. Both are currently fellows in the discipline of video/film/new media.
The exhibitions are on view from September 24 to November 7, 2010 .
Opening Hours: Tu–Thu 10–12 am & 14–17.30 pm , Fr 10–12 am & 14–16 pm, Sa/Sun/Holidays 12 am–17.30 pm