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EXHIBITION OPENING │ ARTIST TALK

EXHIBITION OPENING │ ARTIST TALK

CONSTRUCTING PARADISE: TALK

TUESDAY JAN 31, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Exhibition:
CONSTRUCTING PARADISE

FEBRUARY 1 - APRIL 24, 2017 
Austrian Cultural Forum New York 
11 East 52nd Street, New York 

Artists on view: 
Paul GAUGUIN, Oskar KOKOSCHKA, Jean-Michel BASQUIAT, Mark DION, Nives WIDAUER, Kara WALKER, Mathias KESSLER, Mickalene THOMAS , Marissa LÔBO, Christian Kosmas MAYER, Hugo CANOILAS, Moussa KONE 

Curated by Dieter BUCHHART │ Curatorial Advisor: Mathias KESSLER 

JANUARY 31EXHIBITION OPENING
6 PM -- 7 PM: Artist talk with Mathias Kessler, Marissa Lôbo, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Nives Widauer and curator Dieter Buchhart.
7 PM – 9 PM: Reception featuring a performance by Marissa Lôbo (no RSVP necessary)


Join us for the opening of Constructing Paradise, a group exhibition curated by Dieter Buchhart and Mathias Kessler exploring the themes and history of the "exotic" and its interpretation in contemporary art. 

Constructing Paradise exhibits contemporary reinterpretations of notions of the "exotic" by artists based in Austria or the United States. Taking iconic artworks such as Paul Gauguin's Noa Noa and Oskar Kokoschka's Tiger Cat as starting points, the show assembles a diverse range of work from early contemporary to more recent artistic responses to the modernist imprint of desire and fantasy on contemporary culture. Particularly when juxta­posed with hyperbolized images of modern-day advertising, the exhibition explores the psychological impacts of the modernist image on image culture and the Western psyche. 

In the framework of the opening, curators Dieter Buchhart and Mathias Kessler will talk with artists in our new show about the themes and history of the "exotic" and its interpretation in contemporary art. The talk in the ACFNY auditorium is followed by the Opening Reception which features a performance by Vienna-based artist Marissa Lôbo.

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