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ACFNY RECOMMENDS | EXHIBITION

ACFNY RECOMMENDS | EXHIBITION

NIKOLA HANSALIK: I AM NOT A MAN I AM DYNAMITE

THURSDAY SEP 10 - THURSDAY SEP 24

SEPTEMBER 10th - SEPTEMBER 24th 2015

OPENING RECEPTION:

Thursday, September 10th, 7pm - 9pm
156 Fifth Ave, Suite 303
Manhattan, New York

 

For this exhibition, Hansalik presents a series of eight wearable sculptures, which also function as masks made of fabric specially treated by the artist. These sculptures turn potentially into different characters of a play or a performance yet to be written. 

In another series presented as photographs, a protagonist wears skin-colored leather sculptures resembling body-parts. Via the veiling of the masks, the subject is left in blindness, trapped, becoming physically united as a form. Each mask's design derives from architectural floor plans of museums such as the Tate Modern, MoMA and the Centre Pompidou Through the spatial transformation of architectural layouts into object based masks, the artist steps into an intimate dialogue with such iconic spaces, exploring both the way they are used and thoughts on art itself. 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES 

Nikola Hansalik lives and works in Vienna, Austria. This is her second time showing with 308at156 Project Art Space, her first solo show in the space. The work in I am not a Man I am Dynamite was made during her Austrian Federal Ministry of Art and Culture residency in New York City. Hansalik's solo exhibitions include NY Fortune of Things I Will Do, at HQ, NYC (2008), Open Source Gallery, NYC (2008), I Want Them to Buy My Art, Do I... Austria Cultural Forum, London (2007) Principle of Irretrievable Breakdown, Arothek Gallery, Vienna (2006). Hansalik has also been part of numerous group shows and has won several awards.

VENUE
308 at 156 Project Artspace
156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 303
Manhattan, New York