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YASMINA HADDAD & SARAH PICHLKOSTNER IN CONVERSATION WITH KARI CONTE
WEDNESDAY, NOV 20 2019, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
In conjunction with the exhibition Resident Alien: Austrian Architects in America, this event will feature presentations by Yasmina Haddad and Sarah Pichlkostner, two Austrian artists currently in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, supported by the BKA - Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur (Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria). Both artists will address forms, materials and spatial concerns in their work, as well as the merits and challenges of living and working in a new culture. Haddad's artistic practice is based on photography and sometimes extends to different media such as sculpture, sound and set design. The subjects she depicts often derive from the fields of fashion and theater, and are portrayed in stage-like situations. Pichlkostner creates sculptures and environments through which she investigates the representation of invisible processes such as the transmission of energy, the passage of time and our psychological behavior towards materials and objects.
Yasmina Haddad lectures on photography in context and contemporary visual genres at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the University of Art and Design in Linz. Her work has been presented at Wiener Festwochen, Netmage Bologna, the French Cultural Ministry Paris, Kunstverein Medienturm Graz, Kunstraum NÖ Vienna, Kunsthalle Project Space Vienna and Beirut Art Center, among others.
Sarah Pichlkostner is a sculptor and conceptual artist born in Salzburg. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna between 2008 and 2013. From 2014-2016, she participated in the residency program at De Ateliers in Amsterdam.
Image Credit: Detail from Yasmina Haddad, We Enter by the Front Door, 2019, C-print, 29 ½ x 20 inches