fünf räume

TUESDAY MAY 24 - MONDAY SEP 5, 2011

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

 

Artists: Daniel DOMIG, Clemens HOLLERER, Zenita KOMAD & Michael KIENZER, Valentin RUHRY, and Esther STOCKER.

Fünf Räume presents new, site-specific works by emerging Austrian artists, each transforming one of five distinct gallery spaces in the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. All participants, despite their success and renown in Europe and elsewhere, have for the most part not yet been shown in the United States. Thus, Fünf Räume (German for 'Five Rooms') allows viewers to experience something unique and original while at the same time providing a glimpse into each artist's pluridisciplinary practice, primarily within painting, sculpture and installation.

Starting, as it were, at square one, the artists' installations relate strongly to their previous bodies of work, exploring space, site-specificity and the third dimension. Additionally, the installations will present the intricate architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York's gallery space from a fresh perspective and will thus allow viewers to experience it in a new light.

Each artist brings something radically different to the table - be it subject matter or their use of material - resulting in a visual representation of the dialogue and zeitgeist surrounding contemporary art-making in Austria. At first glance, the artists appear to employ the visual language of Minimalism. However, upon further investigation, each piece reveals itself to exist within the historical rubric of Austrian artistic practice, touching on many of its universal themes, including an engagement with technology, politics, and spirituality.


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Daniel DOMIG
The eyes are not here, there are no eyes here (2011)
Wood, oil on canvas, oil on paper
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Daniel DOMIG

Daniel DOMIG
The eyes are not here, there are no eyes here (2011)
Wood, oil on canvas, oil on paper
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Daniel DOMIG

Daniel DOMIG (left)
The eyes are not here, there are no eyes here (2011)
Wood, oil on canvas, oil on paper
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

Valentin RUHRY (right)
Untitled  (2011)
Plastic, paint, metal
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Galerie Christine König, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Daniel DOMIG & Valentin RUHRY

Clemens HOLLERER
On the other side (2011)
Enamel paint on wood
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Winiarzyk, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Clemens HOLLERER
On the other side (2011)
Enamel paint on wood
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Winiarzyk, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Clemens HOLLERER
On the other side (2011)
Enamel paint on wood
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Winiarzyk, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Zenita KOMAD & Michael KIENZER
The empty mirror (2011)
Chairs, vinyl, mirrors
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Zenita KOMAD & Michael KIENZER
The empty mirror (2011)
Chairs, vinyl, mirrors
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Zenita KOMAD & Michael KIENZER
The empty mirror (2011)
Chairs, vinyl, mirrors
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Zenita KOMAD & Michael KIENZER
The empty mirror (2011)
Chairs, vinyl, mirrors
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

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Valentin RUHRY
Untitled (Hello World) (2011)
On-off switches on MDF panel with oak frame
104.33 inches x 72.83 inches
Courtesy of Collection Cserni and Galerie Christine König, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Valentin RUHRY

Valentin RUHRY
Untitled  (2011)
Plastic, paint, metal
Dimensions variable
Courtesy Galerie Christine König, Vienna
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Valentin RUHRY


Esther STOCKER
Untitled (2011)
Foam core
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Esther STOCKER


Esther STOCKER
Untitled (2011)
Foam core
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Esther STOCKER


Esther STOCKER
Untitled (2011)
Masking tape and foam core
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Esther STOCKER



Esther STOCKER
Untitled (2011)
Masking tape and foam core
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Esther STOCKER



Esther STOCKER
Untitled (2011)
Masking tape and foam core
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com


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Esther STOCKER



Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD
Untitled (2011)
Video loop
1:49 min
Courtesy of the artists

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Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD



Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD
Untitled (2011)
Video loop
1:49 min
Courtesy of the artists

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Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD



Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD
Untitled (2011)
Video loop
1:49 min
Courtesy of the artists

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Sabine & Michael KIENZER and Zenita KOMAD



credits

Curators David Harper and Andreas Stadler
Exhibition Coordinator Natascha Boojar
Curatorial Assistant Eva Stockinger
Exhibition Assistants Georg Bauer, Martin Fürsatz, Pia Ionesco-Liehn, Birgit Stidl, Maria-Theresia Svejda

Exhibition Photography David Plakke, davidplakke.com
Poster Design Ahoy Studios, ahoystudios.com

Supporting Institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: Austrian Airlines, RB International Finance (USA) LLC, Zumtobel

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