Exhibition view, Leander Schwazer, 2008


11 July - 30 August 2008

Maria Gamper, Krüger & Pardeller, Sonia Leimer, Philipp Messner, Leander Schwazer, Karl Unterfrauner

Following the main principle of Manifesta 7, and positioning the specific and organic situation of each exhibition space at the centre of attention, the Gallery Museum will display the works of some of the most exciting current artistic positions of regional artists through two exhibitions held during the period of the Manifesta. By means of the works presented, the focus will be on our exterior living space (environmental, cultural, architectural etc.) as well as on our interior living space (psychic, interpersonal and daily issues etc.). These will in turn be analyzed, reflected, questioned and reconceived, with the aim of looking behind the facades. The concept is to create visible transformations, intersections, conjunctions and form processes. Disjunctions, horizons and distances are positive, as they are effective as nuances. Interstices are constitutive. Approximations and distances are more important than rigidly held positions and definitions.
Which strategies can we use to heighten our perception? Which forms determine our natural and as well as socialised environment? How can we peer behind the curtain of the ordinary? And which processes help us to define internal and external positions and to situate proximity and distance? And what kind of dynamic is set in motion by which forms?
Different artistic positions will be demonstrated, alongside presentation of research about the meaning of the “own” and the “other” regarding artistic positions that deal with external, spatial and constructive parameters. This gives rise to questions of the forms and structures that define our organic as well as constructed cultural surroundings.