|With works from: Rahel BRUNS, Petra BUCHEGGER, Romana HAGYO/ Silke MAIER-GAMAUF, Bosko GASTAGER, Maria HANL, Kata HINTERLECHNER, Claudia LARCHER, Sabine MARTE,
Jörg PIRINGER, Andreas PUTZER, Stoph SAUTER and Veronika SCHUBERT
OPENING: FRIDAY 08.09., 7:00 P.M.
In the presence of the artists
WELCOME: Gue SCHMIDT [MAG3]
INTRODUCTION: Dr. Chris ZINTZEN
PERFORMANCE: Sabine MARTE
DURATION: 09.09.2017 - 04.10.2017
OPENING TIMES: TUE - FRI: 5:00-8:00 P.M.
The exhibition focuses on the pause in the sense of stopping for a moment, looking and reflecting. The question is which possibilities open up in the moment of interruption.
The meaning of the word has developed over time: the Greek word (pausis) refers to the ending of an action. Based on the idea of a temporal continuum, whose process can be resumed, the Latin term pausa describes an interim time or rest. An action is temporarily suspended so as to be continued later on.
Economy of time and efficiency are economic as well as value-oriented factors in a production-oriented society. In modern times, acceleration became the goal, the capitalistic society experienced shortness of breath in the framework of time economy. Globalisation processes focus on simultaneity, mobility and 24-hour availability. Whereas in efficiency-oriented work processes the pause is the time when people can satisfy their needs, the interruption of a reassuring continuation can also be perceived as a threat. Defining one's identity by activity and efficiency is reassuring. In the early days of radio and television the programme could be consumed at fixed times, mobile communication and social media are permanently available and offer the possibility to participate in the flow of information at any time.
Aside from the dichotomy between activity and inactivity, pausing can open up a space of possibility. The artistic work space can access a tradition valuing the act of watching, the creative break, the tabula rasa, even the failure of a production as a beginning and re-orientation.
The artists are using the inner and outer spaces of the project room MAG3 to present room installations, photography, paintings and sound works.
Silke Maier-Gamauf (Curator), Vienna 2017
MAG3, SCHIFFAMTSGASSE 17, A 1020 VIENNA/ AUSTRIA/ EUROPE
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