NOt here NO there

INTERCONTI WIEN 28.01.-07.02.2021

INTERCONTI WIEN brings together thirteen Viennese galleries in the iconic conference halls of Hotel InterContinental Vienna. Each gallery presents one artist in a historical vitrine provided by the MAK Museum of Applied Arts. The innovative online format offers audiences an experience that goes beyond the traditional online viewing room. It features a continuous video stream of on-site installation views and interviews with participating galleries and artists, providing visitors with an immersive experience of the actual set-up, location, and art on view.

The exhibition space, here a historical vitrine by Wiener Werkstätte member Otto Prutscher functions as a formal and contentual parameter of the installation „NOt here NO there“: It consists of a transparent fabric banner depicting the handwritten wordplay NOt here/NO there, and a sculpture that is framing the imagery of the haniging fabric banner. The installation is a display within a display, a reproduced site that is questioning its own representation and hierarchies of representation like foreground and background, visible and invisible and therefor addressing the current situation of physical absence.

NOt here NO there, 2021 Digital Printed Fabric (green line Fahnenstoff), wooden Frame-Sculpture, Textile Collage, Textile Object
NOt here NO there, 2021 Digital Printed Fabric (green line Fahnenstoff), wooden Frame-Sculpture, Textile Collage, Textile Object
NOt here NO there, 2021 Detail
NOt here NO there, 2021 Detail
NOt here NO there, 2021 Detail

NOt here NO there, 2021 Installation View