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.