on site russia is the second exhibition out of a serious focusing each year on one specific country and will pe presenting three Austrian artists in Moscow.
The newly established international non-profit art organization called “on site”, which is based in Vienna, shows three emerging contemporary Austrian artists for the first time in Moscow.
Katharina Gruzei, Eginhartz Kanter & Wolfgang Lehrner are invited to produce a new body of work on site. The exhibition „after the end of history“ reflects on the influence of history on today’s artistic production. Hence, the artists will be looking at historical underlying ideologies influencing today’s role of exhibition/public/non places in Moscow while raising the question of what comes „after the end of history“.
Katharina Gruzei works with photography, film, video, installations, performances, new media, sound and objects. Her interest lies in the use of media as a political as well as socio-cultural tool. In her projects, she relates to archives, works site-specifically and on current social topics.
Eginhartz Kanter deals with aspects of the public space. He makes use of different media such as installation, wall painting, object, video and photography. He either develops site-specific outdoor projects, or creates media works exploring public spaces, to be displayed at exhibitions.
Wolfgang Lehrner’s work focuses on the observation and visualization of locally determined characteristics of cities and "in-between" spaces, as well as the resulting global transformability.
The idea behind this exhibition format is the promotion of artistic mobility as well as transnational artistic exchange. Consequently, for 2016 on site projects plan an exhibition of Russian artists in Vienna in cooperation with curators Kristina Barekyan, Simon Mraz, Valerie Mühlenburg and Annunziata Schmidt-Chiari.
Cultural Department of city Moscow, Moscow City Galleries Network, Austrian Cultural Forum, Federal Chancellery of Austria, on site art projects
Where: Peresvetov Gallery Moscow, Peresvetov per. 4/1
Wann: Exhibition opening May 26 at 07:00 p.m., Exhibition May 27 - June 17, Opening hours Tue-Su 11.00 a.m. - 08.00 p.m.
More information: Press-release, on site art projects, Moscow City Galleries Network