Angelique Spanoudis – Jan Lauth

Personal Paradox

Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider

Ausstellungsdauer: 06.08.2021 - 30.09.2021
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 20:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien

The outer appearance, a flood of over a hundred terms of optimised “I statements” relating to the global crisis. Am I more eco-conscious and climate-neutral – than the next? Despair and excuses lead to one’s own green washing … Can the paradox help to find peace in the overload of dystopian news?
Is reduction funny, naïve, or as crude as the permanently necessary suppression? Indeed, it is a liberating and obligatory option, to mirror oneself and the next observer/user with terms of everyday transgressions. The self-whitewasher is not feminine, therefore the terms are left in masculine.
Additional terms can be sent to the monitor-mirror. We curate our lives and present the best traits to the outside. The paradoxical intervention demands the contrary, the critically elevated art term about the dystopian present.

Angelique Spanoudis is a media artist and designer living and working in Vienna. Exhibitions and performances at Content Art/Vienna, Künstlerhaus/Vienna, MAK Nite/Vienna, Swissartexpo/Zurich, amongst other places.

Jan Lauth is a lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and co-founder of many festivals and organisations for Viennese visual art, such as equalEyes, mediaOpera, seeLab, and most recently morphoPoly. Since 2018 Spanoudis / Lauth have been working in the artist collective JALS with a conceptual and socio-critical focus.

Thanks to: Peter Kohrgruber


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