Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider

Eröffnung: 26.09.2013, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 27.09.2013 - 09.03.2014
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien


Juxtaposing The Absent © Rini Tandon, Foto: Vijay Kate

The exhibition In Suspension shows a single work of the artist Rini Tandon. The installed object here is a three dimensional user tool that has been alienated from its digital function, to operate as an indicator of a larger sculptural drama* (*Tennessee Williams), assuming the space we walk in. The object Juxtaposing The Absent as a time-bar in real space, levitates between two worlds of fluctuating juxtaposition, linking and annulling two realities in diametrical opposition– referring to neither given film sequences nor an organization of imagery, but to a montage of absences in present-continuous at all times. Suspending the virtual, the dislocated object serves the position of an unsigned witness that holds no particular point of view.


Rini Tandon, born in India, has lived and worked in Vienna since 1978. Her unique position in approaching sculptural space has taken her to noteworthy exhibitions in institutions such as the Kunsthalle Oslo (1986); Aperto, Venice Biennial (1988); Anina Nosei Gallery, New York (1989); Austrian Sculpture, Generali Foundation/ Secession, Vienna (1990); Visionary Positions, Fundacao Calousto Gulbenkian, Lisbon (1998); Positions of Women Artists from 1945 till Today, Kunsthalle Krems (2003); Lentos, Kunstmuseum, Linz (2006); The Content of Form, Generali Foundation (2013) and in single shows such as at Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna (1986); Mindy Oh Gallery, Chicago (1993); Chemould Gallery, Bombay (1993); Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (2000); Nature Morte Gallery, Berlin (2009) or Raum Mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (2011).

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