Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Eröffnung: 13.03.2014, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 14.03.2014 - 04.05.2014
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Inaugural speech: Dr. Barbara Preitler, psychologist and psycho-therapist.
There are no secrets, which is all part of the fact that everything is transparent anyway. The hidden sphere was invented, in a place somewhere between need, desire, compensation, and projection. Out of my privacy, into my privacy! I lie in my bath with my waterproof smartphone and three sub-screens. Once again I fail in the attempt to create congruence between my worlds. I feel a bit sick, but my neighbour only says: “Tell me something new.” I get out of the lukewarm bathwater. I don’t give a fuck about privacy, and I have an opinion about everything. I know what it means to live properly, and so do you.
A warm breeze wafts through the private sphere, the curtain at the threshold opens, and this is a very warm welcome to the Gesch(l)ützter Raum 2014.
Susanne Schuda works in the areas of video, installation, collage, text, the web, art in public areas, and performance.
“In my work I am primarily interested in the constitution of the individual within society and with a constructed reality. Exaggeration, intensification, re-constructing the familiar, and deforming the habitual make it possible to experience the mechanisms to which the individual is subjected.”
Solo exhibitions (selection): Studio der Neuen Galerie Graz; the T. K. Lang Gallery, Webster University, Vienna; MediaNoche, New York; Galerie Dana Charkasi, Vienna.
Group exhibitions (selection): Generali Foundation, Vienna; Kunsthaus Graz; Medienturm Graz; EMAF, Osnabrück; MONA, Detroit; Lothringer Laden, Munich; 98weeks, Beirut; Salzburger Kunstverein; A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China.
Performances: Brut, Vienna (Sabine Marte); Donaufestival, Krems (Sabine Marte); Kunsthaus Graz (solo); vierte Welt, Berlin (solo)
Monograph: Keeping One’s Distance, 2010