Miro Mundo Fotogalerie Wien
Opening: Monday, 26 November at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Petra Noll-Hammerstiel
Duration: 27 November 2018 – 19 January 2019
The artists of the Miro Mondo exhibition open up whimsical, mysterious, sometimes surreal and fantastical worlds which irritate our preconceived picture of the world. On one hand there are staged scenes or set pieces of realities which are montaged into new and unfamiliar visual worlds. This comes about when, for example, physical laws such as gravity or preconceived notions of space are negated, destabilising balance and order.
On the other hand there are images from (sometimes nocturnal) reality which appear mystical because of particular light incidents or because they show strange places that actually exist but are never (or only rarely) seen or which apparently prove the existence of life on Mars. Equally, the baffling quality inherent in criminal cases leads to richly associative works situated between reality and fiction. Furthermore, (pseudo) scientific procedures, special imaging techniques and performative interventions generate irritating situations. This raises the (photographic) question: what is reality and what is staged – and is a staged situation not reality too?
Artists: DOMINIK BUDA, ANTYE GUENTHER, HUND & HORN, KEVIN KIRWAN, JANA MÜLLER, CLAUDIA ROHRAUER, VIKTORIA SCHMID, LEVI VAN VELUW
sponsored by: BKA Österreich; MA7-Kultur; Cyberlab