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HOCHsommer Kunst Festival, 07.08. – 16.08.2020

Unter dem Namen Hochsommer haben sich 2017 erstmals acht Kunstinstitutionen aus dem Raum Südoststeiermark und dem südlichen Burgenland zusammengeschlossen. Sie alle vereint das Interesse und die Leidenschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst, abseits der Bundeshauptstadt und der Landeshauptstädte.

Hochsommer Festival_alice von alten

2020 geht es nun mit zwölf Kunsträumen in die 4. Runde. Das ganze Programm ist nachzulesen auf www.hochsommer.at. Kuratiert von Nicolas Dellamartina, mit Arbeiten von Alice von Alten, Pia Veronica Aström, Maria Chalela-Puccini, Anne Glassner (Foto), Priscilla Hasenböhler und Verena Preininger.

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COMMON GROUND – Kurator: Séamus Kealy & das Team des Salzburger Kunstvereins

Salzburger Kunstverein 23.07. – 20.09.2020
Eröffnung: Mi, 22. Juli 2020, 20 Uhr, Verleihung des Förderpreises des Landes Salzburg und des Salzburger Kunstvereins durch Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter Heinrich Schellhorn

Museumspavillon Mirabellgarten 30.07. – 10.09.2020
Eröffnung: Mi, 29. Juli 2020, 18.30 Uhr

Das Jahr 2020 ist von Unsicherheit und einer globalen Krise gekennzeichnet. Welche Rolle Kunst in Zeiten der Unsicherheit und Krise spielt, kann rückblickend besser beurteilt werden. Gerade zeitgenössische Kunst ist in schwierigen Zeiten relevant. Ausstellungen und Arbeiten aus Krisenzeiten können das Gefühl der Zusammengehörigkeit vermitteln, ein Gefühl, das uns in jüngerer Zeit vielleicht abhandengekommen ist. Das Thema der diesjährigen Jahresausstellung „Common Ground“ behandelt Fragen der Demokratie, Offenheit, Zusammengehörigkeit, des Zusammenlebens und wie wir Nähe zum anderen wiederherstellen können. Die Ausstellung wird im Großen Saal, im Kabinett und in Kooperation im Museumpavillon der Stadt Salzburg gezeigt. Alle Arbeiten stehen zum Verkauf. Die Erlöse gehen zu 100 % an die Künstler_innen: Künstler_innen im Salzburger Kunstverein & Künstler_innen im Museumspavillon

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‘Shelters’ by Emma Llorente Palacio

June 25th – September 10th, 2020

In this exhibition, the artist Emma Llorente Palacio shows us the latent power of the perceptive phenomena through her intimate dialogue with the clay. Her work is defined by a deep understanding of life cycles and proposes new ways of recovering the connection with our body in a world that constantly separates us from its rhythms and latencies. This work, exhibited for the first time in Galeria H2O, is based on three series that symbolize how menstruation, pregnancy and the functioning of ovarian reserves operate through the body.

Emma Llorente Palacio, Matrices, 2019. Copyright photo Adam Heffernan

Emma Llorente Palacio, Matrices, 2019. Copyright photo Adam Heffernan

The first proposal, “matrioshkas”, works around the pre-menstrual, menstrual and menopausal periods through a set of ceramic vessels. The second proposal, “sonajeros”, is a claim to the course of time through the ritual of menstrual detachment. Here, thirty-two delicate clay eggs shelter more than four hundred clay eggs with which, moon after moon, life is generated or detached. The last of the series, “matrices”, focuses on the increase of the size of a uterus in nine pauses, from conception to childbirth. The whole exhibition is channelled through sketches, diagrams and reflections to become a journey through the body, the surrender, the detachment, and the flow of life. It is an intuitive and honest dialogue.

Text: Marta Camps Banqué

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Solo Exhibition, “Sacred Echoes” at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

June 8th – July 19th, 2020

“Abigail Ogilvy Gallery is proud to present Sacred Echoes, a solo exhibition of paintings by Natalia Wróbel. This exhibition draws from a range of series created by Wróbel since 2017, allowing for a more holistic look into the artist’s practice, which incorporates mindfulness practices of deep listening and moving meditation that translate visually into her paintings. Much like the way we absorb the compositional elements of music, Wróbel’s paintings offer a synergistic melody when the details come together as a whole. Colors melt seamlessly to harmonize on the canvas, as brushstrokes crescendo across her compositions. Wrobel’s studio research also revolves around a fascination with our sub-molecular reality. She creates paintings that seem to be coming together and breaking apart all at once, mirroring the continual hum of atoms at a sub-molecular level. Her paintings “tap into the foundational rhythm making up our physical reality.”

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This collection of works, Wróbel describes, “are largely inspired by the connection between sound and sight. Many pieces were painted by transmuting the sensations and interpretations of certain compositions into the visual field of a painted image. In this way, the paintings offer a visual translation of the immaterial realm of sound and what exists beyond our physical reality.” The paintings reference many contemporary composers including Arvo Pärt, Phillip Glass, and Hania Rani among others, as well as the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, a longtime favorite of the artist.”