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Exhibition talk Pandemic Pandemonium

Event Label
Artist Talk (english)
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Description
Wiener Secession
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Vienna

Neïl Beloufa in conversation with Prof. Axel Stockburger, Institute of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Neïl Beloufa, born in 1985 in Paris, lives and works in Montreuil. The work of the award-winning French-Algerian video and installation artist represents an artistic reflection of the present and shows current designs for life in the digital age. Power is a central and recurring theme. His work has been shown most recently in an expansive installation at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2021). Solo exhibitions at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2018), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2018, 2012). 2010 and 2013 he was represented at the Venice Biennale. Beloufa was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchmap (2015), Artes Mundi (2016) and Nam June Paik Award (2016).

Axel Stockburger is an artist who works as associate professor for Art and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He studied at the University of Applied Arts in the Master Course for Visual Media Art headed by Peter Weibel and at the University of the Arts, London. Stockburger employs global popular culture, such as computer games, and blockbuster films as a starting point for the production of his videos and text works. In his videos he focuses on concepts such as intellectual property, political issues in relation to the notion of the information economy, as well as the changing role of audiences. His videos and installations have been exhibited internationally. He is a member of the resaerch group Technopolitics and the Board of the Secession, Vienna.

His exhibition at the Secession is his first institutional solo exhibition in Austria. For the main space he is creating a new work, an interactive NFT-game.

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