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Uli Aigner: One Million

Event Label
Artist Talk
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Description
Online via Zoom

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Meeting-ID: 920 2142 4736

Artist Talk with Uli Aigner as part of the lecture series Ringvorlesung at the Institute Fine Arts, Workshop for Molding and Casting Techniques.

Uli Aigner uses craft in the age of digitalization as a tool to investigate virtual and physical interaction. Since 2014, she has been pursuing the project of producing 1,000,000 wheel thrown porcelain vessels with her own hands until her life’s end. Each vessel is created in exchange with a patron as a commission and chronologically numbered and recorded as a data set on as well as marked on a digital world map at its location. In this production project, which is actually impossible due to the sheer quantity of 1 million, various social and political realities become visible. Uli Aigner creates a sustainable network of physical labor, craft knowledge, and communication in the age of the Internet. ONE MILLION Porcelain is the physical tip of a digital iceberg. In the course of the lecture series, Uli Aigner gives insight into her work and talks about spheres of artistic speculation.

Uli Aigner was born in 1965 in Austria. After her pottery apprenticeship diploma, she studied product design under Matteo Thun at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and postgraduate Digital Image Design at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. After producing numerous videos, performance and installation artworks, she started drawing large-scale colour pencil drawings in the mid-90s. Her work has been shown at renowned international museums, institutions and galleries.

Her visiting professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (2001-2003), set yet another focus in her work, resulting in a 5-year curatorship at Lothringer 13 – Gallery of Contemporary Art of the City of Munich. In 2011, Uli Aigner moved with her family to Berlin and since has been focused on her artistic work.

The lecture will be held in English.