Exhibition Dates | 23.03.2013 - 27.06.2013
Michèle Pagel, „Jeder ist seines eigenen Glückes Schmied“ (everyone forges their own destiny), 2011, from the exhibition “Burnout“
Each semester, works by three alumni recommended by professors at the Academy are exhibited in the offices of the Rectorate. This semester, works by the artists Gabriele Edlbauer, Imre Nagy and Michèle Pagel are on display.
Fri., 22 March 2013, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (opening)
Thur., 18 April 2013, 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Thur., 23 May 2013, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Thur., 27 June 2013, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. and by appointment. For visits outside of opening hours, please contact email@example.com. <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
Location: Office of the Rector, room M 5
Words of welcome: Eva Blimlinger
Introduction to the work of Gabriele Edlbauer: Monica Bonvicini
Office of the Vice-Rector for Teaching | Promotion of Early Stage Artists / Researchers, room M 5
Words of welcome: Karin Riegler
Introduction to the work of Imre Nagy: Heimo Zobernig
Office of the Vice-Rector for Art | Research, room M21
Words of welcome: Andrea B. Braidt
Introduction to the work of Michèle Pagel: Julian Göthe
Gabriele Edlbauer was born in Linz. She studied fine arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm with Peter Geschwind and Olav Westphalen (BFA 2011) and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Monica Bonvicini, graduating in 2012 with Performative Art - Sculpture as her main focus. She lives and works in Vienna.
Gabriele Edlbauer's "Alpha Tools" is a series of sculptures that are situated in the milieux of industry, workshop, tuning and conventional office equipment. In the current exhibition, Edlbauer substitutes sculptures for existing pieces of the Rector's office furniture. These objects are intended to be used in the daily office routine in the same way as their predecessors.
Imre Nagy was born in Budapest, Hungary and studied fine arts with Heimo Zobernig at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He graduated in 2012 with Textual Sculpture as his main focus. He lives and works in Vienna.
Imre Nagy's works are like abstract drawings. They are distinguished by the fact that even in their material translation, the conceptual character of the anticipating medium prevails over conventional expectations. His technical and therefore abstract constructions make reference to objects of daily use, both in their individual parts and in their entirety. However, his constructions offer very little practical use and the materials employed are not necessarily those that would logically be chosen by an artisan. Imre cites everyday objects and transforms construction into composition. What he communicates is not purpose-oriented but almost theatrical: Nagy entices the beholder into participating in a pantomime of everyday experience."
Michèle Pagel was born in Werdau, Germany. She studied sculpture and media at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig with Christin Lahr and Astrid Klein, at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera Milano with Vito Bucciarelli and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Pawel Althamer and Julian Göthe, graduating in 2012. She lives and works in Vienna.
Michèle Pagel presents three large objects, three "key players" that turn the office into a "salon of ineffectual usefulness": A dream catcher with an assortment of hammers suspended from it reminds us that "everyone forges their own destiny". A vacuum cleaner sculpture, both modern and useful, moves busily through the office by itself. A two-and-a-half-dimensional covered wagon is affixed to the office wall and appears to offer shelter under a colourful layer of petticoats. But the sound installation hidden inside gives curious visitors quite a surprise.