The term piña, which is also included in the exhibition title, refers back to its basic meaning, i.e. to pineapples and their shape, which is made up of strict geometric units and a yellow basic colour, on the one hand, and to another language use, according to which it means “to collect” and “to bring together from various units” on the other.
The word Polysemy refers to the capacity of a sign, image or word to have more than one meaning. This exhibition is the fourth in a series of collaborations between London based Večeřová and Prague based Příkaský combing painting, performance, video and site specific performance in a unique creative dialogue. For Polysemy the exhibition space is simultaneously installation, stage and a site of performance.
The colorful fabrics in Gili Avissar's works are sewn into extensive installations. They hang from scaffolding and divide the space like walls. Other shapes emerge from the objects, they are filled, connected or weighted down with ropes and strings in the room. The patterns and textures of the different fabrics come together in the installations to form shimmering collages.
Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann do not see their collection as just private property or a prestige object, but rather as an item of cultural value that needs exchange with the public. Their collection has been constantly growing since the late 1970s, and it provides an incomparable view of the development of contemporary art from the 1980s onward.
The exhibition Photo/Politics/Austria embarks on a photographic journey through the past one hundred years of Austrian history, using single images and image series that put unique events, historical upheaval, and sociopolitical shifts in a nutshell. Simultaneously, it traces the evolution of photography and the diversity of its formats in which it has been used in the course of these one hundred years.
Page 9 of 31