Galerie Raum mit Licht



Opening: 14 November, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibition: 14 November – 15 Dezember 2018

Participating artists:

Iris Andraschek, Sarah Bogner, Georgia Creimer, Sophie Dvorák, Lara Erel, Jonas Feferle,
Karin Fisslthaler, Bernhard Hosa, Nika Kupyrova, Claudia Larcher, Klaus Pamminger,
Desiree Palmen, Roman Pfeffer, Abigail Reynolds, Käthe Schönle, Titania Seidl, Harpune Verlag, Andrea van der Straeten, Rini Tandon, Arye Wachsmuth, Josef Zekoff   

Foto © Desiree Palmen »Vulcado«, 2012
Does the frame really create the distance required to experience an artwork aesthetically — i.e. sensually? Or does it not tend to hamper its reception by excluding the viewer and keeping them at a distance? This is the question UNFRAMED / FRAMED would like to discuss. Instead of being held at a distance, as is usually the case, visitors here literally come into contact with the artworks — by means of a playful approach to their display. UNFRAMED / FRAMED engages with lifting the dichotomy between the artwork on the one side and the viewer on the other. The aim is to bring the artwork to the body, to break open the frame and to overcome the traditionally prescribed distance. The mechanisms of the market are similarly challenged in the exhibition: artworks here can be purchased in the "classical" manner, while an Art Swap amongst the artists also provide an opportunity to renegotiate their values.