Galerie Raum mit Licht



Wednesday 09 - Saturday 19 December 2015

Opening Hours: MO - FR 12am - 6:30pm, SA - SU 11am - 5pm
Öffnungszeiten: MO - FR 12:00 –18:30, SA - SO 11:00 –17:00

WE 09 & SA 19 December 2015, 3 - 5pm

Reading on collecting by WOLFGANG PAUSER
SU, 13 December  2015, 3:30pm (in German)

Participating artists:

Iris Andraschek, Özlem Altin, Diana Artus, Georgia Creimer, Wu Dandan, Sophie Dvořák, Lara Erel, eSeL, Jonas Feferle, Karin Fisslthaler, Käthe Hager von Stobele, Peter Hauenschild, Johannes Heuer, Stephan Hilge, Bernhard Hosa, Ernst Koslitsch, Claudia Larcher, Hubert Lobnig, Sabine Maier, Michael Mastrototaro, Andreas Müller, Kate Nasmyth, Olena Newkryta, Käthe Schönle, Lindsay Seers,  Jemima Stehli, Rini Tandon, Klaus Taschler, Klaus Pamminger, Roman Pfeffer, Abigail Reynolds, Arye Wachsmuth, Elisabeth Wildling
Image © Amélie Chapalain


What the frame achieves for the artwork is that it symbolises and bolsters the twofold function of its border — protection from outside and a united merging of the content within. It excludes settings and so also the viewer from the artwork, placing it at the right distance for it to be enjoyed as an aesthetic experience." (Georg Simmel)
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 would like to discuss. Works are shown that engage with, in the broadest sense, photographic surfaces. Instead, though, 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 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 UNFRAMED: artworks here can be purchased in the "classical" manner (even at affordable prices), while an Art Swap also provides both visitors and artists with an opportunity to renegotiate their values.

In order to complete this informal approach of the presentation of the artworks, one part of the gallery space will be remodelled as a small tea house, a welcoming and cosy meeting point to share ideas and suggestions accompanied by tea and little homemade delights.
The entire Tea House profit will be donated to the organization WIENER LERNTAFEL.

The WIENER LERNTAFEL operates as a non-profit association and is the largest study center in Vienna for monthly up to 400 pupils aged 6-14 years. These children, solely from socially disadvantaged families, get free learning assistance, training and homework help. By its offer of individual lessons, integration assistance and support for pupils who feel uncomfortable in their current school space, the WIENER Lerntafel is strengthening the initiative in learning, and all of that as part of a 6-day care option in its learning center Simmering.