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10 Nov 2016

search form at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

search form / Image by Simona Obholzer, 2015

search form


Opening: November 9, 2016, 7 pm Exhibition: November 10 - December 17, 2016

Klaus Schafler

Währinger Strasse 59
1090 Vienna

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search form

Opening: November 9, 2016, 7 pm
Exhibition: November 10 to December 17, 2016

'search form' investigates modes of searching and collecting while revealing the magic of found and existing image worlds as well as the possible and impossible artistic approaches to them.

The 'search query' doesn't serve as a confirmation of what was there; it is not complete with the search result alone – rather it is oriented upon the found items themselves. They become departure points for artistic processes between appropriation and alienation, documentation and imagination. The search becomes a form in itself.
Historical and personal documents; the traces of different processes: movements, experiences, and encounters – in a physical and political sense. They are catalysts in this exploration of perception, representation, and knowledge production in analogue and digital media worlds.
The archive of found items, those searched and found forms, which constitute the departure point and subject of the works at the same time, are not merely an annex or footnotes to the exhibition: As the 'Sektion Objets trouvés' – an ordered chaos of reference points – they form the entrance to the exhibition right at the beginning and therewith a first translation that transcends the individual objects.

Based on an 'archive' of 'associative objects' that reflect the conception, discussion, and developmental processes of this project exhibition, Sabine Folie was invited to conceive an exhibition in the exhibition: the 'Sektion Objets trouvés' – its name referring to the sections of the fictional museum by Marcel Broodthaers, the 'Musée d'art moderne. Département des Aigles' (Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles).

Multiple processes of transfer and homogenisation – scanning and photographing, the sober, equalising treatment in black and white, and screening as a reference to the representationality and mediatedness of every object – achieve a distance that eclipses the 'original' and reveals the derivative intrinsic to every artistic process.
'search form' sees itself as a project exhibition that incorporates the artists and theoreticians in the research and developmental process.

Initiated by:
Nathalie Koger, Lydia Nsiah, Simona Obholzer, Christiana Perschon, and Marlies Pöschl (Golden Pixel Cooperative)

Nathalie Koger, Lydia Nsiah, Simona Obholzer, Christiana Perschon and Marlies Pöschl (members of the Golden Pixel Cooperative) as well as Cana Bilir-Meier and belit sağ, Karin Fisslthaler, Sabine Folie, Jannik Franzen, Elisabeth Kihlström, Jennifer Mattes, Hanna Schimek, and Michaela Schweighofer.

Sektion Objets trouvés
Idea: Sabine Folie
Concept and graphic design:
Sabine Folie and Simona Obholzer
Exhibition design: Elisabeth Kihlström

Supporting programme:

November 18, 2016, 3:00 pm
Media History of the Fragment and Found Footage
Lecture and screening by Birgit Hein

November 18, 2016, 4:30 pm
A Grin Without Marker
Reading and screening by Filipa César

December 3, 2016, 3:00–5:30 pm
Points of Contact / Berührungspunkte
Performance and talk with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Screening and lecture-performance with belit sağ and Cana Bilir-Meier
Moderated by Cana Bilir-Meier and Jannik Franzen