UWE BRESSNIK – KEITH ROWE l THE MUSIC BEFORE AND BEHIND THE OBJECT
MARKO BATISTA – SAŠO VRABIČ l EXTENDED EDITION
>> The exhibition will be opened on Wednesday 13 December 2023 at 6 p.m. by the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Slovenia, mag. iur. Elisabeth Ellison-Kramer.
>> Curators: Jozef Cseres, Georg Weckwerth, Marko Košan
As part of its mission, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška collaborates with institutions and individuals from Austrian Carinthia, regularly presenting works by (Austrian) Carinthian artists in group and solo exhibitions, usually juxtaposing them in a dialogue with similar visual practices from Slovenia. For the last exhibition in 2023, we present a selection of works by the internationally renowned Carinthian painter, print and multimedia artist UWE BRESSNIK (born in Villach in 1961, currently living in Vienna), which were created in collaboration with the globally acclaimed English painter and jazz guitarist KEITH ROWE (born in Plymouth, England, in 1940; active in New York). The project entitled The Music Before and Behind the Object has been developed for several years in collaboration with the TONSPUR studio at the Museums Quartier in Vienna (curated by Georg Weckwerth). It focuses on the visual representation of sound and music, and their spatial presentations, including paintings on canvas, prints, and (sound) objects, are typically presented in the style of assemblage. In this exhibition project, specially designed for the large hall of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, their works are juxtaposed with selected artifacts by two Slovenian artists who also explore the visual interplay at the intersection of image and sound: SAŠO VRABIČ (born in Slovenj Gradec in 1974) has prepared, in addition to some older works, entirely new paintings and objects, which include elements of inscriptions for the deaf, while the intermedia artist MARKO BATISTA (born in 1976) presents interactive, hybrid, visual-auditory objects/assemblages that “visualize” the original soundscapes and illustrate a dystopian world of the future.
Credits: UWE BRESSNIK & KEITH ROWE, COLLABORATION-WORK, 1966/2017, AMM RADIO © KEITH ROWE, REWORK © UWE BRESSNIK