Lust Gallery26.11. 2010, 19h
30.11.2010 - 11.01.2011
an exhibition exploring chances, challenges and the pleasure of trial and errorcurated by Milo Tesselar;
"Nowadays, in times of struggling with a global system crisis, we need to go forward, to invent and to discover new ways of thinking and doing. One possible strategy would be a simple principle of trial and error. In austria, we don’t have an established culture of trial and error, quite the contrary – we have a distaste for risk, preferring to apply existing solutions or put faith in past experiences rather than striving to discover and pioneer. We have not yet accepted the possibility and necessity of failed attempts, thinking that if someone has failed, they have failed forever, despite being solidly aware that errors often bring you a step forward, causing something new to emerge.
As an exhibition, trial and error explores the method itself, examining the meaning of both trial and of error for artists’ personal lives, for their artistic work and within specific pieces of art and society in general. The exhibition offers a framework for “trial and error” that makes artists and audience alike experience the meaning, chances, power and relativity of these two simple words."
ELKE AUER & ESTHER STRAGANZ, CHRISTIAN EISENBERGER, KATHARINA GRUZEI, WOLFGANG LEHRNER, STEPHANIE MOLD, VALENTIN RUHRY, ANTOINE TURILLON
In my new work "What if there were more than the two of us?" I am exploring "trial & error" in regard to alternative living and loving concepts aside the socially accepted two-persons-relationship. I draw a line of thought on experiments in this delicate field by arranging archive photographs indicating the complex alliance between three people.
TUE – SAT, 12h-17h
HOLIDAYS 24.12. 2010 – 05.01. 2011