curated by Manuela Moscoso & Ariel Schlesinger: Coffee Shop – Wine Bar

13.09.–25.10.2019

Sergio Prego
Asbestos Hall, 2017
aluminium, plastic film, cardboard
dimensions variable

Ariel Schlesinger
Untitled (Broken mirrors), 2019
mirror, glass, glue
59 x 55 x 64 cm

Kitty Kraus
Untitled, 2011
Halogen lamp, antenna, cable
dimensions variable

Elena Tejada-Herrera
The Bomba and the Bataclana in the Belly Dance, 1999
video performance, single channel video, colour, sound
10:08 min

Santiago de Paoli
Tiempo libre, 2018
plaster, milk, pigment
44 x 34 x 3 cm

Santiago de Paoli
Tiempo libre, 2018
plaster, milk, pigment
44 x 34 x 3 cm

Opening: Thursday 12th September 2019, 6 pm

I was sitting in a bar and I remembered what Sebastian Black once wrote to me:

“In my neighbourhood there is a coffee shop that turns into a wine bar at night. I went there one afternoon to relax and browse through some anarchist pamphlets that had been handed to me at a march that I had inadvertently joined while trying to cross the street to buy a pack of cigarettes. I sat down with my latte and absentmindedly leafed through the photocopied pages. My thoughts wandered back and forth in time for a while. I thought about websites where I could find easy pasta recipes and about a bully I knew once in summer camp. Eventually the sun went down, and my thoughts reassembled themselves in the present. I looked down into my cup, and my coffee had turned into wine.”

Coffee Shop – Wine Bar is an exhibition by Sebastian Black, Santiago de Paoli, Kitty Kraus, Elena Tejada-Herrera, Sergio Prego and Ariel Schlesinger which engages with states of matter, bodily contortions and figure/ground entanglements.

Manuela Moscoso is the curator of the Liverpool Biennial 2020 and the former Senior Curator at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Ariel Schlesinger is an artist working in the space between eccentric invention and post-conceptual production.


Sebastian Black, *1985 in New York (US), lives in New York (US).
Santiago de Paoli, *1978 in Buenos Aires (AR), lives in Buenos Aires (AR).
Kitty Kraus, *1976 in Heidelberg (DE), lives in Berlin (DE).
Sergio Prego, *1969 in Donostia-San Sebastian (ES), lives in New York (US).
Ariel Schlesinger, *1980 in Jerusalem (IL), lives in Liverpool (UK).
Elena Tejada-Herrera, born in Lima (PE), lives in Lima (PE).

The exhibition is part of curated by 2019: Circulation. The gallery festival with international curators in Vienna.

Guided Tour with Alexandra-Maria Toth
- Saturday 21st September, 12–2 pm
- Friday 4th October, 4–6 pm
Galerie Martin Janda, Crone Wien, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Christine König Galerie, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Georg Kargl Fine Arts
Meeting point: Galerie Martin Janda
curated by GUIDED TOUR II