The exhibition looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few. The revolution of 1989/1991 and the subsequent opening to the world and globalisation processes allowed citizens of the former Eastern bloc personal mobility on an unprecedented scale. The region’s new, post-socialist identity was dictated by participation in international exchanges as much as by the new political and economic order.
For two successive decades, capitalism and globalisation carried us farther, faster and surer, until we got used to thinking in terms of progress with only one direction: forward! Accelerated mobility became the ultimate condition, just as forced immobility had been a defining factor for the previous generations of Eastern Europeans. Today, we see how that moment was as pivotal for modern European history as it was exceptional. Europe’s response to foreign refugees shows that our participation in the global [...]
Július Koller, Univerzálne Fyzkultúrna Operácia (Obrana) (U.F.O.), 1970
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2017. We are showing woks by:
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck Benjamin Butler Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović Maja Vukoje Sharon Ya'ari
In a guided tour through the exhibition “fuels ’n’ frumps“ the curator Sandro Droschl leads through Maja Vukoje’s oeuvre of painting. Besides the thematic focus on post-colonialism and gender the analytical approach to the subject of representation in painting will be discussed. The artist’s occupation with the portrayal of body and object and its materiality is present throughout the exhibition and will be reviewed in respect of its art historical and technical significance.
Curator's guided tour with Sandro Droschl through “fuels ’n’ frumps“ Thursday, March 30 2017, 6 pm
Maja Vukoje studied painting at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna (Maria Lassnig and Christian Ludwig Attersee). She has been awardes many prizes for her work: outstanding artist award, BKA Vienna (2015), Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Preis des Landes Burgenland (2005), Georg-Eisler-Preis der Bank Austria [...]
For the exhibition "fuels ’n’ frumps" the Vienna-based artist Maja Vukoje created a new work series, which she shows in combination with her oeuvre of the last five years at Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, for the first time. With her paintings Vukoje represents an outstanding and recognized position in Austria and abroad. In conversation with Sandro Droschl she gives an insight into her artistic practice and her exploration of political themes such as post-colonialism, gender, and pop culture.
Maja Vukoje’s (*1969 Düsseldorf) paintings are based on her exploration of political themes such as post-colonialism, gender, and pop culture. Vukoje’s approach is founded on more than just her own migrant experience—she also travels to specific places in order to examine certain cultural phenomena. She then takes the resulting mixture of realities and translates them into a complex, yet easily accessible visual language. For her latest works, she’s chosen a rather analytical approach toward the process of questioning representation. With its subject of the “Vogelscheuche” (Paul Klee, 1935; “scarecrow"), the exhibition’s title metaphorically alludes to traditional genre depictions of bodies and the objects surrounding them, while the artist—in these politically confusing times—presents for debate their internal states, materials, and the forces that drive and fuel them. Vukoje’s solo show provides an [...]
Maja Vukoje is part of two exhibitions at Parallel Vienna 2016:
fAN presents: LEISURE AS A MECHANISM FOR RESISTANCE
Curated by Daily Lazy
With works by: Antoine Donzeaud (FR), Johanna Guggenberger (AT), Stelios Karamanolis (GR / DE), Melanie McLain (USA), Irini Miga (GR / USA), Tula Plumi (GR / DE), Pascual Sisto (ES / USA), Yorgos Stamkopoulos (GR / DE), Maja Vukoje (AT)
fAN is a nonprofit exhibition space in the center of Vienna, Austria, that was founded by Ute Burkhardt, Markus Bodenwinkler and Amer Abbas in 2014. fAN organizes exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects focused on the re-imagining of Art in the social context and the vision of contemporary urban culture.
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