View of our booth, Galerie Martin Janda, Art Basel, 2016. Photo: Markus Wörgötter
Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2015. We are showing works by:
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Benjamin Butler, Adriana Czernin, Svenja Deininger, Milena Dragicevic, Werner Feiersinger, Nilbar Güres, Jakob Kolding, Július Koller, Mangelos, Jan Merta, Roman Ondak, Tania Pérez Córdova, Roman Signer, Mladen Stilinovic, Adrien Tirtiaux, Maja Vukoje
Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, 14.05–21.08.2016
Maja Vukoje, Würfel, 2015
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 and the subsequent opening to the world and globalisation processes allowed citizens of the former Eastern Bloc personal mobility on an unprecedented scale. Participation in international exchanges contributed to the region’s identity today as much as 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! 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 exchange was, and is, predominantly one-way. We do not willingly share the privileges that we gained after the fall of the Berlin Wall and as a consequence of our EU accession. [...]
Maja Vukoje's work can currently be seen in the exhibition Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna (until 31.01.2016) and a the 3. Danube Biennale, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava (until 25.10.2015). Her next solo exhibiton at Galerie Martin Janda will open on November 10, 2015 (exhibition runs: 11.11.2015–19.12.2015).
Collecting and preserving of what is seen as relevant today, as well as what could be relevant for future generations is one of the key missions of museums worldwide. The programmatic focus of the 21er Haus is on contemporary art produced in Austria and its international contextualisation. This focus is also mirrored in its permanent collection; keeping in mind the fact that every year new acquisitions are made, it makes sense to evaluate what has raised attention lately, so that it has been considered worthy to be purchased as part of the museum’s collection. This aspect is focused on through a special exhibition, uniting recent themes and trends in the art production and at the same time giving an outlook on what could be next.
Works by Herbert Albrecht, Franz Amann, Martin Arnold, Richard Artschwager, Jo Baer, Franz Barwig d. Ä., Georg Baselitz, Herbert Bayer, Herbert Boeckl, Norbertine Bresslern-Roth, Cäcilia Brown, Gerard Byrne, John [...]