Ausstellung/Exhibition, Horticulture, Performance

Special exhibition III 2016: TRANSFORMATIONS

Objekts, pictures and performing artworks by Sarah Bildstein, Michaela Kisling, Miriam Tinguely (Artist in Residence 2016), Heinz Cibulka, Jani W. Schwob, Arnold Reinisch

Sarah Bildstein lives and works in Vienna. She was born in 1987 in Feldkirch, and grew up in Hohenbrugg an der Raab in South-eastern Styria. She attended Karl-Franzens University, from which she graduated 2012 in Art History. Since 2011 she has been studying at The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, first with Judith Huemer’s program on  ‘Extended Scenic Space’ and, since 2013, within Erwin Bohatsch’s ‘Abstract Painting’ class.

Sarah Bildstein ARE YOU AWAY TO CACH  FAIRIES?

Sarah Bildstein ARE YOU AWAY TO CACH FAIRIES?

Sarah Bildstein’s conceptual work ranges across a variety of media including drawing, video, collage, sculpture, and installation. She works with abstraction in an expanded field through the use of different materials in a more sculptural way. The materials are taken out of their everyday environment and are re-shaped and placed into new contexts. Her artistic practice also often takes place in the public space, and can be seen as an appeal for a more conscious perception of our surroundings. The richly associative objects challenge the viewer’s perception. The starting point of her work is often the everyday object, or indeed industrial aides and tools which negotiate between abstraction, relationships, and social processes. Today we think entirely in terms of science, yet still entertain magical relationships towards things, people and leitmotifs. The installation “Are you away to catch fairies?” is a symbolic shifting of meaning and patterns of action beyond the conventional expedience of tools…

Michaela Kisling O.T. Installation 2016

Michaela Kisling O.T. Installation 2016

Michaela Kisling, born 1985 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna.
Studies since 2011 Fine Art/ Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 2015 Glasgow School of Art.
Michaela Kisling´s work evokes a strong tension between what could be seen as contradictory elements and materials. They lay on the border of function and lack of the same.
Dealing with terms of deficiency and it´s supply systems, questions of perception of absence, strategies of rectification and prevention arise.
Many objects are easily recognizable, and are used in everyday life, but they deprive themselves of their functionality by little glitches.
The objects let us think of the term of scarcity of means, and of a contentment to use what we still have. Either in „remembrance“ of how our world once has been, or in anticipation of maybe how it soon will be.

Miriam Tinguely AQUARELL-COLLAGEN 2016

Miriam Tinguely AQUARELL-COLLAGEN 2016

Miriam Tinguely – kunstGarten artist in residence 2016 – shows works on paper, collages, which are reflecting a poetic inner world. The daughter of Eva Aeppli and Jean Tinguely, born 1950 in Basel, spent her youth time with the grand parents Tinguely in Genf, later in Bulle (in the ambience of Fribourg). 1978 she left Switzerland and lived and worked 20 years in San Francisco, USA.

Back in Switzerland she met Pierre Keller who her made engaged in the technic of etching. From 2001 she made etchings in the studio  Aquaforte of Monique Lazega in Lausanne. Today Miriam habits a little wooden house on Mont-Pélerin (VD). Here she makes her aquarelles and drawings, only the  engravings she makes Gravuren at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and at Atelier Aquaforte in Lausanne.
 «L’aquarelle et le dessin, je m’y suis mise très tôt. J’ai toujours beaucoup voyagé et ça prend très peu de place. Je ne suis pas une aquarelliste traditionnelle, je l’utilise pour la couleur. J’aime le crayon et l’encre de Chine et surtout ces papiers japon si difficiles à trouver!», she declares.

Heinz Cibulka: Kompostbild / compost picture 2016

Heinz Cibulka: Kompostbild / compost picture 2016

Heinz Cibulka was early contacting the artists of Viennese Actionism. Before acting as artist himself he worked with Rudolf Schwarzkogler and Hermann Nitsch. He created picture poems, photos, collages, sculptures and pictures of different materials.  Since more than 40 years he is a wanderer going out from his home district Weinviertel to the diversive regions of the world. He is watching unimposing actions and phenomenons, fugacious moments of the life. Using computer and video art he is discovering the poetic qualities day-to-day. In kunstGarten he is performing a compost picture.
Much thank to Merkur Schönaugürtel and Billa Kapellenstraße for the scraps ingredients!

Arnold Reinisch BLITZFÄNGER-PFLANZEN /  lightning casher plants, 2016

Arnold Reinisch BLITZFÄNGER-PFLANZEN / lightning casher plants, 2016

Arnold Reinisch, born 1962 in Graz, is creating thematic linked work series overlapping the different genres: photoraphs, graphic, installation, peinting, mixed media, plastic and video. His works were exhibited in Austria, Germany, France, India, Croatia, Lithunia, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary, United Kingdom and USA.

This time he shows garden sculptures composed by cylinders of cast-off household appliances and installation tubes, which remembers in their form plants.  The  discrepancy of this material, which is unable to produce oxygen for all creatures breathing by lungs and cannot make by rotting a nutritional supplement to the earth for the growing of plants, gives a  signal effect: specious things should be replaced by sustainable things!

Jani W. Schwob BACK TO THE EARTH, 2016

Jani W. Schwob BACK TO THE EARTH, 2016

BACK TO EARTH. Jani W. Schwob, born 1961 in Leoben, lives in Graz and works in different genres: graphic, painting and object art. Since 1960 his works were exhibitioned in Austria and other states.  He will bury a hollow cube of loam. The concept is, the returning of a artificial form to the earth. The cube will be rechanged to earth by climatic influences and in future habitat for plants and little animals.  The cube is formed from natural ingredients, so his breakdown is an ecological process. The object will be buried a third of his side length  (length = 80 cm) to the earth and fixed. To make it stabil, the on his peak standing cube will be graveled. The KUBUS will be  photographical observed.
Jani W. Schwob is the initiator of {vamos!gemma} in Nicaragua/Leon – a social creativ project  – together with Karin Sajer and Maria Mercedes Ortizand also one of the constituters of Kunsthalle Graz.

Jani W. Schwob BACK TO THE  EARTH 2016

Jani W. Schwob BACK TO THE EARTH 2016