group exhibition in the framework of curated by_vienna 2015
with Masquerade by Vermeir & Heiremans
curator: Barnabás Bencsik
11/09 – 31/10/2015
opening: THU 10/09, 6 – 9 pm
at Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna
Reflections on the intersections between art and capital provide the impetus for curated by_vienna 2015. Philosopher Armen Avanessian’s epynomous essay Tomorrow Today addresses artistic strategies for a post-capitalist era.
Avanessian explores future (and already existing) alternative models of art and economy.
More than 20 international curators have embarked upon this experiment and are presenting exhibitions on the topic in 20 selected Viennese galleries. Curator Barnabás Bencsik invited Vermeir & Heiremans to show their latest video installation Masquerade for his contribution to curated by_ at Galerie Georg Kargl, Vienna.
The exhibition, titled Subtle Patterns of Capital, examines the intricate link between the production of contemporary art and the players of the international art market.
The show brings together artistic positions which represent and explore various approaches and layers of the interrelations between art and economy, artistic creativity and its exploitation, the speculative characteristics of the global art market, the virtualization of objects and the economy as a whole including artifacts, the critical questioning of the evaluation-system and the function of art as an asset in the neoliberal market economy.
Curator: Barnabás Bencsik
Participating artists: Ryan Gander, Ferenc Gróf, Nicolas Jasmin, Antal Lakner, Little Warsaw (András Gálik & Bálint Havas), Thomas Locher, Falke Pisano, Julien Previeux, Sociéte Réaliste, Vermeir & Heiremans and Stephen Willats.
Galerie Georg Kargl
A-1040 Vienna, Austria
TUE – FRI: 11 am – 7 pm, SAT: 11 am – 4 pm