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press release

Statement #09

Michaela Schwenter — re-ASSEMBLY

Performative setting, May 18–20, 2020
Presentation, May 21–June 10, 2020

Due to the measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, a visit to the performative setting of re-ASSEMBLY on May 18 to 20, 2020 is only possible by appointment. The subsequent presentation from May 21 to June 10, 2020 is open to a maximum of five people simultaneously during the regular opening hours of the Kunstraum.

Historical, political, and social mechanisms are subject to a process of constant transformation. If you look at the details, certain movement patterns in society come to the fore. The performative installation re-ASSEMBLY by Michaela Schwentner investigates how these processes can be translated in the exhibition space and become tangible. To this end, the artist employs materials and everyday objects found on site to (re-)format Kunstraum Lakeside over the course of several days, interpreting the semantic potentials of the term “assembly” as gathering, accumulation, and composition.

Michaela Schwentner (b. 1970 in Austria) lives and works in Vienna.