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Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte presents The Temporary Zones
January 10th - February 9th, 2008

   09.01.08, between 18.00 - 20.30

   Artist talk at LABfactory
   10.01.08, between 14.00 - 16.00

   Project curator: Gulsen Bal

   Participant artist

   Ergin Çavusoglu
   Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer
   Nada Prlja

Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte opens its door to the public
with The Temporary Zones a stimulating first project developed by the
founder and director of Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Gulsen
Bal. The exhibition offers a space for exploration of current
relations of and in predicated conflict as well as negotiation within
cultural specific conditions. In pointing out the space of current
relations, the scope of the exhibition allows an engagement of a space
that identifies the transitional conditions and the flows where the
temporal construct seemingly obliterates all its secrets and
ambiguities. In a journey of a volatile world, this gives a moment of
magnitude by tracing the cross-border dialogues.

Each participating artist creates works that respond in particular
ways, to take a deeper look at complex relational powers with a new
conjunction of transitions in a designated quasi-accessible space that
resides within creative practice.

Ergin Çavusoglu is known for his lyrical and unsettling video
installations that reconstitute our sense of space and pose questions
about our understanding of place and identity in a globalised society
marked by mobility.

His recent single channel video Empire (after Andy Warhol) reframes an
ordinary building in reference to the representation of an iconicized
structure, while shifting from the global to the local. Borrowing his
title from Andy Warhol's film 'Empire', which consists of a single
shot of the Empire State Building and runs 8 hours and 6 minutes and
keeps the tracks of day to night, Çavusoglu's video is both poetically
engendering a visual anchor against taking deep breath to counter the
effects of a metronomic flow that operates unsettling the concepts of
domestic comfort through unrelenting gaze.

The Rights by Nada Prlja is a series of video recordings of children
who are reading 'European Convention for the Protection of Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedom' in the manner it presents that there
is no protection of human rights and freedom. This exposes the
complexity of the issues of immigration and the EU politics around the
boundaries of "New Europe".

Prlja creates a space that identifies the transitional conditions in
between new topological zones of inclusion and exclusion through
focusing on culturally specific conditions. The Rights provokes the
potentiality of "who speaks" outside representational boundaries that
define the conjuncture of social forces beyond its discursive

In their work, Visiting Stalin, Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer
reflect upon cultural transformations of our contemporary world
through exploring the potentials and effects of new social orders.
Departing from sites of geopolitical conflicts and social
confrontations they seek to extract the knowledge embodied by these
new forms of socio-spatial organisation and group action. In doing so,
they raise questions about how the emergence of networked cultures has
changed our cultural forms of cohabitation and communication, and how
we produce and experience the spaces we live in vis-à-vis a globalised
world of flows.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a panel discussion is planned to
address these issues with the participating artist.

Sponsored and kind support provided by

   Interkulturelle und internationale Aktivitäten
   IB-Office Consulting

About us

Open Space - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte aims to create the most vital
facilities on non-profit base for contemporary art concerned with
contributing a model strategy for cross-border and interregional
projects on the basis of improving new approach.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Admission free

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Zentrum für Kunstprojekte
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Wien 1020

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