to figure it out, Galerie Sophie Tappeiner
with Anna-Sophie Berger, Spencer Chalk-Levy, Gina Folly, Kiki Kogelnik, Angelika Loderer, Lucia Elena Prusa, Liesl Raff, Sophie Reinhold, Sophie Thun, Jala Wahid, Vally Wieselthier, curated by Barbara Rüdiger
The young gallery´s first exhibition shows eleven artists, whose works represent a new evaluation of their connections to world and society. The pieces date from 1928 to 2017.
The main part of the exhibits are dominated by their physicalness and materiality. This is especially the case of „No hold on you“ by Jala Wahid: two large vase-like objects filled with some sort of greenish vaseline.
The exhibition is strongest in the works which take reference to everyday objects like Vally Wieselthier´s ceramics, or clothing as for example Angelika Loderer´s „untitled (shoes)“ or Anna-Sophie Berger´s „concrete coats“. Through their estrangement they mirrow and hand back the world as more unsettled and open.
A strong premiere!
Galerie Sophie Tappeiner
An der Hülben 3
1, Vally Wieselthier, Vase, Lampenfuß, Blumentopf, 1928 ® Gregor Titze and courtesy of the artists and Sophie Tappeiner
2, v.l.n.r. Sophie Reinhold, Basic sevices, 2017; Vally Wieselthier, Vase, Lampenfuß, Blumentopf, 1928; Kiki Kogelnik, Untitled (Hanging), ca. 1970; Liesl Raff, Story 6, Story 7, Story 8, 2015; Spencer Chalk-Levy, Blue Tea, 2017 ® Gregor Titze and courtesy of the artists and Sophie Tappeiner. Courtesy Kiki Kogelnik Foundation. -® Kiki Kogelnik Foundation. All Rights Reserved
3, v.l.n.r. Liesl Raff, Oh and I thought you were real, 2017, So do I (2), 2017; Jala Wahid, No hold on you, 2016 ® Gregor Titze and courtesy of the artists and Sophie Tappeiner
Header: Ausstellungsansicht ® Gregor Titze and courtesy of the artists and Sophie Tappeiner. Courtesy of Galerie Emanuel Layr and Ermes Emres