and Materials and Money and Crisis

Exhibition runs November 7, 2013 to February 2, 2014

and Materials and Money and Crisis is a group exhibition that serves as an experimental proposition about the matter of capital as it exists in the artwork. Matter here has a double meaning. On the one hand flows of material and money can serve as subject matter for artwork. More importantly for this exhibition however, is the speculative question of what relationship the physical matter from which the artwork is built has to the dislocation of capital from production.

“Materials”, and “money”, and “crisis” are terms that demarcate a historical period in which financial systems have served to abstract notions of value. These terms function equally as key vectors in the work of the artists included in this exhibition for whom the question is not how to represent these conditions and their relations, but how the art work already exists within and through these processes.

The exhibition puts newly commissioned works alongside historical positions, offering up a variety of artistic ways of responding to the matter of capital. Curated by Richard Birkett, curator at Artists Space, New York, the project was developed out of a dialogue with New York based artist Sam Lewitt, and will feature new work by Lewitt, along with other artists including Gareth James (AHVA Visual Arts Faculty member), Henrik Olesen, Pratchaya Phinthong, R.H. Quaytman and Cheyney Thompson.

Photo: Preparatory drawing for SCREWALTZ, (2013), Gareth James

mumok, Vienna
Opening Reception: November 7, 2013 7pm
November 8 2013 – February 2 2014
Curated by Richard Birkett