VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2016 | 22 - 25 September, 2016

  • Nebojša Despotović and Filip Dvorak, Installation view, Boccanera Gallery, ViennaContemporary, Wien 2016

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Saremo presenti a viennacontemporary, 2016
22 - 25 settembre 2016
Bizarrely Entangled
Artisti: Linda Carrara, Filip Dvořák, Nebojša Despotović
Curatrice: Maja Ćirić

Format REFLECTIONS, Stand C01
Marx Halle 
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19
A – 1030 Vienna

(english version)

We will present at viennacontemporary, 2016
September 22 - 25, 2016
Bizarrely Entangled
Artists: Linda Carrara, Filip Dvořák, Nebojša Despotović
Curator: Maja Ćirić

Format REFLECTIONS, Booth C01
Marx Halle
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19
A – 1030 Vienna

Boccanera exhibition proposal is based on the reconsideration of diverse - several aspects of contemporary painting in the practices of three emerging artists, born in Italy, Serbia and Czech Republic respectively, who are working internationally.

The title refers to the bizarre entanglement on three different levels: 1. Micro-formal; 2. Macro-formal; 3. Contextual.

On a micro-formal level it represents paintings that - which aspire to be entangled in the surroundings by reaching out from the flat surface of the traditional canvas. Filip Dvořák achieves this by working with three-dimensional materials, Nebojša Despotović; does it by combining various techniques and materials, while Linda Carrara does it by using the trompe-l'oeil technique.

On a macro-formal level  the elements of the artworks are entangled in both color and shape. Yellows, blacks and whites alternate each other in various intensities. When it comes to shapes they come in a wide span from ornaments to sharp objects.

To say that this proposal is bizarrely entangled context-wise means that its critical capacity is only in relation to the proper autonomy of painting as a medium. By positioning itself in that way it is paradoxically entangled historically with the thought of Clement Greenberg who has argued for the inescapable demands of painting as a medium in a sense that  “standards of the art of the past were to be maintained”.

Info: viennacontemporary, 2016