frei_raum Q21 exhibition space / MQ Vienna
Feb 1 2018 to Feb 23 2018
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Thursday, February 1, 2018 to Friday, February 23, 2018
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A project by Jan Arnold Gallery (Sebastian Schager, Joseph Rudolf)
with Amelie Brandstetter
@frei_raum Q21 exhibition space /MQ Wien

LIVING STUDIO: FEB 1 - 14, 11am - 9pm
OPENING: FEB 15, 7-11pm
EXHIBITION: FEB 16 - 23, 12am - 7pm

Usually everything starts with an idea.
The idea evolves. Or not really. Then we devote ourselves to other things, seemingly forgetting what we are working on. Actually hatching something. Then we plunge into the work. And fail? Are stuck. Discard. Modify. Experiment. And start over. Continue.
Creativity is a process. In exceptional cases, it can be an event in which the creative idea strikes like lightning. It goes without saying that the result does merely correspond to the original idea. If we give chance, error and failure space in the creative process, unforeseen events can happen and original ideas emerge.

The studio changes its venue into a new environment. As part of the art project living studio, frei_raum Quartier21 exhibition space is being transformed into over a dozen workplaces for artists. The artists will work on their projects on site and for the visitors to see and experience.
The produced works will be presented in a joint exhibition after two weeks of public work.

Artists from different disciplines and working methods will come together. Visitors are given an insight into the different creative processes that normally remain hidden.
This raises questions such as: how can cooperation in artistic work look like? Can creativity be planned? Under what conditions will innovation happen?

Sebastian Babos
Julia Faber
Rudi Fitz
Max Freund*
Sarah Howorka
Jana Kolbert*
Georgij Melnikov
Philipp Muerling
Gert Resinger
Ben Reyer
Paul Riedmüller*
Joseph Rudolf & Made by Mystery
Sebastian Schager
Patrick Roman Scherer
Anna Vasof
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*Artists working at our partner gallery Oxymoron
Cooperation partners: Printaffaires #Streetartpassage
Thanks to Weingut Schödl, Wodka Linia, Makava, Kalê