"How we want to work – Collective Practice and Women Artists’ Complicity” and "Vulkanische Aue“
Image credits left: DIE DAMEN, "Austria-Tabak-Kalender (Oktober)", 1990, © DIE DAMEN (ONA B., Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen, Ingeborg Strobl), Bildrecht, 2019; photo: Wolfgang Woessner
Image credits right: © Karine Fauchard, "Vulkanische Aue", Detail, 2019
“How we want to work – Collective Practice and Women Artists’ Complicity”
with contributions by a room of one’s own, Nicoleta Auersperg and Mara Novak and Dorothea Trappel, Anetta Mona Chişa/Lucia Tkáčová, DIE DAMEN, Eva & Co, ff. Feministisches Fundbüro, FXXINi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Ceeh, Guerrilla Girls, Katrin Hornek and Johanna Tinzl and künstlerinnenkollektiv marsie
curated by Synne Genzmer and Georgia Holz
Which forms and strategies of collective practice do women artists choose today? How are these reflected in their artistic work, and what distinguishes collectively developed art? The exhibition explores ways of cooperation and related feminist and political questions. It is also conceived as a platform for communication and exchange with the women artists involved about the processes of their collaborative practice. How do they balance the tension between the challenges of working collaboratively and their individual artistic interests while being confronted with pressing societal and everyday needs? Including artists, who have worked collectively for years, as well as temporary and loose collaborations, the exhibition examines the aesthetic and political potential of artistic collaborations as well as their inherent complicity.
„Vulkanische Aue“ by Karine Fauchard
Karine Fauchard’s work centers around the laws of painting, the choice of materials and their treatment, their interrelation and accompanying effects. For her solo exhibition in das weisse haus, realized as part of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award Vienna 2019, the artist has developed a site-specific installation in combination with the eponymous series "Vulkanische Aue". The defining element of these paintings is the motif of the arch, which is composed, assembled, rearranged over and again, and complemented by a wide range of materials – remains of paper and cardboard, transparent sheets, broken eggshells, coloured tapes, impasto colours – like applying a mathematical or alchemistic formula. Small, unfired clay works, referring to architectural details, cover parts of the floor like a sculptural ornament, they play with the spatial conditions and give the installation a new temporality – with "Vulkanische Aue" Karine Fauchard presents an expansive, ephemeral painting, that interacts with the space and the recipients.
(text by Katja Stecher)
About the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Awards
In cooperation with the ExtraVALUE sponsoring program of Erste Bank, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York (ACFNY) and studio das weisse haus, these awards were initiated in 2016 to promote emerging artistic positions. It is dedicated to those artists who have already been part of the program of das weisse haus and/or studio das weisse haus.
The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award New York carries with it a one month stay in this city as a source of inspiration and an exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum located there. Previous recipients include Gabriele Edlbauer (2019), Marit Wolters (2018), Karl Salzmann (2017) and Ulrike Königshofer (2016).
The Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award Vienna, accompanied by solo exhibition in das weisse haus, has been awarded to Karine Fauchard (2019), Julia Gaisbacher (2018), Nika Kupyrova (2017) and Samuel Schaab (2016).