"Parallax Trading" & Mario de Vega "Study for refraction and rotary motion"
Fuyuka Shindo, "Then these became a collection", 2016 &
detail of Mario de Vega, "Study for refraction and rotary motion", 2019
Opening of the group exhibition "Parallax Trading" & Mario de Vega's site-specific intervention "Study for refraction and rotary motion"
Opening: April 9, 2019, 7pm
Greeting: Alexandra Grausam, head das weisse haus
Introducing words: S.E. Kiyoshi Koinuma (ambassador of Japan in Austria)
Subsequently: Curator Miwa Negoro (curator in residence - studio das weisse haus) in conversation with the artists
and artist talk with Mario de Vega (artist in residence - studio das weisse haus)
with Eva Engelbert, Yuki Higashino, Yukari Inoue, Nathalie Koger, Michikazu Matsune, mamoru, Ralo Mayer, Fuyuka Shindo, Kanako Tada and Anna Witt.
curated by Miwa Negoro (curator in residence - studio das weisse haus)
The group exhibition presents artists based in Austria and Japan whose practices examine the formation of cultural identity, invisible boundaries, and social frameworks such as nationality, ethnicity, race, and gender. Using various mediums, the artists explore the current social situations by interweaving historical fragments to create a potential new narrative, trace the personal stories and memory of a place, and transform existing structures to seek new forms of expression. In doing so, the exhibition unfolds various aspects of relationality that have been shaped through the turbulence of modern history.
The title refers metaphorically to diplomatic relations. Trading has been constructing the geopolitical complexities of today’s world by circulating capitals - commodities, labour, as well as knowledge.
With such changing constructs, how can we stand on common ground? Parallax Trading attempts to undo dominant norms, retell stories, and ultimately to generate multiple interpretations.
„Study for refraction and rotary motion”, a site-specific intervention by Mario de Vega
Approaching acoustic phenomena as medium —both, conceptually and physically—, Mario de Vega has developed an artistic practice investigating affective qualities of sound to regulate performative situations and perceptual experiences. Specifically designed for the circular exhibition area of das weisse haus, “Study for refraction and rotary motion”, is a sound installation that relates to the principle of Current Flow.