Food Only Exists on Pictures Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2017
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Kunsthalle Wien (Eds.)
The Kunsthalle Wien Prize is a joint project of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and the Kunsthalle Wien. A jury annually awards an artist from the universities’s programs who independently address sociopolitical topics within their art. The award funds an exhibition and catalog. For 2017, the topic focused on digital imaging and its far-reaching political and social ramifications in the twenty-first century. Marlene Maier (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) was awarded for her three-channel video installation Food only exists on pictures, a multidimensional space of uncertainty, where the present and the absent encounter each other simultaneously. The artist obtained the text and image material for her scripts from the internet, and employed a diverse range of image concepts to reformulate this material—from assembling video-stock footage to reenacting found photographic material, to the reduction of the visual level on close-ups of a monitor. The compact catalog features a foldout poster, installation shots, and a conversation between the artist and Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Softcover / 5 x 7 ½ in. / 54 pp / 4 color w/poster insert
Retail Price: $13.00
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