space inventions der künstliche raum 06. 08. - 19. 09. 2010
täglich 10 – 18, do 10 – 21 uhr
daily 10 am – 6 pm, thu 10 am – 9 pm
Emphasising media at the Künstlerhaus, the exhibition „Space Inventions – der künstliche Raum“ opens on the ground floor, presenting ten large sized space stagings.
During and overlapping the last two weeks of the show „paraflows“ will be able to be visited on the second floor, showing additional aspects of media art.
Although the usage of todays media can be traced way back in history of art, the „time of birth“ of media art is thought to have been set by the beginnings of electronic technologies during the late sixties.
Was it foremost the invention of video technology as means of expansion from the board onto the screen that gave reason for celebration first, so was it in succession the expansion into space that was of great importance.
Nowadays the term „media art“ seems to be long outdated, the fascination by technical means mostly disappeared, the progressiveness of the media is stepping back again giving room to the power of expression of the peace of art.
Artists: Leo Schatzl , Ralf Baecker, Shelley Eshkar , Paul Kaiser , Carsten Nicolai , Vadim Fishkin , Ulf Langheinrich , Mariko Mori , Seiko Mikami , Johannes Deutsch , Robert F. Hammerstiel