Meant as a brick in Cluj’s newest cultural wall of contemporary art, this exhibition is meant to set up bridges between young professionals from different cultural zones, connected by the contemporaneity they live in. Having in mind the recent political changes in the country, and the global era of post-consumerism, the exhibition is intended as a dialogue between contemporaries living different contexts simultaneously. Vienna as a cluster for young artists from different backgrounds, sharing the context of the city, dispensing part of its artistic production with the city of Cluj, which is also a ‘cluster’ for Romanian country as one of the few artistic centers. Proposing a discourse, which does not emphasize on the differences, but rather on the problems that each context involves, where artistic practice is seen not only as art for art’s sake, but also which involves itself socially, trying to make a change.
Anna Khodorkovskaya born in 1985 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts. Attended lectures in ICA Moscow. Participant and organizer of exhibitions in Russia and Europe. Studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts since 2011. Currently engaged in media projects and painting. Winner of Strabag Artaward 2014 Anna Khodorkovskaya
Roberta Lima was born in 1974 in Manaus, Brazil. After graduating with a degree in architecture in 2001, Roberta Lima moved to Vienna where she now lives and works. In 2007 she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and in 2013 her PhD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.In 2013 she received the Award of Excellence (Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Austria). http://robertalima.com/
Michelle Karussell (Michaela Landrichter) born in 1984 in Oberpullendorf, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna since 2003 under the name Michelle Krussell. Since 2006 she is studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the class of Daniel Richter. Her work is situated in an interplay between fine art and performative art and the specific working conditions of both are integrated into her projects. Michelle Krussell
Madame Pipistrelle (Barbara Stöhr)studies since 2011 Contextual Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the class of Hans Scheirl and Abstract Painting at Erwin Bohatsch. Her work comprises an extended palette of formats: thematising women in high-gloss magazines, one of her working material being just that, she collages and (over-)paints them. She also does performances and sculpting. https://mmepipistrelle.wordpress.com/
Beatrice Dreux born in 1972 in Versailles, France. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 1993. Selected solo show: 2015 ‘Medea’ at Sotheby`s Wien (Artist Quarterly), 2012 Kunsthalle Wien am Karlsplatz ‘Beatrice Dreux: Palestine, Mothers and Skies’ publictation. Lives and works in Vienna. http://www.beatricedreux.com/
Ovidiu Gordan born 1984 in Șimleu Silvaniei, Romania. Studied Photography at the University of Art and Design Cluj Napoca where he got the Bachelor’s Degree in 2011. His own words about his photographs: ‘I am exploring the aesthetic potential of the Romanian common place through photography, by doing so I try to capture the beautiful poetry and drama of my country as it unfolds in front of me. Democratic and non-judgmental the images tend to be personal in more ways then one and for these qualities i consider them to be special’. http://ovidiugordan.blogspot.ro/
Victoria Mayer born in 1981 in St. Veit im Pongau, Austria. Her work includes Silk Screens, Photography and blow-up Objects. In her sculptural works as well as in her photographic ones she is interested in the the functional coherence between Architecture, Design and Art and the in-between zone of the subjective eye and analytical observation. Since 2013 she is co running the Kunstraum Super exhibition space together with Andreas Bergmann and Rainer Stadlbauer. http://www.supersuper.at/
Curated by Alexandra Tatar
Atelier Patru – Independent contemporary art space kindly supports the exhibition Project.
Our young volunteer guides, as heirs to a rich and colourful cultural heritage, offer to be your host while discovering this fascinating town we call our home. Whether you’re local, or come from thousands of miles away, our city tour will offer you a youthful and varied insight into the unique experience this town has to offer. Solemn events next to quirky episodes, wonderful monuments alongside curious little details, awesome people as well as the petty villains, fact and myths, coronations and executions, past and present – we attempt to give you a hands-on and personalized experience you’ll never forget.