press release

from the exhibition series SALON REAL / VIRTUAL
12.11.2021 - 08.01.2022

participating artists:
Patrick Baumüller, Kati Bruder, Ingrid Cogne, Sandro Đukić, Marko Markovič, Veronika Merklein, Christiane Spatt, Viktors Svikis, Slaven Tolj, Marko Zink

OPENING: Friday, 12.11., 18 - 22 h
galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna

The new exhibition A NI MAL NI FESTO from the series SALON REAL/VIRTUAL at michaela stock gallery shows different strategies of visualization to make visible the 'overlooked animal' or 'the other ' and does not deal with the anthropomorphization of animals or zoomorphization of humans as usual.

The different, artistic confrontations (photography, video, drawing, sculpture, and painting) exploring the relationship between humans and animals and present 'the animal' as an equal counterpart. Although the exhibited works follow one theme, they are quite different confrontations with it. In the process, the animals become objects of contemplation. At the same time, they become actors in movements, they serve not only as a projection surface, but also help to shape the work. The animal is questioned from political, historical, socio-critical and emotional motives.

The exhibition title A NI MAL NI FESTO is taken from the manifesto written for the exhibition by Ingrid Cogne and María Antonia González Valerio.

is an exhibition combination between real vs virtual. Artworks are presented both in a virtual 3D gallery and in the real exhibition space - at Schleifmühlgasse 18. The concept of the salon as a forum for discussions about a virtually staged exhibition is juxtaposed with the classic white cube and questions it at the same time.

There will be weekly salon evenings with the artists in November and December.