Artforum International, Caroline Lillian Schopp on “4 × 1 = 30”, April 2020

Cover Artforum International April 2020, Vol. 58, No. 8

(…) While Ackroyd, Clement, and Zamojski reflected on the human by displacing it, Julian Turner took a more direct approach. In his installation Schön im Öl (Beautiful in the Oil), 2020, the artist investigated the infrastructures of geopolitics using clever dissonances of scale: Pink Viennese treats from the Aida coffeehouse chain, Swiss Parisienne cigarettes, Italian panettone, plenty of empty German beer cans, and a roll of toilet paper were assembled to create a rough model of the oil refinery near Vienna’s airport. This was, in a certain sense, Anthropocene art, in which the Great Acceleration was not graphed as an increasingly severe asymptote but rather pictured as a series of temporal and above all visual ruptures. In a group of related collages, cutouts of photos of fancy cuisine—from soufflés to herbed scallops—from old magazines were pasted over pictures of the refinery’s chemical-processing units. Turner’s works thus embedded imagery of midcentury prosperity and hospitality—along with the promised pleasure of collective consumption—within its inhospitable industrial excretions, all the while trying to maintain spaces in which the party could keep going on. Bringing together the compelling work of four disparate artists, “4 × 1 = 30” was a thoughtful exhibition that attested to our present environmental precarity, performing a timely, cautionary, and sometimes delightful equation of surplus value.

Unter Flaschen. Die Fledermaus in der Bar du Bois

Wegen COVID-19 wird die Ausstellung “unter flaschen – die Fledermaus in der Bar du Bois” verlängert:

14.5.2020 – 27.6.2020 und 9.9.2020 – 24.10.2020

Eine Ausstellung von Bar du Bois in Zusammenarbeit mit der Klasse Skulptur und Raum/Hans Schabus, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Eingeladen von Cosima Rainer, Leitung Kunstsammlung und Archiv

Beteiligte Künstler_innen:
Chiara Bals, Diana Barbosa Gil, Katrine Bobek, Eva Engelbert, Daniel Fonatti, Johannes Frauenschuh, Andreas Harrer, Anna Hostek, Anastasia Jermolaewa, Gea Kalkhof, Selma Klima, Leena Lübbe, Felizitas Moroder, Ann Muller, Florian Pfaffenberger, Raphael Pohl, Carolina Rotter, Lisa Sifkovits, Julia Steinbach, Stefan Thater, Julian Turner, Maria VMier, Astrid Wagner, Johanna Odersky, Bartholomaeus Wächter, Laura Welker

Universitätsgalerie im Heiligenkreuzer Hof Wien
Heiligenkreuzer Hof Stiege 8, 1.Stock
Eingang über Schönlaterngasse 5
oder Grashofgasse 3
1010 Wien