Opening of the Exhibition:
January 28, 2015, 7 pm
Guided Tour with Irena Borić:
January 29, 2015, 5 pm
January 29 to March 14, 2015
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, Eva Engelbert, Fokus Grupa, Claire Fontaine, Maja Hodošček, Amalia Pica, Pilvi Takala
Curated by Irena Borić
(Curator in Residence of Bundeskanzleramt Kunst I Kultur and KulturKontakt Austria)
The exhibition Pipe Dream examines the ambiguous role of political potential in art practices. Rather than posing a question about socially engaged art practices, this exhibition unfolds modes of thinking differently about the political – ideas that investigate meaning and negotiate the political through modest gestures, intimate refusals, and fictional stories. These intangible loopholes map out a new territory between existing paradigms, where a “new language” of resistance can come into being. However, these ephemeral strategies – only recognisable to the curious observer – risk that the actual political potential goes unseen or is perceived as an empty signifier. Is it perhaps meant to stay a pipe dream or is there hope for this make-believe scenery to come true? But for the protagonist of this seemingly fictional construct it is quite real. Precisely these shady outlines of a different world, a different way of seeing things, might shift into yet unimagined directions – and art can facilitate such cutting-edge designs.
Kindly supported by Slowenisches Kulturinformationszentrum SKICA.