Artist: Philip Pichler (*1981, lives and works in Vienna). Selected recent solo and group shows: Design im Fenster/More Anecdotes/group show, wellwellwell, Vienna; Füge Dich, Burning Castle Contemporary, Brandenburg; Import Export, Nordbahnhof, Vienna; OFF SEASON, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg (with Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann); Stromer, Folgendes, HfbK Hamburg; Auflauf der Fassaden, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; Regard Benin, Togbin Plage, Benin (with Rebekka Seubert, G F-B) Drop A and Drop B, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (with G F-B).
Duration: October 17th – October 23rd, 2016
Location: Gärtnergasse, Gärtnergasse 1, 1030 Vienna
Philip Pichler‘s solo show Tinte combines octopus-like objects with commissioned texts by friends. Tentacles have been flash frozen while meandering around the boxes and dancing erectly to absent screamings of an amateurish horror movie; a bucket and acrylic glass boards covered with smelly squid ink are leaning in between. This collaborative giant squid has a momentary body, which is in constant change as the papers are being carried away from the boxes. Into this happy abyss six befriended authors have thrown their texts, each dealing in a unique way with travel experiences and a basic sentiment of never arriving anywhere.
With Tenzing Barshee, Sho Hasegawa, Philipp Köster, Mariko Minoguchi, Sarah Octobre and Rebekka Seubert.
Invited by Eugen Wist
All works courtesy of the artist
Photos by Philipp Friedrich