Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna

“Amazing Girls / It’s Complicated” at Kevin Space

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Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017

My body moves through spaces, not private or public, but flushed with surges of signs emptied out in their infinite circulation: excessive, obscene, like pornographic close-ups.

It is the obscenity of what no longer is obscure but inevitably visible. An end of interiority, the overexposure and transparence of the world traverses my body without obstacle. I can no longer produce the limits of my own being, can no longer play or stage myself.

(after Jean Baudrillard, The Ecstasy of Communication)

Amazing girls / It’s complicated imagines a contemporary topography of private and public spaces staged as spheres that, being permeated by pervasive acts of communication, have collapsed into perpetual visibility.

Suggesting intimacy and domesticity, unsettled by the seemingly obscene, strange, ugly or even threatening, the works gathered disseminate a feeling of unease in the face of boundless externalization and self-design. In front of the gaze of the eternally present other, they invite into an almost theatrical performance: of fractions in the psychology and physiognomy of the body as it has become the bearer of all meaning, where nothing is hidden and the universe of signs surpasses it without limits.

Coquetting, seducing with their excessive beauty, materiality and semantics, the works remind of the body as performing and coming into existence in a flux of desire and power, increasingly caught up in uncertainty, anxiety, and pleasure alike. Amazing girls / It’s complicated proposes the relationship of the body to society as an erotic one, where desire however, captured in infinite production and consumption cycles, is both instantly gratified and eternally unfulfilled.

Mein Körper bewegt sich durch einen Raum, der weder privat noch öffentlich ist, sondern durchflutet von Zeichen, die durch ihre endlose Zirkulation entleert wurden: exzessiv, obszön, gleich pornografischen Nahaufnahmen.

Es ist die Obszönität dessen, was nicht mehr versteckt, sondern unweigerlich sichtbar ist. Ein Ende des Innenlebens; die Überbelichtung und Transparenz der Welt durchläuft meinen Körper ohne Hindernis. Ich kann die Grenzen meinen Daseins nicht mehr ziehen, kann mich nicht mehr selbst spielen oder inszenieren.

(nach Jean Baudrillard, The Ecstasy of Communication)

Amazing girl / It’s complicated inszeniert eine gegenwärtige Topographie privater und öffentlicher Räume die, von allgegenwärtigen Kommunikationsvorgängen durchdrungen, in ständige Sichtbarkeit gewandelt ist.

Intimität und Häusliches erweckend, die jedoch von scheinbar Obszönem, Eigenartigem, Hässlichem oder gar Bedrohlichem gestört werden, verbreiten die Arbeiten ein Gefühl des Unbehagens angesichts grenzenloser Veräußerung und Selbst-Designs. Vor den Augen des immer präsenten Anderen, laden sie in eine fast theatralische Performance ein, die von psychologischen und physischen Brüchen des Körpers, seinerseits nun Träger aller Bedeutung, erzählt. Nichts ist mehr verhüllt und das ganze Universum von Zeichen durchschreitet ihn ohne Grenzen.

Mit ihrer exzessiven Schönheit, Materialität und Semantik kokettieren und verführen die Arbeiten und erinnern daran, dass der Körper in einem Fluss von Begehren und Macht eingebettet ist, welches Unsicherheit, Ängste und Vergnügen zugleich produziert. Amazing girl / It’s complicated suggeriert, dass die Beziehung zwischen dem Körper und der Gesellschaft eine zunehmlich erotische ist, Begehren jedoch durch unaufhörlichen Prozesse der Produktion und Konsum und Genuss, gleichzeitig direkt zu befriedigen scheinen und immer unerfüllt bleiben.

Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Tamuna Szirbilaze, Dreamwork in a plane and Pablo Ehmer, group show contribution beauty, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Minda Andrén, Untitled (Hands) and Sofia Stevi, Dark Room, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Minda Andrén, Untitled (Hands), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Chloe Seibert, Untitled and Sofia Stevi, Dark Room, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Chloe Seibert, Untitled, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Sofia Stevi, Dark Room, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Justin Fitzpatrick, Brick Schoolhouse (Cat Ashtray) and Sehnsucht (For John Craxton), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Justin Fitzpatrick, Brick Schoolhouse (Cat Ashtray), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Justin Fitzpatrick, Brick Schoolhouse (Cat Ashtray), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Justin Fitzpatrick, Sehnsucht (For John Craxton), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, exhibition view, Zuzanna Czebatul, Gentle Reminders, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Zuzanna Czebatul, Gentle Reminder, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Zuzanna Czebatul, Gentle Reminder, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Chloe Seibert, Idea List 1, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Tamuna Szirbilaze, Dreamwork in a plane, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Pablo Ehmer, group show contribution beauty, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Urara Tsichuya, Just close your eyes and imagine I haven’t evolved, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Urara Tsichuya, Just close your eyes and imagine I haven’t evolved, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Urara Tsichuya, Just close your eyes and imagine I haven’t evolved, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Karoline Dausien, Pillow Nr.9 (Silke), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Karoline Dausien, Pillow Nr.10 (Bosch), Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Megan Rooney, Tilia Americana, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Megan Rooney, Lazy blind eyes, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Alison Veit, Gantulga, Vienna, 2017
Amazing Girls It's Complicated at Kevin Space Vienna
Amazing girls / It’s complicated, Sophie Gogl, Untitled, Kevin Space Vienna, 2017
Title: Amazing Girls / It’s Complicated
Artists: Minda Andren, Zuzanna Czebatul, Karoline Dausien, Pablo Ehmer, Justin Fitzpatrick, Sophie Gogl, Megan Rooney, Chloe Seibert, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Sofia Stevi, Urara Tsuchiya and Alison Veit
Date: May 18 – June 18, 2017
Venue: Kevin Space, Volkertstraße 17, 1020 Vienna

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