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»Mythical Beasts: Soft Spots Arena« at Foundation Vienna

Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 1: ... and boys futures are gone

A formal discussion on representational aesthetics, sensualization of violence, post renaissance sculpture, desire and dispersion at foundation Vienna.

In their long lasting collaboration Mattia Macchieraldo’s and Flavio Palasciano’s focus on mechanisms societies generate realities from fiction. By doing so they perpetuate a playful approach within their intimate world of images and signs, in a process of breaking, shifting and reassembling them. Topics for their works derive from mythologies and escapism within existent cultural patterns.

In their show “Mythical Beasts: Soft Spots Arena” at artist-run space foundation Vienna, the artists follow questions of gender and heteronormativity. Through performing shifts the codependency of institutional space and sexuality gains visibility. The inscription of their work within the exhibition space of foundation also a rewriting of these relations sets in. Their work unfolds on two different places, which articulate in the form of layers. By doing so they overlay, cross and collapse.

Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 1: ... and boys futures are gone
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 1: ... and boys futures are gone
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 1: ... and boys futures are gone
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 1: ... and boys futures are gone
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Structure # 1
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Arena # 2: I fuck with the vision fam let‘s link im tryna build
Mythical Beasts Soft Spots Arena at Foundation Vienna
Structure # 2

All images courtesy of the artists.

www.foundationvienna.com

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