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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Exhibition View. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Nicoleta Auersperg: ohne Titel (spahetti legs), 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Dorothea Trappel: riot babe!, 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Maria Grün: Delikatessen, 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Emir Šehanović, Acéphale, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Emir Šehanović, Mara IV & V, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Emir Šehanović, Untitled, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

PARALLEL VIENNA 2018 Selected, Part 1

September 24, 2018
Text by Marie-Claire Gagnon & Julius Pristauz
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

PW-Magazine picked 10 positions at Parallel Vienna that stood out while strolling through the art fair. Check out the first 5 rooms selected by Marie-Claire Gagnon and Julius Pristauz.

Parallel Vienna takes place for the sixth time from 25th to the 30th of September and sticks to its approach of using temporarily vacant buildings as a presentation platform for contemporary art. This year takes place in a former office building at Lassallestraße 1 in the 2nd district.

It presents young and emerging as well as established artistic practices and brings together art initiatives of every kind–art associations, galleries, project spaces, off spaces and artist spaces—both Austrian and international, all under one roof. The project has so far presented itself as hybrid between art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio.

Parallel Vienna unites exhibitions made by commercial galleries (GALLERY STATEMENTS—each with a solo presentation of an artist), off-spaces and art associations (PROJECT STATEMENTS—a solo or group show) and solo presentations by selected artists (ARTIST STATEMENTS or artistic INTERVENTIONS in the building invited directly by the initiators). Instead of the usual booths at art fairs, each exhibitor occupies a separate room of the building in which the exhibition is presented.

Eugen Wist / ARTIST STATEMENT / room 1.27 

One of the stand out ARTIST STATEMENTS was the one created by Eugen Wist, who made the office room furniture part of his presentation by manipulating it, lifting it from the ground and using some parts as a base for his Silent Friends

A sentimental, melancholic feeling pushes through the whole presentation, which includes a daybed (which is more comfortable than it looks), a surprisingly solid lamp and two bat-like sculptures hanging from a rail in the ceiling window.

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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Eugen Wist. Silent Friend, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

GOMO / PROJECT STATEMENT / room 2.17

The PROJECT STATEMENT of GOMO Art Space includes works by Nicoleta Auersperg, Maria Grün, Mara Novak, Gianna Virginia Prein, Anna Sophia Rußmann, Dorothea Trappel, Anna Vasof and Micha Wille. 
Their room presents a well put together and refreshing mix of sculpture, video and painting.
The spaghetti legs sculpture by Nicoleta Auersperg, the Delikatessen tounges by Maria Grünand riot babe! by Dorothea Trappel were standing out to us in particular.

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GOMO Art Space. Exhibition View. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Nicoleta Auersperg: ohne Titel (spahetti legs), 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Dorothea Trappel: riot babe!, 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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GOMO Art Space. Maria Grün: Delikatessen, 2018. PROJECT STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

Emir Šehanović / ARTIST STATEMENT / room 1.44

Belgrade based artist Emir Šehanović effortlessly combines sculptural pieces with a 3D rendered video work named Acéphale. Installed on a wheeling metal box it demands the attention of all passingvisitors just quickly looking inside of the tiny room. 

Looking from the entrance to the right wall, two smaller pictorial works titled Mara IV & V expect the viewer. They are extended by two little sticks standing out of the frames, resembling tears of the two pictured ladies. Similar sticks, but this time soft and crafted in stuffed textile, lay on the floor. The texturethat is found in all parts of the installation romantically adds to the medical vibe of the little space.

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Emir Šehanović, Acéphale, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Emir Šehanović, Mara IV & V, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Emir Šehanović, Untitled, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

Marit Wolters / ARTIST STATEMENT / room 1.26

Marit Wolters is one of the artists who managed to ignore the »please-no-impact-on-the-rooms-rule« of this year‘s fair. For her minimal ARTIST STATEMENT located on the first floor, she removed one of the floor panels and replaced it with a grate made out of acrystal thickener and lacquer, which perfectly complements the table-like object that she found and decided to keep in the space.

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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Marit Wolters: Lovers in our mind’s eye, 2018. ARTIST STATEMENT. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

Anna Grath / INTERVENTION / 2.R

Anna Grath‘s INTERVENTION on the second floor consists of two works. One of them is a hose which is making its way through the space, held down by two colorful plastic bags filled with their opposite - heavy, organic material acting as a weight, almost like making an effort to tame the snake-like tube. 

The second work, a piece of fabric, is attached to the wall and its pale color almost makes it disappear in the white office building. The pictorial piece of fabric has a haunting feel to it, making us long for more of this subtle and slightly violent gesture.

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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
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Anna Grath. Exhibition View. INTERVENTION. PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

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PW-Magazine is a bilingual online magazine for contemporary culture.

The Vienna-based PW-Magazine promotes diversity and a broad mix of artistic expression. The editorial team is tasked not only with reflecting current cultural production, but also with creating new visual content. The bilingual platform works with open structures and attaches great importance to collaborations that create new links between cultural creators and the public.
PW-Magazine was founded in May 2016 by Christian Glatz and Phil Koch.

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