The art performance by Niki Passath in the framework of the opening of the Kitchen Gallery in Graz, Austria created a painting conceived by Austrian artist Niki Passath realised by a special robotic device the artist has built especially for the creation of the work named Distorted Spiral, 2017.
Niki Passath’s performance at the Kitchen Gallery has been recorded and you can see the process his robotic machine goes through, creating the work Distorted Spiral, 2017 over six hours of time in a short clip: Distorted Spiral by Niki Passath Video
In the framework of AØH Performance, which showcases newly conceived art for the non-for-profit art space Kitchen Gallery located in the City of Graz and supporting artists that are from the region Styria or as well international positions rooted in Styria in the framework of YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) and counterparts worldwide – Keep it Simple! Like Duchamp said in his exhibition in Switzerland, curated by Walter Hopps in the 60s: Let’s keep it simple and work with what we find!
Artists invited to show at the Kitchen Gallery are challenged to work with the small space in the framework of the exhibition series Spectacular Everyday referencing the book Why can’t cigaretts be bought at the vegtable merchant by author and film maker Georges Perec.
The selection of artists presented will serve as a pool for my curatorial choice of the series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain realised in the local landmark Bell Tower.
The spectacular Perec writes is something depending on our view which is relating to incidents portrayed in news of accidents or other spectacular things that temporarily catch our attention. A train accident reminds us on trains which are everyday objects that wouldn’t spring to mind otherwise.
Niki Passath is an emerging contemporary artist that recently showed at the Schaumbad Studio Complex and at Kunsthalle Graz, already reviewed under: Von Menschen und Maschinen
Contact artist: Niki Passath