The final curatorial selection has been made today and shows the Austrian painter Elisabeth Pfniss in counterposition with American conceptual artist Dan Graham. This way the arch between New York in the US and Graz in Austria is created.
The fragile work Frau in Rosé/ Woman in Rosé, 2020 by painter Elisabeth Pfniss is using several layers of paint in drip technique and a continuous over-painting process on Japanese paper that thereby becomes three-dimensional when shown unframed, like in her second series, last year in London becoming opaque when the light shines through and is a unique work of six parts.
The counterposition with the limited edition work Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2013 by American minimal and conceptual artist Dan Graham builds that bridge between Austria and the US and references the pavilions by the artists as his sculptural work.
The counter-position of the two artists shows the three-dimensionality that is absent but still to grasp by means of understanding the conceptual approach Dan Graham took to visualise the sculpture created, like a preview of what will be on view to make us understand what his sculptures look like, aiming to realise the work in real life. An architectural approach at the same time, to show what can be created. Lisson Gallery represents Dan Graham and thereby the bridge to his gallery is achieved at the same time, which we will visit during our stay in New York.
Elisabeth Pfniss’ three dimensional approach is fine and nearly not to grasp when the works are behind glass but upon second view these layers created over several weeks become visible.
Austria versus America and the bridge we build, very close when it comes to visual art and the time invested in the works, captured.
The exhibition series YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & counterparts worldwide has been developed in 2008 to promote Austrian Contemporary Art internationally and counter-position emerging contemporary artists with internationally renowned artists to increase the value of their art and allow for them to live of their artistic practise.
After extensive exhibitions in a small gallery space in the centre of the City of Graz in Austria from 2008-2012, the exhibition series Zu Gast am Schlossberg/ Visiting Schlossberg Mountain takes place since 2015 in the Bell Tower Graz on Schlossberg Mountain where artists are provided the possibility to create new installations, especially for this heritage protected building.
Last year in November 2020 the first international exhibition took place in London in our Baker Street office under the title Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt going London 2020 which showcased art from Austria focusing on the region Styria surrounding Graz, Austria and three international positions Reiner Heidorn, Kathrin Weber and Tonino Gottarelli in collaboration with the Fondazione Tonino Gottarelli, curated by Daniela Haberz, M.A. for the Bell Tower Liesl, showcased in Graz in October 2021 and exhibited subsequently at AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited in London in November 2021.
More here: Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt Details
We would like to thank the Christie Collection for the loan of the work by Dan Graham.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon and all my best wishes,
Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment
Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment
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