AUSTRIA(N)

The artwork AUSTRIA(N) was exhibited two times, both times in a public real,

2020 – Innsbruck International Biennial of Art curated by Tereza Kotyk, Chris Clarke.

2009 – Steirischer Herbst, curated by rotor, center for contemporary art.

Innsbruck International Biennial of Art

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Differently designed, the artwork AUSTRIA(N) was exhibited at Innsbruck International Biennial of Art in 2020. For this edition single letter was written on the front of the T-shirts and the work was displayed like washing line, from outside of windows in city of Innsbruck.

The artwork AUSTRIA(N) an intervention in Innsbruck’s public takes the form of multiple hand-painted T-shirts, bearing the title in the native languages of immigrant communities. Like Prlja’s other works, they challenge fixed notions of national identity, proposing an(other) definition of what it means to be Austrian while, at the same time, bracketing that identity as something separate or segregated. Throughout the biennial, the shirts have been displayed on the fasades of different Innsbruck’s buildings.

Innsbruck International Biennial of Art curated by Tereza Kotyk, Chris Clarke.

Steirischer Herbst /  rotor, center for contemporary art

For the first time artwork AUSTRIA(N) was exhibited under commission and organisation of rotor, center for contemporary art and as a part of Steirischer Herbst program in 2009.

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The public work was part of the Steirischer HERBST
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AUSTRIA(N), 9 flags displayed in on the windows of Center for Minorities, Graz.
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AUSTRIA(N). 9 flags displayed in on the windows of Center for Minorities, Graz.
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AUSTRIA(N), 9 flags displayed in on the windows of rotor center for contemporary art
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AUSTRIA(N), 9 flags displayed in on the windows of rotor center for contemporary art
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AUSTRIA(N). Flag design

 

Book  / Reviews

Tirol ORF / 06.03.2020 / Art Biennial of Welcome Culture / Original website  / PDF

Book / 2009 / LAND OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Artistic Analyses and Visions of the Human Rights Situation in Europe / Edited by Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer / englisch/deutsch, 256 Seiten / ISBN: 978-3-86895-028-1 / Amazon

 

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