Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Hollow Blocks in a Windowless Room

If you happen to be in Vienna this week, please come to see our exhibition Hollow Blocks in a Windowless Room - a solo show by Łukasz Jastrubczak, with special guests: Robert Barry, Susanne Kriemann (the image above is taken from her Ray series), Paweł Kruk, Małgorzata Mazur, and Agnieszka Polska. The exhibition revolves around excerpts from Minus Twelve, Robert Smithson’s notes on the qualities of minimal art (1968). All the displayed objects – artworks, documents and found objects - are related to the Mirage project (2011- ongoing). It consisted of correspondence between the authors, in the form of a game or “duel” of images and text. The book was reinterpreted in a series of staged lectures, concerts, public readings, and finally the film Mirage: In Order of Appearance. The film was shot in the summer of 2014, when the authors decided to go on an American journey in the footsteps of theirs protagonists: the pioneer of green conceptualism John G. Lee, his partner Anna Zaloon and the teenage hitchhiker Mia.
Some elements in the exhibitions are cameo appearances by guest artists (including the legendary conceptual artist, Robert Barry), works interwoven into the somehow cinematic sequence of events.