4 October 4 2018, 19:00
"CONCERNING MATTERS AND TRUTHS"
Today, changed political providences are a challenge to postcolonial and poststructuralist theory. Much of what had long been the target of emancipatory, left-wing critique is now also being co-opted by nationalist-authoritarian movements; thus not only the political left, but also right-wing populists criticize neoliberalism, capitalism, and globalization and employ key concepts of French Theory, like deconstruction and simulation, to consolidate their power. Against this background, cultural scholars ask how they can defend the achievements of poststructuralism and its questioning of hegemonic truths.
In correlation with the keynote lecture by political theorist Chantal Mouffe on Agonistic Democracy and Left Populism artist Nikolaus Gansterer will do a live Translecture performance. Further contributions Eyal Weizman, Omer Fast, Helmuth Lethen. An event (4 - 6 Oct) at HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin organised by the Graduiertenkolleg "Das Reale in der Kultur der Moderne" under the direction of Albrecht Koschorke in cooperation with Karin Harrasser. Free admission.
19 September - 20 October 2018
CrossSections_Intervals is the last and conclusive exhibition of a trilogy which started with CrossSections_Potentials and continued with CrossSections_Intensities at Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna. In this exhibition, the cumulative interdisciplinary input and data as the result of the process of the project is being transformed and translated to different kinds of narration and documentation as a set of intervals. They will serve as sources and potentials for other future implementations and articulations of the project. CrossSections is designed as an interdisciplinary platform for explorations into artistic research, dialogue, and production. The project employs an open format and curatorial model to reflect upon “process” with the intent to share and articulate diverse critical reactions and collective strategies in the context of art. Artists: Heba Y. Amin, Nisrine Boukrari, Benji Boyadgian, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Inma Herrera, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Ebru Kurbak, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Behzad K. Noori, Egle Oddo, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow, Timo Tuhkanen. Curated by Basak Senova.
7 - 9 September 2018
"A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR - THE PANOPTICON EDITION, BRUSSELS"
The Panopticon, A Performance Affair’s first edition, transforms the Vanderborght Building (Schildknaapstraat, 50 rue de l’Ecuyer, Brussels) into an immersive space for three days of performances in collaboration with the Brussels Gallery Weekend. Inspired by the notion of the Panopticon and the building’s unique architecture, continuous and overlapping performance works by international artists will be presented throughout the dynamic venue. Selected by a highlevel committee APA is presenting a myriad of performances for sale by emerging and mid-career artists, such as Bruce Nauman, Philippe Parreno, Greg Finger, Alice Anderson, Elena Bajo, Sanna Helena Berger, Julien Bismuth, Anna Byskov & Lidwine Prolonge, Jeremiah Day, Lieven De Boeck, Marijke De Roover, Carole Douillard, Tim Etchells, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ariadna Guiteras, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Marc Leschelier, Emily Perry, Candida Powell-Williams, Mireia Saladrigues, Sarah & Charles, Flore Saunois, Sarah Trouche, Joris Van de Moortel, Laurence Vauthier.
RECENT & ONGOING:
1 July - 31 December 2018
For a six month work period Nikolaus Gansterer is artist in residence at WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels supported by the Austrian Arts Council researching on new modes and forms of translational processes. Upcoming presentations of the research in progress to be announced here. For making an appointment for a studio visit please contact me directly via email.
08 July - 15 October 2018
"THE LONG NOW - Reflexions on time and transcience"
Time proves itself as a noticeably open and undefined variable, which for instance is perceived completely different when experienced subjectively or measured with a timepiece instead. Polarities such as steadiness and unsteadiness, acceleration and deceleration as well as immediacy, duration and transience are crucial categories. The exhibition "The Long Now assembles 20 contemporary, artistic positions in the lounge area of me Collectors Room Stiftung Olbricht Berlin, with which a variety of approaches towards time come into effect, either regarding our concept of time or the perception and visualisation of time. With works by Malte Bartsch, Christiane Baumgartner, Roland Boden, Maurits Boettger, Daniel Burkhardt, Mark Formanek, Nikolaus Gansterer, Dafna Gazit, Christoph Girardet, Lukas Grundmann, Timo Klos, Simona Koch, Vera Lossau, Zhenia Couso Martell, Lilla von Puttkamer, Otto Reitsperger, Johanna Reich, Hans-Christian Schink, Katrin Wegemann, Michael John Whelan. Curated by Reinhard Buskies.
30 June 2018
A translecture performance by Nikolaus Gansterer in the framework of the Parallel-Parasite Project at ZSenne ArtLab, Brussels. With contributions by Veridiana Zurita, Adva Zakai , Sofia Caesar, Sara Manente, Marialena Merouda, Sina Seifee, Adrijana Gvozdenovic, Eleanor Weber, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Eric Thielemans, Nikolaus Gansterer, Alex Arteaga, Pieter Vermeulen, Nico Dockx, Femke Snelting, Martino Morandi, Sher Doruff. Curated by Lilia Mestre.
8 + 9 June 2018
"SALON FÜR ÄSTHETISCHE EXPERIMENTE - SPECIAL: Performance Lecture + Workshop"
“How can we attend to the process of artistic sense-making from within or inside, that affective realm of energies, emergences and intensities operating before, between, and below the more readable gestures of artistic practice? How can we develop systems of notation and performativity for sharing this often hidden or undisclosed aspect of the creative process, for communicating the experience with others?” “Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line” is an artistic research project involving key researchers writer-artist Emma Cocker, artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer and dancer-choreographer Mariella Greil, working with others including artist-researcher Alex Arteaga. In this performance lecture at Salon für Ästhetische Experimente, the researchers draw on their publication “Choreo-graphic Figures” as a ‘score’, performing their findings and reflections as live event. Here Alexander Damianisch, Head of Research at The University of Applied Arts Vienna, will act as a respondent in the follow on conversation. An interdisciplinary workshop will give deeper insight into “Choreo-graphic Figures”, introducing practices of attention, conversation and notation for making tangible the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness within artistic process.
Performance Lecture: 8 June 2018, 6-9pm, Universität der Künste, Room 101 (Alte Bibliothek), Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin.
Workshop: 9 June 2018, 1-5pm, HZT - Hochschulzentrum Tanz, Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 8/23, 13357 Berlin. Admission free.
The Salon für Ästhetische Experimente is a cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and co-funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.
7 June - 20 July 2018
„REGIME DER VORHERSAGE“
Systems of prediction boom in times of political uncertainty and neo-liberal efficiency optimisation, presenting a means of determining future developments. Digitalisation, data mining and processes accelerating in the direction of singularity promise a more efficient, secure future through quantification, including calculation and forecast systems. The works shown in the exhibition examine this constantly shifting zone between self-determination and external domination, to make visible the associated systems of power and disempowerment. To what extent are forecasts fetishised and instrumentalised, predictability invoked and what consequences are to be expected, when regimes of prediction determine our lives, when we become datasets in an algorithmically pre-emptive determined system?
On the 7th of June opening of the group show Regime der Vorhersage at Galerie Weisser Elefant, in Berlin with work by Bernd Hopfengärtner & Ludwig Zeller, Esther Hovers, Nikolaus Gansterer, llona Gaynor, Noriko Okaku, Ulrich Nausner, Arnold Reinthaler, Sebastian Schmieg & Silvio Lorusso, Lina Theodorou, Pinar Yoldas. Curated by Sabine Winkler.
25 May - 20 July 2018
On 24th of May 2018 at 6.00 pm festive opening of a group exhibition with work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Jason Gringler, Katharina Hinsberg, Rebecca Horn, Christine Odlund, Arnulf Rainer, Santiago Reyes Villaveces, Bernardi Roig, Giuseppe Stampone at Gallery Marie-Laure Fleisch, in Brussels, Belgium.
22 May 2018, 18:30
"RENCONTRE - FINISSAGE - CON-NOTATIONS"
At the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition "Con-notations" at Villa Arson, Nice the artist Nikolaus Gansterer will be in conversation with Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel, curators of the exhibition and Benjamin Laugier, curator at the New National Museum, Monaco.
19 - 21 May 2018
The cross disciplinary art project Crosss-sections will launch a series of public presentations and artist talks by Behzad Khosravi Noori, Benji Boyadgian, Egle Oddo, Inma Herrera, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Nikolaus Gansterer, Tamsin Snow, Otto Karvonen and Timo Tuhkanen at Ex Lab, Helsinki. Curated by Basak Senova.
6 May - 16 September 2018
"KUNST & KOHLE - THE BATTLE OF COAL"
In 2018, coal production will cease in Germany, marking the end of an important industrial sector that has shaped the Ruhr Valley more than any other cultural region for more than 150 years. Seventeen museums in thirteen cities throughout the Ruhr Valley have taken the fossil-fuel phase-out as an occasion to present the transregional art project "Kunst & Kohle" featuring works by both emerging and established artists focusing on themes revolving around coal and mining. The exhibition project is accompanied by an extensive publication, released by Wienand Verlag, Cologne. Nikolaus Gansterer will contribute to the exhibition "The Battle of Coal" taking place at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl together with artists Colleen Alborough, Janet Biggs, Danica Dakic, Mikhail Karikis, Antonia Low, Moritz Fehr, Denise Ritter, Jeremy Deller, Julius Schulze Farwick, Olav Westphalen, Andreas Siekmann, David Zink-Yi.
18 April 2017, 13:00 - 16:00
"HOW TO DO THINGS WITH LINES ..."
Basak Senova, initiator of CrossSections Project in discussion with artist Nikolaus Gansterer: How to do things with lines and what do lines do with you? Drawing between the lines of connection, lines of distinction, lines of deviation. In this session, Basak Senova, the curator of the project will first introduce and briefly talk about the research strains and the structure of the project. Then, she will have a discussion with Nikolaus Gansterer, one of the participating artists of the project, by navigating through his practice. The discussion will focus on the links between drawing, thinking and action, accordingly, Gansterer will give insight in recent research and exhibition projects and his understanding of the notion of expanded drawing. A Higher Seminar at Konstfack Stockholm, Sweden.
12 April - 11 May 2018
"UNDERSTANDING ART & RESEARCH"
Choreo-graphic Figures is part of a multi-layered open-ended exhibition format with publications and film screenings providing insights into current projects of Art & Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna about transforming understanding, understanding transformation and the development of the relations beyond. Based on projects with a focal point on artistic research activities, the Angewandte offers an overview of possible positions and illuminates current research perspectives at DSA Gallery at Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand. Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Barbara Putz-Plecko.
17 - 20 March 2018
"MARCH MEETING 2018: ACTIVE FORMS"
The March Meeting 2018 at the Sharjah Art Institute, in the United Arab Emirates explores issues of resistance through consideration of organising as a primary act of and condition for artistic and cultural production. Over three days, the meeting will provide an opportunity to collectively examine practices in art, writing, film, music, performance and architecture that extend and intensify engagement with present and past knowledges of resistance. How do questions of organising enable us to conceptualise resistance as not only a practice of ‘standing against’ but also one of ongoing exchange and future planning? How might such thinking help us reassess art’s relationship to notions of authorship, agency, power and the public? Nikolaus Gansterer was invited by curator Claire Tancons to join the MM 2018 in preparation for the upcoming 14th Sharjah Art Biennial in 2019.
14 - 16 March 2018
"ON EPISTEMOLOGY AND MODES OF LANGUAGE"
In a three day conference at University Pompeu Fabra organized by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) Nikolaus Gansterer will join a group of invited writers, artists and researchers founding the first SAR-Academy in Barcelona, Spain. The Academy brings together a specially invited group of international artists/scholars, involved with and dedicated to research in the arts, from different disciplines and with different backgrounds (and opinions) to discuss the current questions and issues related to artistic research with reference to the thematics of Epistemology; Artefacts; Methodologies; Modes of Language. Participants include: Alexander Artega, Arno Böhler, Henk Borgdorff, Eivind Buene, Andrea Braidt, Po Capdevila, Marcel Cobussen, Emma Cocker, Darla Crispin, Alexander Damianisch, Florian Dombois, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johanna Garpe, Johan Haarberg, Kristina Ilmonen, Esa Kirkkopelto, Alice Lagaay, Deniz Peters, Lucia Rainer, Leen Rouhiainen, Giaco Schiesser, Gabriele Schmid, Michael Schwab, Geir Strøm, Gerard Vilar, Janneke Wesseling.
9 March - 27 May 2018
"CON-NOTATIONS - exhibition"
How to perceive one reality through another? Deeply interested in the fundamental translational processes of human sense-making with all senses Nikolaus Gansterer questions how these immanent and situative constructions of meaning could be notated and expanded towards a radical autopoiesis: where a line of thought becomes a line on paper, turns into a line in space or a line verbalized, and then again a line articulated with the whole body or transforms into an object as a score for performing with others. In collaboration with Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel and invited guests Nikolaus Gansterer will further explore the notion of con-notation. The fragile artefacts created during his research residency along with recent work of Nikolaus Gansterer will be accessible in the extensive exhibition "Con-notations" at Centre d'art of Villa Arson, in Nice, France which will open on the 9th of March 2018 together with a retrospective of work by Gianfranco Baruchello curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication: "Con-notation, Nikolaus Gansterer", the online version can be downloaded here.
21 - 25 February 2018
"GALERIE CRONE at ARCO MADRID"
Works by Emmanuel Bornstein, Hanne Darboven, Nikolaus Gansterer, Channa Horwitz, Peter Jellitsch, Clemens Krauss, Constantin Luser, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Antony Valerian, Lawrence Weiner are presented by Galerie Crone at Booth 9B12, at Arco Art Fair in Madrid, Spain.
10 February 2018, 11:00 - 18:00
"ON ENCLOSED SPACES AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS II – Invisible transformations in the Anthropocene"
We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. Nevertheless, these transformations often go unseen – they are literally too large or small for our senses and imagination to take in, despite the fact that we have appropriate measuring instruments. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? And in the theatre, how can we focus attention on the many non-human actors and factors that play a role? Looking for answers, David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters make a variety of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions resonate with one another in a performative setting. A seven hour durational piece at Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium conceived by Jeroen Peeters & David Weber-Krebs with René ten Bos, Augusto Corrieri, Axel Dörner, Mette Edvardsen, Bryana Fritz, Nikolaus Gansterer, Anne Juren, Michael Marder, and Stefanie Wenner.
12 January 2018, 18:00
"ENTWURF EINER ERWEITERTEN GRAMMATIK DES KONTINUUMS"
At the finissage of the exhibtion “ba ≠ b+a: 10 years MUSA” at MUSA museum Vienna, Austria artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer and sound-poet Jörg Piringer will stage their performance "Entwurf einer erweiterten Grammatik des Kontinuums" on Friday 12th of January 2018 at 18:00. Free admission. Curated by Franz Thalmair.
10 - 20 January 2018
The "CrossSections" project focuses on artistic research, dialogue, and production and follows an open format to reflect upon “process”. Over the course of two years (2017–2018), with the participation of 19 artists, diverse scholars and cultural workers, a range of various meetings, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks will be held in three cities: Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm. The project is continuously being shaped and developed through the accumulation of artistic input and discussions over time."CrossSections_Potentials" is the first of three exhibitions that will be shown at Kunsthalle Exnergasse,Vienna, Austria as parts of this project, in 2018.
Participating artists: Heba Y. Amin, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow.
Curated by Basak Senova, in partnership with: Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria; iaspis; Konstfack - University of Arts and The Nordic Art Association, Stockholm; Nya Småland, Sweden; HIAP - and University of the Arts Helsinki and Press to Exit, Skopje, Macedonia.
11 December 2017
"KUVA RESEARCH DAYS"
The Doctoral Programme at Uniarts Helsinki organizes an annual artistic research meeting with a multifaceted program including talks, panel discussions, workshops, and project presentations by international researchers and artists. On Monday 11.12.2017 professor Alex Arteaga in collaboration with artist-researcher Nikolaus Gansterer will host a one day workshop on “Practices of notation – Practices of reflection”. This workshop introduces a methodical framework for inquiry into notational practices and their reflection. The workshop is accompanied by a public discussion at Exhibition Laboratory gallery in Helsinki, Finland.
1 December 2017 – 28 February 2018
"CON-NOTATIONS - research residency"
During his research residency at Villa Arson, in Nice, France, Nikolaus Gansterer plans to develop a series of works that explore processes of perception and cognition where in-scription and trans-scription fuse with drawing and writing that stage the unfolding of embodied diagrams. In his diagrams both the role of the other and the surrounding environment as a co-constitutive ecology and omnipresent field of forces are core to his spatiotemporal mappings, in which "practices of con-notation" are performed and rendered tangible. Therefore, Gansterer will collaborate with a group of invited guests to further explore the notion of con-notation. Deeply interested in these fundamental translational processes of human sense-making with all senses Gansterer questions how these immanent and situative constructions of meaning could be expanded towards a radical autopoiesis: where a line of thought becomes a line on paper, turns into a line in space or a line verbalized, and then again a line articulated with the whole body or transforms into an object as a score for performing with others. Invited by Katrin Ströbel and Sophie Orlando.
The fragile artefacts created during the research residency will all be well documented and made accessible to the public in various formats, namely in an extensive exhibition at Centre d'art of Villa Arson, which will open together with a retrospective of work by Gianfranco Baruchello curated by Nicolas Bourriaud on the 9th of March, 2018 (running till 27th of May 2018.)
1 December 2017, 19:00
The solo performance "Thinking Matters Other Others. A Translecture "by Nikolaus Gansterer will be presented in the framework of the 20 year anniversary of the performance art festival BONES at Schlachthaus theatre, Bern, Switzerland. Curated by Sibylle Omlin and Christiane Krejs. On Thursday 30.11.2017, 12 – 13 Uhr Nikolaus Gansterer will give an artist talk “Performance for Lunch” in relation to an art work exhibited in the ongoing presentation "The Show Must Go On" moderated by Sibylle Omlin and Kathleen Böhler, curator for contemporary art, at Kunstmuseum Bern.
29 November – 16 December 2017
"DON’T CALL IT OFF-SPACE!"
On 28.11.2017 at 7pm, the jubilee exhibition at Kunstverein Das weisse Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria will open with a selection of artists from the last ten years, together with works of art that can be acquired. Iris Andraschek, Bella Angora, Maria Anwander, Alfredo Barsuglia, Alexandra Baumgartner, Anna Maria Bogner, Pablo Chiereghin, Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Judith Fegerl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Aldo Giannotti, Hanakam & Schuller, Michael Heindl, Juliana Herrero, Lukas Hochrieder, Bernhard Hosa, Michael Kargl, Birgit Knoechl, Simona Koch, Ulrike Königshofer, Nika Kupyrova, Marianne Lang, Claudia Larcher, Tatiana Lecomte, Roberta Lima, Lukas Marxt, Max Mertens, Michail Michailov, Julian Palacz, Fabian Patzak, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Roman Pfeffer, Wendelin Pressl, Ulla Rauter, Thomas Riess, Corinne L. Rusch, Liddy Scheffknecht, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuel Schaab, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Sophie Thun, Kata Tranker, Kay Walkowiak, Nicole Weniger, Julia Willms, Anita Witek.
23 November 2017, 18:00
"AUSTRIAN ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL"
Screening of Nikolaus Gansterers drawn animation film "Figuring Vitality" which won in the category "Best Austrian experimental animation film 2017" at the Austrian Animation Film Festival at Filmcasino Vienna. Curated by Sabine Groschup, Adnan Popovic and Thomas Renoldner.