UPCOMING:


6 – 22 July 2017
“ARGUMENT PLACE”
A group exhibition at Stadtgalerie Bern, at PROGR Art Centre, Switzerland on strategies of substituting, negating and compensating is bringing together positions which fundamentally question the subject-matter of art practice. With contributions by Remy Erismann, Roger Fähndrich, Nikolaus Gansterer, Tamara Janes, Lutz&Guggisberg, Sarah Elena Müller, Giorgia Piffaretti, Ines Marita Schärer, Sebastien Verdon, Wiktor Wolski. Curated by Nina Rieben.

9 + 10 June 2017

“ZEICHEN SETZEN”

A performative presentation of the research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil in the framework of the symposium "Zeichen Setzen", co-organized by Monika Leisch-Kiesl, KU Linz & Toni Hildebrandt, University Bern; Stephan Grotz & Aloisia Moser, KU Linz; Karin Harrasser, University of Art and Design Linz; Rose Breuss, Anton Bruckner University, Linz. On the 10th of June Nikolaus Gansterer will do a live Translecture session at the panel “On mediality: continuous and discrete / in state of flux / at the point” questioning the medial and cultural preconditions of the act of sign making and forms of readability, with contributions by Karin Harrasser, Paul Feigelfeld, Ludwig Jäger, Sarah Sander.


RECENT & ONGOING:


19 – 22 May 2017
“ALONG LINES”
The inter-symposium "Along Lines" – a hybrid of conference and exhibition – brings together around 40 artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, archaeologists and other researchers to reflect on the line as a very basic visual element and medium of knowledge. Taking it as a symbolic as well as analytical instrument the symposium at Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, in Lithuania presents different strategies to sketch and connect through methods of mapping, walking, recording etc.
Nikolaus Gansterer will give a practical introduction to his practices of line- and trace-making and present two new publications: Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line aswell as the brand new second edition of his Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought.

With contributions by ao. Awst & Walther, Zbyněk Baladrán, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Vitalij Červiakov, Christoph Fink, Nikolaus Gansterer, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Ines Hochgerner, Sven Johne, Lina Lapelytė, Ruth Proctor, Artūras Raila, Karen O'Rourke, Marcus Steinweg, Raul Walch, Jessica Warboys. Curated by Thomas Thiel & Vytautas Michelkevičius. Download full program here!


5 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:00
“PUBLISHING IN THE CONTEXT OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH - A BOOKISH TABLE TALK”
Public presentation of a series of new publications discussing the critical role of documenting and publishing in the context of artistic research with invited guests and authors ao. Alex Arteaga, Emma Cocker, Alexander Damianisch, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil, Lilia Mestre at AILab – Angewandte Innovation Lab, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria. The new publication Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line will be launched aswell as the brand new second edition of Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought. Both books are available to purchase here!


28 & 29 April 2017
"CHOREO-GRAPHIC FIGURES: TALK + BOOK PRESENTATION

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On Saturday 29 April 2017, 14:15 - 17:15 in the section: “Figuring the Body”, Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will present a performative paper “On Qualitative Specificity (How-ness) within Artistic Research” at the 8th International Conference on Artistic Research at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Based on their brand new publication “Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line" published by DeGruyter, 2017 the ongoing research project stages a beyond-disciplinary, inter-subjective encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing, for exploring the specific 'how-ness' — the qualitative-processual, aesthetic-epistemological and ethico-empathetic dynamics — within shared artistic exploration, directing attention to an affective realm of forces and intensities existing before, between and beneath the more readable gestures of artistic practice.


5 April 2017, 19:00
"DRAWING FROM THE FUTURE – FIVE STUDIO TALKS”
Taking a journey with a pencil, thinking with your hand, capturing the perspective of a sculptural form in a few strokes and lines — the art of drawing is not only one of the earliest, but also the most inventive playing fields within the fine arts. Five artists –  Linda Bilda, Sevda Chkoutova, Nikolaus Gansterer, Moussa Kone and Hoa Luo – show samples of their work and participate in a studio talk on which role drawing does play within their artistic process. How do current media frameworks change the search for subjects? Which influence do printing techniques such as print on demand, risography, or digital print have on artistic production in the field of drawing? And what is the strategic role of publishing and distributing on paper?
Within the framework of the exhibition “Drawing from the Future” (1 March 1 - 31 May, 2017) at the Salon für Kunstbuch at the 21er Haus - Museum of Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria, several events take place where publishers, distributors and artists present their productions and negotiate the current complex relations between drawing and the medium of the book. Invited by Bernhard Cella.


23 March  - 17 September 2017

“WIEN VON OBEN. DIE STADT AUF EINEN BLICK”

The group exhibition “Bird's-Eye Vienna” takes a glance on historical and contemporary practices of mapping the city of Vienna at Wien Museum, Austria. Nikolaus Gansterer's Memory Map is showcasing an outstanding example "of interweaving bio-graphies and topo-graphies within the urban fabric". Curated by Sándor Békési and Elke Doppler.


9 March - 4 April 2017

"DRAWING PRAXIS"

Opening of a group exhibition with work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Katharina Hinsberg, Alain Huck, Andrea Mastrovito at Gallery Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels, in Belgium.

27 February - 3 March 2017

"CON-NOTATIONS"

A workshop and lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer at Villa Arson, in Nice, France organized by artist Katrin Ströbel. In the last years Nikolaus Gansterer developed inter- and trans-subjective forms of notation between the lines of drawing, choreo-graphy and performance. The artist is interested how phenomena of perception could be notated along the categories of time and space, movement and imagination. At Villa Arson Nikolaus Gansterer gives an practical introduction into tactics of materialisation of processes of perception where in-scription and trans-scription is fusing with live-drawing and writing, staging the unfolding of embodied diagrams.

19 January - 31 March 2017

"NIKOLAUS GANSTERER – EPHEMERAL COHERENCES"

On the 19th of January 2017 between 17:00-20:00 festive opening of the solo exhibition by Nikolaus Gansterer at Sotheby's Vienna, Palais Wilczek, Herrengasse 5, Stair #1, 2nd Floor, 1010, Vienna, Austria.


19 January - 16 April 2017

"LIGHTNESS AND MATTER. MATTER AND LIGHTNESS"

A permutational group exhibition in two parts (opening part 1 on 19 January and opening part 2 on 16 February 2017) by the Institute for Transmedia Arts at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Vienna, Austria.

The term transmediality signifies that media can be viewed as diverse, incomplete, and interwoven. This openness of media implies that a multitude of possibilities can be called upon. Furthermore, transmediality rejects strict borders between different disciplines in the visual arts while encouraging transdisciplinary approaches – for example, overlaps and tangents with the sciences, technology, or philosophy. With contributions by former and current students and teaching artists of the Institute for Transmedia Arts a.o.Thomas Albdorf, Stefan Arztmann, Diana Barbosa Gil, Fritz Biedermann, Ida Böttger, Karolin Brägger, Katrina Daschner, Hermanus De Jongh, Živa Drvarič, Romana Egartner, Tobias Ehrhardt, Christian Eisenberger, Samuel Ekeh, Bob Erpelding, Max Frey, Peter Fritzenwallner, Florinda Fürst, Nikolaus Gansterer,  Martin Grandits, Xaver Gschnitzer, Flora Hauser, Valentin Hessler, Thomas Hitchcock, Clemens Hubinger, Thekla Kaischauri, Alexander Kasses, Lukas Maria Kaufmann, Sebastian Köck & Magdalena Forster, Oliver Kowacz, Brigitte Kowanz, Peter Kozek, Krüger & Pardeller, Gašper Kunšič, Suzie Léger, Wolfgang Lehrner, Paul Leitner, Alfred Lenz, Ernst Logar, Constantin Luser, Alexander Martinz, Lukas Matuschek, Martina Menegon, Milan Mladenovic, Julie Monaco, Leo Münch, Wolfgang Obermair, Niki Passath, Tobias Pilz, Leonhard Prochazka, Ulla Rauter, Marie Reichel,  Barbis Ruder, Martin Schlögl, Björn Segschneider, Darja Shatalova, Marianne Stalhös, Sarah Steiner, Lisa Truttman, Alireza Toghiyani, Anna Vasof, André Wagner, Marit Wolters, Suchart Wannaset, Anna Zilahi, Anna Zwingl. Curated by Peter Kozek and Brigitte Kowanz.


17 December 2016, 13:00
“PARADOXA”
Paradoxa is an artistic research laboratory for designing a potential space that surveys the current categories of representations and perceptual patterns, thus generating possible other encounters between people, material and immaterial phenomena. In this our unlimited world of limits, with our wishes, desires and fears, in the attempt to perceive and recognise the various "status quo", Paradoxa invites artists and agents from the artistic field with their works, traces, documents, experiences and knowledge to an each six hour session, on different days into the studios, the library or bar of TQW-Tanzquartier Wien, to create a non-place of different zones, layers, conversations, actions and reflections. Invited guests ao.  Nikolaus Gansterer, Andreas Spiegl, Helmut Ploebst. Initiated by Jack Hauser & Sabina Holzer. Admission free.


25 + 26 November 2016

“ART AS A MEDIUM OF THINKING – KÜNSTE ALS MEDIEN DES DENKENS”
A workshop-conference on “Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based-Research“ at AILab Vienna, Austria. With contributions by Jens Badura, Arno Boehler , Kathrin Busch, Corpus Kollektiv, Alexander Damianisch, Nikolaus Gansterer, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Mariella Greil, Anke Haarmann, Walter Heun, Alice Koubova, Krassimira Kruschkova, Alice Lagaay, Dieter Mersch, Sandra Noeth, Veronika Reichl, Anton Rey, Peter Starner, Elisabeth Schäfer, Michael Schwab, Alice Pechriggl, Helmut Ploebst.

PAST:


20 October - 19 November 2016

"PROXEMIA  – ANOTHER CO-CREATION OF SPACE"

Nikolaus Gansterer and Monika Grzymala will join forces for their upcoming exhibition Proxemia – Another Co-creation of Space at Gallery Crone Vienna, Austria. The two artists will turn the gallery into an experimental set up in order to initiate a non-verbal dialogue where space is mapped and decoded as social, physical and psychological construction. With regard to explore spatiality per se and to co-create new work, Gallery Crone, Vienna will transform in a week long process into an extension of the artists’ bodies based on their interpersonal articulation. The outcome of this experimental dialogue sets up a mutual relationscape between the art, the gallery space and the visitors of exhibition. The exhibition will be opened on the 20th of October, 19:00. On the 18th of November 2016 the show will be concluded with an artist talk by Monika Grzymala and Nikolaus Gansterer in conversation with philosopher Arno Boehler at the gallery starting at 18:00.

19 October, 21:00 - 20 November 2016
"IN DER KUBATUR DES KABINETTS: GET INVOLVED, BE INVOLVED"
Opening of the group exhibition "Get Involved, Be Involved"  with focus on direct urbanism at Kunstsalon Fluc, Praterstern, 1020 Vienna, Austria. With work and site specific interventions by Fabiana Faleiros, Nikolaus Gansterer, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Katharina Gruzei, Katrin Hornek, Elvedin Klacar, Johann Lurf, Lazar Lyutakov, Female Obesession, Ben Pointeker, Marusa Sagadin, Luiz Roque, Voin De Voin, Kay Walkowiak, Anna Witt, Ina Wudtke. Curated by Ursula Maria Probst.

11 October 2016, 19:00

"LOREM IPSUM DOLOR SIT AMET (Volume III)"

"Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet" is the third in a series of exhibitions and publication based on a wide-reaching research about writing with the title "Possible Content for 18 Pages", curated by Franz Thalmair. The original typewritten manuscript of Vilem Flussers essay "The Gesture of Writing" provides the thematic and formal-aesthetic foundation for reflecting the act of writing at the intersection of linguistic, visual, physical and spatial communication. With contributions by Irma Blank, Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda, Alejandro Cesarco, Natalie Czech, Agnes Fuchs & Thomas Freiler, Nikolaus Gansterer, Charles Gute, Michalis Pichler, Rafael Rozendaal, Oliver Ruf. The book was edited by Franz Thalmair and is available via Revolver Publishing, Berlin. The publication will be launched with a performance, and a public talk starting at 19:00 with Lois Bartel: Reading Space followed by a discussion by Michael Kargl, Claudia Slanar, Franz Thalmair on Performative Research at Institute for Site-Specific Art, Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

6 October - 26 October 2016

"LABOR DER PLÖTZLICHKEIT"

Opening performance on the 6th of October at 19:30 by Nikolaus Gansterer, Uli Kühn and Lissie Rettenwander at the group exhibition and experimental laboratory at AILab, Vienna, Austria. A discursive group show on lightnings, electrical discharges, fulgurites – from historic electric machines and Tesla coils to contemporary artistic work. . With contributions by Gerald Bast, Florian Bettel, Chris Burden, Roland David, Laura Egger-Karlegger, Judith Fegerl, Brigitte Felderer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Anna Jordan, kabru, Katrin Kober, Uli Kühn, Stephan Pack, Maria Mäser, David Moises, Sarah Podbelsek, Lissie Rettenwander, August Ruhs, Jakob Scheid, Tatia Skhirtladze, Ernst Strouhal, Alexander Trnka, Christian Vergeiner, Bernhard Weingartner, Karl Wratschko, Robert Zimmermann. Curated by Christoph Kaltenbrunner und Katrin Nora Kober.

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