12 + 14 November 2017
"PERFORMANCE LECTURE & WORKSHOP at SIOBHAN DAVIES STUDIOS, LONDON"
On Sunday 12 November 2017 Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line will give a one day workshop (11:00 - 17:00) hosted by Independent Dance at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, UK. Key researchers Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil ask: How can we develop systems of notation for identifying, marking and communicating the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness? How can we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within artistic practice, without ‘fixing’ that which is inherently dynamic and contingent as a literal sign? This workshop seeks out the choreo-graphic traces of translational processes, exploring the shifts of attention and modes of engagement happening at the passage from one medium – writing-drawing-choreography – to another. We will investigate somatic practices and compositional decision-making within a collaborative creative process based on embodied gestures. For booking please click here.
Additionally, on Tuesday 14 November 2017, 19:00 - 20:30 Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil will present a performance lecture at the Crossing Borders Talks in the 2017 series at Independent Dance at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, UK launching their recent publication Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2017.
12 – 29 October 2017
“URBAN LIGHTS RUHR FESTIVAL”
In its fourth incarnation Urban Lights Ruhr invites eight artistic interventions to examine and transform the centre of the modernistic plancity Marl in Ruhr region of Germany and its ever-growing sculpture park. New work developed by internationally recognized artists opens new perspectives on existing architectonic and civic planning structures. Between dystopia and utopia the interventions offer ideas to reinterpret and revive these protected buildings. With interventions by Isa Melsheimer, Kristina Buch, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mischa Kuball, Martin Pfeifle, Michael Sailstorfer, Sans Facon, Hannah Weinberger. Curated by Katja Aßmann, Melanie Bono, Georg Elben.
2 – 3 October 2017
“SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP: PERFORMATIVITY AND ARTISTIC PRACTICES”
‘Performativity’ is a key term that is relevant to many researchers in their specific fields. The interdisciplinary challenge of the symposium lie in the communication and negotiations of the specific notions and concepts of ‘performativity’ already shaped and which are intended to develop further. What do we mean when we use the term ‘performativity’? How does ‘performativity’ enhance our understanding of the arts? How do artists in all fields work with concepts of ‘performativity’ in order to point at questions of gender, materialization, process, reception, and space? How do performative arts and performative acts become political through ‘performativity’? On 2 October 2017 two artists, Linnéa Sjöberg and Nikolaus Gansterer, and two academic scholars, Katja Kwastek (Free University of Amsterdam) and Mårten Snickare (Stockholm University) will present and discuss their views on and uses of ‘performativity’. The short lectures are followed by a panel discussion which are all open to a general public. On 3 October 2017 an interdisciplinary workshop is open to interested scholars and invited guests. The symposium will take place at the auditory at IKE – Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden.
7 September 2017 – 13 January 2018
“ba ≠ b + a: 10 YEARS MUSA”
An extensive exhibition of MUSA – the City of Vienna contemporary art collection at its 10th anniversary curated by Franz Thalmair. Opening on the 7th of September 2017, 19:00. With contributions by a room of one's own, Maria Anwander / Ruben Aubrecht, Anna Artaker, Miriam Bajtala, Blackpages (Christoph Meier / Ute Müller / Nick Oberthaler), Kirsten Borchert, Johanna Braun, Dejan Dukic, Sophie Dvořák, Christian Eisenberger, VALIE EXPORT, Fabian Fink, Peter Fritzenwallner, Nikolaus Gansterer, Elisabeth Grübl, Daniel Hafner, Harpune Verlag, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Kathi Hofer, Bernhard Hosa, Luisa Kasalicky, Birgit Knoechl, Ulrike Königshofer, Sonia Leimer, Lotte Lyon, Joseph Marsteurer, Christoph Meier, Edith Payer, Wendelin Pressl, Arnold Reinthaler, Barbis Ruder, Markus Schinwald, Susanne Schuda, Margret Weber-Unger, Anita Witek. At the finissage on Friday 12th of January 2018 at 18:00 Nikolaus Gansterer and Jörg Pirnger will stage the performance "Entwurf einer erweiterten Grammatik des Kontinuums".
7 September 2017
“TRAJECTORIES #02”: EXHIBITION
On Thursday, 7th of September 2017, at 19:00 the opening of the inaugural exhibition will take place at Drawing Hub Berlin at a new location. More details to be announced soon.
30 August 2017, 18:00 – 21:00
TRAJECTORIES #01: NEW DRAWING EMBODIMENTS - PERFORMANCE NIGHT
The procedural and the ephemeral are characteristic elements which are both present in dance and in drawing. Primary focus of this performance series – taking place at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Germany – is the close encounter of choreography and drawing. Compositions become scores of the movement as well as drawings in space. Three view points collaborate with choreographers, dancers and musicians aiming to further the current development in graphics and choreography. Within its investigation each artistic position concentrates on a different aspect, thereby allowing viewers to appreciate the full scope of the three proposed formats, offering an overview of current graphic-performative strategies. These encounters between drawing and choreography are conceived so as to facilitate new interpretations of former assumptions on drawing and the way drawings are commonly read. They wish to pave the way to yet unknown forms of graphic notation as well as to provoke a broadening of each artist’s own repertoire. With performances by Morgan O’Hara; Nikolaus Gansterer; Nicole Wendel with Lea Pischke; Stella Geppert with Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Kathleen Heil, Michelle Lui, Hilla Steinert. Curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge (Drawing Hub Berlin) and Nicole Wendel.
On Saturday, 2nd of September 2017 at 16:00 a talk with theatre scholar Maren Butte, curator and art historian Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge and artist and researcher Nikolaus Gansterer will conclude the first phase of TRAJECTORIES#1. The traces and remains of the performances will stay visible as exhibition till the 2nd of September 2017.
11 – 13 August 2017
WHAT IS AT WORK IN OUR WORKS?
Concluding the five year EU funded project "Life Long Burning" the symposium “What is at work in our works?” in the framework of ImPulsTanz festival Vienna will challenge together with international theoreticians and artists contemporary practices and conditions of production in a political context. The artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will contribute to the symposium with a performance lecture and present their recent publication. Venue: Ehemaliges k. und k. Post- und Telegraphenamt, 1070 Vienna, Austria.
RECENT & ONGOING:
6 – 22 July 2017
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. By raising practises of reflection and imagination to the actual material of the work the selected positions interrogate, obviate or replace the materialised art-object as such. 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
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.
19 – 22 May 2017
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 "
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
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
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 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.