UPCOMING:


9 March - 27 May 2018
"CON-NOTATIONS - 
exhibition"

How to understand 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, which will open together with a retrospective of work by Gianfranco Baruchello curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.

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 Kaaitheatre, Brussels conceived by Jeroen Peeters & David Weber-Krebs with Augusto Corrieri, Axel Dörner, Mette Edvardsen, Nikolaus Gansterer, Michael Marder, Stefanie Wenner, and others tbc.

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 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

"CROSSSECTIONS: POTENTIALS"
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,  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; 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.

RECENT & ONGOING:


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

"FUTURE BONES"

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 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.

18 November – 15 December 2017
"GESTURE, TRACE AND PERFORMANCE"
Gesture, Trace and Performance stages a constellation of some of the most thought provoking contemporary works developed through artistic research, inquiring into collective notions of memory, time and space. The exhibition at the UCA, Herbert Read Gallery, in Canterbury, UK is organised around three thematics: disappearance, masks, and becoming.  ‘Disappearance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image;  ‘masks' expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through touch; and  ‘becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time. ‘Gesture, Trace and Performance’ presents multidisciplinary art works by Leah Fusco, Robert Luzar, Wiebke Leister, Anastasios Logothetis, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with Erin Manning. Curated by Azadeh Fatehrad.

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.

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