Bodies of Work. Katharina Gruzei

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  • 7 p.m.
  • Place
    Charim Galerie
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Austria's last Danube shipyard provides the starting point for Katharina Gruzei's photo series Bodies of Work. In the interplay of man and machine, new buildings for inland navigation are being built there. In her pictures, the artist transforms the world of work she encounters into scenarios that seem weightless and reminiscent of science fiction. The precisely composed photographs engage with the anachronisms of the 180-year-old company and, at the same time, display a proximity to the aesthetics of space travel.

In the production process of the shipyard, the worker’s bodies and the work piece are closely connected. The workers’ bodies are prosthetically supplemented by technology and thus become the site of negotiation for on-going discourses on the transformation of work. The real world captured in Gruzei’s photographs is supplemented by weird or unfamiliar scenarios, which add new time and space references to it. The photographic findings of the series thus go far beyond a documentary approach.

Exhibition run: 22.03. – 11.05.2019
Opening: 21.03.2019, 7 p.m.

Participating artist: Katharina Gruzei

Charim Galerie
Dorotheergasse 12, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna
www.charimgalerie.at
www.katharinagruzei.com
E charim@charimgalerie.at
T +43 1 512 09 15
Tue – Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and by appointment
Free admission

21.03.2019, 7 p.m.: Opening
Luisa Ziaja, Curator for Contemporary Art, Belvedere, Vienna, speaks at the opening.

06.04.2019, 12 a.m.: Brunch with book presentationa and talk (GER)
Ruth Horak (Author), Herman Seidl (Fotohof edition), Christian Konrad (graphic design), Katharina Gruzei (artist)