Meet Us In The Desert

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    Galerie Sturm & Schober
  • 74_Sissa Micheli_Surviving the Vulcano_2018-19_C_Sissa Micheli_Bildrecht Wien.jpg Sissa Micheli, Surviving the Vulcano, 2018-19 © Sissa Micheli, Bildrecht Wien
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  • 74_Borjana Ventzislavova_2019_Hope_C_Borjana Ventzislavova.jpg Borjana Ventzislavova, 2019, Hope © Borjana Ventzislavova
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  • 74_Sissa Micheli_Surviving the Vulcano_2018-19_C_Sissa Micheli_Bildrecht Wien.jpg Sissa Micheli, Surviving the Vulcano, 2018-19 © Sissa Micheli, Bildrecht Wien
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  • 74_Borjana Ventzislavova_HELP_2018_C_Borjana Ventzislavova_Bildrecht Wien.jpg Borjana Ventzislavova, HELP, 2018 © Borjana Ventzislavova, Bildrecht Wien
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In the exhibition Meet Us In The Desert, the artists Sissa Micheli and Borjana Ventzislavova enter into a mutual dialogue via the media of photography, video and text. Common themes are desert and volcanic landscapes of an environmentally polluted neoliberal world in which they intervene artistically. The landscapes present post-apocalyptic scenarios and alternative survival strategies. In the foreground is a content-medial interaction that forms the basis for the creation of new artistic works.
Micheli's works oscillate between reality and fiction, between present and future – an irritating combination that aims to address collective emotions such as fear, the need for protection, or the hope of survival strategies. Ventzislavova's art is based on a "magical" complexity. Her works are directly related to central issues of our time. At the same time, the artist translates these observations of reality into a metaphorical form that opens up imaginations for a critical analysis of our society.

Exhibition run: 14.03. – 24.04.2019
Opening: 14.03.2019, 7 p.m. & artist talk with Ursula Maria Probst, 6 p.m.

Curator: Ursula Maria Probst
Participating artists: Sissa Micheli, Borjana Ventzislavova

Galerie Sturm & Schober
Bäckerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna
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Tue – Fri, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Free admission

26.03.2019, 5 p.m.: Guided tour with Sissa Micheli and Borjana Ventzislavova