INTERCONTI WIEN brings together thirteen Viennese galleries in the iconic conference halls of Hotel InterContinental Vienna. Each gallery presents one artist in a historical vitrine provided by the MAK Museum of Applied Arts. The innovative online format offers audiences an experience that goes beyond the traditional online viewing room. It features a continuous video stream of on-site installation views and interviews with participating galleries and artists, providing visitors with an immersive experience of the actual set-up, location, and art on view. INTERCONTI WIEN launches on January 28th and will be accessible online until February 7th.
The Installation „NOt here NO there“ by artist Jenni Tischer connects the historic vitrine, a frame-sculpture, textile collages, a weaving and a textile banner to produce a scenario in which foreground and background, display and work become indistinct: Not here, No there.
Where are most people present in these times of a pandemic? In a virtual space, that point to other people and things, that are located elsewhere, mediated by a screen that denies its own physical appearance: Not here, No there.