Exhibition: 6th to 24th September 2017
Artists: Andreas Kattner，Noémi Kiss，Song Jing
Arthill Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition and project XENO which showcases works by Andreas Kattner, Noémi Kiss and Song Jing.
In a time where our world is shaken by xeno-phobic aggression and exclusive behaviour it becomes more important than ever to re-activate the xeno-phile and inclusive capacity of humankind. This is why XENO introduces collaborative strategies of work and exhibitions. The collaborations will involve the public for the production of collective archives.
The artists Song Jing, Noémi Kiss and Andreas Kattner all have a migrant backgrounds and intend to explore cultural diversity by creating archives of identities, in collaboration with the public. The project will be initialised at Arthill Gallery in London, going on to travel around different countries as a growing archive.
Andreas Kattner (b. Germany) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. He is an artist, academic lecturer and curator. Kattner studied philosophy, fine arts and education and has exhibited in various international European institutions and galleries.
His studies of fine arts, conceptual art and education - with an emphasis on collaborative learning and interaction - are an essential feature of his artistic work. These enable him to implement his aesthetic ideas in the “tension field” of the inter-relationship between artist and recipient. This happens partly in cooperation with other artists and through curatorial concepts, partly as an interactive collaboration with the audience (the artist as initiator of an artistic process) mainly in the form of interactive installations.
Noémi Kiss (b. Székelykeresztúr, Transsylvania, Romania) have lived in Vienna since 1986. Her work has been exhibited in various international European institutions and galleries.
As a philosopher, architect and artist Kiss devotes herself primarily to materiality that relies on the gentle collision of incompatibility. She transforms the material, giving it new meaning, giving the viewer a new appreciation of seemingly well-known objects. Her refreshing sensuous play of grown and made objects evokes a cheerfulness, which invites us to rethink our ideas of materiality, and to reconsider the value that we are willing to give nature.
Song Jing (b. in Henan Province, China) is also a Vienna based artist. She studied photography and fine arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her work has been exhibited at various international institutions in Europe.
Jing’s work revolves around body and emotions, as the artists detects emotional patterns in her environment and projects them on chosen objects. The different artefacts created by the amalgamation of the disembodied feelings and external objects thus turn into visible manifestations of inner landscapes of emotions. This method has led her to create works that need time to evolve.