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sink or swim, izložba i razgovor s umjetnikom Klausom Mosettigom u Medijateci galerije Flora

October 30, 2023 @ 19:00 - 22:00


Klaus Mosettig is constantly drawing with tiny hatches. Normally using already existing motives, he tries to step back as much as possible from the creative act, being almost a reproductive machine.

For his series “Typeface Corona”, which he will show in Medijateka on 30th of October, he changed his working process. As the series was produced during the Corona pandemia, Mosettig decided not to refer to the outer world in his motives, but rather to produce his own motives for the same hatching process he always is working with.

For this purpose, Mosettig used various techniques of scribbling on small glass slides, showing that the motif in his technique is of secondary importance.

Only the pieces of text, seemingly private notes, are taken from outside, being mostly quotes from different artists, songs, books, medias. The text pieces are also drawn with tiny hatches in a typeface that is called Corona, which is giving the title to the series.

The series is consisting of 100 drawings, and Mosettig has chosen some that have been produced during the last Gaza bombing in May 2021 for this exhibition.

At that time, Mosettig was shocked by the words medias used to write about these tragic events, talking for example of hundreds of victims as “human waste”. As the situation today is more tragic than ever in Gaza, Mosettig thought that it makes sense to showcase this very recent event as well.

As the artist knows Dubrovnik from the time when people here suffered from a tragic war, he felt it even more appropriate to use this reference, and the cynicism of the statement “sink or swim” seems even more striking in this beautiful seaside town.

Klaus Mosettig, born 1975 in Graz, Austria, is living and working in Vienna.

Solo shows include Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Secession, Vienna, Neue Galerie, Graz, and various galleries worldwide, such as Galerie Werner Klein, Cologne, Uma Lulik Gallery, Lisbon, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Stuart Shave Gallery, London, Brett Shaheen Gallery, Cleveland etc.

Recent group shows include Museum Quadrat, Bottrop, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kunsthalle Krems, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Saatchi Gallery, London, Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, mumok, Vienna and many other institutions and galleries worldwide.


October 30, 2023
19:00 - 22:00
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