Franz Wasserman, HELDENPLATZ ANARCHIE, 2015. Performance and video.
Peripheral Influence/Periphere Einflüsse
Presented by AKA Artist-run, Kenderdine Art Gallery and Schleifmühlgasse 12-14
Joi T. Arcand, Heather Benning, Bogomir Doringer & Bernd Oppl, Maria Grün, Agnes Hamvas, Michael Koch, Zachari Logan, Clint Neufeld, Astrid Sodomka, Laura St. Pierre, Franz Wassermann
Curated by Denise Parizek
AKA artist-run and Kenderdine Art Gallery
May 6 to June 18, 2016
Opening May 6, 2016:
Kenderdine Art Gallery 7-9 pm, tour with Denise Parizek at 7 pm
AKA artist-run 8-11 pm
In a geographically unlikely partnership, AKA artist-run and Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 have developed a 2-year exchange project inspired by land, water and geographic space. Peripheral Influence is the second exhibition organized between the two artist-run centres (the first To Space To Place, at Schliefmuhlgasse 12-14), in 2016 expanding with the Kenderdine Art Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan.
Parizek’s curatorial premise departs from the butterfly effect and the persistent influence of globalization. As an integral part of society, artists and curators have the power to affect change and reflect local and global conditions through their practice and the dissemination of their work, acting as a kind of temporary migration.
The selection of Austrian artists, Bogomir Doringer, Maria Grün, Agnes Hamvas, Michael Koch, Bernd Oppl, Astrid Sodomka and Franz Wassermann represents the cultural diversity of Europe and the plurality of the Viennese art scene. While the Canadian artists, Joi T. Arcand, Heather Benning, Zachari Logan, Clint Neufeld and Laura St. Pierre comprise diverse perspectives through practices addressing identity politics, growth and decay and personal histories.
AKA artist-run, Kenderdine Gallery, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 and the artists would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Creative Saskatchewan, Austrian Cultural Forum Ottawa, BKA Kunst, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture and SaskLotteries.