Installation, Out of Graz


Di - Sa 14:00 - 18:30

Pavelhaus / Pavlova hisa

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Pavelhaus / Pavlova hiša

Their very different countries and cultures of origin are the starting point for Natalija Ribovic’s and Toru Fujita’s installations: Enacted spaces in which more than just their own life-worlds intersect. In an extended dialectics of East and West, the artists pick up on traditional conditions in rural Serbia as well as the commitment to professionalism in everyday life in Japan, in which failure is not discussed in public.

“Unconditional” combines past, present and future to create a utopia-charged, cartoon-like scenario that can be read in the tradition of Asian manga, but also as an analysis of hybrid identities and cultural contexts, as a search for peculiarities of language and possible translation strategies. What forms of coexistence are conceivable that explore cultural sameness as well as cultural otherness – and what possibilities of differentiation, if any, are still available to us?

Kuratorin / Kurator: Walter Seidl
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Natalija Ribovic
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Toru Fujita
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Michael Petrowitsch
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Elisabeth Arlt
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Susanne Weitlaner