If it is not beside you it is inside you



the smallest gallery - collaboration space

Production specifics
Koproduktion steirischer herbst & the smallest gallery – collaboration space

the smallest gallery is a space for special artistic collaborations: young artists are invited to choose one or more persons for a début collaboration and exhibition, that consists of a single display window.

For steirischer herbst, the artists Elke Auer and Esther Stanganz have joined up with the Brazilian medium Felipe Campos – in keeping with Duchamp’s maxim “The artist is the medium” – to explore the concept of animism and their interest in the soul of objects. What if we attribute social roles to stones or towels, if laptops solidarise with lap-dogs, if demystified objects strike back? It is about “mana“, the power of the soul, and those bastards that populate the blurred boundary between body and soul, subject and object, human and non-human.

Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Elke Auer
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Felipe Campos
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Esther Straganz
Kuratorin / Kurator: Eva Meran
Kuratorin / Kurator: Barbara Thaler
Kuratorin / Kurator: Milo Tesselaar