Godspeed You! Architecture

Aldo Giannotti, Mobile Architecture, 2016, Tusche auf Papier, 27 x 21 cm, Foto: Aldo Giannotti

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Aldo Giannotti
Godspeed You! Architecture

STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to invite you and your friends to the solo exhibition Godspeed You! Architecture of the winner of a recognition prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2016, Aldo Giannotti.

“The artist's imagination is a world of possibilities that no work will ever be able to realize”. Italo Calvino's words apply to Aldo Giannotti. In fact, it seems to him that more than the work is concerned with the work, with the influence and impact of ideas - or even better: with the effectiveness and reality of possibilities. His drawings serve as instructions for exploring socio-plastic concepts, which are tested for resistance and potential by means of performative execution, installation or sculptural design. The focus is always on the relationship between people and their environment as well as the physical and symbolic infrastructure of the social space.
At the exhibition in the STRABAG Artlounge, Giannotti's sense of possibility exercises itself on the subject of architecture in the broadest sense. Familiar architectural concepts are taken ad absurdum, shaken in their naturalness and literally turned upside down. In this respect, the exhibition title Godspeed You! Architecture, which is to be understood as a blessing and an ironic warning at the same time, an important indication of what is at stake here: May the idea of ​​architecture be pulled back and forth between real possibilities and possible realities without getting completely lost.

Aldo Giannotti (IT) has lived and worked in Vienna since 2000. His most recent projects have been shown in well-known institutions (LentosKunstmuseum Linz, Kunsthaus Graz, Albertina, MUSA) and in public spaces (KÖR).

Welcome: Reinhard Kerschner, Member of the Management Board STRABAG AG, 6.30 p.m.
About the exhibition: Elsy Lahner, curator Albertina and jury member STRABAG Artaward International

Thursday, January 26th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art lounge in the STRABAG house,
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna

Duration of the exhibition: 27.01.-24.02.2017

The artist is represented by the Projektraum Viktor Bucher.

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