OPEN SPACE 17 | Crossers
Markus Oberndorfer, Gregor Sailer
An exhibition curated by EIKON
Opening: Friday, 10 October 2014, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 11 October - 8 November 2014
On the occasion of the European Month of Photography, EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art based in Vienna will—in many respects—carry out a cross-boarder artists exchange in cooperation with Loris – Gallery for Contemporary Art in Berlin: Photo artists of Loris exhibit in Vienna; in return EIKON shows works from artists related to the magazine in the gallery in Berlin.
On the subject of Upheavals and Utopias EIKON has chosen two young Austrian artists, who both deal with political or social boundaries. Markus Oberndorfer betakes himself to the traces of the Atlantic Wall in Cap Ferret, which was built for the protection of the Third Reich against the Allies. His work shows the relation of the people to this historic fortification. On the other hand, Gregor Sailer enters hermetically sealed forms of housing estates, whose development is intimately connected with the challenges of the 21st century: dwindling resources, political conflicts or the wish for absolute security.