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We Marry Cars
Eröffnung: 31.05.2011, gallery onetwentyeight, New York
Ausstellungsbeteiligung von franzthomaspeter
Ausstellungsdauer: 1. bis 18. Juni 2011
"We Marry Cars" offers 17 perspectives of 17 artists on mobility, on transport, on the essence of movements and dreams. You will get the chance to listen to mixed tapes originally recorded on audio cassettes for cruising (franzthomaspeter). You will see photographs of "landscapes"
(Norbert Artner) you would usually pass by in a car. And you will wonder about Leo Schatzl’s "Canopy" consisting of a protective car cover representing the space an automobile occupies in our environment. Continue with Daniela Gallées works defining territories, boundaries and the in-betweens. They might be able to open your eyes to new places and spaces.
Watch out! We-Merry-Cars. A-meri-ca. The onomatopoetic similarity is obvious. And astonishing. America would not be the same without the automobile. The title of the show also points out the various aspects of the car in society. Streets are not only becoming runways for our civilization but can also be a dead end. Did you forget about last year’s collapse of the automotive industry?
Speed and growth, the pursuit of happiness, independence, emotional highs and physical lows. You will be confronted with these byproducts of the car in paintings, graphics, film, photographs, video and installations. Come on in and buckle up! (Bernhard Praschl)