SPARK Art Fair, Vienna: Keresztesi Botond
Join us for the SPARK Art Fair Vienna (Booth L2) as part of the Perspectives section curated by Tevž Logar, 25 – 27 June 2021, 11 am – 7 pm, MARX HALLE, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Wien.
Perspectives symbolically refers to Kurosawa’s idea of the Rashomon effect. This term relates to a specific situation in which an event is interpreted or described differently by the people involved. Invited galleries present artistic positions that seek to reflect on artists' working environment, whether through critical questioning of identity, gender and business relationships or in relation to power politics and authoritarianism. The focus of this section can be understood - especially in view of the new world order after the pandemic – as an act of symbolic resistance and at the same time testifying to a sense of time and space.
Art is indispensable when it comes to shaping and understanding life and ways of living. Looking at the world through the prism of art acts as an antidote to the numbness we feel, due to violence that dominates our everyday lives. Art allows people to see the bigger picture and recognise how things are interconnected, thereby helping to anticipate changes and their political, social, and economic consequences. The section serves as a narrative link between galleries and individual artistic practices, defining social and political frameworks that enable us to contemplate the possibility of initiating change.