Photo: Kunstraum SUPER / Rainer Stadlbauer

Reciprocal Relationship

One possible exhibition #2

Opening: June 12, 7 pm
On view: June 13–18, 2019
Hours: Fr. 2–6 pm and by appointment

In his essay “The Methodology of Positive Economics” from 1953, economist Milton Friedman proposed a controversial thesis: All assumptions underlying a model are always unrealistic since they can never coincide with the complexity of reality. He, therefore, pleads for controlled anti-realism and sees the way through abstraction as more efficient.
Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair declares an autonomous artwork to a model and examines its potential for further implementation. She uses the given setting as an occasion to think freely about the spatial-representational constellations. In her installation, the artist inverts proportions and shifts coordinate systems. The incidental becomes monumental, the surface condenses into a painting, and one everyday object is replaced by another. The relations between separate elements undergo a reinterpretation, making the entire exhibition space to appear model-like and integrating the viewer within it.

The Beauty of the Constitution, 2019
Varnish on wood, blue lamp
dimensions variable (H: 120 cm)

The Blue Wave, 2019
Gouache on wood
40 × 40 cm

Kunstraum Super
Schönbrunner Straße 10
1050 Vienna