The Lightart-Biennale Austria 2010 starts in autumn 2010 in Austria, consultant is Peet Thomsen (USA/Copenhagen/
The start of the Biennale will be September 2nd in Linz (OÖ) and September 4th 2010 in Perchtoldsdorf (NÖ), with a final exhibition in Vienna in November 2010. We inform the public by documentation of the Biennale within a Blog, a Website and there is planned to print a catalogue. The submissions can be watched on www.lightart-
There are 50 artists from 4 continents and 15 countries selected.
Eliska Bartek (CZ/CH/DE)
Carlo Bernardini (IT)
Juanli Carrión (ES)
Stanley Casselman (USA)
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand)
Fabrizio Corneli (IT)
Jardin Cosmique (ES)
Titia Ex (NL)
Heidulf Gerngross (AT)
Silvia Gröbner (AT)
Hideo Iwasaki (JP)
Manfred Koutek (AT)
Manfred Kielnhofer (AT)
Ofri Lapid (DE)
Thorbjørn Lausten (DK)
Chrisoph Luckeneder (AT)
Eric Michel (FR)
Alexandre Murucci (BR)
Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia (PH)
Paradox Paul (DE)
Rebecca Partridge (UK)
João Raposo (PT)
Jason Peters (NY)
Suzi Poling, (USA)
João Raposo (PT)
Rebecca Partridge (UK)
John Routledge (UK)
Martina Schettina (AT)
Reto Schölly (DE)
Phil Stearns (NY)
Manabu Shimada (JP/UK)
“Nitram” Martin Stockinger (AT)
Evros = Evrensel Ürüm (TK)
Rob Voerman (NL)
Patrice Warrener (FR)
Karina Wellmer-Schnell (DE)
Mounty R. P. Zentara (AT)
Kei-Seki (USA/SE), Juanli Carrión
TWO PEOPLE ONE WORK Karin Sulimma (A), Mounty R. P. Zentara (AT)
Pomodoro Bolzano (= Max D. Well, Christian Wittkowsky, Andreas Müller und Detlef Thomas) (DE)
"24 Stunden Lichtkunst" - 4. September - artP.kunstverein Franz Josef Straße 1a A-2380 Perchtoldsdorf, www.artp.a-r-
Linz / Light Art Biennale 2-11 September
Galerie Wuensch www.artmarket.at / Hideo Iwasaki - August /2-11 Sept. / outdoor Manfred Kielnhofer Juni-Dec.
City Galerie www.citygalerie.at 2-11 Sept.
Artpark contemporary art www.artpark.at 2.Sep.-30. Oct.
Galerie Claudiana www.arsnova.at 4-18.Nov.2010
AREA53 www.area53.name Nov. 2010
The Lightart-Biennale Austria will take place in 2012 again.
Light Art Biennial Austria 2010 - “Private Art in Public Spaces”
I have been asked to consult the Light Art Biennial for the country of Austria. The Biennial is inspired by a similar Biennial, which will be held in the Ruhrgebiet. The Austrian’s theme for the first edition of the Biennial will be “Private Light in Public Spaces”. The name a gentle teasing of the German Light Art Biennial “Open Light in Private Spaces”
The name of the biennial describes the technical medium being used could also be interpreted in another manner. Light art – art without substance, this could be understood as unserious art. It could also be interpreted in another way. Art without substance is art about the immaterial. The object can be seen but never touched. But is it unserious? Milan Kundera wrote a book called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” – And so comes the heavy part of the project. Light is about life – without light there is no life. The light of the sun fuels the planet. Light is a symbol used in churches for life itself. Some catholic churches begin their midnight Easter services in darkness. Then when the light of the rising sun comes through the stained glass window the worshippers light candles. The light then goes from one person to the next. This is how life and energy works. The seed of the man impregnates the woman and thus begins a new life. But the energy is there before. – the burning desire of the individuals for each other – this energy is the fuel of life. When we look to the sun as for example Olafur Eliasens: “Sun” at the Tate Modern we find calmness. We are reassured that everything is all right. So is it with light art – we find a space for solace and contemplation or just a pleasing view – whatever we find – we are enriched – such is the nature of light art.
Linz is the perfect venue for a departure into an area filled with light art. When you arrive in Linz by boat you are greeted by several great examples of light art. Lentos Art Museum and Ars Electronica Center each on their own side of the Danube with light incorporated into their facades. Lentos the older building and is probably the inspiration for the facade of Ars is at night a pattern of blue light which at night with its reflection in the Danube is absolutely beautiful. The Ars Electronica Center with its every changing display is a real experience. But there are also other lights incorporated in the architecture, which are truly pleasing to the eye. The bridge across the Danube and is also worth noticing. Thus the palate wetted and greeted by the city of Linz we can step off the boat and begin to explore the city of Linz and the artworks placed into the public spaces by the artists of the festival.
Consultant: Peet Thomsen NY / Copenhagen
Curator: Laura Plana Gracia ES
“last call for artists”
Deadline is September 1st
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Artpark is a contemporary fine art gallery established 2005.
The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists.
Artpark is the oraniser of the first Light Art Biennale in Austria 2010.