‘A Thousand Friends (part 2)’ by EXO EXO at New Jörg, Vienna

The philosophy of networks draws on the metaphor of human networks applied to the physical networks of society, based on the hypothesis and capacity of a physical parallel to ensure a form of connection between individuals. Therefore establishing ties would pass by means of transport, the development of railroads, telecommunications, right up until computers and the internet.

While Antoine was completing a residency in Lithuania last January, everything revolved around the idea of movement : working, going out for drinks, grocery shopping, going to a concert. Stepping out, taking out a car, carrying out a journey, taking the car back, carrying out the journey back. Nothing could be thought of without taking the distance into account, the time required in order to cover it. Imagining the distance. Accepting the trip. Over there – geographically isolated – he however constantly referred to closeness, physical ties, a weaving of relationships, and friendships.

A thousand friends is a gathering. For the show in Vienna, the artists are sending their works, objects, digital files, video or sound. From Paris, Antoine and I are bringing pieces along with us in our suitcases. Some friends and artists are trusting us with their works for the show. Others are coming all the way to Vienna to install them, or just to drop them off. Everything has been falling into place meeting up over here. The framework of the place, the time frame, us and the works and the physical mechanics of it all. The displacement and the journey entailed a circumstance of coming together, a network of interactions subjected to a practical economy, of exchange, limited in time, constraint in volume. Mobility as the true and unique challenge for connecting.

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-bendingKooling Systems (Jamaïcan smiley face), Bending Binding, 2016, Licorice, glue

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-vakaolsenAir Net, Sandra Vaka Olsen, 2016, Copper mesh, copper wire, citrus fruite, wax

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-bourquelafranceHickory For Now, Strauss Bourque-Lafrance, 2015, Altered bed sheet

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-bouvyWho will wear my teeth as amulets IV, Aline Bouvy, 2016, Jesmonite, fiberglass and natural wax

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-collinsThe Drunken Gaze, Mathis Collins, 2016, Cups, glass eye, copper staples, pvc, glue

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-fuchsVersuchen sie es mal mit intelligentem content, Stefan Fuchs, 2016, Acrylic on canvas

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-ingarden01Golem XIV, Agata Ingarden, 2016, Computer screen, metal, sponge, epoxy, cardboard box

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-marotGova V et VI, Hubert Marot, 2016, Glazed stoneware

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-milvioUna testa, di un nemico, Daniele Milvio, 2016, Bee’s wax, plaster, paraffine, hemp fabric, straw, encaust painting

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-gawedakulbokaiteAi flower with Ai jaws wide open, Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, 2016, Concrete, fake nails, nail jewelry, acrylic paint, diffuser sticks

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-ingarden02Chewing gum, Agata Ingarden, 2016, Magnet, epoxy, ladybird, tabacco

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-leeGrace, Austin Lee, 2016, 3D print

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-sarionSeeds (from the superstitious), Loup Sarion, 2016, Fresh eggs, marble stones, epoxy, pigments, dutch newspaper, polyester paint

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-rocheStructure oasienne / Voyage voyage 1.2, Clément Roche, 2016, Peinture écaillée de pipeline d’eau, métal, mousse florale, MDF

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-samsworthAirmiles, Dominic Samsworth, 2016, Digital image

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-raffmeierUntitled, Liesl Raff & Christoph Meier, 2016, Fog machines, concrete, PVC

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-bondiVirginia, Bianca Bondi, 2016, Latex and chrome

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-donzeaud01Hood Life Oversized Raincoat one size, Antoine Donzeaud, 2016, Acrylic and spray on polythene

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-donzeaud02Hood Life Oversized Raincoat one size, Antoine Donzeaud, 2016, Acrylic and spray on polythene

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-stammarnasPublic Backdrop, Hilda Stammarnäs, 2016, Inkjet on canvas

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-haberard02Ne jamais arrêter d’apprendre 1 & 2, Matthieu Haberard, 2016, Acrylic on wall

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-haberard01Ne jamais arrêter d’apprendre 1 & 2, Matthieu Haberard, 2016, Acrylic on wall

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atf_exoexo-newjoerg-leclerWill o the wisp, Chris Lecler, 2016, Steel, epoxy , jesmonite, led system, concrete

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-patricio01Dropbox Pt. I (White Unicorn) & Dropbox Pt. II (The Grand Avatar), Nuno Patrício, 2016, Carbon decals on cardboard boxes, Don Maitz stolen artworks from the Guardians game card series printed onto casino roulette gambling notepad sheets, white screen print on organic cotton fleece, dry grass, lavander, chamomile flowers, water, Red Bull, Calvin Klein Contradiction, inox bowls, latex gloves, six mini plastic pomegranates, ecoline, engine oil

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-patricio02Dropbox Pt. I (White Unicorn) & Dropbox Pt. II (The Grand Avatar), Nuno Patrício, 2016, Carbon decals on cardboard boxes, Don Maitz stolen artworks from the Guardians game card series printed onto casino roulette gambling notepad sheets, white screen print on organic cotton fleece, dry grass, lavander, chamomile flowers, water, Red Bull, Calvin Klein Contradiction, inox bowls, latex gloves, six mini plastic pomegranates, ecoline, engine oil

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-stamkopoulosUntitled, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, 2016, Acrylic on paper DINA4

atf_exoexo-newjoerg-raspetIsotope Labeled 6.5% Carbamide Peroxide Aqueous Solution, Sean Raspet, 2015-2016, Carbamide peroxide solution used for the purpose of cleaning and removing ear wax. (In differing concentrations carbamideperoxide may be used for teeth whitening and cleaning and disinfecting purposes.) Each of the molecular components of the mixture––water, urea and hydrogen peroxide––are isotope labeled: they contain atoms that have a differing number of neutrons than what is typically found in nature. Isotopic labeling is commonly used to track metabolic or chemical reaction products in scientific research and medical diagnostics.

A Thousand Friends (part 2)

w/ works by Daniele Milvio, Olga Pedan, Matthieu Haberard, Micah Hesse, Stefan Fuchs, Bianca Bondi, Rosa Aiello, Aline Bouvy, Sandra Vaka Olsen, Clément Roche, Kareem Lotfy, Nuno Patrício, Antoine Donzeaud, Dominic Samsworth, Dorota Gaweda & Eglé Kulbokaité, Hilda Stammarnäs, Agata Ingarden, Austin Lee, Chris Lecler, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Hubert Marot, Strauss Bourque Lafrance, Loup Sarion, Sean Raspet, Bending Binding, Liesl Raff & Christoph Meier and Mathis Collins

Curated by Elisa Rigoulet, EXO EXO
Exhibition 09.09.16 – 09.23.16
at New Jörg, Jägerstraße 56, Vienna

www.newjoerg.at