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Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom

16.01.2016 - 22.01.2017

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom is a project by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler that has been executed in various formats since 2014. Banners made by 12 artists will be presented on MOCAK’s elevation, showcasing utopian projections that serve the purposes of secession from and resistance to the world of now. Most of these banners were originally produced for the façade of the Secession in Vienna.

Some works relate to the uprisings, occupations and social movements that have emerged in recent years, in a quest for a better world. Others are poetic references to the feeling that ‘something is missing’. They aim to liberate utopia from its totalitarian connotations and give it a fresh direction. The urge to create utopian visions manifests itself at times when people are searching for alternatives. Although the works are displayed consecutively, they interact, demonstrating different takes on the utopian drive of recent years.

The 12 banners (measuring 3.4 × 9 m) will be exhibited on the façade of Building B and changed monthly. They have been created by the following artists: Mariam Ghani (I), Daniela Ortiz (II), Undrawing the Line (III), Halil Altindere (IV), Giuseppe Campuzano / Miguel A. López (V), Matthew Hyland / Ines Doujak (VI), Christoph Schäfer (VII), Oreet Ashery (VIII), Bert Theis (IX), Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited (X), Oliver Ressler (XI), Etcétera (XII).

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom has been funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) AR 183-G21.

16.1–22.2.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Mariam Ghani >>

22.2–20.3.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Daniela Ortiz >>

21.3–24.4.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Halil Altindere >>

25.4–29.5.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Undrawing the Line >>

26.5–27.6.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Giuseppe Campuzano / Miguel A. López >>

27.6–21.7.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Christoph Schäfer >>

22.7–21.8.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Oreet Ashery >>

22.8–17.9.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Bert Theis >>

18.9–23.10.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Nobodycorp. Internationale Unlimited >>

24.10–4.12.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Oliver Ressler >>

5.12–30.12.2016: Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom. Etcétera >>



 

An exhibition of works by Jonasz Stern will open at the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen.