Artist Talk: Doris Mayer (Austria)

Atelier 030202 – 11 Sfanta Vineri Street Bucharest

Artist Talk: Doris Mayer (Austria), 8th of April 2010, 7 p.m.

Under the large context of the Austrian-Romanian exhibition called Idyll from Atelier 030202, initiated by the Austrian Cultural Forum, curator Olivia Nitis invites the Austrian artist Doris Mayer to talk about her work with a special focus on the work selected for Idyll project, XL_ extra low # 02_THE WEDDING, and on other 2 videos: XL_extra low # 01 and DANAE remixed. Doris Mayer is an artist who lives and works in Vienna. Her main focus is video art in which she explores certain aspects of social life filtered through her personal experiences. Aspects related to gender, social expectations and prejudice are mostly revealed as ironic comments.

The public interested in contemporary art, video art and in a dialogue with an Austrian artist is invited to take part to this event.

Austrian and Romanian artists active on the international art scene – Irina Botea, Delia Popa, Magda Pelmus, Simona Vilau, Cristina Garabetanu, Alexandra Bodea, Marilena Preda Sanc, Lena Lapschina, Petra Sterry, Chloe Potter, Doris Mayer, Eva Ursprung and Eva Schlegel – present their vision on the notion of Idyll in contemporary times.

In the European cultural area Idyll is usually associated with an ideal state of spirit, serene, jolly and familiar with the purpose of being an opposition to the existent reality. In the process of constructing the idyllic environment, gender roles appear unchanged in time.

The Idyll project aims to track, within the social-cultural context, the ways through which artists from two different cultures relate to this concept, as well as the extent of its relevance today.

The project Idyll is the first event of The AUSTRIAN CURATOR FUNDING PROGRAM financed by the Republic of Austria and supported by Raiffeisen Bank.

Curator: Olivia Nitis

The exhibition remains open until April 11th 2010

Organizer: Forumul Cultural Austriac

Partners: Atelier 030202, Teatrul de Comedie, Clubul UNESCO Adolescentii

Sponsor: Raiffeisen Bank

With the support of: iStyle – Apple Premium Reseller, Corona Extra, Evian, Nespresso, The Famous Grouse

Media Partners: RFI, Cultura, aLtitudini, Modernism, Observator cultural, 22, Zile si Nopti, 1mp arta contemporana,

Liliana Popescu

Cultural manager

[email protected]

+40722 588 330

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