Double solo exhibition Closed Circuit by Nick Oberthaler and Dino Zrnec at Apoteka / Space for Contemporary Art brings together an artistic collaboration that builds up on issues of representation, possibilities of painting as a medium and institutional practice, the process of exhibiting, questioning spatial relationships artworks assume to perform. Through minimalist and conceptual strategies and the tradition of abstract art and based on their previous research and the interests, the artists are developing a complex installation engaging the gallery space seen as expanded studio practice, as part of a process and reflection on the spaces where art is produced and exhibited.
It is a way of conceiving a space through the orchestration of fragments. The artists alternate materials and techniques, loosely arranged, putting them in dialogue. Closed circuit is developing around the deconstruction of the language of painting itself focusing on the process of the construction of a work of art, having in mind the unity of the gallery space and the artwork seen as an encompassing complex installation, questioning the boudaries between presentation and representation.
The exhibition CLOSED CIRCUIT by Nick Oberthaler and Dino Zrnec at Apoteka continues to investigate “temporary encounters” established as a framework for the 2014 – 2015 programming, exploring different dynamics, spatial relations and interactions between objects and subjects, dismantling procedures, processes and relationships within the work of art and the gallery space.
curated by Branka Bencic.
with the generous support of:
Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich / Sektion Kunst