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Artelier Contemporary

Griesgasse 3 (Ecke Südtiroler Platz)


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After prior telephone appointment

Gallery Days 2021:

FRI 3 – 7 p.m.*
SAT 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
SUN 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

*Exceptions for Artelier Contemporary, kunstGarten, Kunsthaus Graz & Neue Galerie

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Artelier Contemporary

- 1985 foundation of Galerie & Edition Artelier in Graz by Petra Schilcher and Ralph Schilcher.

- 1990 - 1995 Galerie Dependance in Frankfurt/Main

- Artelier is the publisher of over 500 strictly limited editions of art (portfolios, multiples, books, objects of national and international contemporary artists.

- Art projects, such as documenta IX u. X/ Kassel, Biennale/ Venedig, Mamco/ Genf, Secession/ Wien, MoMA/ New York

- Participation in international exhibitions for over 30 years at Art Basel, Arco Madrid, Art Chicago, viennacontemporary, Art Cologne.

- The artworks are displayed and bought by national and international public and private collections, art societies and museums (MoMA/ New York, Centre Pompidou/ Paris, Museum Ludwig/ Budapest, Jüdisches Museum/ Berlin, Deichtorhallen/ Hamburg, Reina Sofia/ Madrid, MAMCO/ Genf, FRAC/ Calais, ZKM/ Kassel. Albertina/ Wien, Neue Galerie/ Graz).

- In 2008, Petra Schilcher expanded the program with exhibitions of editions and unique items of Artelier artists with the opening of Galerie Artelier Contemporary at Griesgasse 3.

  • Ausstellung

5/14/2021 - 7/14/2021


Light, space, writing, language and codes are central motifs that Brigitte Kowanz continuously explores in her work. The exhibition 'fyi' at Artelier Contemporary in Graz condenses recent groups of works within this constant exploration of light as a medium of information, communication and cognition.

The examination of physical properties and the medial, material qualities of light has occupied Kowanz for some time. In addition, there is the constant investigation of spatial constitutions.

A recurring motif of the exhibition is language in the context of the networked, accelerated, digitised present. Within this networked society, data and information are constantly transmitted at an unprecedented speed – as codes via the speed of light. This accelerated reality of the media, the omnipresence of exchange, publicity and visibility, thereby inscribes itself deeply into the transmitted messages: the acceleration of life leads to the shortening of language. Kowanz's new series of works Acronyms (2020-2021) addresses these aspects. Standardized, coded digital acronyms such as 'omg' (oh my god) 'asap' (as soon as possible) or 'irl' (in real life) meet the artist's individual, personal handwriting, which the neon lines follow. In their totality, the exhibited acronyms span a network of digital poetry.

(Brigitte Kowanz)

  • Artists:
  • Brigitte Kowanz