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McDermott & McGough

20.10.2010 to 05.12.2010

McDermott & McGough

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McDermott & McGough
KUNSTHALLE wien project space

Date: Oct 20 - Dez 5
Venue: Kunsthalle Wien

\"I\'ve seen the Future and I\'m not going\" has been an appropriate motto for the duo
David McDermott and Peter McGough\'s work and life style. The two artists have
made it their purpose in life to escape the dullness of today\'s everyday world with
their dandyish attitude. The spirit of past centuries wafts through their aesthetic
constructions: rural idyll instead of concrete, silent films instead of high-definition TV,
a photo camera from the 1910s instead of a digicam. The two time-travelers\' art
unfolds as a meditation on the transitory character of things and the illusionary nature
of each here and now. The exhibition focuses on McDermott and McGough\'s most
recent photographic works produced after a historical printing process (cyanotype)
and titled after their former home in Ireland (26 Sandymount Avenue).

The series is a picturesque portrait of their house, a veritable gesamtkunstwerk, which transfers Edgar Allan Poe\'s The Fall of the House of Usher into the twenty-first century.

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Curator: Gerald Matt

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In occasion of the exhibition an artist book with an interview with McDermott & McGough conducted by Gerald Matt will be published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg.

(c) McDermott & McGough, Love, friendship and conjugal bliss, 1917, 2010, Courtesy of the artists

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