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ARTE FACTUM. Kaja Clara Joo, technical engineering: Christoph Freidhöfer, curated by: Smolka Contemporary

© Kaja Clara Joo

ARTE FACTUM. Kaja Clara Joo, technical engineering: Christoph Freidhöfer, curated by: Smolka Contemporary

© Kaja Clara Joo

ARTE FACTUM. Kaja Clara Joo, technical engineering: Christoph Freidhöfer, curated by: Smolka Contemporary

© Kaja Clara Joo

MQ Art Box

The MQ ART BOX in the Main Courtyard of MuseumsQuartier Wien is freely accessible every day around the clock, exhibiting temporary installations by contemporary artist.
The transparent art space interacts with the pubic space and the various micro museums in the baroque passages. With its focus on new Austrian art, the MQ ART BOX complements the programmes of the museums and cultural institutions at MuseumsQuartier.

Opening hours: Mon thru Sun: 00:00–24:00

SHOWING FROM 14.03. AT MQ ART BOX:
Kaja Clara Joo. ARTE FACTUM
thru 09.05.2021, FREE ADMISSION

In the kinetic installation ARTE FACTUM natural historical myths encounter a performative matter that wants to be perceived as an autonomous unit.

During the exhibition the sculpture, which was made entirely with latex, will be under constant exposure to the surrounding light. Due to ist light- sensitive characteristics the material turns darker and more porous as time goes by. Eighthundred and fifty strands that have been poured into the surface are simultaneously drawing into the sand beneath. The installation moves in waves through programmed motors.

Based on the theories and stories by the Swedish natural scientist Carl von Linné the viewer is confronted with a staged scenario of an amorphous being: „Non crescent, non vivet, non sentinunt (it doesn’t grow, it doesn’t live, it doesn’t feel!)!“ The visitor’s gaze turns into an apparatus: the pure act of observing already shapes the properties of a transforming entity.

Technical Engineering: Christoph Freidhöfer (Kunst- und Räderwerk), www.kunst-und-raederwerk.net
Curated by: Smolka Contemporary
Project koordination MQ ART BOX: Elisabeth Hajek & Klaus Krobath

Kaja Clara Joo was born in 1991 in Vienna. Studies of Photography with Gabriele Rothemann and TransArts-Transdisciplinary Arts at the University of applied arts Vienna. She lives and works in Vienna and Neulengbach.

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