Helping each other, discussing ideas, maybe developing a collective practice or working individually as well as preparing food and mainting everyday life in the quarry are common ground.
Analogous to what they are aiming for in their course in the Untersberg quarry within the Salzburg International Summer Academy, Cäcilia Brown, Anna Hofbauer and Mikkel Holm Torp will approach the exhibition at the Stadtgalerie Lehen in a “surf and turf” way of collaboration and combination – of rocks and waves.
Cäcilia Brown, born in Sens (FR) in 1983, focuses with her sculptures on public space. Her latest works use roof beams and other material from demolished buildings, in allusion to socio-economics of urban life and increasing commercialisation of the property market. She lives and works in Vienna.
Solo exhibitions (recent) 2018Es gibt Ecken, aus denen kommt man nicht mehr raus, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna. 2017Spuren der Zeit, Leopold Museum, Vienna. Luxusprobleme, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna. Normalities, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY (US).
Group exhibitions (recent) 2019Brown, Meier, Raff, Nicolas Krupp Contemporary Art, Basel (CH). Über das Neue. Junge Szenen in Wien, Belvedere 21, Vienna. 2018Susi klebt sich in die Ecke und schreibt Biedermeier an die Wand, Belvedere 21, Vienna. Women of the Town, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin. Performance – Körper als Kontinuum in der Kunst, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna. Space for Kids. WeltTraumStadt, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna.
Anna Hofbauer works between sculpture and photography, often based on structures borrowed from narrative forms such as novels, diaries, myths, essays or screenplays. She has participated in exhibitions and sculpture workshops in Europe and Asia and performs slideshow presentations that link depictions of sculptures and landscapes with historic and ongoing narrations of sculpture and society. She is a co-founder of the non-commercial exhibition space BLACKBRIDGE OFF, Beijing, where she curated group shows and film programmes from 2010 until 2015.
Solo exhibitions (recent) 2018BOSCH & HOFBAUER. Anna Hofbauer: Drucke, Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. 2017mein Vulkan bricht nur für dich nicht aus Anna Hofbauer, FOX, Vienna. 2016GHOSTS look somewhat different 2016, A307, Vienna. terracotta conflisi, Galerija 42°, Cetinje (ME).
Group exhibitions (recent) 2019Al fresco, V.esch, Kaltenleutgeben (AT). TWO MEN STANDING. Part 2, Out of Sight, Antwerp (BE). #oblaka. Dave’s house, Detroit, MI (US). 2018Newjörg Immendorf, New Jörg, Düsseldorf (DE). Shifting Point(s), periscope, Salzburg (AT). Mittelbau, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna.
Anna Hofbauer, Bianca Regl (ed.): BLACKBRIDGE OFF, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna 2018.
Mikkel Holm Torp, born in Frederiksberg (DK) in 1987, lives and works in Copenhagen and Carrara (IT). After serving his stonemason apprenticeship in Copenhagen he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara. Based on the historical relationship between narrative and stone, his work focuses on how the solidification of the past becomes visible in the creation of personal fictions.