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SENTIMENTAL DEFENSE: Book launch event in Vienna

Updated: May 10, 2018

Third book release by 280A Artspace on May 18th at Mirakel.

We are happy to invite you to the launch of our third publication “SENTIMENTAL DEFENSE” on May 18th, 9pm at Mirakel Bar (Alser Straße 18, 1090 Vienna). This publication is the result of a 10-days artist retreat which took place in the French town of Cassis featuring 8 international artists from our collective.

We will start the evening with a presentation of the publication. Afterwards, a series of performances held by some of the represented artists will guide through the evening and will lead to an after-party with music and drinks.

Following their latest publications “Liquid Landscaped” and “Transforming memories”, the symposium held in France allowed the participants to create new material focused on the theme of sentimentality or emotionality. Leaving in its final curated work a wider spectrum for interpretation, the publication offers the possibility of returning to the intuitive feeling, be in art and/or society is open, even to our own.

“I think the mixed group, in nationality and in relation to the image sense, was quite interesting and proposed a wide debate over the contemporary relation to photography.” - Argentinean artist Martin Bollati, represented by Galería Cero in Madrid; participant

With a careful edition of the artists’ works and concepts, “SENTIMENTAL DEFENSE” ends up being a complete and cohesive piece with a complex dialog. It takes us on a journey of deconstructed and split visuals and emotions in relation towards our connected lives to a virtual world, through a path of assemble-like imagery that makes us reflect on the limits on extremes and the impact they may have in our feelings and, therefore, in everything around and in ourselves.

Participating artists:

Martin Bollati, Cihad Caner, Christiane Peschek, Philipp Pess, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Gianna Prein, Michaela Putz and Magdalena Zoledz.

Collaboration partners:

Forum Culturel Autrichien, Österreichische Botschaft Lissabon, Bildrecht GmbH, Ruby Marie Hotel, LeChassis, Mondriaan Fund and CBK R’DAM

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