PAUL LEITNER

unttldcontemporary

unttld contemporary
Paul Leitner: All kinds of objects
Eröffnung:
Dienstag, 15. November 2016 | 18
16 November – 23 Dezember 2016
Schleifmühlgasse 5, 1040 Wien

 

unnamed.jpg

Paul Leitner | untitled (nuts) | 2016 | threaded bars, nuts | 300 x 23 x 5 cm |
photo: Lukas Ipsmiller | private collection

unttld contemporary

PAUL LEITNER | ALL kinds of objects
OPENING: 15 November, 2016 | 06 -09 pm
Schleifmühlgasse 5, 1040 Vienna

Born 1983 in Vienna
lives and works in Vienna

Paul Leitner’s work often takes the form of common arrangements or apparatuses that normally function under simple mechanisms and physical laws, yet when he adapts or modifies the pieces slightly they come to deploy unexpected, symbolic, poetic or critical effects. Tools or instruments, clocks, thermometers, nuts or railway tracks become the markers of historical shifts, economic and socio-political processes – meaning improvements, but also standardisation, control and normalisation. A norm, from the Latin norma, meaning ‘square’ or ‘rule’, designates a widespread condition and is considered a rule to be followed. Leitner works both with and against norms – be they metric, temporal, material, technical or aesthetic norms – with an obvious economy of means. The materials used are often ‘insignificant’: found, swapped or bought at a low price. Forms mainly result from functions. Processes are mainly left to their entropy – or the entropy of an already existing system is fostered.

text: Anne Faucheret

http://www.unttld-contemporary.com/

estherartnewsletter_logo_georgia

EVENT LOG
If you want to announce your event in
EstherArtNewsletter please fill out the form.

unnamed-1

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s