Jakob Lena Knebl, Ashley Hans Scheirl: Invitation of the Soft Machine and Her Angry Body Parts
Title: Invitation of the Soft Machine and Her Angry Body Parts
Commissioner: Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
Curator: Karola Kraus
Exhibitor: Jakob Lena Knebl, Ashley Hans Scheirl
For the Austrian Pavilion in Venice in 2022, Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl have conceived stage-like installations, entitled Invitation of the “Soft Machine and Her Angry Body Parts“, in which they unfurl their entire artistic cosmos – from paintings, sculptures, textile works, photographs, text and video to a fashion collection and a publication in the form of a magazine.
These “spaces of desire” upset conventional notions of museum presentations and subvert the hierarchies of art and design, of high and low. They analyse the operations of the mechanism which becomes a co-producer of constructions of identity as well as the role of desire and sensory experience within this context.
By reflecting on the idea of “liberation” from conventions, they open up spaces that viewers can experience by way of play, becoming protagonists in the stage-like environment.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Giardini, Giardini, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy