Keep in Mind

"While one is an artist, interested in elaboration of different strategies in abstract art but also outside of the realm of art, the other is an anthropologist and artist who seeks to understand the consequences of humans putting themselves in the position of observer and meaning maker. This is how we look at examples of structures created by scientific experiments (especially cognitive experiments) and what those structures are telling by their visual appearance, space concept and making method.

We discovered some experiments which analyze the consciousness of animals, and realized similarity in their methods and appearances to some of the abstract methods in the early avant-garde art, where elementary geometrical forms often emerge in blank space.

The spaces in such experiments are empty because their goal is to erase everything besides the visual and spatial appearance of particular abstract notions. Some models that are inspired by the spaces of such cognitive experiments appear in the exhibition among paintings, montages and drawings. When we think about the exhibition as a medium of cognitive experiment, we could also imagine that our scale models are exhibition halls. Both, the spaces of experiments and the exhibitions are significant locations of the human meaning making process." (Orsolya Barna and Klára Rudas)


Galerie Knoll

Gumpendorfer Straße 18
1060 Wien

Current Dates

  • Thu. 17 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Jan 2019, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.