SITUATE / 12 June to 30 July 2017
PROJECT SPACE / 14 July to 17 August 2017 (Opening 20 July 5-7PM)
Lilo Nein is a guest of SITUATE as a part of the SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
In her exhibited project Nein unpicks the notion of writing and translation in relation to performance. In 2016, she re-engaged a series of previously built sculptures, bringing them together into a single exhibition and inviting Austrian art professionals to write a short text about each. These texts then became the lyrics to songs for the project’s second iteration. During the residency in Melbourne, these texts have been translated into English by local artist and curators and co-located with the photographic, sonic and written records of the project’s previous iterations as a means of exploring and considering the different kinds of spaces produced through interpretation and translation.
Lilo Nein investigates the conditions of “artistic speaking”. These conditions range from the qualities and characteristics of the material, by means of medial and technique possibilities in the realization of concepts, to architectural structures as well as economical, institutional and substantive contexts and their norms. For Nein, artistic practice means to act within these conditions and to gain agency from dealing with them.
Lilo Nein (*1980) studied Fine Arts in Vienna und Hamburg. She works with and on performance and its relation to texts, sculptural installation and other media.
Her works were shown at Austria Cultural Forum New York, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna Art Week, MA*GA Art Museum Gallarte Italy, MASS MoCA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, MUSA Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León.
She received the Start Stipend (2010), the State Stipend (2013) for Fine Arts by the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Performance Award H13 of Kunstraum Niederösterreich (2012).
Lilo Nein is a guest of SITUATE through the SITUATE / AIR Krems Austrian arts exchange. This project has been supported by AIR Krems and the Lower Austrian Government.
INTERSECT and the artist would like to formally acknowledge and thank the translators who assisted in this project: Lina Buck, Isabel Buck, Michael Graeve, Anabelle Lacroix and Elisabeth Weissensteiner.