PROJECT SPACE / 14 July to 18 August 2016
SITUATE / 6 June to 31 July 2016
oellinger/rainer (Hannah Rosa Oellinger and Manfred Rainer) are an artist duo based in Vienna, Austria.
Thursday 14 July 4pm
Project Space, RMIT Building 94, level 2, Room 1
23-27 Cardigan Street Carlton
oellinger/rainer (Hannah Rosa Oellinger and Manfred Rainer) are an artist duo based in Vienna, Austria. They studied for 7 years at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. They find it kind of ridiculous that artists regularly write about themselves in the third person. They could write a lot of fancy words about their artistic practice but they choose not to. Nevertheless, they have accepted their desire to become successful artists. They have only had two solo shows in Vienna and none internationally. So instead of blowing up their achievements, they choose to list some of their numerous failed and rejected applications—2016: Starstipendium BKA; 2015: Destination Wien Kunsthalle Wien, Impulse Theater Festival and Diagonale Film Festival; 2014: Artist in Residence California Lower Austria, Artist in Residence Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art contemporain and Open Call Kunsthalle Exnergasse; 2013: Artist in Residence Chicago Lower Austria, MAK Schindler Scholarship, Advancement Award City of Vienna and many more...
The Perfect Holiday
Our profession is not only our profession but our calling.
That‘s why we like it so much.
And because we like it so much, we are not strict when it comes to separating work from leisure.
A lot of work = A lot of fun
We have worked too much over the last couple of months.
We need a holiday.
The perfect holiday is a residency.
(At least that’s what we tell ourselves.)
The perfect holiday is an exhibition about productivity and self-delusion.
The perfect holiday is a quest for relaxation and recuperation.
The perfect holiday always fails.
RMIT SITUATE and AIR Krems conduct an annual exchange residency between Australia and Austria. The School warmly welcomes Hannah Rosa Oellinger & Manfred Rainer as the 2016 Austrian recipients of this exchange.
This partnership is made possible by the generous support of AIR Krems, the Lower Austrian Government and the Embassy of Austria in Canberra. Also we would like to acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of artistic director Hans-Peter Wipplinger and program coordinator Sabine Güldenfusz.