ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum of Bolzano
The ar/ge kunst Gallery Museum of Bolzano is situated in the Via Museo near the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum.
From November 29th 2014 to January 24th 2015
Opening, Friday November 28th 2014 7 pm
ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the first solo exhibition in Italy by artist Oliver Laric (Innsbruck, 1981).
Laric's research has always moved in the expanded field of visual culture and its complex relationship to the internet, a research he does by investigating the effects of distribution over the field of production.
Working mainly in the media of sculpture and video, his practice addresses questions concerning how images are appropriated, interpreted, translated and re-circulated in a number of possible versions or iterations.
His interest in iconic images, which he extracts from contemporary culture and mythology alike, derives from an attentiveness to the creation and fluctuation of their value and power; a value no longer determined by any uniqueness or truth in the images themselves, but by the collective and often anonymous dynamics that, through distribution, transform them into icons.
In this exhibition at ar/ge kunst Laric’s research develops in two complementary directions. These consider anthropomorphism, shape-shifting and forms of hybridization as ways of exploring the relationship of reciprocity and continuity between the human figure and other agents, be they animals or objects; a subject spanning religion, science, folklore, popular and sub-cultures.
in coproduction with
New Museum Triennial, New York
Tanya Leighton, Berlin
ar/ge kunst Galleria Museo
Via Museo 29 - 39100 Bolzano
Tel. +39 0471 971601 - Fax +39 0471 979945
From Tuesday to Friday from 10am - 1pm and from 3pm - 7pm
Saturday from 10am - 1pm Monday closed