Collectors Agenda Project Space

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In our project space at Franz-Josefs-Kai 3 in the city center of Vienna, we are showcasing our latest artist collaborations on exclusive editions and work series. We are also inviting international artists to exhibit with us on a project basis. 

Many of the international artists we have worked with have been introduced  by us to the Austrian art public for the very first time.

Current Show

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Transition
Regine Schumann I Jonny Niesche

5 – 26 SEP 2020
Wed – Sat, 12-18h
or by appointment

Franz-Josefs-Kai 3 (3rd floor)
1010 Vienna

Transition kicks off Collectors Agenda’s autumn exhibition program presenting two international contemporary positions, Regine Schumann and Jonny Niesche, whose work is moving between dramatic radiance and minimalist purity. The show explores the artists’ interest in transitionary movement, the change of state from one to another and the associated atmospheric transformation through color, light and space. It is the first time the two artists are showing together.

Regine Schumann (*1961 in Goslar, Germany) focuses on light effects caused by fluorescent materials. Her materials include colored UV-light reactive Plastilight-chords and different colored acrylic panels, which she composes into complex color spaces in accordance to Goethe's theory of colors. Her works change their glow depending on the daylight situation. But it is really when illuminated in UV light that her light-boxes undergo a drastic transformation of color and spatiality, moving into a totally different color palette. Despite the intense and radiant character of her works, Schumann does not go for the spectacular. Moreover, she is concerned with the positive and meditative effect that art can have on people.

The works of Jonny Niesche (*1972, Australia) pursue similar themes. Like Schumann's light sculptures, Niesches paintings, sculptures, and installations wrestle with the perceptions of color, surface, and spatiality and, in doing so, they excert an equally meditative effect. What all his works have in common is that they seek to createdeep spatial experiences for the mind to become free and quiet to just “be”, a personal moment of “performative contemplation” as Niesche calls it.

In the practice of both Schumann and Niesche the clarity of form gives enormous space to color, and vice-versa. Clearly both artists hold an appreciation for the great pioneers of light art such as Dan Flavin, Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Keith Sonnier or James Turrell. Unlike some of the aforementioned artists, whose work may appear rather static and monumental, the works by Schumann and Niesche however seem to be relying rather on dynamic experience as they are subject to constant change.

Besides borrowed larger-scale works, the exhibition features two new smaller-scale series of unique works from 2020 by Regine Schumann and Jonny Nieschewhich have been exclusively created by the artists for Collectors Agenda.

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Previous shows

Peter Jellitsch: Artifacts of the Future
9 - 25 JUL, 2020
(c) Leonhard Hilzensauer

Dejan Dukic: Restless Relays
5 - 25 JUN, 2020
(c) Simon Veres

Esther Stocker I Jacob Dahlgren: Rules of Abstraction
5 - 25 JUN, 2020

Angelika Loderer I Andreas Duscha: Freeze
22 JAN – 29 FEB, 2019

Clemens Wolf: Line Drawings
6 NOV – 22 NOV 2019

Toni R. Toivonen: Madness Invited
13 SEP – 12 OCT 2019

Thilo Jenssen: Smooth Operator
7 – 22 JUN 2019

Stefanie Moshammer: I Can Be Her
21 MAR – 20 APR 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen: A Suggestion About Something Through a Shadow
1 – 16 FEB 2019

Dejan Dukic: Reset
7 NOV – 1 DEC 2018

Kay Walkowiak: If Colors Could Speak
12 SEP – 6 OCT 2018

Jacob Dahlgren: No Stars, But Stripes
16 MAY – 14 JUL 2018

Jonny Niesche: Aura Panels
6 APR – 5 MAY 2018

Esther Stocker: Knitterskulpturen
24 JAN – 22 FEB 2018

John Skoog: Walls
20 OCT – 18 NOV 2017

Madeleine Boschan: What lays bare in me
8 SEP – 14 OCT 2017

Riiko Sakkinen: My Austrian Friends
24 MAY – 16 JUN 2017

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