Asgar/Gabriel at hilger contemporary

Galerie Ernst Hilger

April 11, 2007

Asgar/Gabriel

Low clouds, high spirits and

the island

at

hilger contemporary

april 12 – may 8, 07

Our protagonists follow the imperative “You can be anything you want.” They manifest zest for self-presentation and at the same time the compulsion of constantly having to reinvent the self, as propagated by the ‘modern achiever society’. These figures are no longer searching for a valid identity, but have come to terms with the ephemerality of their self-design. Stage-set pieces of absolutist power are encountered next to quasi costume imitations of mythical science-fiction heroes, a feeling for life between ecstasy and nightmare. The island appears in the context of these images less as point of escape for Romantic drop-out fantasies than as a field of social experiment.

Asgar/Gabriel

Biographie

Cooperation since 2005

DARYOUSH ASGAR

1975 born in Teheran, lives in Vienna since 1985.

1996 – 2000 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 2002. Bauholding Strabag Art Award

ELISABETH GABRIEL

1975 born in Vienna.

1994 – 2000 Studies of Philosophies, Vienna

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