17.11.22, 7 p.m. Saloon
Greeting from the site
Design: Studio Astrid Seme
Texts by Silvia Eiblmayr and Rosalyn d'Mello
Conversation Markus Waitschacher and Marlene Hausegger
Marlene Hausegger lives and works as a visual artist in Vienna and Slovenia. She is particularly interested in public space. Her interventions and installations have been shown at Belvedere 21, Vienna; Art Lahore 22; Monira Foundation, New Jersey; Künstlerhaus, Bregenz; Vernacular Institute, Mexico City; Biennale Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina; bina, Belgrade; Stedelijk Museum, 'sHertogenbosch; , Graz; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; bjcem Biennale, Skopje, among others. In 2018, she received the Austrian State Scholarship for Visual Arts. She teaches at the Linz University of Art in the Department of Experimental Design. Since 2019 she works as a member of the Board for Art in Public Space in Lower Austria and since 2023 as a member of the Program Board for the Festival of Regions Upper Austria.
Marlene Hausegger subverts public space in a very subtle way.
Her interventions always refer to existing structures that lie outside our everyday perception, are characterized by a dissecting, revealing gaze that brings these repressed places back into our awareness. Contexts of meaning that we take for granted are shaken by this form of interventionism. Their manifestations in public space have a temporary character, are anti-monumental in their gesture, disappear in the course of time like ephemeral traces. Only through documentation via the medium of the photograph do they experience the duration they deserve. (Text Andreas Krištof)