March 22, 2018
Rudolf Polanszky in conversation with Andreas Reiter Raabe
An event of the Friends of the Secession
Rudolf Polanszky was born in Vienna in 1951 and lives and works in Vienna.
Since the mid-1970s, Rudolf Polanszky has created a multifaceted oeuvre in a range of media that extends from conceptual film, video, and photography to drawing and painting, sculptural objects, and assemblages. His art is informed by the intentional and even methodical integration of the accidental.
Polanszky’s preferred materials include acrylic glass, metal, mirror foil, synthetic resin, wire, and plastic foam. Working with these staples, he sets them free by disassociating them from their original purposes or intended uses. Superimposing and layering strata, interleaving, nesting, or folding elements, he creates new structures.
Recent solo exhibitions: 2017 Charim Galerie & Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; 2015 Zeit Kunst Niederösterreich, Dominikanerkirche, Krems; Denis Gardarin Gallery, New York; 2013 Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; exhibitions Participation in group exhibitions: 2017 Wild West, Austrian Cultural Forum New York; 2016 Franz West & Co., 21er Haus, Vienna; The Language of Things. Material Hi/Stories from the Collection, 21er Haus, Vienna; Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
Andreas Reiter Raabe, born 1960, lives and works in Vienna. For the last 25 years Reiter Raabe analyzies the process of painting, trough photographic concepts, the art of talking and curating, the three-dimensional object and the painting itself.
Various exhibitions since 1991: Kunsthalle Vienna 2015, OMI Center for the Arts 2015, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2013, Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia 2012, Daimler Contemporary Berlin 2011, MUMOK Vienna 2010, Mies van der Rohe Haus Berlin 2009, Museum Wiesbaden 2009, Singapore Art Museum 2008, Sadlers Wells London 2006, Neues Museum Weserburg 2001, Ian Potter Museum Melbourne 2001, Villa Merkel Esslingen 1999, Künstlerhaus Bethanien 1998, Secession Vienna 1992, and in various gallerys in Austria, Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and France.
Artists interviews and public talks since 1995, board member of the Secession in Vienna, curated shows since 1992.
He is the founder of Gesso Artspace, a contemporary space in Vienna running since 2011. www.gessoartspace.com