Club Fortuna | Jurgis Gečys | Linda Reif | Markus Oberndorfer
Mima Schwahn | Rade Petrašević | Sira-Zoé Schmid
Curators – Esther Mlenek & Sira-Zoé Schmid
Horizon functions as a commentary and reprieve from current global events. Our world and our time, as did the world and its times of crisis before us, needs a new future outlook and a lot more love. It is to this calling that Esther Mlenek and Sira-Zoé Schmid stage a curated exhibition, bringing together seven artist statements spanning across the fields of contemporary photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. By discovering a new world for old dreams, the exhibition embarks on a journey into personal microcosms, uncovers thoughts on our drive to thrive and the essence of human existence.
Jurgis Gečys Statement
We usually do only that which is purposeful, useful. But an intuition, a discovery, new knowledge goes beyond the rational mind. In his multi-media art projects Lithuanian-born artist Jurgis Gečys tries to evade rational justifications by shifting completely away from everything that he knows about a surrounding, forgetting its physical, biological, chemical properties, borders and names of the landscapes. During a solo photographic-expeditions by different means of locomotion across various critical environments like driest deserts, eroding islands and peninsulas, melting glaciers, the artist worked through his question of a tangible dialog between humans and nature. In his answers, the artist announces unforeseen directions and discovers a new world for old dreams, something entirely foreign, yet strangely familiar. In his painstakingly meticulous drawings, Jurgis Gečys thinks about the various ways that we can use the awareness of nothingness or the potential of solitude to not only come to terms with reality, but to forge a new path that connects the strength of purpose with deeply felt freedom.
Text by Esther Mlenek
LOCOMOTION –COGNITION, STEUERBORD, 2022
hand drawing, pigment ink, 102×68 cm
THE PENINSULA, 2017
hand drawings, pigment ink, 165×112 cm
LOCOMOTION, STEUERBORD, 2022
hand drawing, pigment ink, 30×20 cm