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Fimmtudaginn 21. júlí kl. 20:00 Vasco Costa (PT) & Wolfgang Obermair (AT/DE)

Portúgalski listamaðurinn Vasco Costa og þýsk-austuríski listamaðurinn Wolfgang Obermair hafa unnið að samstarfsverkefnum síðan 2011. Sameiginlega kanna þeir leifar og áhrif á tilteknum menningar-, efnahags- og pólitískum svæðum. Með því að sameina aðferðir listsköpunnar og þjóðfræði leitast þeir við að búa til vettvang fyrir samhuglægan og þverfaglegan samruna í gegnum sífelld skipti á félagslegum hlutverkum.

Á meðan á þriggja vikna dvöl þeira stendur í Bláu verksmiðjunni munu Vasco og Wolfgang vinna að skúlptúrísku mannvirki sem þjónar sem efnislegur og félagslegu vettvangur til samskipta við umhverfis og almenningsrými, fyrir íbúa og gesti Seyðisfjarðar. Þróunar- og vinnuferlið er gert í samstarfi við eigendur Bláu verksmiðjunnar, Sigurberg Sigurðsson og Þorgeir Sigurðsson, ásamt listamanninum Moniku Fryčová. Vasco og Wolfgang munu kynna verk í vinnslu með myndbandsverkum og hlutum ásamt að bjóða gestum til að ræða þeirra nálgun og þeirri skilvirkni sem hlýst af samvinnu.

Revolving blue from both sides from Vasco Costa & Wolfgang Obermair on Vimeo.

Wolfgang Obermair is an Austrian/German artist and curator in the field of art and architecture based in Vienna, Austria. He studied geography, painting and media art in Dresden, Nuremberg and Karlsruhe. His work was shown in various locations including Moscow, Beijing, Porto, Zagreb, Vienna. Since 2001 he has been curating exhibitions for the Nuremberg art association kunstbunker – forum für zeitgenössische kunst (http://www.kunstbunker-nuernberg.org). Since 2012 he is member and coordinator of the Viennese non-profit art space Schneiderei (http://seeyounextthursday.com). Obermair is co-editor of “Das Große Moskau, das es niemals gab” (The Big Moscow that has never existed. 2008, Vienna: Schlebrügge), which examines the position of constructivist architecture in today´s Moscow.

Vasco Costa is a Portuguese visual artist who lives and works in Oporto; he did a M.A in Drawing and printing techniques, at (FBAUP) Oporto, and a B.A. in Sculpture at (ESAD) Caldas da Rainha. His territory is the language of the fine arts and as a trend; he tends to communicate through sculpture and installation practices. Some recent participations include XVIII Cerveira Biennale, Dromosphere installation in CollicaLigreggi gallery in Catania 2015, site specific works at OFFLINE, an artist residency, organized by XEREM, Lisbon in 2013 and Schneiderei, Vienna in 2012, a year in which he was also invited to develop works at the 5th Mozambique Biennale, where he as created Maputo-Totem, a collective community project with young art students. Together with Hugo Canoilas he commissioned some collective projects, such as Morro-Project, 2007 developed in the C. Caparica farm fields, or Dieci giorni per una arte collettiva, Turin 2011. He was selected to the EDP new artists prize awards, 2005, in the Portugal Pavilion of Coimbra. Some of other aspects of his work include scenography sets for theatre plays. He as published for the URBS review of Urban studies and Social Sciences of the Almeria University and “Olho de Peixe” an artist publication with Wolfgang Obermair, released in Austria in 2014. His work is represented on the EDP Contemporary art collection.