MAKE.A.MATCH (initiated by Katharina Schendl) gave artists Carte Blance to develop a project, but with one restriction: they have to collaborate with another artist, a stranger chosen by the curator. What happens if this premise is put into action? What are the strategies the artists will use in these “arranged marriages”?
Ana Prvacki + Magda Tothova met in true blind-date spirit for coffee. Their coffee meeting was the focus of their common work. Reto Steiner + Martin Roth produced more along the lines of the surrealistic game “cadavre exquis” a spatial installation. Alona Rodeh + Florian Neufeldt acted on the forms of control in a gallery space, on how boundaries are created through surveillance, protection and artificial barriers, and presented their work more side-by-side, in dialog. Dren Maliqi + Paul Philipp Heinze & Matthias Krause documented the time they spent together. The overall effect was more that of a group show than of a work conceived and produced in common. Ingela Johansson + Hugo Canoilas, both “contemporary culture workers”, are interested to shift the borders of institutional determination to embrace an outside, to reintegrate art into our daily routine more significantly. They developed a Fanzine together. What is collaboration? Peter Ahorner + Karl Ferdinand Kratzl give an answer in dialog.
With contributions by Andrew Berardini, Heather Harmon, Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Katharina Schendl, Kate Whitebread and Peter Ahorner + Karl Ferdinand Kratzl, Ingela Johansson + Hugo Canoilas.
This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.