Performance / Hotel Butterfly / exhibit Vienna & Equipo Palomar Barcelona / 2016
a shining figure - huge, yet fragile allures from afar - inviting people to take a look under their* dress
For the group show With Eyes Aghast: Transmannerist Reactions / Aufgerissenen Auges: Transmanieristische Reaktionen, Hotel Butterfly installed some live action / intervention at XHIBIT, Vienna
The exhibition and performance project With Eyes Aghast: Transmannerist Reactions focuses on contemporary queer mannerisms in a critically playful way. The curatorial team’s invitation is aimed at an imaginatively grotesque distortion of the xhibit space and other parts of the Schillerplatz: surprising decorative fine art and architecture forms meet with burlesque and drag formats. Historical mannerism, which marks a rupture in every expression, finds a contemporary mirror in this transdisciplinary project, which pursues what Gustav René Hocke described as “the alchemy of language” in his work Die Welt als Labyrinth (1957, The World as a Labyrinth). Epigrammatically, as it were, the artists’ works counter socioeconomic constraints visible in emerging autocratic forms of power with a queer and decolonizing thrust.
The title of the project refers to the mannerist garden Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo where a sphinx welcomes the visitors entering the site with the following words: “Whoever does not wander through this place with raised brows and lips pressed tightly together would not even admire the Seven Wonders of the World.” The world of wonders that manifests itself in an overall mannerist concept challenges its vis-à-vis to creatively and actively intervene in the circumstances given and engage in their highest form, artistic expression and understanding.
The garden as a site of the manifestation of – and the debate on – artificiality, the disintegration of existing systems, and the reassessment of given hierarchies will be defined and discussed in a contemporary vein: (trans)mannerism may be understood as absolute empowerment on the basis of breaking away from the prevailing conditions and the creation of a physique of one’s own. Flamboyant: being a cyborg and rooted in creole is what the manifesto amounts to.
THURSDAY, 19th NOVEMBER 7:00 p.m. (as part of the Vienna Art Week)
20th November – 10th January 2016
finissage: 9th January 2016, Performance Bash
Curators: Moritz Gottschalk, Christian Hetlinger, Roberta Lima, Matteo Patti, Ruby Sircar
Artists: Christoph Ablinger, Annemarie Arzberger, Florian Aschka, Wilhelm Binder, Amoako Boafo, Roy Fredrick Culbertson III, Luise Deininger, Zoe DeWitt, Veronika Dirnhofer, Albrecht Dürer, Andy Dvorak, Veronika Eberhart, Julia Fuchs, Fanni Futterknecht, Hendrick Goltzius, Moritz Gottschalk, Cornelisz van Haarlem, Lena Rosa Haendle, Hagendorfer, Eva Hettmer, Leon Höllhumer, Luisa Kasalicky, Terese Kasalicky, Jakob Lena Knebl, Larissa Kopp, Maria Legat, Elke Liberda, Roberta Lima, Ahoo Maher, Parastu und Ziba Malousy, Andreas Messinger, Stephanie Misa, Rini Mitra Swarnaly, Soso Phist, Madame Pipistrelle, Heti Hnah Prack, Christoph Rodler, Michal Rutz, Andrea Salzmann, Hans Scheirl, Ruby Sircar, Alexandra Tatar, Patrick Weber, Charles Wilda, Julia Zastava and others
In cooperation with the Paintings Gallery and the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10 am- 6 pm
Hotel Butterfly was invited to perform at HEDONISMO CRÍTICO Festival in Barcelona, which was hosted by El Palomar Art Space (Mariokissme + R. Marcos Mota) Barcelona. A small Hatel Butterfly delegation (Florian Aschka, Wilhelm Binder and I) performed Butterfly Grandessa at Hiroshima Theatre Barcelona on March 13th 2016 as part of the one day performance art festival. The festival is part of the project When Lines are Time for the famous Joan Miró Foundation and was curated by Martí Manen (Biennale di Venezia 2015).
Butterfly Grandessa has been supported kindly by the Austrian Cultural Forum Madrid.
13/3/2016 · 18h-1h · Sala Hiroshima - Carrer de Vila i Vilà, 67, Barcelona - Local accesible - Entrada gratuita.
Equipo Palomar is pleased to celebrate HEDONISMO CRÍTICO -reinvención y reivindicación- a festive marathon with performances and music. For 7 hours, HEDONISMO CRÍTICO takes the Hiroshima bar and theater as a space for queer claim.
We are forced to think about the potential of the party as a space-time bastion to share and generate new ways of affection without exclusions. For these reasons, we want to create our own party. As it couldn’t be otherwise, we have invited a number of artists to orchestrate this intensity:
Agnès Pe, Andrés Senra, Arabesca, Christina Ratas, Francisco Godoy Vega, Florian Aschka + Georg Klüver, Georges Jacotey, Klau Kinki + Martín Rico, María Perkances + Jordi Flekos, Miguel Benlloch, Negroma, Paquito Nogales, Raisa Maudit, Ramón Guimaraes, Regina Fiz, Solange tô aberta, ¥€$Si.
HEDONISMO CRÍTICO -reinvención y reivindicación- is formulated as a critical reflection on El Palomar as an artistic project and a community itself. It starts from the invitation of Martí Manen inside ‘Quan les línies són temps’ cycle for Espai 13 of the Fundació Joan Miró and carried out in collaboration with the Sala Hiroshima.