The exhibition represents an idea of contemporary temporality (Jetztzeit), that isn’t based on simple dichotomies and routines. A moment, a period of time that denies a normative definition of temporality, serves as the exhibition’s fundament as well as its access code and exit strategy. Within the “moment” of Echo Park, time can stretch and bend, like observing a bubble of chewing gum inflating in slow motion, and simultaneously is as ephemeral as a chance encounter on a night bus ride in the hazy morning sun. “A Moment in Echo Park” approaches the fluid and hybrid phenomenon of contemporary pop culture without trying to categorize it. Long-established demarcations such as those between inside and outside, nature and culture or consumption and aesthetics are to be questioned. The exhibition functions as a microcosm and experimental arrangement in which time and space may be completely thrown out of joint.
Maximilian Anelli-Monti studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Slade School of Fine Art London and the University of Arts and Design Linz. He works on temporality in aesthetics and in fine arts.
Moritz Pisk studied cultural theory at the University of Arts and Design Linz. Currently he is Junior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna.
Since 2015 they are working together on the topics pop and temporality, e.g. in 2017 at Galerie 5020 in Salzburg within the series “Salzburger Gespräche”.
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