We are very delighted to announce this year's versatile Memphis Editions by Nikos Arvanitis, Sophie Dvořák, Vana Kostayola, Edgar Lessig and Georg Pinteritsch and to celebrate the presentation on 12 December 2023 between 3 and 8 pm with you.
By purchasing Christmas presents this year, we would like to encourage you to directly support young artists and the activities of Kunstraum Memphis. The limited editions are now available via e-mail or in our website, with the proceeds benefiting the artists and Kunstraum Memphis in equal parts.
The works mostly refer in a playful way to the artists' exhibitions at Kunstraum Memphis and the themes dealt within this context.
Nikos Arvanitis' pencil drawing tap tap tap tæp tap krak is based on a work of the same name for the light box on the façade of Kunstraum Memphis, which uses phonetic notation to depict the sounds caused by raindrops and breaking or falling branches. In The Fault Edition, a series of model-like topographies in small format, Sophie Dvořák thematises the fluid state of constant change and the interplay between landscape and map, fact and fiction. Body-At-Risk Game is a game in a literal sense: in the unique role-playing experience developed by Vana Kostayola from the setting of her exhibition Democratic Excercises - Body at Risk, unpleasant situations are created with "victims and aggressors" who fight each other. With Second hand phone with three music recordings and one Diddl mouse, Edgar Lessig evokes memories of the past, refers to the obsolescence of objects and the change in trends and invites us to reflect on speculative mechanisms through individualised revaluation of mass products. And in the risograph zine Im Garten, Georg Pinteritsch translates a collection of pencil drawings created in sketchbooks on the subject of the pleasure garden into a booklet with monochrome risographs and practical illustrations.
All new and existing editions can be seen in the Editions exhibition until 29 December 2023 and can be acquired on site or online. We look forward to you stopping by!
Felix Pöchhacker has created a modular sculpture for the presentation. Like many of his filigree objects, it is reminiscent of furniture or interiors and serves as a representational structure for various materials - in this case the Memphis editions.