Commissioner: The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport
Curator: Karola Kraus
Exhibitors: Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl
Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl present stage-like installations, in which they unfurl their entire artistic cosmos – from paintings, sculptures, textile works, photographs, text, and video to a fashion collection and a publication in the form of a magazine. The artists focus on the situation of the symmetrical architecture of the Austrian Pavilion, that is both divided and connected by a colonnade. The two sections each bear the mark of one of the two artists. While distinguishing the two distinct positions, this also ensures that they remain in conversation with each other to emphasise the artist duo at appropriate points. Various materials, modes of operation, symbols, and forms appear to oscillate between the two presentations, duplicated and mirrored and translated into the preferred artistic practice in each case.