M. Guschelbauer, R. Podoba, P. Wehinger

Friday, 27. September 2013 - 19:00
27. 9. 2013 - 15. 11. 2013

savoir-vivre : knowing how to live

Opening: 27.09.2013 19:00 h
Opening speech: Gabriele Rothemann
Exhibition opens untill 15.11.2013

Actually, it should read “the rediscovery of savoir-vivre”.

The choice of exhibition topic appears as an anachronism in view of the increasingly fast, increasingly efficient and economically organised way we shape our time and lives. Never has so much been demanded of not only the natural but also the human world: we are pushed to our limits and sometimes beyond our limits. To meet the requirements of rapid growth, all kinds of resources are tapped and exploited… In the spirit of the prevailing ethos, everything should be more and more, faster and faster, newer and newer, cheaper and cheaper… penny pinching is hot…. and… lethal to our system of humanist values.

Faced with ubiquitous collapse, we set off in search of the endangered joie-de-vivre.



1974 born in Friesach
2003–2009 University for Applied Arts
  lives and works in Vienna

Solo and Group exhibitions (selection):

2013 plica ex plica, Fotogalerie Wien
  mushrooming, CirkulationsCen­tralen Malmö
2012 architecture/lan­dscape, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington
  about flying, Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, Wien
  disco nature, Eikon Schaufenster, electric avenue MQ, Wien
2011 small pieces, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
  no plastic, ORF Landesstudio, Graz
2010 outside oblivion, Brick V, Wien
  Blickwechsel – Österreichische Fotografie Heute, Westlicht, Wien
2009 Wunschwelten und Plastiklandschaf­ten, Kunstverein das Weiße Haus, Wien


1975 born in Bánovce nad Bebravou (SK)
1996–2002 Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava (Prof. Popovič, Prof. Sikora)
  lives and works in Krušovce, Slovakia

Solo and Group exhibitions (selection):

2013 ArteFiera Bologna, stand Kro Art Contemporary (I)
2012 Rastislav Podoba, at home, outside, near, above, northeast, far, below, Krokus Galeria (SK)
2011 Rastislav Podoba, City Gallery Bratislava (SK)
  Räumlich: raumweiterung, Off Space, Kro Art Contemporary, Wien
  Space (8850m vertical), Krokus Galeria, Bratislava (SK)
2010 One-man-show, Kubikgallery Porto (PT)
  The observer´s diary (with Jernej Forbici), Krokus Galeria, Bratislava (SK)
  VII. International bienale of Drawing Pilsen (CZ)
2009 Solitude, Open Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
2008 Retro-vision, Room 19_21, Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica (SK)


1971 Born in Dornbirn
2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Solo and Group exhibitions (selection):

2013 ArteFiera, Stand Kro Art Contemporary, Bologna (I)
2012 Galerie Z, Hard
  The Essential Collection Zürich CH
2011 Space (8850 m vertikal) Krokus Galeria, Bratislava (SK)
  METaMart, Künstlerhaus, Wien
  Räumlich, Kro Art Contemporary, Wien
2010 Faunetic – Faunethik – Faunatic, Kro Art Contemporary, Wien
  Hombase, Kro Art Contemporary, Wien
2009 unORTnung Ankerbrotfabrik
2008 UTOPIA, MAK Gegenwartskun­stdepot, Wien
2007 BIOLOGICAL, Kro Art Contemporary, Wien