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April 24, 2024

MacKenzie Trupp’s (UNIVIE) research received The Impact Award 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVIE PhD Candidate MacKenzie Trupp has been recently awarded with the Impact Award 2023 funded by the City of Vienna Cultural Affairs for her research funded by ARTIS. MacKenzie Trupp is a doctoral candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) of the University of Vienna.Through […]
October 02, 2023

Paper on Ethical Conflicts in the Research Project: ARTIS. Research as ‘Dirty’[1]: On Colonial Histories of Research

The ARTIS project description aims to research ‘how art impacts societies depending on their dominant ideologies’. This excerpt by Anisha Gupta Müller (KHB) hopes to turn the question around: how do dominant ideologies affect research in the first place? From the context of weißensee kunsthochschule, Anisha Gupta Müller writes on the ethical problems that foreground scientific research
July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.

Written by Olivia Maegaard Nielsen

ARTIS members visited the opening of Irene Fernández Arcas’ exhibition, “Existing Otherwise – Inner Jungle” at collaborators, Galerie Wedding. The exhibition goes on until the 21st of May 2022. 

On a busy street in Berlin’s Northern district, Wedding, windows exposing fabrics dyed in neon green and blue make Galerie Wedding stand out from its surroundings consisting of the city council, an employment agency, shops and traffic. ART*IS_Berlin members Olivia Maegaard Nielsen and Joerg Fingerhut (HUB) joined the gallery opening of the exhibition, ”Existing Otherwise – Inner Jungle” of a collaborator in workpackage “Art in Urban Spaces.” 

Galerie Wedding seen from Müllerstraße

The contrast with the bureaucratic scenery strengthens upon entering the gallery as Irene Fernández Arcas’ vibrant universe of colorful linens, shrines, ceramics, and home baked bread invites you in. And that in the most literal sense, in the form of a cave and a bed for the visitor to crawl into. Far more than just observing the artwork, the visitor is thus invited to engage with it and enter it. This utopian oasis seems to be exactly what Arcas describes with the name ‘inner jungle;’ a place in ourselves to seek refuge and relaxation. The shrine is thus a recurring element in her exhibition – be it in the classic shape of an altar built of ceramics and food, or a well known bathroom sink in front of which we perform our daily morning ‘rituals’ – as an “alternative mental and physical space to our urban jungle.” 

A shrine of ceramics, prints, and home baked bread

The state of the mind of the viewer certainly transforms upon entering the gallery from the busy shopping street, Müllerstraße. It is this transformation that Arcas depicts or invites us to incorporate in our everyday life: To create an alternative existence in our mind. 

More information about the gallery and the exhibition can be found here.