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ANCHORAGE TO VIEW THE WORLD by Christian Katt

Photography by Christian Katt

Photography Exhibition at WollArt
Lerchenfelderstraße 55, 1070 Wien

Opening: Friday, 04.11.2016, 7pm

Opening Hours: 05.11. - 23.12.2016; 
Tu and Fr 10am - 6pm, We 11am - 6pm, Th 11am - 7pm, Sa 10am - 2pm

Admission free.

Project description

In a store, which offers the most exquisite wools and yarns, the photographer shows 11 images of ropes around pollers.

In a southern port these boats and ships (which aren’t shown on the photographs) are sitting tied down, in friction.

ANCHORAGE TO VIEW THE WORLD

Since you can’t see what the ropes tie down, the photographer’s choice of title, opens the possibility that it could also be world views, opinions, or persuasions which are fatally, immovably be anchored.

The strong and rough ship ropes and chains inspired the photographer to exhibit these images in a store which sells the most exquisite and delicate yarns, pointing out the extreme contrast between both materials.

The shown pollers are standpoints par excellence.

The photos originate in 2016.

Single sentence statement

Rigid, tight down opinions and view’s of this world have to make way for a more open philosophy of life if people really want to live with one another in the future.

Christian Katt

born and lives in Vienna

poetic texts and imagery;

texts, artist books, music, art education, curator;

philosophy, theatre sciences, others

national and international exhibitions, readings, performances

Exhibitions and Participations (selection)

  • 2016 WUK 3. BildendeLiteraturBiennale
  • 2016 Galerie wechselstrom - Vienna
  • 2015 Galerie Intakt – Vienna
  • 2015 Theater am Saumarkt - Feldkirch
  • 2014 Galerie wechselstrom - Vienna
  • 2013 judith ortner 2 - Vienna
  • 2011 Galerie wechselstrom - Vienna
  • 2011 Galerie Mana - Vienna
  • 2010 Galerie Stalzer - Vienna
  • 2009 Galerie Wolfgang Exner - Vienna
  • 2009 Galerie Stalzer - Vienna
  • 2009 judith ortner 2 - Vienna
  • 2008 Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies - New York, USA
  • 2008 Galerie Stalzer - Vienna  
  • 2007 NÖ Dokumentationszentrum für Moderne Kunst - St. Pölten 
  • 2006 Atelier Stosz im Himmel - Vienna
  • 2005 Galerie Stalzer - Vienna
  • 2004 Congress Centrum – Ulm, Germany
  • 2003 Kleine Galerie – Vienna
  • 2003   Galerie Wolfgang Exner – Vienna
  • 2002 Galerie Lisi Hämmerle – Bregenz, A
  • 2002 Salon – Vienna
  • 2001 Galerie ars mobilis – Vienna, Personale
  • 2000 Galerie Edition Stalzer – Vienna
  • 2000 5. Internationale Kunstbuchbiennale – Horn, A
  • 1999 SONG – Vienna
  • 1999 Haus der Kunst – München, BRD
  • 1998 Artware – Vienna – Graphikedition
  • 1997 Editions of Art – Innsbruck, A
  • 1997 Galerie Christine Ernst – Vienna
  • 1996 3. Internationale Kunstbuchbiennale – Horn, A
  • 1996 Schauraum Centaur – Vienna
  • 1996 Graphic Studio Gallery – Dublin, IRL
  • 1995 Galerie Edition Stalzer – Vienna - Personale 

Member of

  • Author collective Graz
  • IG-Autorinnen Autoren
  • Literaturkreis Podium

 

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