FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
reminiscing in tempo
Opening reception: Sunday, March 26, 6 – 9 pm
March 26 - May 21, 2005
Thrust Projects is pleased to present “Reminiscing in Tempo”, a group exhibition featuring Susi Jirkuff, Julie Ryan, Zlatan Vukosavljevic.
“Reminiscing in Tempo” is a composition by Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974) one of the most important and influential figures in Jazz history. He lived Jazz. Jazz music is about knowing something very well and then changing it, mutating it, transforming it away from the 'known' thing. Jazz is about improvisation. Improvisation is the artist's ability to be free enough to do this.
Both Vukosavljevic and Ryan use art making to mutate and erect improvisations through sculpture and painting. and Jirkuff focus on the figure to transformative experience in video animation respectively.
Susi Jirkuff is an Austrian artist based in Vienna. Her video animations have been shown in many European institutions, such as "Lives and Works in Vienna 2", Kunsthalle Wien and "Populism” Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (traveled to Stedeljk Amsterdam and Frankfurter Kunstverein). “This is How We Do”, 2005 was her recent solo exhibition at kunstbuero, the cutting-edge contemporary art gallery in Vienna.
Julie Ryan, an American artist, has lived six years in Europe and is currently based in Vienna, Austria. Ryan originally came to Vienna to collaborate in a performance with the artists Heimo Zobernig and Franz West for the opening of the Museum of Moderne Kunst (MUMOK). In March she will be included in 'Mozart' at the Albertina Museum.
Zlatan Vukosavljevic was born in Serbia and is a sculpture and installation artist based in San Diego. Trained in Belgrade in the area of architecture, he has collaborated with Franz West and recently with Jason Rhoades at the Kunsthause, Graz, and the Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel. Coinciding with the Venice Biennale 2005, Vukosavljevic with Franz West and Heimo Zobernig created the installation "Studiolo".