Film screening of „Pavilion“ (2009) by Austrian artist Dorit Margreiter, produced by Venice Biennale 09/VALIE EXPORT, Silvia Eiblmayr.
Thursday December 16 at 7pm
screening runs till December 23
Dorit Margreiter’s film “Pavilion“ tells us something about the contingent relationship between the status of the image and the space inside as well as outside of the projection. Josef Hoffmann’s vision of an ideal exhibition space for Austrian painting and sculpture in the Giardini in Venice serves as the key element and backdrop for Dorit Margreiter’s film installation “Pavilion“. The pavilion, built in 1934, is an architectural monument and exhibition space that is only used during the summer months and disappears from the public eye for the rest of the year.
Margreiter examines how the relationship between the pavilion’s function as historic architecture and its role as a setting that fades into the background is repeatedly re-negotiated in the moment of its presentation.
In her work, the pavilion becomes the setting for multiple interactions in which the artist visually merges the building’s interior and exterior, thus restoring its status as the prototype of an exhibition space. […]
(excerpt from Barbara Clausen „Dorit Margreiter. Pavilion“, in „Elke Krystufek, Dorit Margreiter, Franziska and Lois Weinberger. La Biennale di Venezia 2009“)
please see more at Dorit Margreiter
special thanks to the artist and Krobath Wien / Berlin