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Cumuli – Trading Places

Eröffnung / Opening
07. 2016, 19 h / 21. 07. – 27. 08. 2016
Galerie 5020. IG bildender KünstlerInnen Salzburg
Residenzplatz 10/2, 5020 Salzburg, Österreich,
+43 662 848817,

Öffnungszeiten / Opening Times
Di – Fr / Tue – Fri, 14.00 h – 18.00 h und Sa / and Sat, 11.00 h – 14.00 h

Rahmenprogramm / Events

  1. 07. 2016, 20.00 h und / and 21. 07. 2016, 17.00 h KuratorInnenführung / Curator’s Tour
  2. 08. 2016, 11.00 h Brunch und / and Artist Talk über die Gruppe Cumuli / on the Cumuli Collective und zur Ausstellung / and on the Exhibition

“The ‪#‎exhibition‬ Cumuli – Trading Places takes as its point of reference the painting CAMPO DI RIALTO (1758 – 63) by the Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal known as Canaletto. It was commissioned by the merchant, art collector and patron Sigismund Streit as an exemplary document of his milieu around the Campo di Rialto, a hub of business activity in 18th century Venice. The picture encapsulates the nexus of capital, collecting, art and its instrumentalization. Cumuli – Trading Places recontextualizes it within our own times. Reproductions and copies of the painting serve as the centerpiece and backdrop of the exhibition. The exhibition architecture, specially designed for Cumuli – Trading Places, takes its cue from and at the same time challenges Canaletto’s stagelike and transparent pictorial space. As if in a lifesize toy theater, visitors navigate through a spatial installation which combines elements of a stage set, a market place and a storage. In this spatialized dimension of the picture, works by the invited artists enter into a dialogue with Campo di Rialto. The works make reference to and provide a commentary on various aspects of the painting. This not only prompts new interpretations of the painted document, but also a multitude of narrative overlaps. After the exhibitions at the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (L40), Berlin and the Kunsthalle Memmingen in 2015, Galerie 5020 in Salzburg offers the latest stage for Cumuli – Trading Places from July 21 until August 27, 2016.

Cumuli – Trading Places is a project by the Berlin based curatorial collective Cumuli consisting of artists Robert Gschwantner, Ralf Hoedt, Jana Müller, Regine Müller-Waldeck, Simon Wachsmuth and Moira Zoitl in collaboration with Vanja Sisek and Nina Mielcarczyk as well as Susanne Prinz (L40).

Artists: Paolo Chiasera (I) Clegg (IRL) & Guttmann (IL) Ricarda Denzer (D/A) Tomáš Džadonˇ (SK/CZ) Heike Gallmeier (D) Robert Gschwantner (A/D) Stef Heidhues (D/USA) Axel Hoedt (D/UK) Ralf Hoedt (D) Candice Lin (USA) Nora Mertes (BE/D) Alexej Meschtschanow (UKR/D) Gianni Moretti (I) Jana Müller (D) Regine Müller-Waldeck (D) Tom Nicholson (AUS) Katrin Plavcˇak (A/D) Jochen Plogsties (D) Nika Radic´ (CRO/D) Goran Rebic´ (A) Gregor Schmoll (A) Tilo Schulz (D) Christian Schwarzwald (A/D) Stephanie Syjucio (USA) Simon Wachsmuth (A/D) Moira Zoitl (A/D)