holzingerurbat – A-I-R 2018

Claudia Holzinger & Lilly Urbat (DE)

Jsou německé umělecké duo, známé jako holzingerurbat. Zpochybňují universální pravdy jako je národnost, věk, pohlaví, očekávání, víra či idoly a to skrze specifickou performativní formu těžící především z humoru a kýče. Obě vystudovali fotografii na Akademii výtvarných umění v Norimberku a zúčastnily se několika výstav, mezi nimi v Pinakothek der Moderne v Mníchově, Akademiegalerie v Norimberku, Galerii Contemporary Fine Arts v Berlíně a performovali v Die Weinerei v Norimberku (Německo).

Inspiraci k projektu, na němž pracovaly během svého pobytu v Petrohradská kolektiv, našly během plavby po Středozemním moři zvané Official David Hasselhoff Cruise. Z pětidenní plavby ve znamení promo eventu stárnoucí hvědzy, jež nikdy neopomene zmínit svůj vztah k pádu Berlínské zdi, odešly s vice než pěti tisíci fotografiemi a nově nabytou vášní pro kýč. Residenci v Petrohradská kolektiv využily k hlubšímu prozkoumání vlivu historie na popkulturu, či naopak popkultury na interpretaci historie. Výsledkem byla výstava Holzingerurbat / The official David Hasselhoff World Fancruise.

Website:

http://www.claudia-holzinger.de/

http://www.lillyurbat.de/

 

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Claudia Holzinger und Lilly Urbat (DE)

Holzingerurbat is a modern-day company related to the event industry (trivial entertainment). The main offers are hyper-realistic services. This includes eg. the planning and arranging of a company’s party, especially for a nonexistent but efficiently operating the business within a public institution. As well as the documentation and commercialization of the presence in other people’s filter bubbles.

The artists and CEOs Claudia Holzinger und Lilly Urbat work in their fictional biographies 24/7, concentrating on the multiplication of their own self. Throughout the solid and personal engagement, the use of contemporary picture language and years of experience, HOLZINGERURBAT offers productive solutions for the interpretation of reality, measurable against highest standards and best know-how as well as conscience.

Official David Hasselhoff Cruise – exhibition

(David Michael Hasselhoff is an american actor and singer with german roots. Holzingerurbat is an european company with roots beyond space and time. A cooperation between the two parties promises the latest confrontation at the highest level of accreditation with a bitter aftertaste.) The „Official David Hasselhoff Cruise“, a 5-day mediterranean cruise on one of the most beautiful cruise ships of the Costa fleet in the middle of november, was the perfect break from stressful everyday life for Holzingerurbat. Being part of a fan crowd consisting of 500 people, all that different in age, profession, motivation, volume and drinking strength as possible, Holzingerurbat found themselves in a promotional event for an aging star. A man, that never misses a chance to set himself in relation to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Holzingerurbat returned from the cruise with more than 5000 photographs on top of a bunch of irritating feelings and accompanied by changed taste – to be reflected in an increased preference of kitsch, Holzingerurbat is in a constant search of finding a way to present this experience as close to reality as feasible.

http://www.claudia-holzinger.de/
http://www.lillyurbat.de/

Petrohradská kolektiv Residency Project 2018 je podporován Ministerstvem kultury ČR.