When: Fri., Feb. 12, 6 p.m. 2010
"The Merger – by following this 1 easy rule..." was initiated by the visiting artist Markus Hahn during his six month residency in Chicago under the auspices of the Austrian Cultural Ministry and brings together the work of 28 emerging artists from Vienna. The exhibition confronts a range of approaches to sculpture, installation art, drawing and video that relate to ideas of space. These artists follow a post-conceptual notion that employs a response to found atmospheres and insists on a subjective authorship in the process of art making. Hahn and Zwingl’s work focuses on a sculptural practice that investigates concepts of space and object related strategies. Three of the artists - Marcel Hiller, Roland Kollnitz and Verena Dengler - will join Hahn and Zwingl in Chicago to collaborate on individual site-specific sculptural works that respond to the adapted retail space on Milwaukee Avenue.