Visible Solutions LLC – Estonian art group cum business enterprise participates at Austrian art festival
Visible Solutions LLC will be participating in the exhibition "Liquid Assets" at the acclaimed Steirischer Herbst festival of new art in Austria, presenting their new work "Ligudik, Valuemeter and Artwork Consisting Only of its Value". The exhibition will be open from 20 September to 1 December 2013.
Steirischer Herbst, first held in 1968, is one of the most important annual art events in Europe, and could be described paradoxically as an avant garde festival with a long tradition, which has seen performances by Hans Haacke, the IRWIN group, Bill Fontana and many others.
The exhibition "Liquid Assets" will focus on the economy and the economic crisis in particular, bringing together works from well-known European and international artists dealing with economic relations and principles. The curators of the exhibition are Luigi Fassi (AT/IT) and Katerina Gregos (BE/GR).
Visible Solutions LLC is an artwork cum enterprise established in 2010 by three Estonian artists, Karel Koplimets, Taaniel Raudsepp and Sigrid Viir. The main interests of the artist collective are capitalism and its manifestations. They have said that capitalism is currently the force most definitive of human potential. Visible Solutions LLC has represented Estonia at Manifesta 9 European Biennale of Contemporary Art and won the annual prize from the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Baltic Assembly Prize for the Arts.
The installation to be shown in Austria uses mathematics and human fat among other materials. Visible Solutions describe their new work as "a conceptual piece that creates a context for the viewer to ponder value and the mechanisms for constructing value."
The new work was commissioned by the Steirischer Herbst art festival with additional funding from the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Luigi Fassi visited Estonia in spring as part of the "Visiting Curators" programme organised by the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Centre (www.ecadc.ee) and the Centre for Contemporary Art Estonia ( www.cca.ee).
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