Video of the exhibition opening
The world after darkness has fallen, the reverse side of day, life between sunset and dawn – the night. At this time, different rules to those of the daytime often apply. It is the scene of dreams, loneliness, sleep, sexuality, the uncanny, of celebration and silence...
The transition from day to night, the twilight hour, causes contrasts to diminish, our eyes become uncertain, our ability to see is restricted by the darkness. The focus of the exhibition was directed at things which prefer to remain hidden from the light of day.
The opening exhibition of the OstLicht Gallery showed works by artists who investigate the extensive topic of »Night« in a wide range of ways. Many of the works by a total of 18 artists have been created especially for this first exhibition at OstLicht.
In his photograms – a photographic process that functions without a camera –, Hans Kupelwieser imitates a starlit sky and solar eclipses with the help of everyday objects.
Andreas Duscha explores the twilight hours, that magical phase between sunrise or sunset and the night, and attempts to capture the essence of this atmospheric phenomenon.
Borjana Ventzislavova shows the shabby, empty rooms of sex clubs and brothels in Vienna, using her installation to highlight trade in women, violence, and the fate of female sex workers.
Katrina Daschner's work uses the image of torn matresses to thematise sexual abuse and incest.
In her series Anita Witek constructs abstract picture levels that change step by step and make space for the darker sides.
Tomas Eller conveys the infinite uncertainty of the night in his collage. In images of New York at night Linn Schröder searches for the world of memory, dreams and nightmare.
IMPRESSIONS FROM THE OPENING