aluminum, snap frame
46,5 × 36 × 7 cm
showcase, drypoint etching, wood
99,5 x 75 x 18,5 cm
To the left and right of the kiosk windows Nadim Vardag has installed two artworks. In his drypoint etchings, like the one in the showcase, Vardag focuses on the motifs of the knot or the fabric. The technique of etching serves Vardag as a means of a pictorial language that deals with the (image and world) ordering functions of grids and structures. With these works, Vardag deepens his exploration of how we see, the visible and its representation. Facing this is an empty folding frame, normally used for advertising purposes. The frame seems to function as a placeholder for something else, but is above all a sign of our constant desire for more.
About the artist
Nadim Vardag (*1980) lives and works in Vienna. In his artistic practice he addresses the issue of exhibiting or showing itself. In doing so, he also refers to presentation formats from public space such as advertising displays and guidance systems. Most recently, his works were shown in solo exhibitions at Stations and New Toni in Berlin.