MELANIE ENDER: ippst, ippt (siehe ipst, ipt)

DOCK20, Lustenau
8. May - 4. July 2021
With their double exhibition, Melanie Ender and Sebastian Koch explore the formal-aesthetic boundaries and conditions of their painterly and sculptural approach and put artistic conventions to the test, not infrequently in a humorous way. Thus pedestals and frames become protagonists, picture supports become subjects in their own right, and the line becomes a quotation of itself.

While Melanie Enders artistic practice focuses on the treatment of various materials such as plasterboard and non-ferrous metals, for Koch the line often takes center stage as a compositional pictorial device. For the exhibition at DOCK 20, the two present their own as well as jointly realized works. Ender and Koch explore the experience of artworks in space across genre boundaries through different scales and proportions.

short bios:

Melanie Ender *1984 in Wien | 2006 – 2013 Universität für angewandte Kunst, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien | 2019 Nominierung für den Kardinal König Kunstpreis | Ausstellungsbeteiligungen u. a. im Belvedere 21 und im MAK | Residency Programme in Istanbul, Turin und Rom.

Sebastian Koch *1986 in Lustenau I 2007 – 2012 Akademie der Bildenden Künste | 2010 Residency der Open Source Gallery in New York, 2019 Kulturpreis des Landes Vorarlberg | Einzel und Gruppenausstellungen u. a. : Galerie Krobath, Bjørn & Gundorf, Geukens De Ville, Kunsthalle Wien, Künstler haus Palais Thurn und Taxis