Berlin based artist Pia Lanzinger will undertake a commissioned art project, on invitation from the Perth-based arts organisation spaced, in the mid-west city of Geraldton. Here Lanzinger will spend two months over 2013 and 2014 in collaboration with the local community and the Western Australian Museum-Geraldton, exploring concepts of the urban and rural landscape. Using a range of critical, ironic, experimental and performative methods of arts practice Lanzinger will investigate the landscape and the contrasts often seen between romantic imaginings and modern interventions of cultivated living spaces. Lanzinger will create a new public art project to be presented to the community of Geraldton at the completion of her residency.
Lanzinger will introduce her project to the Geraldton community through an artist talk at the Arts and Cultural Development Council of Geraldton-Greenough Gallery on the Friday 22nd November, 5pm.
Lanzinger’s residency in Geraldton is presented as a part of spaced 2: future recall. Spaced 2: future recall follows on from the success of the inaugural spaced: art out of place program which took place throughout 2009-11 and culminated in an exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2012. spaced 2: future recall will comprise 13 commissioned art projects produced throughout 2013-14. National and international artists will be invited to undertake residencies in 13 regional host communities throughout Western Australia to produce works that respond to the distinctiveness of Western Australia’s culture, society and natural environment. The unique outcomes of these projects will be gathered together in a group exhibition at the Western Australian Museum (WAM), Perth in early 2015.
About the artist
Lanzinger works as an artist based in Berlin. To date she has worked in a range of locations, and often alongside diverse groups, including Zurich, Munich, Cologne, Worpswede, Nowa Huta- Poland, Graz, Vienna, Mexico City, South Korea and Scotland. Her practice has seen her included in numerous international exhibition activities including Prendre la Parole, Center for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria, 2013; Petze’s Freedom, Deutsche Stiftung Kulturlandschaft, Petze, Germany, 2011; and Three pieces for street sweepers, Residual Intervenciones Artísticas en la Ciudad, Mexico City, 2010. Lanzinger has also undertaken a range of scholarships and residencies, works as a lecturer in academies and universities, and as a curator of exhibitions in art institutions and in the public space.
spaced is a recurring international event of socially engaged art. Conceived and coordinated by International Art Space (formerly IASKA). spaced showcases newly commissioned artworks developed in response to the distinctiveness of Western Australian sites and communities. spaced seeks to foster the development of new modes of interaction between artists and communities that take place within a dialogue of regional, metropolitan and international points of view. For further information on spaced 2: future recall and the spacedHUB program of activities please visit www.spaced.org.au
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