Mirko Lazović
09 MAY– 22 JUNE 2014

Schauraum Lazovic_Invitation

Schauraum Angewandte
quartier21 (Electric Avenue)
MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

Curation of Schauraum: Wolfgang Fiel and Ruth Schnell
Guest curator: Işın Önol


Schauraum is pleased to host Mirko Lazović as the first event in the framework of “MQ Summer of Sounds 2014” in collaboration with the exhibition project entitled Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Sounds, Cable Works, Cables Everywhere taking place between 5th June and 24th August 2014 at Freiraum, quartier21, curated by Georg Weckwerth.

For the active installation Electrickle Mirko Lazović uses ordinary materials such as light bulbs, water, electricity and sound, however with the combination of them, creates a playful tension. The work is activated by the presence of the viewer, in purpose of forming a reciprocal relationship. In Electrickle, water seemingly imitates cable, creating the illusion of electricity flowing through the water. Electrickle follows the trajectory of previous works Liquid Light (2009), Clepsichord (2012), and Narcissus (2013) where Lazović applied similar material and conceptual themes of presence and interaction.

Mirko Lazović (1979, Belgrade) currently resides in Amsterdam. He received his BA from the University of Arts in Belgrade and his MA from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague (2005). Based in the Netherlands since 2003, Lazović’s wide-reaching practice include recent exhibitions at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, Museums Quartier Freiraum in Vienna, and a solo exhibition at HUB in Belgrade. He has been an artist-in-residence at Museums Quartier (Vienna), ResidenSea (Heraklion, Greece) and Kunstsenter Kvinesdal, Norway. His sculptural installations place strong thematic emphasis on presence, interactivity, and compositional aspects of time. Light, water, electricity and sound are his working materials.
Exhibition Invitation – Mirko Lazovic- Electrickle