SALON REAL / VIRTUAL 11# Salon: A NI MAL NI FESTO 12.11.2021 – 08.01.2022 OPENING: Friday 12.11.2021 6 – 10 pm Participating artists: Patrick Baumüller, Kati Bruder, Ingrid Cogne, Sandro Dukic, Marko Markovic, Veronika Merklein, Christiane Spatt, Viktors Svikis, Slaven Tolj, Marko Zink The new exhibition A NI MAL NI FESTO from the series SALON REAL / VIRTUAL at michaela stock gallery shows different strategies of visualization to make visible the ‘overlooked animal’ or ‘the other’ and does not deal with anthropomorphization of animals or zoomorphization of humans as usual. The different, artistic confrontations (photography, video, drawing, sculpture and painting) exploring the relationship between humans and animals present ‘the animal’ as an equal counterpart. Although the exhibited works follow one theme, there are quite different confrontations with it. In the process, the animals become objects of contemplation. At the same time, they become actors in movements, they serve not only as a projection surface, but also help to shape the work. The animal is questioned from political, historical, socio-critical and emotional motives. The exhibition title A NI MAL NI FESTO is taken from the manifesto written for the exhibition by Ingrid Cogne and Maria Antonia Gonzalez Valerio. SALON REAL / VIRTUAL is an exhibition combination between real vs. virtual. Artworks are presented both in a virtual 3D gallery and in the real exhibition space – at Schleifmühlgasse 18. The concept of the salon as a forum for discussions about a virtually staged exhibition is juxtaposed with the classic white cube and questions it at the same time. There will be weekly salon evenings with the artists in November and December. For the manifesto and all further informations please visit our website. Free entry!