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Günther Selichar - The Double You Series & Nocturnal Offices of Real(i)ties

The Double You Series is based on the eponymous body of works that Günther Selichar created in 2020 -2022. Instead of text, the artist's book contains pictures of words: color images of four different screens with varying pixel shapes and scans from a variety of printed publi-cations featuring diverse fonts. They spell the questions "Who?", "What?", "Where?" "When?" and "Why?", ,which guide journalists investi-gations and structure their output. With his text images, the media artist and theorist draws a line from early printed mass-media reproductions to texts on screens. The book prompts us to reflect on facts, which have lately often been supplanted by narratives.

Published on the occasion of the following exhibitions:
Günther Selichar
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Mönchsberg, 26. 11. 2022 – 12. 3. 2023
Kunstsammlung Gera, 6. 4. — 11. 6. 2023

The Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties by Günther Selichar creates a space in which questions can be posed concerning the origins of photographic images and what lies “behind” them: the production processes, technology, distribution channels, and “SUB | TEXTE” that have decisively influenced and determined the conditions under which they were made. Created between 1981 and 1983, the Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties takes the reader back to the starting point, as it were, of the critical processing of apparatus-based images and offers a means to identify the discontinuities in discourse and the differen- ces between then and now, while at the same time marking a continuity of criticism and the political.

Accompanying the exhibition
Günther Selichar
Camera Austria, Graz, 10 . 12 . 2022 – 19 . 2 . 2023

Wed, January 25, 2023, 7 p.m.
Secession Wien
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien


Tue, January 31, 2023, 6 p.m.
Camera Austria
Landkai 1
8020 Graz


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Book Launch, Talk & Book Signing

In conversation with BARBARA RETT.

A journey through 70 years of musical history! On the occasion of the book launch of VOICES, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Benjamin Bernheim und Bogdan Roščić, three of the 70 participating artists, will speak with Christine Cerletti and Thomas Voigt about defining moments in their careers.

Mon, January 23, 2023,3 p.m.
Gustav-Mahler-Saal der Wiener Staatsoper
Opernring 2, 1010 Wien

Entrance: Herbert von Karajan-Platz/Ecke Opernring, 1010 Wien
at 2.30 p.m.

Admission is free.
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