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EIKON #121

EIKON #121

Artists | Vuk Cuk | Tarrah Krajnak | Anja Manfredi | The Otolith Group | Elias Wessel |

Carl Aigner | Thomas Ballhausen | Oliver Basciano | Christine Böhler |Pia Draskovits | June Drevet | Christian Höller | Ruth Horak | Peter Kunitzky | Ernst Logar | Christin Müller | Petra Noll-Hammerstiel | Nadine Olonetzky | Danièle Perrier | Astrid Peterle | Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi | Roland Schöny | Barbara Unterthurner

Languages | German / English
| 280 x 210 mm
| 978-3-904083-14-0
92 page

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 Tarrah Krajnak | Christin Müller
 Elias Wessel
| Ruth Horak
 Anja Manfredi
| Astrid Peterle
 Vuk Ćuk
| Oliver Basciano
 The Otolith Group
| Roland Schöny


  de:contain collective | Christine Böhler


Reflecting Oil | Ernst Logar & Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi


Digital Gustav Klimt | Klimt-Foundation


Pippa Garner. Act Like You Know Me | June Drevet
Günther Selichar. Schirmherrschaft | Carl Aigner
Anna Maria Maiolino. SCHHHIII... | Danièle Perrier
Anna Jermolaewa. Number Two | Pia Draskovits
mixed up with others before we even begin | Christian Höller
Candida Höfer. Liechtenstein | Barbara Unterthurner


with Frederike Sperling


Jeff Wall: A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai)


Koudelka Ikonar. Archival Constellations | Nadine Olonetzky
Stefan Rieger. Reduktion und Teilhabe | Thomas Ballhausen
Viktor Mazin Yufit. Dort und Fern | Peter Kunitzky
Gerlinde Miesenböck. botanica | Petra Noll-Hammerstiel



Already used in various ways by ancient civilizations, the fossil raw material petroleum advanced at the beginning of the industrial age to the ubiquitously utilized resource which, to this day, is not only used as fuel for internal combustion engines and for energy production but also forms the basis of innumerable everyday products—from clothing through plastic (packing materials) to medicines. But today we are confronted with the downside of petroculture, which once made so much alleged progress possible for humanity, and went hand-in-hand with apparently never-ending economic progress: The consequences of ruthless exploitation, unlimited mobility, voracious production of more and more consumer goods, while the circumstance is ignored that all the created emissions and products cannot de facto be broken down, are currently melting the polar caps, drying up sources of fresh water, polluting oceans and, in short, destroying our planet.

Since working abroad for a term in 2008 in Aberdeen—one of the metropolitan ports in Scotland’s northeast transformed by the oil industry and involving dozens of offshore platforms—Ernst Logar has been engaged with petroleum. A research project initiated by the artist and currently located at the University for Applied Arts Vienna (in the department for Site-Specific Art)  under the title Reflecting Oil: Arts-Based Research on Oil Transitions mirrors from the perspective of art the various facets that result from the extraction of crude oil as the basis of our present-day society. An initial report of the colloquium realized with contributions from interdisciplinary participants, which is also to be published as a book one year later, together with further results from artistic experiments, workshops and discussions, is presented in the eponymous focus of this magazine issue with a text by Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi.

Nela Eggenberger
for EIKON, February 2023

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