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KATHARINA GRUZEI
Bodies of Work

15 June until 19 August 2018

Examining the process of work is a dominant concern for Katharina Gruzei. The series
Bodies of Work focuses on the Linz shipyard ÖSWAG. Camera in hand Gruzei accompanied the construction of a large ferry over a period of two months. Man and machine are seen to be perfectly attuned to each other in the industrial production process. Gruzei views the “working body” in this context as a “site for the negotiation of the always topical discourse on the place accorded to work and the changes taking place within it”. The artist took photographs also at times when the shipyard was not in operation. As darkness settled on the premises and the noise of the machines died down, motifs began to appear in a different light altogether. The defamiliarized appearance of the scenery leads away from a specific segment of represented reality to novel aspects of time and space.The photographic impact of this series therefore goes far beyond a purely documentary approach.

Katharina Gruzei was born in Klagenfurt in 1983. She studied at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of the Arts, Berlin. In addition to photography, the artist also works with film, video, installations, sound and projects in public space.

The project Bodies of Work has been realised with the friendly assistance of Bundeskanzleramt Österreich – Abt. Kunst und Kultur, Fotohof Salzburg and the ÖSWAG Linz.

Curator: Brigitte Reutner

DonauArt

This exhibition is part of DonauArt, which is taking place at the same time all over Linz in cultural institutions and in public space. OÖ Kulturquartier, Landesgalerie Linz, Ars Electronica Center and many other partners proudly present art projects focused on the theme of water and the Danube. For more information, go to www.donauart.at

Events

OPENING
Thursday, 14 June 2018, 7 pm

(together with Nilbar Güreş)
free Admission

MY BUDDYHOOD – ATELIER FROM 0–99
Saturday, 7 July, 2–4 pm
Every first Saturday of the month is the LENTOS Buddyhood-Afternoon. Our Donauatelier offers enough room for all generations to express themselves creatively. We invite all people interested in the arts to a mutual exchange of ideas and collaboration, thereby giving insight into the respective current exhibitions.
In cooperation with the RegionalCaritas
Registration: Teleservice Center of the City of Linz 0732/7070 (limited number of participants)
admission free, fee for materials: € 2 per person, families: € 5 (2 adults plus children)

Please Note: Donauschifffahrt Wurm & Noé offers a 100-minute harbor cruise on Saturdays at 11 am. Information on prices and booking at www.donauschifffahrt.eu

Guided Tours

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS
Sunday, 17 & 24 June, 4 pm
Sunday, 1 & 8. July, 4 pm
Sunday, 5 August, 4 pm
tour through the exhibition
duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission, German only

GUIDED TOUR WITH THE ARTIST
Friday, 19 June, 7 pm

with Katharina Gruzei and Hemma Schmutz
duration 30 Min, € 2, no admission fee, German only, registration required

GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE SHIPYARD
Tuesday, 19 June, 10 am
Meeting point: ÖSWAG Werft Linz, Portiershäuschen, Hafenstr. 61
Duration 1.5-2 hours, free, German only, registration required by 12 June

GUIDED TOUR FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Saturday, 7 July, 4 pm

with sign language interpreter
admission and guided tour free for deafs, German only

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Photo: © maschekS.