:MENTALKLINIKThe Thirtieth Year September 9, 2018
Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Curated by Jérôme Sans
13 September - 13 October
This exhibition revolves around a collection of short stories (The Thirtieth Year, 1961) by Ingeborg Bachmann, an Austrian poet and a leading female protagonist of Viennese culture in the post-war years. If poetry is a way of engaging with the world through the message it conveys, in Bachmann, this engagement is also expressed by her opposition to all forms of ideology and wars, to the history of imperialism and fascism and its continuation under new guises. Bachmann’s cosmopolitan life in different European cities offered her an early understanding of borders, which she crossed or transcended throughout her own life. She also became an icon of woman’s liberation and embodied this contemporary phenomenon of nomadism, which is so typical of the lives of cultural actors in a globalized world.
:MENTALKLINIKCatastrophically Gorgeous September 3, 2018
Eugster || Belgrade
Curator: Yasmina Reggad.
12 September - 1 December
Eugster || Belgrade is thrilled to present the first Belgrade solo presentation of artist duo :mentalKLINIK: CATASTROPHICALLY GORGEOUS, curated by Yasmina Reggad.
"In this exhibition the artists probe a speculative approach of the future in a world triggered by hyper consumption and governed by hyperobjects."
:MENTALKLINIKObnoxiously Happy September 3, 2018
La Patinoire Royale, Brussels
Curator: Jérôme Sans
7 September - 8 December
La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valérie Bach is happy to present OBNOXIOUSLY HAPPY, :mentalKLINIK’s first solo exhibition in Belgium, curated by Jérôme Sans. "The exhibition, which brings together a whole fifteen years of their activity - such an introspective rather retrospective - presents a symptomatic set of the multifaceted approach of their universe that constantly blurs borders. :mentalKLINIK is an allusion to the laboratory where coexist practice and theory, as the :mental refers to the spirit and the KLINIK to practice " (Jérôme Sans).
:MENTALKLINIKObscure Object: Performed-Forms, The (0)(A)BJECT* June 10, 2018
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi
24 - 28 June
:mentalKLINIK will participate in a week-long artist residency as part of Abu Dhabi Art's partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Engineering and science students have been invited to work on a collaborative project by Brussels-based Turkish artist duo and Carl De Smet (noumenon), which will be presented at the upcoming edition of Abu Dhabi Art from 14 - 17 November 2018.
:MENTALKLINIKEvrim / Evolve April 3, 2018
Galerie A, Izmir
Curated by Dr Necmi Sönmez
Organised by K2 Contemporary Art Centre
Until 8 April
The 4th edition of PortIzmir - Izmir International Contemporary Art Triennial looks into the future that appears pressured by the ever-present avant-garde archive, backward glances and repeated modernist discourses. Featuring works by :mentalKLINIK, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Claus Föttinger and Füsun Onur, among others, the exhibition seeks to examine the current state of contemporary image-making and highlights ways of political and poetical reflections.