Artist photographs absurd art exhibited in an abandoned building in Vienna: 15 pictures

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    July 18, 2016
          • Catch this pop-up gallery before it disappears: The OFF-IS exhibition will be running until the end of July.

            Where:
            Traungasse 12, 1030

            Opening times: 
            Thu–Sat: 5pm - 10pm

            We recommend ... heading there this Saturday night! There will be a party going off, so bring your dance shoes and an hardened up liver!


            OFF IS Contributing artists: Sasha Auerbakh, Renate Bertlmann, Anna-Maria Bogner, Kirsten Borchert, Bernhard Buhmann, Maria Bussmann, Marco Dessi, Dejan Dukic, Christian Eisenberger, Sofia Goscinski, Martin Grandits, Hanakam & Schuller, Siggi Hofer, Anna Jermolaewa, Krüger & Pardeller, Kris Lemsalu, Angelika Loderer, Claudia Märzendorfer, Klaus Mosettig, Sven Sachsalber, Peter Sandbichler, Toni Schmale, Anneliese Schrenk, Michael Strasser, Ali Emir Tapan, Klaus-Martin Treder, Jannis Varelas, Lucas Zallmann
            Vienna Würstelstand's
            We visited OFF IS – a guerilla gallery pop up in Vienna exhibiting bizarre art upcycled out of scrap material, in an abandoned building about to be recycled. We made art photography out of the exhibition's art.

            OFF IS has made a pop-up gallery art space our of an abandoned building this summer. The space is filled with bizarro, abstract, absurd contemporary art in a show created and curated by Angela Stief.
            Angela specialises in exhibiting in unorthodox spaces the work of artists she personally handpicks 
            The decrepit 1000m² office space – which is set to be transformed into a modern apartment complex in Autumn – makes for the perfect setting for such an exhibit, and actually turned out to be the main inspiration point for the show.

            Upon our visit to OFF-IS, the experience of the quirk and craze of the exhibit went something like a steam train shooting into one of our nostrils, snaking around our brain, bumping into our sense recpetors for a while, before exiting via the other nostril.  
            The random art pieces and their provocative motives, topped by a surprisingly late night disco and a large (ass) selection of alcohol, made for an evening of dancing off-beat with people in silver-sparkling jackets.
            A lot of the art is a works of upcycling from scrap materials, in a building which is being recycled as we speak. 

            Here is a photo story of pieces that captured us most:

            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 2
            Sofia Goscinski, Sunshine Depression (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 13
            Christian Eisenberger, Pinocchio was not here (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 3
            Sofia Goscinski, Mouth (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 18
            Sven Sachsalber, Chair (Hommage to Kolo Moser (2016)



            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower
            Jannis Varelas, Sleeper (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 17
            Renate Bertlmann, Desert (1999)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 4
            Lucas Zallmann, I see blue skies (2015)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 7
            Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller, Pink Thoughts No. 7 (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 16
            Toni Schmale, Bettwurst (2014)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 5
            Dejan Dukic, 3D Vodka, Serie: Backwards Painting (2016)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 8
            Kris Lemsalu, Full Time Friend Erik (2015)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 14
            Martin Grandits, Eiermann (2015)


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 15
            Claudia Maerzendorfer, Ersatzteile


            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 19
            Sasha Auerbakh, Die Ausstellung (2014)

            Offis Vienna Wurstelstand Gioia Zloczower 10
            Lucas Zallmann, The Ende (2015)

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            July 18, 2016
                  • Catch this pop-up gallery before it disappears: The OFF-IS exhibition will be running until the end of July.

                    Where:
                    Traungasse 12, 1030

                    Opening times: 
                    Thu–Sat: 5pm - 10pm

                    We recommend ... heading there this Saturday night! There will be a party going off, so bring your dance shoes and an hardened up liver!


                    OFF IS Contributing artists: Sasha Auerbakh, Renate Bertlmann, Anna-Maria Bogner, Kirsten Borchert, Bernhard Buhmann, Maria Bussmann, Marco Dessi, Dejan Dukic, Christian Eisenberger, Sofia Goscinski, Martin Grandits, Hanakam & Schuller, Siggi Hofer, Anna Jermolaewa, Krüger & Pardeller, Kris Lemsalu, Angelika Loderer, Claudia Märzendorfer, Klaus Mosettig, Sven Sachsalber, Peter Sandbichler, Toni Schmale, Anneliese Schrenk, Michael Strasser, Ali Emir Tapan, Klaus-Martin Treder, Jannis Varelas, Lucas Zallmann