Catalogue presentation: Thursday, 22nd of June, 6 pm
WHERE: galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna
The presentation of the underwater series swimmers, burka and strange takes place at galerie michaela stock from the 9th of June until the 24th of June.
For this overwhelmingly beautiful and expressive underwater staging, Marko Zink traveled to Greece each summer from 2004 to 2012, to capture his dreamed-up realities with an analoge camera. Lifeless clothes and everyday consumer goods float through the sea at different times of the day and are brought to life by Zink.
A curtain, which opens the stage for Zink’s under water theater, seems like an incidentally (or maybe not) floating fisher net, elegant high heels appear as just taken off, dancing over the sea ground, a red burka transforms into a Ballerina Española and morphs into a bright red kraken. „At first glance, Marko Zink’s series swimmers is an easy game, sometimes turning profoundly serious. There, polar opposites penetrate each other, what is incompatible becomes compatible. There, images begin to oscillate just as invisible inner flows of water, this matter becomes ambivalent, and no-one knows whether one will surface, swim on or drown.“ (1)
The publishing house „Verlag für moderne Kunst“ is publishing this profound and successful under water series from Marko Zink with the title „BETWEEN PLAY AND PERVASION“ for the first time in its entirety (ISBN: 978-3-903153-62-2). The photo book is being released in three high-quality editions. Two of these editions are going to be available as special editions, at 100 pieces each with a signed photograph. The special editions are exclusively available at Gallery Michaela Stock.
(1) from the prologue by Diethard Leopold
MARKO ZINK | ZWISCHEN SPIEL UND DURCHDRINGUNG | BETWEEN PLAY AND PERVASION
EDITOR / HERAUSGEBER galerie michaela stock, Marko Zink
VERLAG / PUBLISHING HOUSE Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2017
TEXTS Diethard Leopold, Esther Mlenek, Marija Nujic, Maria Magdalena Pressel, Günter Schönberger, Bettina Schulz, Ingo Springenschmid und Marko Zink
DESIGN Schrägstrich Kommunikationsdesign e.U, Wien
DETAILS Deutsch/Englisch / German/English, 240 x 330 mm, 96 pages / Seiten, numerous ills. in color /zahlreiche Abb. in Farbe,
2 Sonderedition / 2 Special edition / edition: 100 / with signed photo: a` 250, - / both 450,- EUR