Hauer’s exhibition at ﬁg-2 gathers existing and newly produced works relating to performance without immediate physical activation. Produced in steady dialogue between the artist’s intention and audience’s perception of a piece of performance, the exhibition will feature the video pieces ‘Semaphore Dance’, 2014 which premiered at the recent Glasgow International, and ‘speech is to be looked at’, 2015, a series of poster works and Hauer’s ‘Cuckoo’ series. These works depict performance as subject matter, inviting the audience to engage with the imaginary. Additionally, online contemporary art magazine Nowiswere plays a significant part in Hauer’s artistic practice. For the ﬁrst time in its seven-year history, the magazine’s ﬁrst printed issue is being launched on the occasion of the exhibition. Activating the idea of live publishing, contributors Andreas Heller and Barbara Kapusta will unveil their contributions live for the audience. Please book your tickets for the launch here
Veronika Hauer (b. 1981, Vienna) lives and works in Vienna. Recent exhibitions include: 34. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galerie im Taxispalais Innsbruck, 2015; fox, MAERZ, Linz, 2015; Giorgio Moroder’s Pyramid, Ductac, Dubai, 2014; Temporary Autonomous Zone /3, Teatr Studio/Galeria Studio, Warsaw, 2014; Baldachini, Glasgow International Festival, 2014; S/HE IS THE ONE, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, 2013;
Hauer currently lectures at the Department of Art and Communication Practises at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She studied at Goldsmiths College London and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Hauer is co-founder and editor of the online magazine on contemporary art Nowiswere.