H13 Niederoesterreich Preis für Performance 2018: Otto Krause und Milan Loviška
06 Sep 2018
Territorium – Kunstverein is a registered association that manages the artistic work of Milan Loviška and Otto Krause.
Milan Loviška and Otto Krause explore the potential of performative formats and new technologies to question established modes of perception and to stimulate uncanny perspectives on the relationship between audience and performer. They work intensely with unconventional methods and strategies and are inspired by cross-disciplinary research processes. Between aesthetic opulence and reduction arise physically intense, atmospheric-imaginative works conceptually combining the aspects of popular culture and science, such as superhero comics, psychology, pornography, biology, new electronic media, religion, film studies or philosophy. With their performative investigations, the two artists make strong socio-political statements that are characterized by their unmistakable artistic aesthetics. Their performances range from big stage works to intimate one-on-one situations in gallery spaces.
The artists live in Vienna and present their work in venues, festivals and symposia in Europe and Asia, such as: ArtScience Museum Singapore, ISEA Hong Kong, Blitz Valletta, Gibanica Biennale for Slovenian Contemporary Dance Ljubljana, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, WUK, Brut and Tanzquartier in Vienna among others. In 2018 they received the H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance - the only prize for performance art in Austria - awarded by Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna.