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Give Rise To Julius Pristauz
PROPAGANDA
13.–21.5.2023

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Performance

The performance which is premiered at HALLE FÜR KUNST has the title PROPAGANDA and looks at pop culture as an instrument for the dissemination of certain ideas and ideologies as well as their movements and proliferation within our society. It is an artwork that understands the re-enactment of individual, different scenes as a curatorial strategy, and drawing freely on stylistic elements from many different contexts. It is a subjective and queer narrative about the condition of our world. After the performance, the stage set will be presented as an installation with a number of text-based video works and sculptures.

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Julius Pristauz, PROPAGANDA, 2022

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His artistic practice includes performances, video works, and installations that are often based around existing spaces. Thematically, his works address the construction of identities in various contexts, which he considers in connection with bodies and also social and economic utilization in the guise of corporate identities. In his performative practice, for example, Pristauz explores processes of movements within normative systems that draw on social trends. Starting with the observation of everyday means of communication such as images in the media, fashion, and language, the artist takes an investigative perspective on the relationship between the private and the public realms and also hybrid spaces between these two poles.

The performance developed within the frame of the series Give rise to.. is entitled PROPAGANDA and looks at pop culture as an instrument for the dissemination of certain ideas and ideologies as well as their movements and proliferation within our society. The spoken text discusses politics around capitalism, authority, bodies, gender stereotypes and role models. It is an artwork that understands the re-enactment of individual, different scenes as a curatorial strategy, and drawing freely on stylistic elements from many different contexts. It is a subjective and queer narrative about the condition of our world, with plenty of humor and camp.

After the performance, the stage set will be presented as an installation with a number of text-based video works and sculptures. The performance is a starting point for the exhibition. This complicated web of roles, stage figures, audience and spatial intervention engenders an energy that also addresses questions as to the formation of identity in art and its uses.

Curated by Jan Tappe

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Participating artists

Julius Pristauz

*1998 Judenburg, raised in Graz, lives in Vienna

Julius Pristauz studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and works as an artist and curator. Most recently, he curated the exhibition SOMETHING IS BURNING at Kunsthalle Bratislava (2022) and was awarded this year’s Kunsthalle Wien Prize for his artistic diploma.

Solos, Performances (et all): Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2023), Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius (2023), Q21 Museumsquartier, Vienna (2022), Secession, Vienna (2022), WAF Galerie, Vienna (2020), Vienna Art Week, Vienna (2020), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2019), Belvedere 21, Vienna (2019); Exhibitions: Shore Galerie, Vienna (2022), UA26, Vienna (2022), Futura, Prague (2021), EXILE, Vienna (2021), The Pool, Istanbul (2020), House of Arts, Brno (2018); Prize of Kunsthalle Wien, diploma of University of Applied Arts, Vienna (2022); 

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