Nika Kupyrova — Standing Stones

Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 2021
Self-published poster edition
52.5 × 73.5 cm, folded to 17.5 × 24.5 cm, double-sided offset print
For free withdrawal in the exhibition and as an insert in the annual publication 2021
Print run of 1000 pieces

Graphic design: Nika Kupyrova
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

On the exhibition

Nika Kupyrova — Yaekahngai
March 24 – April 23, 2021

With strategies of revisiting—through multiple reiterations and variations of one and the same topic—Nika Kupyrova appropriates everyday objects, found images and texts as well as phenomena circulating in the pop cultural field. Even though the artist always approaches her themes with a curiosity that spans across disciplines, her works can be read, above all, as sculptural and installation-based explorations into how things are set, laid, and placed in space—hence, the composition of spatial contexts. Kupyrova employs exhibition spaces as stages to draw her audience’s attention to her objects, which are often created by hand yet with an industrial appearance, but also to encourage a narrative among the exhibits, between the protagonists of the play…