Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová — The White Dwarf

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: Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová
Editors: Gudrun Ratzinger & Franz Thalmair

On the exhibition

Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová — havoC, anaeMia, A tacticaL knoT, us
May 19 – June 25, 2021

“How does time flow? Is the past pushing the future or is the future dragging the past?” Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová answer their own question with a neither-nor. “Forgotten memories become visions of the future,” say the artists, “while future minds and tomorrow’s hands create their own past.” They substantiate this inextricable entanglement of what was with what will come in captivating installative settings. The materials used, the processes applied, and the realized forms literally render time tangible. At the beginning of their collaboration a good 20 years ago, the two artists explored the radical transformations taking place in society following 1989, the pivotal year of change for Eastern European countries. They investigated what it means when seemingly certain future scenarios are suddenly replaced by totally different promises—and when both the old and the new ones prove to be equally unfeasible on a personal level.