Finissage 12.2.2022, 17:00
Ingrid Hora, Renate Erhart, Lisa Mazza
A pop-up cactus tattoo studio will occupy the gallery for the last day of the exhibition “Ingrid Hora & Heinz von Perckhammer — Kodak Shop.”
Can the cactus be a metaphor for artistic work? Can it, since it will never be at home here, transport us time after time to other “places” and make us take a fresh look at all things familiar?
“Cacti symbolize the desire for elsewhere and a longing for where I’ve been and for where I am dreaming to go. They easily put down roots but not so deeply, ready for the next move and ready for the next transplant.” (Ingrid Hora)
In conversation with artist Ingrid Hora and BAU curator Lisa Mazza, visitors are invited to observe the structures, shapes, and geometries of cacti and find forms of their own choosing, then have these temporarily recorded on their own skin, as a tattoo. This very personal cactus tattoo becomes a symbol of the resilience that also underlies artistic work and the desire for new places and experiences.
Renate Erhart, who is in charge of the late Heinz von Perckhammer’s estate, will also be on hand to discuss, in casual conversation, the life and work of the photographer, who came from Merano and died in 1965.
The finissage is also occasion for the launch of an exhibition booklet containing a dialogue between Ingrid Hora and Lisa Mazza and a photo documentation of the present exhibition.