Public Art Project

FIT’RI:NA فترينة
a festival behind the glass

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Aline Lenzhofer

Opening hours: Mon – Sat 2-9 pm
performances will be announced separately
philomena+ showcase, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna


05/05 – 13/05 Elma Riza and Petra Gell

14/05 – 20/05 Nourhan Maayouf and Margareta Klose

21/05 – 27/05 Kosta Tonev and Yoshinori Niwa

28/05 – 03/06 Joerg Auzinger and Mohamed Allam 

04/06 – 10/06 Lisa Grosskopf and Soukaina Joual

11/06 – 17/06 Oscar Cueto and Bassem Yousri

18/06 – 25/08 Manuela Picallo Gil and Sanae Arraqas


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Artist-in-Residence, Duo Exhibition
Petra Gell & Elma Riza, How to make a bee-line?, 2020, digital fusion of two artistic works, © philomena+
How to make a bee-line?
15/06 – 01/08/2020

curated by Christine Bruckbauer
philomena+ project room , Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

The exhibition project in the showcase tests the artistic approach of two artists unfamiliar with each other: Elma Riza & Petra Gell. At first, they will approach each other from a distance, without physical proximity. But as soon as the national borders are opened, Elma Riza will start her philomena+ Residency in Vienna and personal contact will become possible again. 

What both artists have in common is their desire to make the different layers of a place visible through artistic interaction, to expose historical events, but also to create new spaces that do not necessarily have a function, free and open spaces for encounters and experiments with visitors and curious passers-by.

By means of Performance and Instant Composition, the Franco-Tunisian artist Elma Riza explores the relationship between body and space, focusing in particular on the tension between the visible and the invisible, the real and the imaginary. Like Elma Riza, the Viennese artist Petra Gell also creates spatial guidelines. In Elma Riza’s work it is often the movement of her own performing body that she marks with wool thread or tape. Petra Gell, on the other hand, draws lines that define relations between things and new spaces, using pencil, brush, monochrome and painted surfaces, as well as found materials. An eminent oscillation between two- and three-dimensionality lies in the resulting interventions, which in turn creates spatial illusion.

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