Schleifmuhlgasse 12-14 Gallery, Vienna - AT
To curate a 3 day show giving consideration to all the NOIMA Group's facets and achievements, including the solo artists, is challenging, but thrilling. What I spotted first, was a transformation of styles, the trespassing of boarders, the groups urge to fathom art theory in practical environment, the one step beyond.
Ismen in fine arts, as well as manifests, mostly complicate group activities. Decisions hardly can be made in non-hierarchical groups. Still, they are rare but existing: successful groups in contemporary art history (for example Gelitin). You will find many reasons against gathering and cooperating, but more convincing arguments speak for copying the practise of NOIMA and establishing a group with the only goal to make art, to have more power, to bundle the energy, be stronger as a group, and to have an exchange - which will prevent you from getting too autistic.
(fragments from the exhibition text by Denise Parizek)
Curators: Denise Parizek
Sorin Scurtulescu, Andrei Rosetti, Ciprian Bodea, Cosmin Fruntes