The artist Mario Neugebauer is obviously interested in cars and their accessories and features, thats a fact.
If you begin to give it more thought, you first have to acknowledge the following: in art theres girls kitsch and boys kitsch, and there are clichés that constantly pop up in mens art. For example, in many pictures by young women you can see beautiful faces and bodies or cute animals. Boys kitsch is something quite different then. If, like Mario Neugebauer, youre using cars in your pictures, youre balancing on the borders between art and kitsch. This is not a problem per se, on the contrary, you just have to be a good artist.
But as soon as we get to this point were facing a problem. Because no one really knows what good art is. And a bit of a risk is also necessary because otherwise itll get boring very quickly. And besides, art is art, and not a competition.
Text: Marlene Haderer
24 October 2009 7pm
27 October 2009 7pm
28 October 2009 7pm
Semperdepot, Studio Building of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Gound floor