Gianni Manhattan is pleased to present Once on TV, Marina Faust's first solo show with the gallery.
"The works could be seen as meta-collages, as the collage itself is purpose and not final result. Papers from a paper-bloc for children, a kit with sticker pads, are torn, turned around, switched, ripped and newly put together. A subversive intervention against the conform and monotone intention of the game.
The multi layered paper works, coming from tactile interventions, are analogue objects that are then treated digitally. Later on they are printed on strongly colour absorbing silk tissue paper, which adds another colour dimension and permanence. A new technique that I developed.
During the work process… the look through the lens of a camera becomes a stolen, introspective moment that creates distance and therefore objectivity enabling the next step. Incidences regulate the working method.
The partial transparency and apparent fragility of the silk paper furthers a deception of the materiality. No art without misunderstandings."
– Marina Faust, January 2018
Marina Faust, born 1950 in Vienna; lives and works in Vienna and Paris.
Selected recent and upcoming exhibitions include: Klassentreffen, Werke aus der Sammlung Gaby und Wilhelm Schürmann, MUMOK, Vienna; Margiela, les années Hermès, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2018); It's Only You, Le Consortium, Dijon, France; The Archive Box, Corso Como, Milan / Laila, Tokyo / Artcurial, Vienna (2017); Franz West ARTISTCLUB, 21er Haus, Vienna; Le Mérite 2014-2016, Treize, Paris; The People's Cinema, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria (2016); New Ways of Doing Nothing, Kunsthalle Wien (2014); Reflecting Fashion, MUMOK, Vienna; Talk without Words (Christopher Wool), Marina Faust — Franz West, Franz West, Man with a Ball, Gagosian Gallery London (2012)