Artist Talk – Christian Kosmas Mayer: Chronopolitics of Form
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The Vienna-based artist Christian Kosmas Mayer will speak about his artistic practice often based on in-depth historical research and contemporary studies. These serve Mayer a critical reassessment of past and present by placing evolutionary and natural elements in a cultural-historical and scientific frame of reference. Central to his work is dealing with forms of anabiosis and related questions of archiving and preservation as historically conscious action. Mayer’s works have been shown internationally in renowned museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Belvedere Vienna, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Galerie Mezzanin, Manifesta 7 and the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale.