Created by art students from Rome, Riga, Budapest and Dresden during the Covid lockdowns.
From 12 May (10PM C.E.T.), the exhibition ‘Beyond Blue’ will be on display on the online platform http://outofreach.site. Just in time for Ascension Day, we cordially invite you to the online preview party at 8 PM through the following link: https://www.wonder.me/r?id=b6da3464-0ae5-451d-9035-b882ee6245b3
It aims to reflect everywhere and nowhere – a world so untouchable while days simply pass by and one encounters moods of distance and isolation. The sky is understood as a metaphor for the virtual realm, through which the viewer feels as through they are flying while looking out the window – their computer screen or the window of an airplane.
A collage of photographs of the sky taken by the artists, who are based in various European locations, has been merged into one unified website background that becomes the location of the exhibition. Single exhibition rooms turn into times of day, the medium of an online exhibition is questioned and artworks hover in the sky, as the sky is what we all share – out of reach, but available from everywhere.
The group exhibition features works by Ann-Marie Najderek, Nima Emami, Isabell Alexandra Meldner, Alise Vaivode, Sofia Antoniadou, Laura Erika Urbanksi, Cynthia Calzolari, Hanna Griepentrog, Alban Rosenberger, Ernesto Rodriguez and Christian Silvester Seemann.
The exhibition ‘Beyond Blue’ and the platform OUT OF REACH were created in endless online meetings during the seminar ‘Exhibiting Beyond the Physical Space’ with the artist Paul Barsch. The seminar was held within the EU4Art alliance with students from Dresden University of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Rome, Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest) and Art Academy of Latvia (Riga).