“FROM 1 OCTOBER 2017: FACE COVER BAN IN AUSTRIA”: with Yoshinori Niwa and guests
(c) eSeL.at - Joanna Pianka
„What kind of security is that?“, „It's an art performance, that's what people do in art performances“, „Security? They don't look like security“.
While working in public spaces on the newly commissioned body of work titled „Immigrants are Guarding This Country“, Yoshinori Niwa and the performers were confronted with remarks of this kind. With this project the artist explores the possibilities of a multi-directional society in which those who have been a target of monitoring by the authorities take the role of the ones who watch and protect the country.
Together with a special guest, Yoshinori Niwa will give a tour through his exhibition „AB 1. OKTOBER 2017: VERBOT DER GESICHTSVERHÜLLUNG IN ÖSTERREICH“ and will introduce to the visitors the artworks on view –from the brand new multimedia installation „Immigrants are Guarding This Country” (2020) and the series of drawings „Manifesting a Newspaper“ (2020) to older video pieces.