Notes on Happiness
The following works were produced in the scope of the Orpheus Artist-in-Residence at BILDETAGE, Vienna, curated by Karolina Radenkovic in the period between March and May 2014.
The starting point of the work was to tackle the topic of happiness in the field of artistic production. Weighing out what is relevant and what not in terms of production can close a whole field of investigation. The work exactly tries to, sometimes ironically, lay out and dissect “importance” versus “redundancy”.
“Her current project is dealing with the relationship between the artist and her audience. The market’s claim for continuous production, the obsessive search for innovative “key works” in the hope of a furious applause are constant companions in the atelier. The endeavor of the artist to get rid of these heavy loads and her search for an “independent”, or “inner” reason for her artistic production, are focus points of the installative work that Isidora Krstić developed on the premises of BILDETAGE.
Isidora is the first of three artists who are hosted by the BILDETAGE for three months each on occasion of our programme Orpheus’14. ORPHEUS ’14 is the attempt to subvert the current tendency of predetermined art production – since art is produced more and more within the framework of open calls, theme-related funding or group shows, the process of creating is either foreseeable or, depending on one’s reputation, does not even take place. The outcomes of these situations are innumerable concepts which find no place, time or money to be produced. Since art is at least partly a process-based work, where the production as well as a constant rethinking and redoing is an important factor, ORPHEUS ’14 is giving three artists the space of BILDETAGE as a studio, as well as the opportunity to exhibit their work at the end of their stay.”
Karolina Radenkovic, Julia Haugeneder and Klaus Bock