and Cultural Center
25. 9. - 16. 1.
Haus der Geschichte Österreich & TRAM
would like to invite you to the opening of the exhibition
Lost and found
Nicole Six / Paul Petritsch
curators: Monika Sommer, Juraj Čarný
opening: September 25, 10-12 am
Have you ever had something, an object, which meant so much to you that you could never give it away? Was it so important to you that it should be hidden in a vault, or included in the collections of your own museum? Were you unlucky enough to lose it, leave it behind somewhere, or was it stolen from you? If yes, you have come to the right place. If not, you have come to the right place as well. Welcome to the Lost and Found – exhibition, realized by Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch for the art train TRAM. The artists known for their sensitive approach to their surroundings, working in the fields of site-specific and context-sensitive installations.
In Vienna, a new museum Haus der Geschichte Österreich will open in November. It is a place where some significant objects from our past can be found. If you do not happen to find them, you will still have a chance in the lost and found department. Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch exhibit objects, which were lost and found on trains and at stations, and put them into an unobtrusive “confrontation” with objects from the museum collections. On one hand, there is an object, which somebody lost and may never find the meaning of his life, on the other hand, there is an object which is protected by law and locked up in the depositories at the museum in Vienna Hofburg. An object, which lost its owner and its story vs. a museum item with a documented history. Erased memory vs. a memorial of age, region and human life. So, what have you left behind on the train today?
Nicole Six und Paul Petritsch Lost and Found, 2018 Schlüssel mit Stofftieranhänger © Bildrecht, 2018
Nicole Six und Paul Petritsch Lost and Found, 2018 Kunstledertasche, braun, Kleidung und Schuhe © Bildrecht, 2018
Nicole Six und Paul Petritsch Lost and Found, 2018 Knirps, blau mit weißen Punkten © Bildrecht, 2018
Nicole Six und Paul Petritsch Lost and Found, 2018 Tasche mit weißem Aufdruck © Bildrecht, 2018
Fußball, 2008 Foto | photo: Markus Wörgötter, © Haus der Geschichte Österreich, 2018
Tasche im „Ortstafel-Design“ mit zweisprachiger Aufschrift, in Kärnten und Wien getragen, um 2006 Bag designed to look like a place-name sign with a bilingual inscription, worn in Carinthia and Vienna, around 2006 Foto | photo: Markus Wörgötter, © Haus der Geschichte Österreich, 2018
Stoffbär, um 1950 | Teddy bear, around 1950 Foto | photo: Markus Wörgötter, © Haus der Geschichte Österreich, 2018