“Parallex Trading”

curated by Miwa Negoro (Curator in Residence 2019)
April 10 – May 18, 2019
das weisse haus, Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna

On the occassion of 150 years of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, das weisse haus presents the group exhibition Parallax Trading including artists based in Austria and Japan whose practices examines the formation of cultural identity, invisible boundaries, and social frameworks such as nationality, race, and gender. Using various mediums including video, photography, installation, and performance, the artists explore the current social situations by interweaving historical fragments to create a potential new narrative, trace the personal stories and memory of a place, and transform existing structures to seek new forms of expression. In doing so, the exhibition unfolds various aspects of relationality that have been shaped through the turbulence of modern history. On the one hand, an imagination of the unknown creates a fantasy, myth, or stereotype, on the other, the imagination allows us to undo dominant norms and to retell stories, ultimately to generate multiple interpretations. The transmission of narratives and knowledge keeps our perspectives vibrant and dynamic.