Curated by Boris Ondreička and Nadim Samman
Exhibition Dates: 2015.02.19 – 03.31
Exhibition Venue: TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna, Austria
Artists: IAIN BALL (UK), ERICK BELTRÁN (MEXICO), JULIAN CHARRIÈRE (SWITZERLAND), REVITAL COHEN & TUUR VAN BALEN (UK/BELGIUM), CAMILLE HENROT (FRANCE), ROGER HIORNS (UK), MARGUERITE HUMEAU (FRANCE), JEAN KATAMBAYI MUKENDI (CONGO), OLIVER LARIC (AUSTRIA), URSULA MAYER (AUSTRIA), OTOLITH GROUP (UK), KATIE PATERSON (UK), CHARLES STANKIEVECH (CANADA), SUZANNE TREISTER (UK), Ai Weiwei (CHINA), Guan Xiao (CHINA), ARSENIY ZHILYAEV (RUSSIA)
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary’s most ambitious thematic exhibition to date, RARE EARTH, featuring 17 artistic positions including 10 new commissions kicks off TBA21’s 2015 programing. RARE EARTH is nothing less than an attempt to define the spirit of our age: an exhibition relating myth, identity, and cosmology to current advances in technology. It explores the material basis for the most technologically developed weapons and tools – a class of 17 ‘rare earth’ elements from the periodic table found in everything from mobile phones to computer hard drives. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of RARE EARTH.
Guan Xiao exhibited her work The Core Sample in this show.
The Core Sample, 6 pieces metal sculpture, Dimensions variable, 2012-2013