Gelitin's first survey exhibition in Asia is taking place at Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong, from July 7th to August 20th. Gelatin Gelatin Gelatin, a mega-mini retrospective will feature both iconic historical pieces and new productions especially conceived for this exhibition.
From photographs of performances and happenings to iconic series such as Mona Lisa and Falling Sculptures, the viewer will be immersed in their decades-lasting collaboration of a multimedia practice oozing in humor, spontaneity, child-like naiveté and blatant sexuality.
On view in this exhibition : The B-Thing (2000), their performance on the World Trade Center’s 91st floor, where the artists secretly took out a window and placed a self-made balcony on which they stood for a little while, just minutes before sunrise or Nellanutella (2001) where they free-fall into the lagoon and seem to be flying through Venice. The Operation Lila, jars filled with stuffed animals in oil, which investigates the difficult relationship between hospitals, sickness, and children. The Falling Sculptures, self-destructive artworks, which offer the chance to voluntarily break an artwork within a gallery ; the Mona Lisas, an homage to the most famous artworks in the world or their famous Flowers Plasticine paintings.
Gelitin is formed of 4 Austrian artists based in Vienna : Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban who have been working together since 1978. These visual artists, video makers and performers have also widely exhibited abroad : MOMA/PS1, New York, Musée d’Art Moderne of the City of Paris, Liverpool Biennial, Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial, etc. Their work is included in important public and private international collections, among others: Belvedere, Vienna, Austria ; François Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy ; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France ; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France ; Mona, Tasmania, etc.