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“It is as old as creation. There will never be a shortage of it. It’s time to sing the praises of shit,” writes Oliviero Toscani affirmatively about a subject that shapes our understanding of culture, society, hygiene, health, morality, humor and taboo.

Inspired by the name of the exhibition site, different artistic positions are exhibited here, offering humorous approaches to theories on topics such as order, hygiene, disgust, pollution, identity and linguistic interaction. In the process, the repressed comes to the surface via detours, systems of order want to be questioned and bodily excretions cheered.

Through the perspective of the seven artists’ chosen media – video, object, photography and performance – the theme becomes the subject of visual exploration.

The exhibition ‘Dunkle Materien’ (Dark Matter) enables access to social themes and aims to stimulate communication with visitors to the busy Yppenplatz around the multifaceted theme in the art space itself.

Opening
Thursday, July 21 at 19:00 the vernissage will take place with the performance ‘Turning The Tide’ by Em Schwarzwald at 22:00

Exhibition Duration
July 21 to August 3, 2022, from Sunday to Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Location
Art space der goldene shit, Yppenplatz 5, 1160 Vienna

Artists*
Clara Boesl and Daniel Fajardo l Erisa Mirkazemi l Jochen Gasser l Manuela Picallo Gil l Thomas Schoiswohl l Em Schwarzwald

Production and Exhibition Support
Lena Kauer

Graphic design
Jochen Gasser

Concept
Manuela Picallo Gil

Finissage
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7 pm