In conjunction with her exhibition Places to fight and make up Anna-Sophie Berger – first winner of the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize – is hosting the film screening of Videos from X to X by artist Darja Bajagić. Her art addresses controversial issues such as sexual power relations, censorship, authorship and identity. She works with images of the supposedly dark, underground world of porn stars, serial killers and goths. Bajagić’s artistic practice compels viewers to face social taboos and understand them to be part of their own cultural identity. Anna-Sophie Berger: “I find it particularly interesting how Darja Bajagić works with images in different media, which seem familiar and easy to classify at first sight, but then turn out to be complex codes with a psychological dimension. Especially her recent video works complicate the relation between images or signs and personal, narrative structures.”
Please note that the film screening is only suitable for persons of 18 years and older.
Anna-Sophie Berger studied fashion design and transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and has presented her first solo shows, including JTT and Ludlow 38 in New York, the White Flag Projects Library in St. Louis, the 21er Haus and Mauve in Vienna. Up to May 17, she exhibited at KUB Billboards at Kunsthaus Bregenz. Since 2015 she has been teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the Department of Art and Knowledge Transfer.
Curated by Marianne Dobner