ascher clemens

bauer paul

bollenberger ulrike

brucic carmen

de keller sandra

freuis catharina

gavrich irina

girardoni johannes

guschelbauer markus

hardegg luise

hosch rainer

klomfar bruno

koller severin

larcher claudia

manfredi anja

monaco julie

nguyen monika

oberndorfer markus

okazaki elsa

oláh stefan

ribarits tina

rodiek romy

sailer gregor

six&petritsch

schell moritz

schmid anita

traxler helga

waldschütz andreas

zeisel magdalena

ziegler laurent

CARMEN BRUCIC Mag.a


   

ABOUT THE WORK
Participation at the VIP Program PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES at Fitzpatrick Leland House (2015)

'ADAM & VENUS'
Her latest picture series Carmen Brucic photographed at the facilities of the Josephinum in Vienna. "A historical place which, in a unique manner, illustrates the connection of medicine and culture, of science and art." (from the catalogue Das Josephinum. 650 Jahre Medizingeschichte) Completed in 1785 by Emperor Joseph II as a training place for army doctors, the classicist building today houses the substantive medical collections of the University of Vienna, including surgical instruments, valuable books, and the world-famous anatomical wax models.

These uniquely complex hybrids of artwork and scientific demonstration pieces, or teaching materials, were produced in Florence, at the renowned workshops of the Museo di Storia Naturale, usually called La Specola, by a team of anatomists, sculptors and wax modellers to be used for teaching anatomy in Vienna.

What this job required was the great art of anatomica aesthetica, including the decision in which posture the respective figure should be depicted. Florence and its artworks provided the perfect prototypes.


Thus, for example, the male models remind us of Michelangelo and his famous Adam. In the case of the Medicean Venus it was the Roman reproduction of a Greek statue of Aphrodite, the Aphrodite of Knidos, that was exhibited at the Florentine Uffizi at the time.

The artist had the permission to photograph the precious wax models, protected in their original glass cabinets, and with the images thus gathered put together her exhibition Adam & Venus. Against the background of the story told in the novel Farabeuf or, The Chronicle of an Instant* by the Mexican author Salvador Elizondo, about a surgeon and his precision work, she on the one hand attempts to reinterpret the Florentine motif, on the other to bring to the surface an erotic aspect of surgery.

*SALVADOR ELIZONDO, Farabeuf, o la crónica de un instante, Editorial Joaquín Mortiz, 1965 (Engl. Farabeuf or, The Chronicle of an Instant). The novel, whose main character is a surgeon, reflects on the experience of pain and of the moment in time, as well as on memory, that tries in vain to go back once more to what happened in the past.



   

ABOUT THE WORK
Participation at the Exhibition ::MOODS:: (2013)

Method: changeable between Photography, Theater and Performance. Theme: The fragility between human affairs.
Focused on themes related to desire, emotional relationships, vulnerability and fragility from a confessional and intimate

perspective. Therefore she developed several photographic works, theater projects, exhibitions and installations. Her work has been shown in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Slovenia and Mexico.




ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born 1972, works and lives in Tyrol and Vienna.

Since 2001 Carmen Brucic has been devising artistic-scientific formats to deal with emotional subjects. 'Sehnsuchtszentrifuge' ('The centrifuge of longing'), 'Die liebeskranke Gesellschaft' ('The lovesick society'), 'Symmetrien des Abschieds' ('Symmetries of parting'), 'Über den Mut sich zu öffnen' ('On the courage to open oneself') ... these subjects she elaborates, in the form of a process, with the help of various media. Her oeuvre is characterised by a fruitful combination of photography, visual art, and theatre.

EDUCATION

1994 - 1998




1998
1999

University of applied arts in Vienna
- Master Class in Graphics, Prof. Walter Lürzer
- Master Class in Landscape Design, Prof. Mario Terzic
- Member of Artists Community “WOCHENKLAUSUR” / “Weekly Conclave”
- One semester at “Free Class”, Prof. Isabel Graw
Master Degree in Graphics, University of upplied arts in Vienna
Master Degree’s year at the Academy for Applied Arts Vienna, Class for New Media, Prof. Peter Kogler

AWARDS | ATTRIBUTIONS

2014
2013
2012
2008
2004
2000
1998

Holder oft the state scholarship for fine arts
Movie premiere „On Courage“ from Carola Schmidt, about the work of Carmen Brucic at the Gartenbau Cinema Vienna
Advancement Award in contemporary Arts /Photography, Tyrol, Austria
Artist Residency Mexico DF
Artist Residency Sao Paolo
Art Director Of The Year 2000 / Art Directors Club Austria
Diploma Of The Year / University Of Applied Arts Vienna

PROJECTS theater | SELECTION

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2001 - 2004

KONGRESS ÜBER MUT / CONGRESS ON COURAGE, Vienna’s new House for Music and Theater, an art project
in cooperation with the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Wien / Vienna (Aut) // official homepage
SYMMETRIEN DES ABSCHIEDS. EIN KONGRESS. / SYMMETRIES OF DEPARTURE. CONGRESS.
Burgtheater Wien / Vienna (Aut)
LOVEPANGS: Hartenpjincongress / LOVEPANGS: HERZSCHMERZKONGRESS: Artcenter Vooruit Ghent (Be)
TRANSFORMATORE BOLECINE / Transformator of Pain: Mladi Levi Festival Ljubiljana (Slov)
SCHMERZKAPITALE. Lovepangskongress / PAIN CAPITAL. LOVEPANGSCONGRESS: Schauspielhaus Frankfurt am Main (Ger)
BOTSCHAFT DER LIEBESKRANKEN GESELLSCHAFT / EMBASSY OF THE LOVESICK SOCIETY: Gründung und Aufbau der ‘Liebeskranken Gesellschaft’ / Formation and layout of the ‘United Lovesick Society’, Schauspielhaus Zürich, in Kooperation mit / in cooperation with Jeanette Müller (Ch)
AUSRUFUNG DER LIEBESKRANKEN GESELLSCHAFT / DECLARATION OF THE LOVESICK SOCIETY: in Kooperation mit / in cooperation with Christoph Schlingensief, Alexander Kluge und Jeanette Müller, Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburgplatz,
Berlin (Ger)
KÜNSTLERISCHE MITARBEITERIN VON CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF / ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE OF CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF: Ausländer Raus, U-3000, Freakstars 3000, Rosebud, Atta Atta - Die Kunst ist ausgebrochen, Quiz 3000 - Du bist die Katastrophe, Church Of Fear, Schlacht Um Die Oper

SOLO EXHIBITIONS photography | SELECTION

2013
2013
2012

2011
2010

2009
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2006
2006

ÜBER MUT / ON COURAGE: Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Tiroler Künstlerschaft
GNADENWALD / FOREST OF GRACE: Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman Wien
SALON D’ARTISTE: GNADENWALD & SYMMETRIEN DES ABSCHIEDS / FOREST OF GRACE & SYMMETRIES OF DEPRTURE: Artist Art Archive Exhibition Recheis Villa, Hall in Tirol / Hall in Tyrol (Aut)
GNADENWALD / FOREST OF GRACE, Österreichische Botschaft / Austrian Embassy, Berlin (Ger)
DOCH NICHT WIE ICH WILL, SONDERN WIE DU WILLST. / Nevertheless Not As I Will, But As Thou Wilt.
Mexikanische Botschaft / Mexican Embassy, Berlin (Ger)
PROJECT CARTE BLANCHE, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig (Ger)
SYMMETRIEN DES ABSCHIEDS / Symmetries of Departure: Galeria Hilario, Berlin (Ger)
VIA CRUSIS, in Kooperation mit / a cooperation with Daniel Lezema, International Gallery Project Baumwollspinnerei,
Leipzig (Ger)
SYMMETRIEN DES ABSCHIEDS / Symmetries of Departure: Charim Gallery, in Kooperation mit / in cooperation with Galeria Hilario Galguera, Wien / Vienna (Aut)
SEHNSUCHTSZENTRIFUGE / centrifuge of desire, Galerie Charim, Wien / Vienna (Aut)
SEHNSUCHTSZENTRIFUGE / CENTRIFUGE OF DESIRE, Galerie Charim, Wien / Vienna (Aut)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS photography | SELECTION

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2010

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2008
2008
2008
2008
2005

SCHWARZE ROSE / BLACK ROSE, mit / with David Bailey, Sante de Orazio, Guilermo Roel, Carola Schmidt, Demiurg Studio, Berlin (Ger)
VIDA, PASIÓN Y MUERTE, mit / with David Bailey, James Brown, Sante de Orazio, Francisco Larios, Mexican Embassy,
Berlin (Ger)
CARTE BLANCHE: New York, Basel, Berlin, London, Miami, mit / with Neo Rauch, Jörg Herold, Christine Hill, Uwe Kowski, Riccarda Roggan,Gallery for contemporary Arts, Austrian Embassy, Leipzig (Ger)
INDEX 2: PULSIÓN: Gallery Eigen+Art in Kooperation mit / in cooperation with Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City (Mex)
IMPERIUM: KAPITEL 1, “Que viva Mexico!”, mit / with Damien Hirst, Jannis Kounellis, Daniel Buren, David Bailey, Daniel Lezama, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig, Halle 12 / Cotton Mill Leipzig, Hangar 12 (Ger)
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART, mit / with Hans Scheirl, Aksel Zeydan Göz, Jesper Just, Anna Jermolaewa, Jewyo Rhi, Steirischer Herbst, Medienturm Graz (Aut)
INDEX: ESPERANDO A LOS BÁBAROS: Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexiko / Mexico City (Mex)
DIE ANKUNFT DER BARBAREN / THE ARRIVAL OF THE BARBARIANS, Gallery Hilario Galguera, Leipzig (Ger)
MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexiko / Mexico City (Mex)
MEXICO ARTE CONTEMPORANEO, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Art Cologne (GER)
WAHRER ALS WAHR: / TRUER THAN TRUE. Galerie Charim, Wien / Vienna (Aut)

PHOTOGRAPHY magazines & newspapers | SELECTION

Monopol | Spex | Ray Magazin | Die Welt | Süddeutsche Magazin | Berliner Zeitung | Der Tagesspiegel | Tip-Berlinmagazin | FAQ

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