ISLAND


PALOEOCHORI BEACH, MILOS
KOMOS BEACH, CRETE
AGIOS PAVLOS BEACH, CRETE
ELIA BEACH, MYKONOS
606A SHORE WALK, FIRE ISLAND PINES
AMMOUDAKI BEACH, CRETE
MAHERIDA BEACH, CRETE



EN:
For his ongoing series Island Kiesenhofer follows Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia and explores the transfer of desire and queer sexuality to insular spaces like Fire Island or the Greek Islands, capturing the intimate surroundings and portraying domestic interiors. Framed behind etched glass, the motifs of the landscapes and interior views recede into the background and the blurred photographs become placeholders for themselves, creating exemplary works that blur realities.

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DE:
Für seine fortlaufende Serie Island folgt Kiesenhofer Michel Foucaults Konzept der Heterotopie und untersucht den Transfer von Begehren und queerer Sexualität auf insulare Räume wie Fire Island oder die griechischen Inseln. Gerahmt hinter geätztem Glas, treten die Motive der Landschaften und privaten Interieurs in den Hintergrund und die verschwommenen Fotografien werden zu Platzhaltern ihrer selbst. Es entstehen beispielhafte Werke die Realitäten miteinander verschwimmen lassen.



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Island, Paleochori Beach, Milos
2019/21, pigment print, neon acrylic paint on spacer bar, framed behind satin-finished acrylic glass, 102 × 152 cm


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Exhibition view: Mario Kiesenhofer. Shifting Layers, Bildraum 01, Vienna


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Island, Paleochori Beach, Milos
2019/21, two pigment prints, neon acrylic paint on spacer bar, framed behind satin-finished acrylic glass, 55 × 81,5 cm each


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Exhibition view: Mario Kiesenhofer. Shifting Layers, Bildraum 01, Vienna


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Detail of: Island, Paleochori Beach, Milos


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Island, Komos Beach, Crete
2020/21, pigment print, neon acrylic paint on spacer bar, framed behind satin-finished acrylic glass, 55 × 81,5 cm


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Exhibition view: Mario Kiesenhofer. Shifting Layers, Bildraum 01, Vienna


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Island, Agios Pavlos Beach, Crete
2020/21, pigment print, neon acrylic paint on spacer bar, framed behind satin-finished acrylic glass, 152 × 102 cm


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Detail of: Island, Agios Pavlos Beach, Crete


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Island – Elia Beach, Mykonos
2016, pigment print, framed behind gradient opal glass, 100 × 150 cm


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Island – 606a Shore Walk, Fire Island Pines
2018, pigment print, framed behind etched glass, 80 × 120 cm


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studio view


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Island – Ammoudaki Beach, Crete
2017, two pigment prints, framed behind etched glass, each 40 × 60 cm


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Island – Maherida Beach, Crete
2017, two pigment prints, framed behind etched glass, each 40 × 60 cm