Ivo Dimchev "I-ON" © Ivo Dimchev
Ivo Dimchev "I-ON" © Ivo Dimchev

Triple Feature zu Franz West

Exhibition Tour, Performance, Concert

February 23, 2013 | as of 18:00 | mumok, Vienna

18.00, Tour through the exhibition
19.00, Ivo Dimchev "I-ON"
followed by music with Philipp Quehenberger and Didi Kern

Ivo Dimchev, through his ecstatic performances meanwhile a star of the international performance scene, shows his euphorically celebrated solo „I-ON“ on Saturday, February 23 in Vienna’s Museum Moderner Kunst (mumok) – as part of a „Triple Feature“ in the frame of the currently ongoing Franz West exhibition "Franz West. Wo ist mein Achter?" On board: the ‚Passstücke’ of the great Austrian artist Franz West. "Only after somebody is doing something with them“, so specifically and unmistakably the statement of the exceptional artist who deceased last year, „the sculptures turn into art objects“.
The mutual fascination of the Brussels based choreographer and performer Ivo Dimchev and Franz West – who received the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement award at the 2011 Venice Biennale – has continued since their first encounter at the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival in 2010.

Besides the solo performance „I-ON“, the group piece „X-ON“ was created in an artistic collaboration between Ivo Dimchev and Franz West. „X-ON“ premiered at ImPulsTanz 2011 with musical artist Philipp Quehenberger contributing the sound concept. It is also him who will – in the congenial constellation with drummer Didi Kern – spread his powerful sounds into the big rooms of mumok on Saturday, February 23.

Ivo Dimchev, who has recently been nominated for the Nachtkritik-Theatertreffen 2013 with his performance „P Project“ (i.a. ImPulsTanz 2012), will contribute a world premiere to the 30th anniversary of ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival. Beyond he is the 2013 mentor of the danceWEB scholarship programme that hosts young artists from over 40 countries who are ready to question the state of the art of contemporary dance for 5 weeks.


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