(installation view: Karl Hikade, Walter Angerer-Niketa, Tom Hackney)

(installation view: Karl Hikade, Walter Angerer-Niketa, Tom Hackney)

Reduction

Nov 20, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016

zs art
Westbahnstr. 27-29
1070 Vienna, Austria
(in association with Ambacher Contemporary)

Walter Angerer-Niketa, Tom Hackney, Karl Hikade, Eric Kressnig, Alfred J. Noll


Minimalism strives for objectivity, clarity and logic. And although the reduction to simple, lucid and usually geometrical basic forms (‘primary structures’) is typical of this direction in art, it is nonetheless entirely possible to read such extremely reductive works narratively.  Their titles help us to grasp the often philosophical symbolism behind them. Looked at in this way, reduction means not simplification but the concentration of an extensive mental world down to its fundamental core. 

REDUCTION is accompanied by a 64 page fully illustrated exhibition catalogue.