Café Draschan     

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Liesi Altenburg, Ursula Buchart, Thomas Draschan, Aldo Giannotti, Markus Hofer,
Heribert Friedl, Linus Riepler, Lukas Pusch, Stylianos Schicho,
Patrick Schmierer, Philipp Schweiger, Nives Widauer

Opening: Thursday – April 24th 2014 – 7 pm
Duration: April 24th – May 10th 2014
Apartment Draschan, Grüngasse 12 / 17-18, 1050 Vienna

Curator: Lucas Cuturi

Renate Quehenberger: “Bekömmliche Melange“ artmagazine.cc, 05.05.2014
—> http://www.artmagazine.cc/content78070.html



“Die kritische Masse” MEGABOARD ART WALL 2014     



1. prize — MEGABOARD ART WALLs 2014     

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( Standort : A2 Südautobahn – Stadteinfahrt )

ART WALLs 2014
Unter dem Motto “Über-Dimensionalität” initiiert MEGABOARD, der führende Anbieter von Großwerbeflächen, einen KünstlerInnenwettbewerb für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum.
“Unser Ziel ist es, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum sichtbarer zu machen! Wir arbeiten dazu mit jungen KünsterInnen zusammen, deren Fähigkeiten und Ideen mit dieser Initiative einem breiteren Publikum zugänglich gemacht werden können”, erläutert MEGABOARD Geschäftsführerin Mag. Gabriele Zelloth die Motive für das Engagement.
Insgesamt wurden 34 Werke eingereicht. Eine Experten-Jury ermittelte daraus in einer ersten Stufe sechs Finalisten: Catharina Bond, Anemona Crisan, Hanakam & Schuller, Sabrina Horak, Jana & JS und Stylianos Schicho.

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Aus den sechs Finalisten wurde in der abschließenden Jury-Sitzung, bestehend aus Erwin Soravia (Gesellschafter Megaboard), Günther Damisch (Akademie der Bildenden Künste), Gabriele Zelloth (Geschäftsführerin Megaboard), Georg Leyrer (Kurier) und Martina Taig (Geschäftsführerin KÖR), am 5. Februar 2014 der Sieger ermittelt: Stylianos Schicho

Infos–> http://www.megaboard.at/neuigkeiten/kuenstlerinnenwettbewerb-art-walls-2014

–> Pressetext © Megaboard

Artist’s statement (5 Fragen / 5 Antworten)

Was zeigt die Arbeit?
Die kritische Masse auf einem überdimensionierten Bildschirm, live und in HD.
Was soll die Arbeit bewirken?
Die täglich auf uns einstürmende Bilderflut und in ihr enthaltene Zeichen der Zeit festzuhalten, in der trotz der Überlebensgrösse, Echtzeit und der Brisanz der gezeigten Inhalte, das Geschehen emotionslos betrachtet wird, nur um gleich darauf wieder umzuschalten.
Warum überhaupt Kunst im öffentlichen Raum ?
Der öffentliche Raum ist der Ausstellungsraum in dem jede/r auf der Gästeliste steht,
ist also der ideale Ort um dort wichtige gesellschaftliche Themen zu präsentieren
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Warum Kunst auf einem Megaboard ?
Das ist eine gute Frage jedoch eigentlich stellt sie sich auch als Chance dar, um die Schwellenangst im Sinne einer Diskrepanz zwischen Kunst und Kommerz abzubauen.
Wie habt ihr die Überdimensionalität bewältigt…?
Überlebensgrösse ist eines der Kennzeichen meiner Arbeit



“Stylianos Schicho – IN THE MEAN/TIME” (01.02.2014 – 15.03.2014)
 COMMENTS/REVIEWS:     

Solo Exhibition “Stylianos Schicho – IN THE MEAN/TIME”
Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg (01.02.2014 – 15.03.2014)
COMMENTS/REVIEWS:
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Patrick Versall: “Standing Observation” Lëtzebuerger Journal, 07.02.2014 ———->view text (German)

François Besch: “Unter Beobachtung” Tageblatt, 08./09. 02.2014 ———->view text (German)

Giulio-Enrico Pisani: “Deux grands revenants chez Clairefontaine” Zeitung vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek, 11.02.2014 ———->view text (French)

Mireille Petitgenêt: “Deux regards sur le monde” Luxemburger Wort, 25.02.2014 ———->view text (French)

Anina Valle Thiele: “Im Visier” Woxx, 27.02.2014 ———->view text (German)

Duncan Roberts: “Stylianos loves Luxembourg” MARK’S CITY MAGAZINE LUXEMBOURG, March .2014 ———->view text (English/French)
Link–> http://citymag.lu/citymag-march-2014/



Stylianos Schicho – IN THE MEAN/TIME     

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“IN THE MEAN/TIME”
Opening: 1st February 2014 
// 11am-2pm

Viennese artist Stylianos Schicho depicts both animals and humans in his large-scale works as he addresses the phenomenon of being watched in contemporary society. His fragmentary visual worlds voice criticism of issues such as capitalism and consumerism. The observer becomes the observed when scrutinized by the oversized eyes. Or in the words of the artist: “There is always someone missing from the picture and that is the person who is standing in front of it.” (Kerber Verlag 2012)
01.02.2014 – 15.03.2014
Galerie Clairefontaine / Luxembourg
Espace 2 – 21, rue du St-Esprit L-1475 Luxembourg – Tel: +352 47 23 24 – Fax: +352 47 25 24
Tuesday – Friday: 2.30 to 6.30 p.m. – Saturday: 10 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5p.m. —— galerie.clairefontaine@pt.lu
Infos –> www.galerie-clairefontaine.lu





25 years – GALERIE CLAIREFONTAINE     

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OPENING & BOOK LAUNCH
30 November 2013, 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. (30.11.13 – 25.01.14)
ESPACE 1: Joe Allen, Dieter Appelt, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Giacomo Costa, Erró, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Jörg Immendorff, Anselm Kiefer, Markus Lüpertz, Michel Medinger, Isabel Muñoz, Tung-Wen Margue, Max Neumann, Sigmar Polke, Marla Rutherford, Gerhard Richter, Roland Schauls, Stylianos Schicho, Alfred Seiland, Massimo Vitali and Dana Wyse.

ESPACE 1
 —> 7, place de Clairefontaine – 
L-1341 Luxembourg
ESPACE 2
 —> 21, rue du St-Esprit
 – L-1475 Luxembourg
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 2.30 to 6.30 p.m. Saturday: 10 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5p.m.
Infos –> 25 years – Galerie Clairefontaine



THE EXPONENTIAL     

Johanna Binder, Adam Bota, Peter Brauneis, Bernhard Buhmann, Depart, Naomi Devil, Christian Eisenberger, ekw14,90, Karin Frank, Thomas Gänszler, Manuel Gras, Maria Hanl, Siggi Hofer, Jochen Höller, Olivier Hölzl, Tatjana Hardikov, Karl Kilian, Stefan Kreuzer, Milan Mijalkovic, Milan Mladenovic, Mobtik, Alois Mosbacher, Max Peintner, Kurt Prinz, Jürgen Ramacher & Christian Einfalt, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Martin Roth, Martin Schnur, Stylianos Schicho, Christopher Sturmer, Ubermorgen, Thomas Wagensommerer, Bachhofer / Rysavy / Wildenberg, Hannes Zebedin.
Vernissage: 7 November 2013, 7:00 pm
Exhibition: 8-24 November 2013
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Wednesday, 20. November 2013, 7:00 pm
Location: Kuefsteingasse 15–19, 1140 Vienna
Opening hours: Tue.-Thu. 3:00-7:00 pm or by appointment: 0699 133 77 332, info@ausarten.at

Infos–> http://www.ausarten.at ———— http://www.viennaartweek.at



Caritas – 19. Benefizauktion zugunsten des Mobilen Hospiz     

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CharityKUNSTWERKE FÜR DAS LEBEN
Auction Date: 06.11.2013 – 19:00
Location: Palais Dorotheum – Dorotheergasse 17 A-1010 Vienna
Infos –> http://www.caritas-wien.at



Contemporary Istanbul 2013     

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7-10 November 2013 ( Lukas Feichtner Gallery -> booth IKM 208 )
The 8th edition of Contemporary Istanbul will take place at The Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC) and Istanbul Congress Center (ICC).
http://contemporaryistanbul.com <------> http://feichtnergallery.com



VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary     

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VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary
10. – 13. Oktober 2013 – Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Wien, Austria

Lukas Feichtner Galerie – booth C22

http://www.feichtnergallery.com
http://viennafair.at



UNSEEN COLLECTION 2013     

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Stylianos Schicho is part of the Unseen Collection 2013 – Amsterdam
INFOS —> http://unseenamsterdam.com/unseen-collection/edition/2013



UNSEEN AMSTERDAM     

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26. – 29. September 2013

Unseen is an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. After a successful first edition, the second edition is scheduled from 26 to 29 September 2013, kicking off the gallery season by celebrating yet undetected, cutting-edge work. The fair with a festival flair will take place at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek.

Galerie Wim van Krimpen (booth 41)
Westergasfabriek – Klönneplein 1 
- NL-1014 DD Amsterdam

Infos:
http://unseenamsterdam.com/wim-van-krimpen-nl-2013
http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl



sculpture/object/picture     

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works by Behruz Heschmat, Karl Manfred Rennertz, Walter Weer, Kurt Straznicky, Johannes Girardoni, Zsolt Tibor, Adam Bota, Petar Mirkovic, Stephan Reusse, Carolin Thummes, Stylianos Schicho

opening: June 27th 2013 from 6 till 9 pm

June 27th – July 26th

Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Seilerstätte 19, 1010 Vienna

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Infos–> www.feichtnergallery.com



“Mensbeeld”     

Anniek Mol, Stylianos Schicho, Nare Eloyan, Dave de Leeuw, Paul Kooiker – recente werken
1 June – 30 June 2013
Opening : 1 June 2013 (5:00 pm – 7.00 pm)

Galerie Van Krimpen (Hazenstraat 20 – 1016 SP Amsterdam)

Infos –>
http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl/
http://www.amsterdamart.net/



Security Community: The OSCE Magazine     

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The new cover of the OSCE magazine Security Community, Issue 2/2013

Expert analyses of top security issues.
Insight into what’s happening at the OSCE.
A forum for exchanging views.

Cover image: “FINE” © Stylianos Schicho

Infos:
—>http://www.osce.org/magazine
—>Download the PDF

FINE (Detail)
360 cm x 440 cm
Acrylic on canvas 2012



Stylianos Schicho – „Visual Soliloquies – sichtbare Selbstgespräche“     

INVISIBLE_SLOT-MACHINES__2013Vernissage on Friday, May 5th 2013, 7 p.m

04. 5. 2013 – 03. 6. 2013
Galerie Kaethe Zwach, Weyregger Strasse 11, 4861 Schörfling am Attersee
Opening Hours : Tuesday – Friday 4 p.m – 7 p.m

Saturday : 10 a.m – 1 p.m 

Telephon: +43 – (0) 76 62 – 22 61

E-Mail: galeriezwach@a1.net
http://www.kunstnet.at/zwach/
(curator: Lucas Cuturi)

INVISIBLE SLOT-MACHINES
200cm x 220cm
acryl on canvas 2013
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Seeding Art Auction 2013     

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Heimo Zobernig, Hans Schabus, Edgar Honetschläger, Zenita Komad, Anja Manfredi, Irene Andessner, Stylianos Schicho, Lukas Pusch, Julian Khol, Claus Prokop, Lubomir Hnatovic, Katherina Mair, Mario Dalpra, Merlin Kratky, Carla Degenhardt, Michela Ghisetti, Christine de Grancy, Andreas Duscha, Ronald Kodritsch, Zenita Luis, Lies Maculan, Katharina Prantl, Ingrid Pröller, Gernot Schauer and Patrick Ugo

April 13, 2013, 5 pm
ZOOM Kindermuseum (MuseumsQuartier 
Museumsplatz 1 
1070 Vienna)
Infos –> www.anaberlin.com /// www.seedingart.at



Art Paris Art Fair 2013     

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Lukas Feichtner Gallery —> booth E-13
55 avenue Kléber 75116 Paris – France



NEW CATALOGUE !     

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Exhibition—-> Prolonged until February 8th, 2013!

NEW CATALOGUE !
Presentation: January 30, 2013, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Seilerstätte 19, 1010 Vienna
Opening remarks : Günther Oberhollenzer (Curator, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Vienna)

Catalogue: STYLIANOS SCHICHO
Authors: Günther Oberhollenzer, Giulio-Enrico Pisani, Markus Hafner
(c) KERBER Verlag
28 x 23,5 cm, 96 pages
Softcover, bound
German / English
ISBN Künstlerhaus 978-3-900354-45-9
ISBN Buchhandelsausgabe 978-3-86678-822-0
Publisher:
 Künstlerhaus Wien
24,00 € / 32,50 CHF / 30,00 $

Download Preview (Low Quality pdf)



Poetic Renaissance     

Galerie Clairefontaine –> Group Exhibition “Poetic Renaissance

Horst P. Horst, Man Ray, François Besch, Anselm Kiefer, Karin Szekessy, Patricia Demarquest,
Justine Szczepancyk, Stylianos Schicho, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Josef Breitenbach, Roland Schauls, Jörg Immendorff und A.R. Penck.

01.12.2012 – 12.01.2013
Vernissage on Saturday, December 1st, 11a.m. – 1 p.m.

Galerie Clairefontaine
7, place de Clairefontaine
L-1341 Luxembourg

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5p.m.



bLISSFULLY bURSTING bUBBLES     

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Opening: November 29, 2012, 7:00 pm

Duration: November 30 – January 14, 2013
—->Prolonged until February 8th, 2013!
Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Seilerstätte 19, 1010 Vienna
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Infos–> www.feichtnergallery.com



Contemporary Istanbul     


22. – 25. November 2012
The 7th edition will take place in Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center & Istanbul Congress Centre /// booth IKM306 ///
www.contemporaryistanbul.com /// www.feichtnergallery.com



MULTImART     

Hide and Seek (2012)

Stylianos Schicho @ MULTImART

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MULTImART
Maria Anwander, Alfredo Barsuglia, Albért Bernàrd, Pablo Chiereghin, Regula Dettwiler, Christian Eisenberger, Aldo Giannotti, Sofia Goscinski, Franz Graf,Siggi Hofer, Johanna Kandl, Nicolas Mahler, monochrom,Perfekt World, Roman Pfeffer, Wendelin Pressl, Stylianos Schicho, Leander Schönweger, Kamen Stoyanov, Sophia Süßmilch, tat ort (Berlinger, Fiel), Corina Vetsch
—-> curator: eSeL

MULTImART @ VIENNAFAIR
(20.-23. September 2012)
PREVIEW : September 9th 2012 – 2 pm – 9 pm
official opening: 6 pm
booth: A.15

MULTImART @ VIENNA ART WEEK
(05.-25. November 2012)
Gumpendorfer Straße

for more Infos–>http://multimart.at



k/haus 18 – Malerei der Gegenwart     

Peter Assmann, Adam Bota, Dietmar Brehm, Juliana Do, Joachim Lothar Gartner, Heinz Goebel, Sabrina Horak, Iris Kohlweiss, Michael Kravagna, Miye Lee, Hans Lenes, Valentin Oman, Stylianos Schicho, Thomas Steiner, Maria Temnitschka, Gerlinde Thuma, Linde Waber, Rainer Wölzl

Opening: Saturday, Sep 8, 2012, 7:30 pm
September 9 – December 16, 2012 –> Kunstmuseum Artemons, A-4202 Hellmonsödt, Linzer Straße 19, Austria

Infos–>http://www.artemons.at



A TAVOLA     

Aldo Giannotti, Marlene Haring, Sophie Hirsch, Markus Hofer, Roman Pfeffer, Wendelin Pressl, Christian Rupp,
Liddy Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Philipp Schweiger, Daniel Spoerri, Erwin Wurm

Opening: July 14 – 3 pm
July 14 – August 5, 2012 –> Museum Humanum -> Fratres 11, A – 3844 Waldkirchen an der Thaya (NÖ)



The monkey on my back     

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Opening: 21 June 2012 —> 19:oo
From: 22 June – 15 July, 2012
—> Daily 10am – 6pm, Thursdays 10 am – 9 pm
Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5 – 1010 Vienna

Infos–>http://www.k-haus.at



Face It     

Norbert Brunner, Sabrina Horak, Mario Neugebauer, Stylianos Schicho, Josephine Scianna
May 22 – June 30 2012 —> Yoshis Contemporary Art Gallery
 – Wollzeile 17 – 1010 Vienna



spring salad     

Franz Baumgartner, Stylianos Schicho, Hubert Schmalix, Christoph Mayer, Fabian Patzak, Stirn Prumzer

April 18 – May 19, 2012 —> Lukas Feichtner Galerie
Seilerstätte 19 – 1010 Vienna



ART AUSTRIA 2012     

Anselm Glück, Lena Göbel, Hubert Hanghofer, Roman Scheidl und Stylianos Schicho

Galerie in der Schmiede UG2/Stand 13
Opening : May 8, 2012
Duration : May 9 – 13, 2012
Leopold Museum, MuseumsQuartier Wien,
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

MORE INFOS : http://www.art-austria.info/



STYLIANOS SCHICHO OBSERVED     

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Vernissage “STYLIANOS SCHICHO OBSERVED
12.01.2012 – 18.02.2012
Vernissage on Thursday, January 12th, 6-8 p.m.

Galerie Clairefontaine

Espace 2

Stylianos Schicho Observed

21, Rue du St-Esprit
L-1475 Luxemburg

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 2.30 to 6.30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5p.m.
Info: http://www.galerie-clairefontaine.lu/gcf_site/source/3current.htm/

Espace 1

Jörg Immendorf, Anselm Kiefer,Markus Lüpertz
7, place de Clairefontaine
L-1341 Luxembourg
until February 18th, 2012



Public Fears     



YOUNG ART AUCTION 2011     

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YOUNG ART AUCTION
30. November 2011: 7:00pm
Novomatic Forum, Friedrichstraße 7, A-1010 Vienna

Catalog/Infos: http://www.artware.cc/yaa2011/



The Excitement Continues – Contemporary art from the Leopold Collection II     

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Leopold Museum Vienna
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
U2 MuseumsQuartier
U2, U3 Volkstheater
curated by Franz Smola und Diethard Leopold
a catalogue will be published

Daily except Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Thursdays 10 am – 9 pm
Closed Tuesday

Info: http://www.leopoldmuseum.org/de/presse/sonderausstellungen/archiv/167



GEEN GEZICHTEN     

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exhibition “geen gezichten
gallery opening van krimpen in amsterdam
10 September 2011 5pm
Hazenstraat 20 1016 SP Amsterdam

Dave de Leeuw (NL)
Satijn Panyigay (NL)
Stylianos Schicho (AT) 

Mirjana Vrbaski (SP/CA)

Info: http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl/

Na een kort intermezzo (directeur Kunsthal Rotterdam, Fries Museum en Princessehof Leeuwarden, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, GEM, Fotomuseum Den Haag en Escher in het Paleis) is Wim van Krimpen terug met zijn galerie in Amsterdam, in de Hazenstraat op nummer 20. De openingsexpositie toont onder de titel ‘Geen gezichten’ portretten van de jonge doch veelbelovende kunstenaars
De opening is op zaterdag 10 september van 17.00 – 19.00 uur.

Wim Pijbes, hoofddirecteur van het Rijksmuseum spreekt te 17.30 uur enkele bemoedigende woorden.



Painting Stories     

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50 πλην 1 Gallery 20 May – 25 June 2011
Ellados 49 (Limassol, Cyprus)

Νίκος Μόσχος, Αλέξανρτος Βασμουλάκης, Πάνος Φαμέλης, Στέφανος Αλαφούζος,
Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Tάσος Παυλόπουλος, Stylianos Schicho, Φιλιππός Θεοδωρίδης,
Χαρά Αδαμοπούλου, Ράνια Ράγκου, Αlexander Kiessling, Λίλα Πολενάκη,
Αντώνης Κοσμαδάκης, Τάσσος Μισσούρας, Λευτέρης Ολύμπιος



Art Amsterdam 2011     

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Art Amsterdam 2011

Hannah van Bart, Aron van Erp, Mirjana Vrbaski, Stylianos Schicho,
Andrea Freckmann, Tanja Deman, Dave de Leeuw, Satijn Panyigay

 

11 to 15 May 2010 Amsterdam Rai
van Krimpen
Stand 123

http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl/



The Wynwood PAINTINGS     

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OPEN STUDIO
Alex Kiessling/Stylianos Schicho
Saturday,19th of March
starting 5pm – open end
2134 NW Miami Court, 33127 Miami

(Residence from 29.01.2011 – 26.04.2011)



Art Rotterdam 2011     

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Art Rotterdam 2011
10 – 13 FEBRUARY 2011

Gallery → van Krimpen
hannah van bart / aaron van erp / mirjana vrbaski / stylianos schicho
andrea freckman / tanja deman / dave de leeuw / satijn panyigay

booth 52
http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl/

http://www.artrotterdam.nl/



    

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10. ART AUCTION / 2. 11. 2010, 19:00
MAK Wien
1., Weiskirchnerstraße 3
http://www.neunerhaus.at/







Sucht Selbst     

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Sucht Selbst – 12 c Raum für Kunst, Schnifis, Group Exhibition (2.07. – 19.09. 2010)
ines agostinelli / bella angora / günther brus / verena dürr / christian eisenberger / karin frank / gernot fulterer / heidulf gerngross / rudolf gerngross / markus gottfried / luc gross / roland haas / lorenz hinterauer / marcus hinterthür / kurt hofstetter / barbara husar / olivia kaiser / hans kupelwieser / michael lampert / constantin luser / eric mania / marco manzoni / roland maurmair / peter moosgaard / julian palacz / thomas palme / lukas pusch / arnulf rainer / ulla rauter / wolfram reiter / angelo roventa / constantin und maria roventa / gerhard rühm / stylianos schicho / elisabeth schroffenegger hassan / dagmar tegischer / franz west / jennifer wille / hella wostry

http://12-c.at/





757     

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Exhibition 757
drei Köpfe – zwei Frisuren – ein Gesicht

Heike Schäfer, Christoph Mayer, Stylianos Schicho

G11 Gallery, Landsberger Allee 54, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain, 3.floor
Opening: Friday 4 June 2010 19:00
June 5 – July 5, 2010



Art Amsterdam 2010     

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Art Amsterdam 2010
Juul Kraijer, Hannah van Bart, Aron van Erp,
Babs Haenen, Stylianos Schicho

26 to 30 May 2010 Amsterdam Rai

van Krimpen
Stand 034

http://www.wimvankrimpen.nl/



INTERVIEW YSTEROGRAFO YΓ.03/10     

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http://www.philenews.com/afieromata/periodika/ysterografo/Ysterografo8/pageflip.html/

page 26,27,28,29

Interview:
Is it difficult to be a painter now-days?

Honestly I think it is difficult to survive as a painter in the art market – nowadays as always, there is a difference between the question of acceptance in the art-world and the artistry itself.
The image of the painter able to be independent and exist on his own is a romantic cliché. To be a painter is to struggle.

People are talking about a “revival” of the medium. Do you agree?

The term revival in my point of view is also just a slogan of a fashion-orientated society. If you follow you’ve lost;) but I have to admit that after the economic crisis and in times of digital reproduction, the importance of handcrafted artistry, not only in fine arts, has risen.

How are things for a young artist in a city like Vienna?

Austria placed in the heart of Europe – with its rich history, is a good place to be, but the problem is, that in Vienna everything happens a thousand years too early, or a thousand years too late.

How hard is it for an artist to stand out and have a career in the art world not only in Vienna but in general?

It is hard because you have to be true yourself and stick to your guns. Nobody has influence on the acceptance of his or her work. Developing originality and adapting the subjects and styles of expressions helps to get recognized. Sometimes you have to dig a hole and don’t stop until you are on the other side of the planet.

Is this an ambition of yours?

I am still digging. Is that ambitious?

What would you like to change in the way the art-world functions?

The number of people investing in art, and making decisions about what is worth collecting and what not, is very small. Art depends on a choice of a few. I would like to see more cooperation and less jealousy. Art shouldn’t be too competitive.

What kind of artists do you admire?

A lot of different ones. Every approach is a clue in the world puzzle that helps me to my own work. I don’t differentiate between painters, scientists, filmmakers, writers, etc. I can’t deliver a list of names, because it’s changing constantly.

Recently you won the first prize in the 1st Danube Biennale in Bratislava. This is how we first came about your name. How was this experience for you?

I was very surprised, and honoured to be the first to get this prize. I would love to know the reason they chose me. I know that my work is polarizing and therefore people either love or hate it, but I am glad the jury appreciated it.

Do you believe in prizes?

Acceptance is a very strong motivator; prizes push you to continue your work. Furthermore: they decorate the résumé. On the other hand prizes aren’t an indicator of quality because a lot of good artists never receive prizes.

You are half-Cypriot born in Vienna –from your mother’s side, I guess… Did you grow up there as well? Do you retain a connection with Cyprus?

Yes, my mother is from Cyprus. I grew up in Vienna, but half of my heart is in Cyprus – during my childhood I spent every summer in Kamakli at my grandparent’s house. At a certain age I had to improve my Greek. Otherwise I wouldn’t have had a chance to communicate with my chatty teenage cousins and my basketball playing neighbours. I visit my family as often as possible, not only for weddings.

Does identity play a role in the way we express ourselves artistically?

You can always find the artist’s identity in an artwork. No matter if the artist chooses to be a part of it or not, its essential for an artwork. It’s about sharing yourself with the audience. Identification. That’s one option to create a connection to a painting.
Irritation. That’s another option to getting the attention of people.

Your subject-matter addresses one of the most important issues of our time: that we are constantly being watched, that our right to freedom is somewhat curtailed by this culture of surveillance. How come you got engaged with this subject?

Voyeurism and Exhibitionism are keys to understanding this worldwide movement of open privacy or disclosed intimacy. This development is becoming more significant nowadays. Therefore I became interested in it.

What is it that interests you in this idea that we are constantly being watched?

I am a part of this voyeuristic society myself. I started by analyzing myself and asking the question: What would it be like to be an observed observer, and tried to translate that into a visual expression. This issue has a lot of components. On one side Facebook, Twitter and social engineering which drives us towards an age of Totalitarian surveillance which is done by everyone – all the time. On the other side the voyeur and the exhibitionist, are just small parts of an even bigger regime which is controlling this observing machinery.

How do you choose the public spaces that you position your protagonists?

These spaces represent the places of my daily life. Transitional urban landscapes everywhere right around the corner. I do recreate them during my work. Only because I understand them do I know how to paint them.

Your point of view, your perspective is the angle of the CCTV camera, which is quite an interesting approach to the human figure. But why did you choose this perspective of looking at the world?

The imaginary observed space is where the viewed one is looking at the viewer. The observed is catching the glimpse of this apparatus, by looking far beyond the lenses of cameras.

Very often than not, you place the viewer in the position of the voyeur. He/she is no longer passive, but an “active member” of what is going on…

The image is not complete without the viewer who is part of a game. He or she is invited to play a part. The characters either seem to wait for the last member of the team or are disturbed in their routine. These gazes during the moments of irritation are, for me, formal lines and they have to be connected to the line which comes from outside. These circuits have to be closed. To complete the picture – the viewer becomes part of it.

In your paintings you always include a person staring outside the picture at the viewer –often quite angrily. This person sometimes is you. How come?

In some paintings it is actually me because they are very autobiographical works. In others I see myself as placeholder for others– actually replaceable by anyone.

What is the procedure behind each painting? Do you work from photographs?

No, because photography has an aesthetic of its own. The camera fails to show the perspectives of imagination.

Why did you choose to work on such a large scale format?

I started with this large scale as a reaction against conceptualism. When I paint it becomes a very long and intensive examination of the subject. The large size allows the viewer to become even closer and more involved in the scene.

In one of your interviews you stated that “we all sit in our own self-imposed prisons. We are both guard and prisoner in one, and angrily observe how we serve time”. Is this work a reaction to this reality?

In these Postpanoptical times that we are living in – Yes, when you think of a reality where super-surveillanced beings are living under a continuous state of emergency in themselves. Extreme plastic surgery, anorexia, bulimia, social exhibitionism, comashopping, and on and on, these are just some examples or metaphors of this all seeing I. But these are also circumstances that were leading towards this schizophrenic moment – where you are both prison-guard and prisoner.

Do you think there is another way to actually live our lives?
Pandoras box is open, but there is hope

Can art bring change? Can it make us question things?

Depends on my mood whether it is optimistic or pessimistic;
but (saying) in general, if it can change me, it could change everyone.

What is the role of art today according to your opinion?

In my opinion, Art is a never ending story. Even in far distant futures people will feel the urge to communicate through art, this is the reason why I think art is as important or non important as ever. In critical times maybe there is a stronger interest to use this channel of expression. Art is reflecting society, like a mirror you might say.

What are you working on at this point?

At the moment I am working on different projects, and I myself am also quite curious to see the results… have a look at http://stylianosschicho.com



PULSE NY     

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Pulse New York

330 West Street @ West Houston
New York, NY 10014
booth B-15 Lukas Feichtner Gallery

Duration
March 4 – 7, 2010

Press and VIP Private Preview
Thursday 9 am – 12 pm

Fair Hours
Thursday – Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm



Perspex People     

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Stylianos Schicho
perspex people
(Anpassung gläserener Menschen)

Opening: March 11, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
March 12 – April 10, 2010 ———(extended till 24.04.10)
Lukas Feichtner Gallery

Seilerstätte 19 – 1010 Vienna

http://www.feichtnergallery.com/



1st Danube Biennale     

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Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

1st Danube Biennale
International exhibition of young artists
from the Danube countries

BRATISLAVA
4. 12. 2009 – 3. 1. 2010
OPENING: 4 DECEMBER, 2009 at 1:00 p. m.

http://www.danubiana.sk/eng/index.html



Aqua Art Miami     



PULSE Miami     

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PULSE Miami
3. – 6. Dezember 2009

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For Security Reasons     

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http://www.showroommama.nl/projects/forsecurityreasons09.cfm/

MAMA presents: For Security Reasons

Opening: Friday 28 August 19:00 – 23:00 – 18 October 2009
Showroom MAMA
Witte de Withstraat 29-31
3012 BL Rotterdam the Netherlands

Artists: Stylianos Schicho (AT), Jeroen Jongeleen (NL), SpY (ES), Harmen de Hoop (NL), Antoine Schmitt (FR), Desiree Palmen (NL), Fabian Bechtle/Stefan Reuter (DE), Sander Veenhof (NL)

For many people security measures are experienced as positive and effective. However well intended though, they limit our actions. The exhibition ‘For Security Reasons’ investigates the balance between safety and playfulness and displays a critical point of view on the latest developments in security. The exhibited art shows where there is space for playfulness in a society where security measures are more or less inviolable.

Curators : Tim Braakman, Marieke de Rooij and Aline Yntema.



PILOTENKUECHE ganz und gar     

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Nina Doege, Tobias Hild, Elena Kozlova, Carina Linge, Marieken Matschenz,
Lutz Mueller, Alexandra Nemecky, Petra Strobl, Hendrik Voerkel, Eva Walker,
Markus Bacher, Matthias Bildstein, Berenice Darrer, Nicolas Dellamartina, Stefan Maier,
Christoph Mayer, Doris Mayer, Heike Schäfer, Stylianos Schicho, Daniel Schoch.

Group Exhibition.
20. and 21. June 2009
at the Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistraße 7, Halle 18, 2. Stock, D-04179 Leipzig

OPENING. saturday 20. June 2009, 10.30 am
OPENING-party. saturday 20. June 2009, 20.00 pm

CATALOGUE-PRESENTATION





Video     

English: http://www.castyourart.com/en/index.php/2008/10/07/stylianos-schicho-painter/

Deutsch: http://www.castyourart.com/s=Stylianos+Schicho&x=0&y=0&sn=1



Stylianos Schicho – “… it’s cold out here”     

In the view from above, the earth appears as an unpopulated globe. Zoom in, and a view appears of regions and cities, houses and roadways, playgrounds and parks, cafes and stores, all populated by humans who appear tiny, like ants, occupied, engaged in a multiplicity of movements. The view from above relativizes the action. It strips the individual of particularity. and dissipates into the countless paths of the masses. Such an overview of the viewer is primarily based on this moment of his unobservedness, aloofness, and distance.

What if, however, curiosity strikes? If the view creeps ever closer, for those who are interested in checking out life below in more detail? It involves the unavoidable risk of the voyeur: being caught in the act by a sudden, disturbingly inverted gaze.

The pictures of the painter Stylianos Schicho reveal such instants of immobilization in which time stops, but at the same time, everything overwhelms. The observer loses his bird’s-eye view and is suddenly sucked into the ant’s world. And the observed ones suddenly see themselves reflected. They sense themselves under a stranger’s view, which relativizes their inattention and their attention at the same time — a deer-caught-in-headlights effect.

Where surveillance uses technology as a channel, the private eye as a discoverer stays anonymous. The view is there, but the viewer is missing. In such a panoptic situation, in which humans gaze meets the lense, a direct confrontation is missing. Instead, movements towards withdrawal begin: the retreat of the observed ones under the observing gaze. The ones who observe become more and more hidden, the observed ones expose themselves – an ever larger hunger for detail.

Stylianos Schicho, sees this development rather pessimistically. One may not nevertheless let go. It should be possible to capture at least one moment of waking up and becoming aware. (wh/jn)

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