Jamais vu


1030 Wien - Landstrasse, Seidlgasse 14

Mi., 28.04.2021 - So., 30.05.2021

Jamais vu, literally means ‘never seen’, is the opposite of déjà vu and implies perceiving something familiar, something you should be accustomed to, as obscure, eerie, and uncanny. Originally a psychological term, since the pandemic has started, it’s shifted to social and political fields and might be used to describe an extraordinary collective sensation of glitch, for we do not recognize ourselves and the outside world.

The exhibitions Jamais vu I and Jamais vu II explore the poetics of jamais vu experience. Both parts are meant to be experienced in a dialogue, in a looped play of inward-outward. All art works appear ‘not what they seem’, shimmering, oscillating between familiar and unfamiliar, manifested and concealed, lucid and opaque so to create a sensitive space of fluid visuals and shifting meanings.

Curated by Liudmila Kirsanova

Lea Maria Gold
Pille-Riin Jaik
Elisabeth Molin

28 April - 30 May 2021
Soft opening 4 May 15.00 - 20.00.

Pille-Riin Jaik Performance, Liudmila Kirsanova curatorial tour 21 May 18.00 - 20.00