Kleines Schwarzes #13, #17, #19
wood, bitumen and steel panel
each 20 × 25 cm, height variable
Inv. No. 0184 abc
mahony is a group of artists consisting of three or, as the case may be, four members, who have worked together since 2002. Meanwhile Jenny Wolka, Clemens Leuschner, Andreas Duscha, and Stephan Kobatsch have firmly established their reputation as adventurers, puzzle freaks, and mythologists.
The highlights of their artistic interventions include projects like the Happy End Machine (2003), a mobile movie screen for slushy film endings; the installation U5, which was searching for a never-built subway line in basements in Vienna; performances staged in London and entitled Strategy of Action, for which the library and the kitchen furnishings of the Austrian Cultural Forum were dislocated over night; and the undertaking of camping in a picture by Caspar David Friedrich. Comprehensive material collections were compiled for all of these works, and there is hardly an archival exhibition that can dispense with mahony. The quartet sees art production as a process during which a work is developed and realized collectively. The media and materials employed depend on the particular subject of a work and thus differ from case to case, adding up to a multifaceted spectrum. Communication among colleagues is considered important and leads to ever-new collaborations.
The endeavor Odyssee 500 was a project the group was preoccupied with in 2008/9 and which looked into traveling as a cultural practice. While on the road, mahony held a number of exhibitions, for instance on a
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