7 days NA UND (SO WHAT)

Fri, Decem­ber 10 – Fri, Decem­ber 17 2004 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

qujOchÖ pla­ces its text work in the dis­play win­dow of the quitch as an inter­ven­ti­on: NA UND (SO WHAT). This incon­spi­cuous lin­king word beco­mes a pic­tu­re, a con­veyor of signi­fi­can­ce, a poten­ti­al con­ver­sa­ti­on ope­ner.

The muse­um is not much. Not a buil­ding AND not a collec­tion AND not an exhi­bi­ti­on AND not a sci­en­ti­fic labo­ra­to­ry AND not a work­shop AND not a work­place AND not a mee­ting point AND. The posi­tio­ning of qujOchÖ’s work points out the essen­ti­al dest­ruc­tion of the varied func­tions of the con­tem­pora­ry muse­um. At the same time it appears to be a curious ques­ti­on to the visi­tors, as a wel­co­me or fare­well: “SO WHAT? What are you expec­ting?” or “SO WHAT? How was it?” or “SO WHAT? What the hell I am doing here?”

qujOchÖ, born 2001 in Linz, Aus­tria, lives in Linz and is not an assi­stant at the Insti­tu­te of Fine Arts and Cul­tu­ral Stu­dies  at the Art Uni­ver­si­ty Linz.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)