Scan­dal Nor­mal? /// 
Decem­ber 2 2016 – April 30 2017 /// 
OK Offe­nes Kul­tur­haus, Linz /// 
Ope­ning: Decem­ber 1 2016, 7 pm ///

With this work qujOchÖ devo­tes its­elf to the scan­dal in the art field. Over a peri­od of several mon­ths the toi­let of the own stu­dio has been trans­for­med step by step into a SKANDALMASCHINE that func­tions as a refe­ren­ti­al fire­work to 40 art scan­dals of the last cen­tu­ries.

Using the simp­lest means works by Michel­an­ge­lo, Mar­cel Duch­amp, Caro­lee Schnee­mann, Jeff Coons, Tracey Emin or Pus­sy Riot have been inte­gra­ted into the SKANDALMASCHINE, some­ti­mes in a qui­te tras­hy aes­the­tics. The used mate­ri­als inclu­de a loo roll, a cho­co­la­te eas­ter bun­ny, a squea­king rub­ber duck, a burnt 10 pound note, a num­ber of fruit gum frogs, a con­dom, a pew­ter figu­re of Napo­le­on, packa­ged uri­ne, real splin­ters of a mete­or, wrong dia­monds, shaved pubic hair and a dou­ble dil­do with suc­tion cup.

SKANDALMASCHINE will be shown as a com­ple­te work for the first time wit­hin the gre­at exhi­bi­ti­on of art scan­dals “SKANDAL NORMAL?” at OK Offe­nes Kul­tur­haus Ober­ös­ter­reich from Dezem­ber 2016 to April 2017. The exhi­bi­ti­on offers an unvei­led look at the sen­su­al effect of con­tro­ver­si­al art works – and dis­sec­ts rea­sons for ­outra­ge as a mir­ror of a socie­ty in bet­ween voy­eu­rism, beer-drin­king bla­ther, and digi­ta­li­za­ti­on. Apart from SKANDALMASCHINE the exhi­bi­ti­on inclu­des works by Pao­lo Cirio, Mar­co Eva­rist­ti, Valie Export, Wolf­gang Flatz, Geli­tin, G.R.A.M., Guer­ril­la Girls, Dami­en Hirst, Mar­tin Kip­pen­ber­ger, Otto Mühl, Her­mann Nitsch, ORLAN, Tan­ja Osto­jić, Stel­arc, ÜBERMORGEN, Juli­us von Bis­marck or Zen­trum für Poli­ti­sche Schön­heit.

The 40 works in the SKANDALMASCHINE:

  • SKM #1: Twins [ref. to ‘Still Life With Stem Cells’ by Patri­cia Pic­ci­ni­ni 2002]
  • SKM #2: Paint Bom­bing Leo [ref. to ‘A Histo­ry of Sex (Leo’s Fan­ta­sy)’ by And­res Ser­ra­no 1996]
  • SKM #3: Boing Boom Flatz [ref. to ‘Schuldig/nicht schul­dig’ by Wolfang Flatz 2010]
  • SKM #4: Mapp­le­trans [ref. to ‘Man in Poly­es­ter Suit’ by Robert Mapp­lethor­pe 1980]
  • SKM #5: Clash of Civi­li­za­ti­ons [ref. to ‘La Nona Ora’ by Mau­ri­zio Cat­tel­an 1999]
  • SKM #6: Enig­ma [ref. to ‘The Din­ner Par­ty’ by Judy Chi­ca­go 1974 – 1979]
  • SKM #7: Modell­bau für pro­vo­ka­ti­ve Kunst [ref. to ‘Aus­län­der raus! Schlin­gen­siefs Con­tai­ner’ by Chris­toph Schlin­gen­sief 2000]
  • SKM #8: Exhi­bit L. [ref. to ‘Exhi­bit B.’ by Brett Bai­ley 2010]
  • SKM #9: Pati­en­te tot [ref. to ‘Phi­lo­so­phie / Juris­pru­denz / Medi­zin’ by Gus­tav Klimt 1899 – 1907]
  • SKM #10: Kill Goog­le [ref. to ‘Myra’ by Mar­cus Har­vey 1995]
  • SKM #11: Voo­doo in a Can­dy Tank [ref. to ‘Shark’ by David Černý 2005]
  • SKM #12: Ur-Mama [ref. to ‘Mama und Papa’ by Otto Mühl 1964]
  • SKM #13: Ken­dog [ref. to ‘Aus der Map­pe der Hun­dig­keit’ by Valie Export / Peter Wei­bel 1968]
  • SKM #14: With Love from Kaa­ri­na [ref. to ‘Tom of Fin­land Stamps (untit­led)’ by Tom of Fin­land (Tou­ko Laak­so­nen) 1978 – 1979]
  • SKM #15: Hel­lo Shit­s­torm [ref. to ‘My Dea­rest Cat Pin­kelt­je / Dea­rest Tin­ke­bell’ by Tin­ke­bell 2009]
  • SKM #16: Sho­ko­lad [ref. to ‘Frie­dens­ha­se mit Zube­hör (Ein­schmel­zung der Zaren­kro­ne)’ by Joseph Beuys 1982]
  • SKM #17: I Don’t Care If You Shoot [ref. to ‘Still Live’ by Edward & Nan­cy Red­din Kien­holz 1974]
  • SKM #18: Nail Putin [ref. to ‘Mother of God, dri­ve Putin away (A Punk Pray­er)’ by Pus­sy Riot 2012]
  • SKM #19: It’s Always Hot Upstairs [ref. to ‘Made in Hea­ven – Ilo­na on Top (Rosa)’ by Jeff Coons 1991]
  • SKM #20: Play­ground 2010 [ref. to ‘Petra’ by Mar­cel Wall­dorf 2010]
  • SKM #21: Call Me [ref. to ‘Ele­ment 6’ by Chris­toph Büchel 2010]
  • SKM #22: Made in Chi­na [ref. to ‘Tat­too­ed Pigs / Art Farm’ by Wim Del­voye 1997]
  • SKM #23: Froschmahl [ref. to ‘Das Gespenst’ by Her­bert Ach­tern­busch 1982]
  • SKM #24: Make Putin Gre­at Again [ref. to ‘Man at the Cross­roads’ by Die­go Rive­ra 1932 – 1934]
  • SKM #25: Wat­schen­man [ref. to ‘Alten­berg Lie­der op4 (Skan­dal­kon­zert von 1913)’ by Alban Berg 1912 – 1913]
  • SKM #26: Blo­cher – Hund [ref. to ‘Swiss-Swiss Demo­cra­cy’ by Tho­mas Hirsch­horn 2004]
  • SKM #27: Poor Copy [ref. to ‘Foun­tain’ by Mar­cel Duch­amp 1917]
  • SKM #28: Prince Y [ref. to ‘Princess X’ by Bran­cu­si 1915 – 1916]
  • SKM #29: Punk Has Been Dead a Long Time Befo­re [ref. to ‘K Foun­da­ti­on burn a Mil­li­on Quid’ by K Foun­da­ti­on (Drum­mond & Cau­ty) 1995]
  • SKM #30: Scroll on a Roll [ref. to ‘Inte­rior Scroll’ by Caro­lee Schnee­mann 1975]
  • SKM #31: Blen­der in a Situa­ti­on [ref. to ‘Hele­na’ by Mar­co Eva­rist­ti 2000]
  • SKM #32: Dead Dia­monds [ref. to ‘For the Love of God’ by Dami­en Hirst 2007]
  • SKM #33: PSED [ref. to ’16/67 20. Sep­tem­ber’ by Gün­ter Brus 1967]
  • SKM #34: Kill the Artist [ref. to ‘245 m³’ by San­tia­go Sier­ra 2006]
  • SKM #35: Chi­cken on the Run [ref. to ‘How to snatch a Chi­cken’ by Voi­na 2010]
  • SKM #36: After-Action-Report [ref. to ‘Das Kaka­bet’ by geli­tin 2007]
  • SKM #37: Enter Cour­bet [ref. to ‘After Cour­bet, L´origine du Mon­de (EU Pan­ties)’ by Tan­ja Osto­jić 2005]
  • SKM #38: Grü­ße aus dem Schüt­zen­gra­ben [ref. to ‘Schüt­zen­gra­ben’ by Otto Dix 1921 – 1923]
  • SKM #39: Die Rück­füh­rung der Scham [ref. to ‘Il Giudi­zio Uni­ver­sa­le (The Last Jud­ge­ment)’ by Michel­an­ge­lo 1536 – 1541]
  • SKM #40: A Bed is a Bed is a Bed [ref. to ‘My Bed’ by Tracey Emin 1998]
(Pho­tos: Jakob Diet­rich)