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Current exhibition: PATRICK RAMPELOTTO - VAPORWARE

09.03. – 01.04.2017

EXHIBITION OPENING:
09.03.2017
6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

AT GALLERY RAUMINHALT_HARALD BICHLER
SCHLEIFMUEHLGASSE 13
1040 VIENNA

The exhibition "V a p o r w a r e – Nostalgia of the future" gathers mainly new works by Patrick Rampelotto, which in their diversity have a common link: the interest of the designer in former as well as in found styles and the reconfiguration of this objects into a contemporary aesthetic.

The term „V a p o r w a r e“ describes products, which were announced but never actually were manufactured or have been cancelled. Around 2010 a new musical genre called „V a p o r w a v e“ was developed, which is a derivate of Postmodernism and has its own corresponding aesthetic. For Rampelotto both terms describe above all a floating sense of time, which blurs the borders between virtuality and reality and provokes the feelings of “bubble-gum-lightness” and strange Déjà-vu experiences.

Rampelotto presents his current works in an exhibition room staged like a “Vaporwave” Album Cover, including an antic bust, exotic plants and neon light. On display are new light objects and mask from his trophy-series. The continuing work with cups and cup elements since 2006 has introduced also a new expression in form of a collage, which could be read as a parody of existence and non-existence.
A new daybed, which is characterized by an abstract and at the same time exaggerated manner, transfers the aesthetic of the modern movement into present. The exhibition also shows a crystal glass from the archive of the company J. & L. Lobmeyr, which Rampelotto reawakened to a new life by giving the object a new function.