GAFÉIAS Art Foundation - GAF

Curator

Marielis Seyler-Kejda

Photo artist and freelance photographer

E: seyler@silverserver.at

W: studio seyler www.seyler.at, ENTELECHIA www.seyler.co.at

Mission Statement

 

Art and Sustainability - a commitment to Thematizing Art in the context of relevant developments of society in general and specifically its transformation to sustainability.

Since the existence of mankind art provides us most valuable reflections of human history, culture and society.

Art will continue as long as humans live on this planet.

Art supports identity, expression, documentation, communication, comfort and many other categories.

Art is sustainable.

We from GAFÉIAS strive to represent art as sustainable effect of peoples´ and individuals´ nature.

 

Annual Report - ENTELECHIA, GAF 2013-2018 (download

 

Art Exhibition

 

Month of Photograpyh - Eyes On

Marielis Seyler-Kejda

AMICI ARBORUM - Trees & Environment

Invitation (download)

Photo Series

Studio Seyler, Riglergasse 8, 1180 Vienna, Austria

October 23 - November 24, 2012

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 6.30 p.m.

Tues.-Sat. 3-6 p.m. and on request, M: +43-676 452 60 21

 

 

Current Projects

 

  • Project A1: PHOENIX I, II - Kinder gestalten großstädtische Lebensräume [Children design urban habitats]

Project Owner: ENTELECHIA - Verein für Thematisierte Kunst

[Association for Thematizing Art]

Project Coordinator: Marielis Seyler-Kejda (Künstlerhaus member)
E: seyler@silverserver.at

Status: submission (2012-07), fund mobilization (2012-08), event PHOENIX I Künstlerhaus Wien (2013-01-28 till -30), event PHOENIX II Kabelwerk ARTSpace Wien (2013/2014)

 

Förderung durch

KulturKontakt Austria

Tarek Leitner
Tarek Leitner

Patron

Mag. Tarek Leitner

ORF moderator

Author of the book

Mut zur Schönheit - Streitschrift gegen die Verschandelung Österreichs
(Brandstätter, 2012)

Review (download)

KURIER article "Unterwegs mit Tarek Leitner (download)
image Tarek Leitner © Christian Brandstätter Verlag

 

Project Counterpart: GAFÉIAS Art Foundation

Events PHOENIX I: January 26-30, 2013

Project Location: Künstlerhaus Vienna www.k-haus.at

Events PHOENIX II: June 24-26, 2013

Project Location: Palais Kabelwerk ARTspace www.palaiskabelwerk.at

Project Fund: KulturKontakt Austria, Bezirk Neubau, MBE Familie Robert L. Holt

Abstract (download)

Press Release Mailing

Press Release

KURIER Artikel 2013-02-11 über PHOENIX (link, download)

ORF Wien Heute 2013-02-03 (TV Clip)

Sacre Coeur Pressbaum: Ausflug der 3b ins Künstlerhaus (link, download)

Abschlußbericht (Final Report) (download)

 

  

  • Project A2: GAFÉIAS Art Foundation Award 45 PLUS

Project Owner: GAFÉIAS Art Foundation

Project Counterpart: ENTELECHIA - Verein für Thematisierte Kunst

[Association for Thematizing Art]

Status: concept (2012-07), submission (2012-08)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Project A3: Plastic & Environment

General Objective:

 

GAFÉIAS OCEANS 2050 art project regarding the development of technical & economic business solutions clearing the Oceans from plastic waste till 2050

Project Owner:

(1) GAFÉIAS Art Foundation

(2) ENTELECHIA - Verein für Thematisierte Kunst [Association for Thematizing Art]

Cooperation: GAFÉIAS OCEANS 2050

Project Counterpart: Alien Productions (link 1) (link 2)

Status: concept (2014-01), submission (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Project A4: Klimawandel & Mensch / Climate Change and Human Mankind

Project Counterparts

(1) GAFÉIAS Art Foundation

(2) ENTELECHIA - Verein für Thematisierte Kunst [Association for Thematizing Art]

Status: concept (2014-07), submission (2014 Q3)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Project A5: GAFÉIAS Schulprojekt - Gründung Höhere Lehranstalt für künstlerische Berufe, Kunst- und Kulturmanagement

   

Project Counterparts

(1) GAFÉIAS Art Foundation

(2) BMASK

Status: concept (2014-11), submission (2015 Q1)

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Literature

Sacha Kagan. Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2011. 476 p., ISBN 978-3-8376-1803-7


The publication proposes an understanding of “culture(s) of sustainability”, “aesthetics of sustainability” and “art and sustainability”, based on an in-depth theoretical elaboration and a critical discussion of several artists.


What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on »cultures of sustainability«. Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of un-sustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation.

Source: http://www.cultura21.net/literature/publications/art-and-sustainability-connecting-patterns-for-a-culture-of-complexity

 

 

 

 

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Ethiopia, Addis Ababa © A. Andiel 2011
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa © A. Andiel 2011
PHOENIX I, Künstlerhaus Wien, 3a Sacré Coeur Pressbaum © Andreas Andiel 2013
PHOENIX I, Künstlerhaus Wien, 3a Sacré Coeur Pressbaum © Andreas Andiel 2013
Plastic on Caymen Beach, USA © Marilies Seyler 2012
Plastic on Caymen Beach, USA © Marilies Seyler 2012
Ötzi Fundstelle Tisenjoch 3210m
Ötzi Fundstelle Tisenjoch 3210m
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