Emerging artists: Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia)
Residency place: Openspace-Insbruck (Insbruck, Austria)
Practice: Urban furniture like objects, public and community art
Local artists: Matthias Krinzinger
Curated by: Charlie Walter and Danijela Oberhofer Tonkovic

Three Magic Carpets artists: Daniela Palimariu from Romania, Ninutsa Shatberasvili from Georgia and local artist Matthias Krinzinger doing their art pieces in Innsbruck, Austria, 2018. The idea was to join two parts of the city – the urban side with the more forgotten immigrant playground, which hold the final event. Photo by Severina Venckutė / Nanook

We have planned and implemented 2 artist residencies – Daniela Palimariu (Bucharest, Romania) and Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia).  The main local artist included in the Project from its beginning was Matthias Krinzinger (Innsbruck – Vienna, Austria) but besides him, the project included a large number of other local artists and creatives.

One moment from emerging artists residency- Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia). Photo by Severina Vencutė / Nanook

The Project was focused on our neighborhood – city district Wilten and the concept has focused on topics like: balance, togetherness, revitalization, and acceptance. Together with the local artist, they were exploring and observing the community, infrastructure and (in)visible boarders of the neighborhood.

One moment from emerging artists residency- Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia). Photo by Severina Vencutė / Nanook

We tried to mediate between the two parts of one neighborhood by developing urban furniture objects with the purpose to embody and reflect the concept, create a shared moment and space, point to some irregularities and relevance, create the output that community can use after the project is finished. Both of our international artists were young emerging multidisciplinary artists, with the experience on creating furniture like objects, constructions and designs.

One moment from emerging artists residency- Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia). Photo by Severina Vencutė / Nanook

Artworks have been developed and presented in a trans-disciplinary approach, in collaboration with the local artists from the field of performing arts, sound art and cuisine  – Johannes Payer (sound art), Michaela Senn (performance), Emmanuelle Vinh and David Weichnsberger (contemporary dance), Marco Russo (sound), Oscar Germes – Oscar Kocht (cuisine), Michelle Schmollgruber (MALZEIT – children’s art workshops), WILDWUCHS KOLLEKTIV (performance), Street Noise Orchestra (activism music-orchestra).

One moment from emerging artists residency- Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia). Photo by Severina Vencutė / Nanook

Community we focused on the most in our first project year was our new neighbors from the migrant home and their children which have no playground area outside their migrate-home area, even though, ironically, they live along the edge of a beautiful abandoned green area that use to be a children’s playground. The best is yet to come!

One moment from emerging artists residency- Daniela Palimariu (Romania) & Ninutsa Shatberashvili (Georgia). Photo by Severina Vencutė / Nanook

Authors of the text: Charlie Walter and Danijela Oberhofer Tonkovic

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