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café gerstl to go

exhibition by augusta laar & judith nika pfeifer in connection with their online class "café gerstl"
23 april until 31 august 2018; exhibition opening and interim presentation of the online class on 20 april 2018, 7 p.m.
venue: sfd, 1070 vienna

event café gerstl to go
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"café gerstl to go"

parallel to their online class "café gerstl" augusta laar and judith nika pfeifer create a photo exhibition with poetic texts and corresponding paraphernalia: cafés from vienna to tucson, from the inside and outside, details and snapshots in a dialogue of poetry and photography. the texts move from the images, the images move towards the texts.

exhibition opening with augusta laar & judith nika pfeifer on 20 april 2018 at 7 p.m.

plus: interim presentation online-class "café gerstl"
with poets from the class & augusta laar and judith nika pfeifer

online class until 16 may 2018
wanted: coffeehouse poems inspired by the austrian poet elfriede gerstl
infos & free participation (just register): >> (in german)


exhibition from 23 april until 31 august 2018

venue: schule für dichtung / vienna poetry school
mariahilfer straße 88a/stiege III/7, 1070 vienna
mo-fr t: +43-1-522 35 26

exhibition set-up: paul horn

augusta laar

artist, lyricist, musician. exhibitions, projects and performances.
once student of nick cave's class at sfd: "the lovesong and how to write one" (1998). together with ernst molden she taught the legendary "brothel"-class "orpheus in eurydike – poetry and singing from the half- and other world" (sfd in association with wiener festwochen 2006). numerous cooperations with sfd, amongst others during the "schamrock"-festival of women poets founded by augusta laar (since 2012). in 2016, she represented sfd in medellín at the 20th anniversary of the escuela internacional de poesía with a class titled "see me - hear me. city street life poetry" (together with kalle laar)
recent publications:
"planet 9", poems, fragments, instructions", berger verlag a-horn 2017, "summt dem fall", poems, edition art science, a-st. wolfgang 2016, "99 love poems", poems and records, gedok munich 2012
recent exhibitions:
"stand by me", galerie der künstler, munich 2017; "the reconstruction of poetry", latvian center for contemporary art, riga 2016

judith nika pfeifer

*1975. writer, perfomance and language artist, engages in subversive practices, sense in senselessness/sin in sinlessness, applied idiocy resarch, pleasure-for-all-(simulations)concepts. publishes poetry, prose, scenic and radio texts. transmedia art projects and cooperations in vienna, berlin, edinburgh, montreal, rome.
reinhard-priessnitz-prize 2012, artist residency of the cities of munich and paliano (ita).
judith nika pfeifer once took part in the legendary "brothel"-class by augusta laar & ernst molden and since then has been involved in a number of artistic projects of the vienna poetry school. 2017 she held the class "idiocy & resistance" (together with jörg-lukas matthaei).
judith nika pfeifer lives in vienna and berlin.
"nichts ist wichtiger. ding kleines du". poems. mitter 2012
"zwischen". prose. czernin 2014
"violante". novella. czernin 2017
and publications in anthologies and periodicals.