Wien Kunst

MAGA Meets Marie by Stephanie Misa

In Stephanie Misa’s (PHL / USA) most recent installation, MAGA MEETS MARIE, a visually compelling assemblage of banners, hats and chandeliers create references to QAnon, Proud Boys and Marie Antoinette.
MAGA Meets Marie (c) StephanieMisa
MAGA Meets Marie. Foto: Stephanie Misa

These objects in the gallery space enable a critical engagement with multiracial whiteness as recently played out in a cosplay turned violent riot at the US Capitol, a cartoonish parody of the storming of the Bastille. As Karl Marx writes in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, people ‘anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language’, a séance of revolutions past and present.

MAGA Meets Marie (c) Aki Namba
MAGA Meets Marie. Foto: Aki Namba

Stephanie Misa graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2012. She has a masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, and is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Arts in Helsinki. Her work consistently displays an interest in complex and diverse histories, relating to these topics through her installations, sculptures, videos, prints, and writing— bringing forward questions of historical identity, ‘authenticity’, hybridity, and embodiment. Her projects include future residencies at Art Space Sydney and RMIT Intersect and participation in the 9th Bucharest Biennale and the upcoming Research Pavilion #4 during the first Helsinki Biennale (2021).

Exhibition: MAGA Meets Marie by Stephanie Misa
Exhibition Duration: March 06th until April 10th 2021
Soft Opening: March, 6th 2021 from 10:00-16:00

Private Viewings with the Artist is possible. Guided and Curatorial Tours by Artist: Wednesday: 13.00 – 18.00

Opening Hours: For gallery appointments, Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00 Thursday: 10.00 – 20.00, Friday: 10.00 – 18.00, Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00

Time Slot: Dear visitor, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we kindly ask you approach the gallery team in order to plan your visit. An FFP2 mask is necessary, as well as the 2m distance. We are very happy to meet you in the space!

Address and contact:
Gallery Gundula Gruber,
Schweizertalstrasse 4 1130 Vienna