Praise the Laziness – Series

part I more

part II

Mandarina Brausewetter ° Àgnes Hamvas & Astrid Sodomka ° Vera Klimentyeva ° Jelena Micić ° the (new) Constellation ° Bojana Stamenković

Vernissage & Performance Marko Marković & Marina Rebhandl

Performing nothing

Marko Marković and Marina Rebhandl

Considering the work of Mladen Stilinović (Artist at work 1973) within the concept of the program and exhibition “ Praise the Laziness “ at the 12-14 Contemporary Gallery, we position the work in perception of understanding the laziness. Laziness as the necessity for the activity of the work. Creative process of thinking and re thinking ideas witch can contribute with progressive results or even opposite, does not necessary should or must include physical activity. The crucial moments in creation of the artistic work comes from the mental sphere and appears within the process of thinking. When it seams that person is not active, actually it is very opposite of that. We call esteemed audience to get involved in the happening of doing “ nothing “, The process of doing it – or not doing it, we will try to grasp and capture nothingness within the certain period of time.

21.02.2019 7 pm

Virigna Screening Bojana Stamenković – Fuzinato
23.2.2019 12

Tableaux Vivant
28.2.2019 7 pm

22.02. – 28.02. 2019

Pictures of the Exhibition




Mandarina Brausewetter
Photo Series

Mandarina Brausewetter’s approach lies in omitting the wings. The remaining drive springs condemn the artist to inaction. She equates the wings with the Muse, whose influence is important as the basis of the creative act. No muse without art, no wing no winged artist.
The interpretation of whether the wings were forgotten out of laziness or directly out of a denial attitude is left to the recipient.
The dragonfly was deliberately chosen by Mandarina Brausewetter, on the one hand because of the diverse meanings in different cultures, on the other hand because of their busy locomotive nature, as a counterpoint to the conventional connotation of laziness.
The dragonflies have a number of popular names, which can be traced back to their use in mythology and folk beliefs. Thus, the dragonflies in the Germanic mythology of the goddess Freya or Frigg were assigned and holy. In the two oldest chronicles of Japan, Kojiki and Nihongi, the Japanese creation myth of the island kingdom, the largest island Honshu is as Ō-yamato-toyo-aki-zu-shima (Kojiki: 大 倭 豊 秋 津, Nihongi: 大 日本 豊 秋 津 洲, dt “Great Yamato Fertile Dragonfly Island”). The name is said to go back to the first Tennō, Jimmu, who compared the shape of Japan (“Grand Yamato”) with a dragonfly drinking with her tail. The dragonfly was thus a symbol of imperial power in early Japan. The dragonfly is also regularly found in literature, as in Heinrich Heine’s poem The Dragonfly. In the era of Art Deco, many artists took up the dragonfly and its fragile yet robust structure.
Especially in modern cartoon series to various Japanese mangas, the dragonfly is used because of their flying skills as an aircraft, in other it represents the design for futuristic-looking spaceships in dragonfly form. Noteworthy is the multi-minute opening credits of the Hollywood sci-fi comedy Men in Black, designed entirely from the perspective of a hunting dragonfly.
The dragonfly as a technical marvel, as a means of transport.
But without wings, the dragonfly is motionless, consecrated to death. The remaining wings are like left overs from a colorful past.


covered by pink terry

Àgnes Hamvas & Astrid Sodomka

Installation 2019
Everyday object, terry
6 loops, 3 belts, 3 sleeves, 2 pockets, 1 shawl collar

The bathrobe as a meeting space for ideas of coziness, depression, illness, age, leisure and leisure time, lasciviousness and luxury.

More about Àgnes Hamvas & Astrid Sodomka

Proud & Lazy

Vera Klimentyeva

T-Shirt Edition / Handmade Stencil Print 2019


Jelena Micić

Acrylic on canvas. 80x160cm 2019

the (new)Constellation more

(Àgnes Varnai & Tina Kult)

Beliefs are the foundation of our life, the land on which we live. What we do and experience every day, is our real religion, and shows what we truly value in life. Mythological Architecture is created from the open structures of modern spirituality. It serves as the fabulator of the new faith with the goal to find the modern myths.  

Virginia Dish Towels

Bojana Stamenković

Handmade Batik Print on Canvas Dishtowels with Embroidery / 2019
Handmade Batik Print on Canvas Dishtowels / 2019


part III

Oscar Cueto ° Hubert Hasler ° Michael Koch

Vernissage & Performance Guadalupe Aldrete & Sinisa Labrovic
27.06.2019 7 pm

Out of the Black Hole
Hubert Hasler´s Bauchnabelfussel  & Overrun Projekte

The highest expression of relaxation, also commonly referred to as laziness, is for me to let the view into the distance relax, picking ones nose, ….
Hubert Hasler decided on the black hole in the landscape of human bodies in which much disappears or can be found: the belly button.
The belly button represents the capped connection to the former nursing mother. A leftover, a scar.
Belly fuzz consist of small pieces of fiber in our clothing, dead skin cells, fancy body hair that collects in the indentation of the navel. They are mostly gray, suggesting people’s preference for dark clothing. This and other findings come from a study carried out by Karl Kruszelnicki in 2001 at the University of Sydney, Australia, to systematically study the characteristics of navel lint. Belly lobes move up, out of underpants, and not as previously thought, from top, undershirt, down.

Women have less navel lint because their body hair is thinner and shorter.
Perth’s Graham Parker, a predecessor of Hasler, is a record holder in collecting navel lintels in the Guinness Book of Records. He has been collecting since 1/17/1984 and is taking almost 3.03 mg out of his navel every day. In contrast to Kruszelnicki’s realization, his lint is reddish, although he hardly wears red garments.
The TU-radiation physicist Georg Steinhauser found out in a three-year “research project” the last secrets hidden between the abdominal folds. The solution for the selective accumulation of dead matter are the belly hairs growing in concentric circles around the navel. This is also the most obvious reason why significantly more men are umbilicals than women. The flaky structure of the hair tears the undershirt (against Kruszelnicki’s theory) first the textile fibers. The scales of the hair act as barbs and guide the fibers towards the center, where they condense into felt-like balls.
Navel lint seems to us to be an archaic bond to our inner being, which in the act of perfect relaxation becomes more important and needs to be archived.
Spiritually, the umbilical or acacal is the human slidingtor of inner and outer world. It is also referred to as the junction of various chakras, the belly and the seat of harmony. In the dream interpretation, the navel is associated with dependency, e.g. a disturbed relationship with partner or mother.
The middle of the human body, also considered as the emotional center of man, is charged with meanings that do not reflect in the relics of everyday life that accumulate in the navel. As is well known in the art, humors or body livers are more likely to have a iiii sensation. The meaning of the origin is not implemented, rather they are considered a disgusting excretion. Without knowing what is in the screw, the gray parts could also be identified as licorice candies. The appearance is not disgusting per se, the aversion arises only in our brain, in the proclamation of experience, social character.
Without meaning the particles from the navel pulen indicates the relaxation of the acting brain. The lint is recovered without reflection and stored in a glass. They are not charged with background knowledge, just parts of themselves.
To return to Maden Stilenovic’s text and his proclaimed necessary relaxation for the creative use of the artist´s brain, the parallel project “OVERRUN” by Hubert Halsler clearly shows the resulting output.

“OVERRUN” illustrates the contradiction of the cliché of “lazy migrants”. Especially in the plant world, the neophytes presented themselves as overcrowded industrious newcomers.
Hubert Hasler discusses the intervention or attack. Neophytes are rooting in alien areas. More and more living beings from other habitats are permanently becoming involved with us. Experts believe that over the past 500 years, around 800 non-native animal and plant species have been introduced by humans and actively abandoned. These are often room and garden plants, which used to be mostly introduced by researchers in the name of the emperors. Today the spread of seeds is supported by various reasons, i.a. freight transport and travel facilitation of the globalized time.
Our culinary life would be very restricted without potatoes, tomatoes, corn, melanzani, apricots and others. Especially Austria would loose some of the national dishes, such as potato salad, if we were dealing with neophytes as severely as with refugees. How much have these strangers joined us, have we grown together over time, can we imagine our own culture without these plants? Figuratively, the artist disappears behind the intruders who supposedly take the space for him.

Denise Parizek 2019

part IV


Ausländer ° Jakits&Hofer ° FORM ° Piano Man & Friends

Talk & Dinner with Mirela Vladuti & Urban Garden Cook Tiberius Stanciu 
28.06.2019 7 pm

28.06. – 28.07. 2019

Procrastination Workshop for Kids
29.6.2018 11 am & 3 pm

(Photocopyright Oscar Cueto 2019)