Peter Jellitsch

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2017 Automatic Writing
ongoing Data Drawings

Peter Jellitsch’s Data Drawings are based on what has become an indispensable component of our modern-day (work) life: the Internet and the constant availability of a wireless connection to it. The artist repetitively translates measurable data from Wi-Fi connections in the form of ping, download, and upload speeds into formally complex drawings reminiscent of landscape topographies in pencil and acrylic. He lends form to the invisible digital processes around us and declares them the starting point and necessary basis of his work as an artist. Each Data Drawing is a snapshot and a survey of a specific place at a certain point in time. The numerical values precisely measured with an iPhone app have the appearance of an abstract artistic gesture on the paper with the unmistakable variance of human imprecision. The physical act of drawing is combined with the ubiquitous flows of information that we use and create at the same time: a potentially infinite and never complete creation of value from nothing.

— Marlies Wirth (Curator, MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art)

2017 Patents and Palm Trees
Location

Galerie Crone, Vienna (AT)

Date

22 November – 13 January 2018

2017 ZONE1 (curated by Marlies Wirth)
Location

viennacontemporary, Vienna (AT)

Date

21 – 24 September 2017

2017 Black is still the new black
Location

Collectors Depot, Pörtschach (AT)

Date

12 May – 31 July 2017

Artists

Clemens Wolf, Lori Hersberger, Otto Zitko, Peter Jellitsch, Joyce Pensato, Thomas Rhube, Jiri Dokoupil, Matt Mignanelli, Campana Brothers

2016 Sequenced Perceptions
Location

Galerie Clemens Gunzer, Zürich (CH)

Date

10 June – 30 July 2016

Artists

Peter Jellitsch, Zane Lewis, Matt Mignanelli, Konrad Wyrebek

2016 The way you moved through me

Paperback, 144 pages, 30 x 20 cm, ills. in color & bw

Text

Joseph Becker, Sébastien Pluot & Marlies Wirth

Design

Ines Cox

ISBN

978-3-903131-73-6

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2016 Only the Memory
Location

Galerie Crone, Vienna (AT)

Date

27 April – 25 May 2016

2016 Palm Tree Antenna

Numbered Edition of 300
48 pages, full Color, 21 x 26,5 cm

2015 Parallel Vienna 2015
Location

Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei, Vienna (AT)

Date

23 – 27 September 2015

2015 24/7: the human condition
Location

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna (AT)

Date

11 June – 4 October 2015

Artists

Ben Thorp Brown, Verena Dengler, Carola Dertnig, Harm van den Dorpel, Andreas Duscha, Andreas Fogarasi, Franz Graf, Kathi Hofer, Peter Jellitsch, Lazar Lyutakov, Mahony, Christian Mayer, Ulrich Nausner, Danica Phelps, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Valentin Ruhry, Seth Weiner, Anna Witt

2015 It could be like this…
Location

Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten / Kunstraum Burgkapelle, Klagenfurt (AT)

Date

9 April – 11 October 2015

2014 170 MB

Signed and numbered edition of 200
24 pages, digital offset, 12,7 x 17,8 cm

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2014 Without You I’m Nothing
Location

Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (AT)

Date

7 November – 5 December 2014

2014 Group 38
Location

MAK Center / Mackey Apartments. Los Angeles (US)

Date

4 – 7 September 2014

Artists

Maria von Hauswolff, Peter Jellitsch, Björn Kämmerer, Pradeep Devadass & Sushant Verma

2014 Data Drawings
Location

Galerie3, Klagenfurt (AT)

Date

6 March – 18 April 2014

2014 Only Real (Peter Jellitsch, Theodore Darst)
Location

Public Works, Chicago (US)

Date

7 February – 4 April 2014

2014 Dernières Nouvelles de l‘Ether
Location

La Panacèe, Montpellier (FR)

Date

7 February – 22 June 2014

Artists

Dominique Blais, Will Potter, Vincent Betbeze, Ugo La Pietra, Trevor Paglen, Superstudio, Sharon Kulik, Robert Barry, Ralf Baecker, Philippe Deloison, Nicholas Knight, Peter Jellitsch, Martin Ratniks, Maria Loboda, Marcel Duchamp, Liam Gillick, Laurie Anderson, Laurent Grasso,Lawrence Weiner, John Cage, Günther Domenig & Eilfried Huth, Hugo Brégeau, Haines & Hinterding, Hans Hollein, François Curlet, Dunne & Raby, Don Burgy, Dominique Blais, Dan Graham, Christina Kubisch, Brian O’Doherty, Bettina Samson, Berdaguer & Péjus, Bat, Alvin Lucier, A Constructed World

2013 Long Island City
2012 Bleecker Street Documents

Austrian artist Peter Jellitsch has found a new approach to representing spatial realities, both seen and unseen. With his recent project, Jellitsch has taken to task the idea of a temporal-spatial condition that permeates all of our urban airspace. Bleecker Street Documents, titled for the location of the project, rigorously analyzes and explores the micro-measurements of atmospheric change activated by wireless data networks. 

Excerpt from ‘Bleecker Street Dialogue’, A Conversation with Peter Jellitsch and Joseph Becker. Read full text here

2011 - 2013 STB Series
2013 Fokus Sammlung

Peter Jellitsch is an exponent of a young generation whose perception of reality has undergone a radical change, due to new technology, and who quite naturally spread out their fields of work and ideas in new dimensions. This expansion of traditional boundaries, together with a critical observation of reality, are prerequisites for his work, and characterise the artist’s interdisciplinary, integrative way of thinking as well as his methods and techniques, which on the one hand are scientific and strictly mathematical, and on the other absolutely artistic and aesthetic. The pictorial result is merely one aspect of Jellitch’s comprehensive spectrum of activities. It is, however, the immediate, compelling result which, detached from the intellectual, conceptual process, convincingly gains in autonomy.

Over recent years, virtual space has increasingly become a field of experiment in art. If initially the new techniques and networks were used as tools, today this space itself stands at our disposal, understood as a relevant dimension of reality and determined not only by matter but, in this context, also by invisible elements and systems. What Peter Jellitsch finds interesting are phenomena which exist not physically and consistently, but functionally – such as fields of electromagnetic waves, current patterns, or the swarm behaviour of birds and fish, as in the present work STB/S 16“, which represents, twelve fragments, of three moments in a horizontal formation.

The artist is not concerned with creating a copy of the digital image of a piece of basic scientific research; his interest, as he puts it, is in “establishing a dialogue between virtual processes and actual physical space”. The artist approaches electronic simulation through drawing by hand, transferring it, by means of the potential of his physical body, into an analogue result, thus concretising the digital information of the virtual sphere.

— Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig (Director, Museum of Modern Art Carinthia)

Location

MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt (AT)

Date

20 June – 20 October 2013

Artists

Toni Gregoritsch, Elisabeth Guttenberg-Sterneck, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Maria Lassnig, Reinfried Wagner, Fritz Russ, Alfons Purtscher, Gerold Tusch, Michaela Math, Gudrun Kampl, Ina Loitzl, Eduard von Moro, Armin Guerino, Werner Berg, Hans Bischoffshausen, Burgis Paier, Uwe Pressnik, Josef Tichy, Caroline, Peter Jellitsch, Werner Hofmeister, Markus Gansberger, Helmut Gaissbauer, Maja Vukoje, Johanna von Morozzo-Moro, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Niclas Anatol, Felix Esterl, Ernst Graef, Beatrice Stähli, Elke Maier, Heiko Bressnik, Johanes Zechner, Kiki Kogelnik, Gudrun Kampl, Judith Lava, Reinfried Wagner, Arnulf Rainer, Pepo Pichler, Alfred Klinkan, Wolfang Walkensteiner, Guido Katol, Zenita Komad, Bernhard Wolf

2012 Field Conditions (curated by Joseph Becker)
Location

SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (US)

Date

01 September 2012 – 06 Januar 2013

Artists

Stan Allen, Tauba Auerbach, Marsha Cottrell, Thom Faulders, Peter Jellitsch, Sol LeWitt, Daniel Libeskind, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Casey Reas, Semiconductor, Lebbeus Woods

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2012 BA Kunstpreis
Location

Galerie3, Klagenfurt (AT)

Date

24 May – 16 June 2012

Artists

Laurien Bachmann, Hanakam & Schuller, Peter Jellitsch, Lavinia Lanner, Markus Leitsch, Patrick Topitschnig