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FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain & Ceeh at PROCESS TERMINUS, Art Encounters 2017, Romania

Process terminus starts from the premise that destruction is in itself creativity, and the performative act that implies the physical action necessary for reducing the chosen work to its zero moment is, in fact, constructive. Sandwich assumes the role of an art sanitarium and applies an ecology of ideas. Not only it encourages the destruction of things that are no longer desired, but offers space for new projects, it liberates and creates support for new concepts. Moreover, the project discusses attachment and renouncement to one's own ideas, images, objects.

“Fluxus Fire -Тотальный Огонь. Total Art Lighter 1” at Soho in Ottakring

Als Höhepunkt ihrer diskursiven Auseinandersetzung lässt das Art-label FXXXi̶s̶m̶TOSHAIN/CEEH eine Kunst-Betrieb und Ausstellungs-Strukturen kritische performative Happening-Aktion durchführen, im Rahmen welcher das Künstlerinnen-Duo ihr Kunst-Archiv öffentlich verbrennt.

VICE Creators (U.S.): Troops in Riot Gear Deliver a Hidden Message in Venice

“Our XXXXismTMC peace-forces are conceived to act everywhere and every time without being announced in advance,” they say. “The [Venice] crowd loved the piece. A lot of people commented that it was one of the best works seen at the Biennale, [and] most of them didn’t know it was guerilla and ‘illegal,’ so to speak.”

57th Biennale di Venezia: “МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE” – Guerrilla Performance

MOTA – MUSEUM ON TOUR AUSTRIA, developed as a hybrid between museum and artwork, presents “МИР – МИРУ – FRIEDE” in cooperation with the art-label XXXXi̶s̶m̶TOSHAIN/ MAKOWSKY/ CEEH (Sofia – Vienna – St. Petersburg).
The collective has set themselves the goal of sending out a message of peace to the world and has invited a number of international artists to create a slogan - among them Lawrence Weiner, Olaf Nicolai, Parastou Forouhar and Kendell Geers.

Guerilla Poster Exhibition in the public space of General Luna (Siargao, Philippines) and Hong Kong (China)

FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain/ Ceeh @ TRANSPARENT BORDERS, Centre “Red”, Moscow

The radical representation of this conflict is enhanced in the “FUCKi̶s̶m̶” manifesto by Anna Ceeh and Iv Toshain - a sincere call to reject all the different brands, tags, and autonyms and to initiate independent artistic activities outside the existing institutional rules and procedures.

Go Bomb Yourself! I Filet Magazine

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On the first day of summer, anti-war artists Toshain/ Makowsky/ Ceeh, performed their work at MOTA, ‘Museum on Tour’, Austria. Their performance was titled : МИР : МИРУ : FRIEDE and mirrored the venerable artistic culture contributed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gustav Klimt, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Falco.

Various international artists, ranging from Austria, Germany, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, USA, South Africa, and Russia were invited to present a slogan on the topic of “world peace”. Each statement was printed onto T-shirts which could only be viewed with night vision devices. We got in contact with these Viennese Austrian actionists in order to get a commentary on their project.

MOTA – MUSEUM ON TOUR AUSTRIA presents XXXXi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Makowsky / Ceeh Performance in Vienna

MOTA - Museum On Tour Austria, developed as a hybrid between museum and art work, is showing "МИР - МИРУ - FRIEDE": a performance series at the city public spaces by the art label XXXXi̶s̶m̶ TMC.
Focusing on the ongoing International crises, shifts in religious and political power as well as armed confrontations, the collective has set themselves the goal of sending out a message of peace to the world. The messages are written on T-shirts worn by soldiers and can only be seen with a night-vision device. Experience it - how the moving immaterial art space appears!

FXXXXi̶s̶m̶ TOSHAIN / CEEH at More than SHE, Dotyk, Minsk / Belarus

"Першая спроба пазнаёміць беларусаў з праектам FEMINi̶s̶m̶TC: ПРЕЙЪР скончылася трагічна. На трэці дзень постэры з выказваннямі сусветна вядомых мастакоў былі выдаленыя з выставы Anatomia (у ЦСИ на Някрасава), пасля таго, як дух клясыка сацрэалізма Міхася Савіцкага пачаў чыніць розныя тэхнічныя і псіхічныя перашкоды знаходжанню працаў у ягоным былым лаундж-руме, дзе ён любіў аддавацца медытацыі пасля кантактаў з брутальнымі беларускімі рэаліямі. Ёсць надзея, што з другой спробы наша арт-абшчэсьцьвеннасць зацэніць пасланне замежных зорак у поўным аб’ёме і ў больш спрыяльных варунках...

Varoufakis Acts – We Act

"Varoufakis, dem eine künstlerische Grandezza nie abgesprochen werden konnte, biss in seinem Vortrag heftig in die Hand, die ihn füttert und beleidigte gezielt die Veranstalter. Er erklärte die Kunst in Europa für scheintot und griff die Kuratoren an (Nicolaus Schafhausen, Bart De Baere, Defne Ayas) , die ihn nach Moskau eingeladen hatten. Die Musik, die Kunst, sogar das Theater, führte er aus, litten unter der Dominanz des Marktes. Die sich auch darin äussere, dass postmodernistische Kuratoren – wohlverstanden gesponsert aus den Taschen der Grossfinanz (der Sponsor der Biennale ist eine baltische Bank) – Ökonomen als Redner an Kunstanlässe einlüden. Also ihn."

“ART VENDETTA” VERSUS 6 th MOSCOW BIENNALE CURATOR

"Art is Personal. We made this Guerrilla Art / Vendetta Performance to question curatorial self-representations, institutional power and hierarchies; extending the established status quo of artistic concept and space."

FILET Magazine | Арт-вендетта на 6th Moscow Biennale

«Искусство – Личное. Мы сделали наш guerilla арт-вендеттa перформанс чтобы поднять вопрос о кураторской саморепрезентации, институционной власти, иерархиях и расширить художественные концепты и пространства."

What´s up with “FUCKi̶s̶m̶ TC“? – Text by Ursula Maria Probst

It looks as though Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh have always been a step ahead not only because they uncover the hegemonic structures of the art industry and its effects and analyse them but also because the appropriate curatorial practices themselves and use their arti practices to produce a public space for discourse and new audiences.

“Einträchtig zu zweit. Künstlerfreundschaften in der österreichischen Gegenwartskunst” – PARNASS 44/ 03-2015

FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain/ Ceeh- Branding:Re-branding - "Ex Direktor der Kunsthalle Wien Gerald Matt posiert vor Poster mit Kunsthallen Direktor Nicolaus Schafhausen und FXXXi̶s̶m̶ T-Shirt, 2015. / Postkarte/Sticker (ed.250),Guerilla Aktion im öffentlichen Raum -verteilt in der Schleifmühlgasse als Teil von Urban Diary-Charim Galerie, im Rahmen von Destination Wien-Kunsthalle Wien, 2015"

FXXXXi̶s̶m̶ TOSHAIN / CEEH at Center for Contemporary Arts, Minsk / Belarus

"...За скандальнасць гэтым разам адказвае аўстрыйска-расейска-баўгарскі арт-лэйбл FXXXi̶s̶m̶TC. Ягоныя завадатары Anna Ceeh і Iv Toshain абзываюць сябе post-socialist post activist modular perpetual motion machine і працуюць у сфэрах дыскурса і пэрформанса на мяжы поп-культурнай семантыкі, тэорыі мастацтва, актывізма і contemporary art. Яны крытыкуюць усе ідэалёгіі (-ізмы), прапагандуюць мультыгендарны падыход (няма мужчынскага і жаночага мастацтва, ёсць гуд арт і бэд арт) і заклікаюць вызваліць фемінізм з карсэта бінарнасцяў і супрацьпастаўленняў. У свае правакацыйныя вылазкі з арт-прасторы ў рэальнасць яны ўцягнулі Марыну Абрамовіч, VALIE EXPORT, Slava Mogutin, Olaf Nicolai ды іншых зорак сусветнага мастацтва. Наведвальнікі выставы ў Мінску змогуць безнаказана вынесці з залі газеты з маніхвестам і модным постэрам гэных арт-хуліганак і дакументацыяй іхніх бясчынстваў на вуліцах Вены і іншых мястэчак Еўропы."

FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TOSHAIN / CEEH: РИТУАЛ – URBAN DIARY – Vienna Extended – Charim Galerie Wien 23.04.-30.06.

FUCKi̶s̶m̶ Toshain / Ceeh counteract the branding concept of the Kunsthalle, as their emblem logo bears all areas of the Viennese art world, with a counter- branding: Nicolaus Schafhausen (curator and director of Kunsthalle Vienna) is stamped, or at least his portrait poster, which now bear the stamp of FXXXi̶s̶m̶ in an edition of 750 pieces. This gesture is only a part of the FXXX performative installation, questioning curatorial self-representation and power,
It refers to a change in the art field, which in the last 15 years has led to a production division of the curatorial, with their own training courses, institutionalized form, media and discussion forums.

The complex relationship between artistic and curatorial autonomy, questions of power and access to resources, as the practices of marketing and branding, which now both sides- artists and curators concern, must be renegotiated."

URBAN DIARY – Vienna Extended – Charim Events 28.04. – 23.05.15

The complex relationship between artistic and curatorial autonomy, questions of power and access to resources, as the practices of marketing and branding, which now both sides - artists and curators concern, must be renegotiated." Kurt Kladler

FXXXi̶s̶m̶ TC interview on Art Unlimited – Istanbul Turkey! EUREKA curated by Kendell Geers​ at GALERIST. Featuring FXXXi̶s̶m̶, Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh.

Our interview on Art Unlimited - Istanbul Turkey! EUREKA curated by Kendell Geers​ at GALERIST. Featuring FXXXi̶s̶m̶, Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh. A big thanks to Eda Berkmen and the fellow artists!

EUREKA Carte Blanche to KENDELL GEERS/ Galerist, Istanbul

Your mind finds inspiration as your body creates, generating works of art that are given limits by your galleries. Your work embodies the limits of your perceptions dictated by moral, spiritual, physical, economic, cultural and political constraints. In the battleground of your body expressing itself as an artist, how would you give expression to an ecstatic state of being that runs naked down the street with the words “Eureka” on your lips ?

The exhibition that I would like to invite you to be part of is conceived as a protest song in which the body is the celebrated.

ARTslant: 15 Curators to Watch in 2015

“Art and curatorship can no longer separate, shock, or polarize but is regaining its subversive power to undermine, destroy, and revolutionize from within.”

FANS – SELFIES

Vienna - Vilnius - Zurich - Moscow - Minsk

PARKFAIR TERMINARTOR

XXXXi̶s̶m̶TC has been invited by the avantgarde art fair PARKFAIR to develop togheter a radical concept and site specific installation that is tailored to this years specific exhibition space - the Hall of Honor (Ehrenhalle) inside the Outer Castle Gate (Äußeres Burgtor) at Vienna’s Heldenplatz.

The guerrilla art performance video, “Attention Economy 2″, a public statement addressed to Kunsthalle Wien, was removed by YouTube on 20th of June ´14, after three weeks online and 5895 views!

The guerrilla art performance video, “Attention Economy 2″, a public statement addressed to Kunsthalle Wien, was removed by YouTube on 20th of June ´14, after three weeks online and 5895 views!

Our guerrilla art performance video “Attention Economy 2" was removed by YouTube! This not about art anymore, it is about freedom of speech.

Wake up!