Ernst Logar, photograph
Curated by David LaRiviere
This exhibition aims to render visible various complex social and political manifestations that characterize the ongoing oil mining developments in Northern Alberta. In what the artist termed his research phase (2015-2016), Logar has twice camped at worker sites in the Athabasca region, participated in the "After Oil School" at the University of Alberta (Organized by Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies), as well as participated in the 2016 Banff Centre thematic residency entitled "On Energy." Throughout this undertaking Logar has set out to engage the political, economic, technological and social spaces of the sector.
Ernst Logar, born in 1965 in Klagenfurt, graduated from the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, worked for the Delfina Studio Trust London. Ernst Logar lives and works in Vienna, Austria.