Art Label FXXXXismTC
 

FXXXXismTC
Art-Label


The FXXXXismToshain / Ceeh Art-Label was founded by Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh in 2012 (Vienna, Sofia, St.Petersburg).

The collective operates under multiple brand names that change continually according to the concepts and issues they focus on (including, among others, FUCKismTC, FEMINismTC, FXXXismTC, XXXXXismTC, SUCKismTC).

It takes a critical stance toward ideologies and is a base for institutional critique activities. It defines itself as a post-socialist post activist modular perpetual motion machine, which operates both on the level of discourse and performance. At the intersection of pop-cultural semantics, art theory, activism, and contemporary art, it serves as a platform for well-planned public operations/ interventions in the form of solo actions or cooperations with international artists.

FEMINiismTC champions the semantic potential of art as a means of a condensed communication and device that compresses, stores, and disseminates information, referring beyond mere representation of images.

Tailored to venues and spaces, the interventions of FXXXXismTC made prêt-à-porter merchandising articles and installations show an aesthetics that draws on clear, reduced stylistic devices, the post-capitalist advertising methods of the spectacle as well as the artistic-political tactics of subversive affirmation.
If contemporary art at its most vital occupies the cultural borders where change takes place and it is one vehicle, by which cultural values and practice are transformed, then our Label XXXXXismTC on exactly this cultural border.

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"ART VENDETTA" VERSUS 6 th MOSCOW BIENNALE CURATOR

"A naughty guerrilla action was performed at the opening of the 6th Moscow Biennale by Russian representatives of the Austrian Art-Label FUCKism̶ Toshain / Ceeh.

The theme proclaimed by the curators of the Biennale was "HOW TO GATHER. ACTING IN A CENTRE IN A CITY IN THE HEART OF THE ISLAND OF EURASIA". On this occasion, Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh took the opportunity to deliver their personal vendetta message against the Biennale curator, and director of the Kunsthalle Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen. They presented their "ACTING IN A CENTRE IN A CITY.." in the form of an art newspaper that depicts Schafhausen as a 'poster boy' placarded around the city of Vienna. Also depicted was the documentation of an illegal guerrilla performance by Anna Ceeh and Iv Toshain that had been carried out at the Kunsthalle Wien itself. The artists themselves sprayed the FUCK̶i̶s̶m TC label logo on the exponents thus prompting a reaction from the Kunsthalle.. (rumours have been circulating that Kunsthalle Wien have recently plagiarised an exhibition-setting from the FUCK̶i̶̶s̶m TC team..).

Despite the daring action, Kunsthalle Wien removed the sprayed logos quietly and without a trace.

2000 copies of the newspaper artwork edition featuring a text by Ursula Maria Probst, were distributed to the public, and to the Artists and curators of the 6th Moscow Biennale at the opening.

The FUCKism̶ artists commented on their action in the VDNKh:
"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." – Valera Krasnagir/ FILET magazine"

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the FUCKismTC artwork


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FUCKi̶s̶m̶TC performers at the 6th Moscow Biennale, VDNKh

"...Why did Iv Toshain and Anna Ceeh devote so much space in their project "FXXXi̶s̶m̶TC РИТУАЛ" to a portrait of the present director of the Wiener Kunsthalle, Nicolous Schafhausen, within the project FXXXXismTC, plastering the city with posters of it (using unauthorised free spaces for the purpose in guerilla style) and distributing it on the occasion of an opening at the Secession, thus causing confusion between the otherwise clearly separated action and performance spaces of Viennese art institutions? (The Secession was already considering taking legal action against the Kunsthalle Wien when lv Toshain and Anna Ceeh outed as their art project what had looked like a self-promotion action of Nicolaus Schafhausen.) Their setting almost achieved iconic features on the occasion of their exhibition "Urban Diary" in the Galerie Charim (which in turn took place as a form of cooperation with the Kunsthalle project "Destination Vienna" in 2015) by including a kneeling-bench, which invited visitors to genuflect in front of the portrait of Nicolaus Schafhausen while simultaneously thus thwarting a re-branding of the heraldic eagle that forms the logo of the Kunsthalle...." Ursula Maria Probst http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/09/whats-up-with-fxxxi%CC%B6s%CC%B6mtc-by-ursula-maria-probst/


 
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Nicolaus Schafhausen with the FUCKismTC artwork
(photo Alexei Lysak. © FXXXismTC)

http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/09/art-vendetta-contra-moscow-biennale-curator/


 

ANATOMIA. Perfect Body

June 30 – August 01 2015
Center for Contemporary Arts, Minsk/ Belarus
curated by Dzina Danilovich

http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/07/fxxxxi%CC%B6s%CC%B6m%CC%B6-toshain-ceeh-at-center-for-contemporary-arts-minsk-belarus/


 

URBAN DIARY – VIENNA EXTENDED
Part of Destination Wien - Kunsthalle Wien

The performance FUCKism̶:РИТУАЛ - part of Destination Wien Extended- Kunsthalle Wien, is shown in the gallery spaces of Charim Gallery and Charim Events, as well as in the public space and is representing the bandwidth of the medium from critical to parodic and subversive approaches.

"A kneeler invites you to knee in front of the curator of Destination Vienna in 2015, but this gesture is not staged as a devout homage.

FUCKism̶ 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 FXXXism̶ in an edition of 750 pieces. This gesture is only a part of the FUCKism̶ 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." Kurt Kladler (Facebook)

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FXXXism̶: РИТУАЛ 2, Charim Events
29.04.-26.05.2015
Giveaways, Rus Club /Anna Ceeh, FUCKism̶ performance T- Shirt,
Shooting Stars / Iv Toshain
http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/04/urban-diary-vienna-extended-charim-events/


 
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FXXXism̶TC: РИТУАЛ 1, Charim Galerie
23.04.-20.06.2015
Stamp, ink, FUCKism̶ performer, posters (ed.750), church kneeler, FUCKism̶ newspaper, LCD, video „Attention Economy 2“
http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/04/urban-diary-vienna-extended-charim-wien-23-04-2015/


 
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FXXXism̶TC: РИТУАЛ in Public Space 1
23.04.-20.06.2015
Guerilla poster campaign in the City of Vienna
Posters, stamp, ink, tape, brush, wallpaper paste


 
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FXXXism̶TC: РИТУАЛ in Public Space 2 (Leopold Museum, Secession)
23.04.-20.06.2015
Giveaways campaign in the City of Vienna
Posters, performers


 
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RED, MY COLOUR IS RED. – КРАСНЫЙ, МОЙ ЦВЕТ КРАСНЫЙ
03.04.2015
Video Screening
National Center for Contemporary Arts Moscow, RU
http://www.ncca.ru/events.text?filial=2&id=2839&date=3.4.2015


 
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EUREKA
20.02-21.03.2015
Carte Blanche to KENDELL GEERS at the gallery Galerist, Istanbul/ TK, 2015
Posters, luminescent spray, strobo
http://www.fxxxx.me/2015/03/eureka-carte-blanche-to-kendell-geers/


 
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PARKFAIR TERMINARTOR
EHRENHALLE – ÄUSSERES BURGTOR, HELDENPLATZ

1010 VIENNA/AT 27.09.-10.10.2014
http://www.fxxxx.me/2014/08/parkfair-terminartor/


 
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TOSHAIN / CEEH
LAUNCHING MULTIPLE LABEL NAMES – Exhibition

Vienna Metro Underground, May 1 – 31, 2014


 
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ПРЕЙЪР
Art Project in Public Space - glow in the night poster, 2014

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FXXXXismTC: "БАЙХТЕ"
UV view and normal light view
(Interactive installation, UV invisible spray, stencils, artist slogans (by 10 artists), black curtain, UV neon, dxm controller), Charim Gallery, Sept.-Oct. 2013


 
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FXXXXismTC: "САКРИЛЕГ"
Opinion Leaders, Performance, Photo shooting at Viennafair, Oct. 2013


 
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FXXXXismTC: "САКРИЛЕГ"
at VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary, Oct. 2013


 
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FXXXXismTC: "САКРИЛЕГ"
(UV view and normal light view, Mirror, UV spray, paint and ending, artist slogans, motion detector, UV bulbs, 180x70x20cm), Hoenig Gallery, Vienna, Dec. 2013


 
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SAW I. Anna Ceeh : Iv Toshain
Exhibition view, Hoenig Gallery, Dec. 2013


 
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Manifesto, Beichtstuhl, SAW I
Hoenig Gallery, Dec. 2013


 
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"ХAЙЛИГ"
Interactive installation. (motion detector, invisible UV spray, stencil, curtain, mirror), Kunstraum am Schauplatz, May 2013


 
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FXXXXismTC: "ПРЕЙЪР"
day view and night view, March-April 2014


 
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Fan / Adam Mühl, Performance, Photo shooting at FEMINismTC: "ПРЕЙЪР"
Charim Gallery, Oct. 2013