The last two and a half years have proven it sufficiently: Even coping with global crises is becoming more and more a private matter. Where social and health systems are eroding, the pressure on the “self-care competencies” of each and every individual is growing. Creative, fit, independent and well prepared for the next case of emergency – this is the profile of the neoliberal subject in crisis mode.
In HIIIIIIIT, their first joint exhibition in Austria, Stefan Panhans and Andrea Winkler take a look at the different social manifestations and contexts of this neoliberal ethos of personal responsibility and private crisis and risk management. In a pointedly composed multimedia ensemble of film, photography, performance, and installation, they draw the portrait of a society for which the state of emergency has long since become the norm. HIIIIIIIT, writes exhibition curator Katharina Brandl, “reflects individual and societal notions of risk management and defensibility while asking: How do we carry out our compulsive attempts to hedge ourselves against chronic, systemic crises?”
Artists: Stefan Panhans & Andrea Winkler, with an accompanying program by Sunny Pfalzer.
Curator: Katharina Brandl
30 Sep 2022 - 26 Nov 2022
Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Herrengasse, Wien, Österreich