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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Johanna KANDL | Stoff + Anna WITT | Unboxing the Future

24/10/201921/12/2019

Christine König Galerie

Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Wien

Stoff kann vieles bedeuten: Zum einen das textile Material, aus dem Kleidung, Tischdecken, Vorhänge und ähnliches hergestellt wird. Zum anderen eine haptische Gegenständlichkeit, die man erfassen kann oder als Inhalt einer narrativen Struktur, die man zu begreifen versucht. Wenn eine Ausstellung “Stoff” heißt, dann darf der Betrachter davon ausgehen, dass die Künstlerin auf der Klaviatur der Ambivalenzen spielt. Es gibt bei Johanna Kandl in dieser Ausstellung eine Arbeit, die den Begriff wörtlich nimmt und verschiedenfarbige, in Falten geworfene Tücher in einem Stoffgeschäft zeigt.

Doch im Wesentlichen geht es sowohl bei Kandl wie auch bei der Film- und Videokünstlerin Anna Witt um den Stoff, aus dem die Leiden sind. Und zwar ganz konkret jene Leiden, die eine globalisierte und prekarisierte Arbeitswelt mit sich bringt. In den Werken wird mit den jeweils eigenen Gestaltungsmitteln eine politische Agenda künstlerisch aufgeworfen, die sich für jene interessiert, die nicht zählen. Oder wie es Aristoteles einmal formuliert hat: Die “Anteil haben an nichts.”

Johanna KANDL | Stoff + Anna WITT | Unboxing the Future, Christine König Galerie, Wien 2019 © Foto: Philipp Friedrich

Guided Tours

Clandestine Arcadia 2

Vooria Aria

00:00

Galerie Kandlhofer

In dieser Video Lecture schildern Aigners vier Kinder aus jeweils individueller Perspektive, wie sie ihre Kindheit und Jugend mit einer kunstschaffenden Mutter erlebt haben. „Die Frage ist nicht, wie man es schafft, zugleich Künstlerin und Mutter zu sein, sondern vielmehr, wie die Kinder mein Kunstschaffen in Bezug auf ihre eigene Existenz erleben.“ Im anschließenden Gespräch mit Museumsdirektorin Johanna Schwanberg wird Uli Aigner die komplexe Thematik aus ihrer Sicht beleuchten.

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

Light my Fire

PFERD - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

16/11/201922/11/2019

Besuch nach telefonischer Absprache + 43 678 12 15 297

PFERD Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Medwedgasse 3, 1110 Wien

Once valuable and uncontrollable, we have now tamed the fire, can ignite it at any time with small aids. Nevertheless, there is always a spark of danger that is beyond our control. So it is not surprising that fire stands for very different states and emotions. 

The works on display are as multiform and ambivalent as fire itself. They oscillate between danger and cosiness, passion and devotion. Others point to the community-building quality of fire, or make use of its renewing function, play with its processuality and temporality. 

© Angelika Wischermann

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

THRESHOLD

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

14/11/201912/12/2019

Polnisches Institut Wien

Am Gestade 7, 1010 Wien

Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s prints explore the phenomenon of boundaries. Through the eyes of a drifter/follower and the person being followed, the project examines the notion of borders as boundaries: between private and public, as separations and as the outer layers of ourselves.

 

Curtain I The curtain covering the window of a hotel room is a border between a semi-private space and an unknown city; a marcation line that seperates the outsider from the life in the foreign location.

 

In Curtain II, a theatre curtain, captured from backstage, reveals traces of the performers on the stage floor and acts as a threshold that seperates performance and reality, presence and absence, concealment and disclosure.

 

Door I symbolises a threshold, a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.

 

A cooperation of Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

 

„Door I“: Eine Schwelle: Raum des Übertritts vom Vertrauten ins Unbekannte.

Eine Kooperation von Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 und TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien.

Exhibitions

particle – an interactive immersive text-sound installation

30/10/201919/10/2019

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

“particle” is an interactive dynamic sound-text installation in which visitors control the visual and acoustic events through their voices. Everything reacts to ecerything: the sound influences the image and the image the sound.

Visitors can playfully experiment and use the pitch, sound quality and volume of their voices to control the complex behaviour of the acoustic letters.

Artist: Jörg Piringer

Sehsaal

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Otto Muehl. Works 1955–2013

05/05/201922/11/2019

Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum

Schleifmühlgasse 6, 1040 Wien

The complete works of Otto Muehl embrace more than six decades of creativity in which a highly diverse and complex oeuvre has emerged. The exhibition focuses on a number of key subjects and work series within the artist’s oeuvre. Programmatic works from the 1960s or before document his transition from informal sculpture and gestural painting to event-based art and the development of Viennese Actionism. After founding a commune in the early 1970s, Muehl used pictorial and cinematic means to address the role and fetishization of the artist in view of capitalist values. His abstract works from the 1980s were an advancement of the material and structural studies from the 1960s. During his imprisonment between 1991 and 1998 he produced numerous works on paper dealing with his confinement. The exhibition is the first of its kind to feature works that Muehl created in spite of suffering from Parkinson’s disease in his radical late creative period between 2000 and 2013.

 

SAMMLUNG FRIEDRICHSHOF, Ausstellungshalle von Adolf Krischanitz, Foto: Lukas Roth, © Sammlung Friedrichshof

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Michaela Putz. Gloom of Mnemosyne

25/10/201915/11/2019

Bildraum 01

Michaela Putz, memory image 11, 2019 © Bildrecht Wien, 2019

Exhibitions

Mahroum / Ausgeschlossen

Soli Kiani

15/11/201913/12/2019

09:00—17:00

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Soli Kiani weaves her photographs, installations and paintings into a conceptual oeuvre that focuses on the role of women in society. The Iranian artist grew up in a society that, after the revolution of 1979, introduced radical gender segregation in the public sphere and in which women are forbidden to do many things we take for granted. The tension between the artist’s growing up in an isolated, strictly religious and patriarchal society and her current lifestyle in Vienna shapes Soli Kiani’s identity and has a decisive influence on her art. Fabric repeatedly becomes the central theme, whether painted in her pictures or as three-dimensional drapery: “Clothing, fabrics and fashion have played a rather dominant role in my life. Fabric was not only clothing – it was, at the same time, a protective coat, and also a prison of my identity,” says Kiani.

Strabag kunstforum

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

15/11/201907/12/2019

11:00—15:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Clemens Wolf: Line Drawings

15/11/2019

12:00—18:00

Collectors Agenda

Franz-Josefs-Kai 3/16, 1010 Wien

The artist Clemens Wolf (*1981), who lives and works in Vienna, describes himself as an advocate of sensuality. He is particularly interested in the process of transformation, of turning something trivial into a sensual object. In the production process, “controlled coincidence” plays a decisive role. Clemens Wolf has learned to let things happen. The “Line Drawings” series, exhibited for the first time, is exemplary for his approach to the medium of drawing. Parachute lines dipped in epoxy resin and thrown onto a sheet of paper solidify in the formation in which they strike the paper. Coloured epoxy resin splashes cover the surface. The gesture of the hand that directs the falling cords becomes palpable and visible – it refers directly to the drawing, which is considered all the more “ingenious” the more “thrown down” and unconstrained it is. The parachute line turns into a line and, on the sheet of paper, into a drawing. In this, the artist follows his idea of freezing irreproducible moments.

Exhibitions

the storm is blowing from paradise

06/11/201921/12/2019

13:00—18:00

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Wien

Strictly speaking, the eyes don’t do the seeing. It is the brain that creates a picture. Does the world really exist as we see it, or is it only a product of our perceptual make-up? It seems that nowadays technology, the eye of the camera, has become our external receptor. Modes of perceptions have been replaced by technical parameters. We live in a world where only “one percent” of what is happening becomes visible, the rest remains in the dark. But darkness also provides rest, allows us to relax and rejuvenate. Even though we are seeing only part of the picture, we realize that there is more to it. The world we have created and became accustomed to is loosing its grip, and our paradise no longer protects us. (Ewa Zasada)

“the storm is blowing from paradise”, an exhibition project curated by Pawel Mendrek and Ewa Zasada, presents works of international artists who address the possibilities and limits of perception in the postfactual era. 

Dave Beech (UK)

Martyna Czech (PL)

Benjamin Fitton (UK)

Magdalena Hueckel (PL)

Martin Newth (UK)

Patryk Nilsen (S)

Libor Novotny (CZ)

© Martin Newth, Cedarrest, from 8 hours cycle, photography, courtesy of the artist

Exhibitions

SPANNUNG! / TENSION!

09/11/201923/11/2019

14:00—18:00

Medienwerkstatt

Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien

At the invitation of Medienwerkstatt Wien, the artists’ group B.A.D. (Basisgruppe angemessener Dilettantismus) is showing a selection of digital media works ranging from sound objects to installations and VR.

B.A.D. is a group of emerging artists based in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an art collective in 2017, B.A.D. brings together international artists who share an interest in interdisciplinary discourse and a love for digital art. 

“As artists, it is our aim to challenge ourselves and explore new and different perspectives in each creative process, collaboratively embracing our diversity in culture, experience and expertise in multiple fields.” (B.A.D.)

Sebastian Birkhoven, Cagdas Cecen, Laurus Edelbacher, Magdalena Marie Friedl, Severin Gombocz, Azalea Ortega, Ruth Zimmermann, Robert Gruber

Medienwerkstatt

Exhibitions

Dissolution as Solution

15/11/2019

14:00—17:00

Galerie Die Schöne

Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Wien

“Dissolution as Solution” is a collaboration that started at Gallery Riga in Copenhagen and now finds its continuation at the Viennese gallery Die Schöne. Six artists show a variety of artworks, ranging from drawings and three-dimensional objects to paintings and photography. The artists find common ground in the creative process of „dissolution“, while exploring it through different approaches to material and artistic content.

On the last day of the exhibition the artists will present an exclusive artist-talk-performance „the moment of truth“.

 

Eva Eichinger (AT)

Christian Guldager (DK)

Julia Gutweniger (IT/AT)

Tina Hainschwang (AT)

Sara Mesquita (PT)

Clair Verhelpen (BE)

Galerie Die Schöne

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Talks

Between suffering, escapism and complicity. Artists under National Socialism

Panel discussion in the frame of the exhibition “German Expressionism”

15/11/2019

16:00

Leopold Museum | Auditorium

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Emil Nolde holds a special place among the Expressionist artists defamed under National Socialism as “degenerate.” Although his painting was vehemently rejected by Adolf Hitler, Nolde was an anti-Semite and member of the Nazi party who did not give up hope of winning the dictator’s favor until Nazi Germany was defeated. The post-war legend of his “unpainted pictures” – a legend the artist himself played a decisive role in creating – was, like other aspects of his work before and after 1945, only recently subjected to a comprehensive analysis. Christian Ring, director of the Ada and Emil Nolde Foundation Seebüll, speaks on the findings of his research. Galerist Michael Beck explores how current knowledge about the artist affects the art market. Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, professor at the Vienna University of Technology, discusses the role of some Austrian artists in National Socialism.

Registration is required: E anmeldung@leopoldmuseum.org

 

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Guided Tours

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

15/11/2019

17:00

Registration required: www.belvedere.at/programm

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė – Synthetic Pleasure

15/11/201919/12/2019

17:00—22:00

VENT gallery

Lange Gasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskait blend theories of biology and technology and are concerned with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials such as latex and neoprene. She compares these processes with the biological „production“ of human skin. The artist supplements her studies with topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body” in the age of digitalization and the constraints of self-optimization. Techniques such as biohacking or robotization are not only considered from the point of view of the loss of humanity, but are also understood as a possibility to liberate man from his biological immediacy.

In these thoughts, the artist integrates leitmotifs from psychoanalysis and philosophy. Her works refer to theories of Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofeminism by Helen Hester and Laboria Cuboniks as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

 

vent gallery

Talks

Fabian Knieriem, curator Westlicht, in conversation with Michaela Putz

15/11/2019

18:00

within the framework of the exhibition “MICHAELA PUTZ | Gloom of Mnemosyne”

Bildraum 01

Mnemosyne, das ist in der griechischen Mythologie die Göttin der Erinnerung. Aber auch ein Fluss der Unterwelt trägt diesen Namen: Wer sein Wasser trinkt, soll nach antiker Vorstellung die Leerstellen des Gedächtnisses fluten und bereits Vergessenes wieder ins Bewusstsein spülen. In der Ausstellung Gloom of Mnemosyne im Bildraum 01 zeigt Michaela Putz den menschlichen Versuch einer Neuaneignung zur Speicherung von Erinnerung auf: Die Künstlerin widmet ihre Arbeit der digitalen Welt der Bilder, die im unaufhaltsamen Strom der Cloud fließen – und bei Bedarf unsere Gedächtnislücken schließen sollen. Putz erkundet die visuellen Zwischenformen und Unschärfen. Sie widmet sich der Nicht-Fassbarkeit des Erinnerns, die uns Erlebnisse im Nachhinein neu interpretieren lässt und wirft einen Blick darauf, was die rohe Flut der Daten im Zusammenwirken mit der Unschärfe des menschlichen Gedächtnisses zu tun haben kann.

Die Basis roher Daten unterscheidet sich in ihrer Qualität grundlegend zu den emotional gefärbten menschlichen Erinnerungen. Michaela Putz greift in ihrer Arbeit die Auswirkungen auf eine Gesellschaft auf, die sich mit relevanten Fragen zur fortschreitenden Kommunikationstechnologie auseinandersetzen muss, die in Verbindung steht mit dem Selbstbild und der Wahrnehmung auf unsere Umwelt. Für ihr aktuelles Projekt zieht Putz Bilder aus ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit heran, die sie auf diversen Computern und Festplatten gespeichert hat. Im Prozess ihrer Arbeit werden diese Fotografien mehrmals abgerufen, durchlaufen verschiedene Medien, werden abfotografiert, werden wieder neu eingespielt und auf unterschiedlichen Medienträgern wieder neu gespeichert. Dieser Vorgang wird in Loops wiederholt wobei die Bilder unschärfer und ungenauer werden – versehen mit Fingerabdrücken und Staubresten ergeben sich immer wieder leichte Abwandlungen der ursprünglichen Abbildung. Erinnerungsbilder entstehen, überlagert von den Spuren der Zeit und verfremdet durch technologische Eingriffe. Nur mehr bruchstückhaft vorhanden driften Erinnerungen wiederum ins Vergessen und scheinen so dem Menschlichen näher.

Michaela Putz, memory image 11, 2019 © Bildrecht Wien, 2019

Performances

Dark Revolutions – the que_ring drama project, Vol. 2

15/11/201922/11/2019

19:00

Performance series / World premiere 

THU,14 NOV / FRI, 15 NOV / SAT, 16 NOV / TUE, 19 NOV / WED, 20 NOV / THU, 21 NOV / FRI, 22 NOV / SAT, 23 NOV 2019 

19:00 

in German and English

Tickets: brut-wien.at

 

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

In the second part of the performance series, the que_ring drama project undertakes an episodic journey through time into the depths of drama and film history. In keeping with VAW’s motto “Making Truth”, performance artists, political activists, and theorists examine iconic moments of theatre and film history through the lense of queer and decolonial approaches and introduce personal perspectives. Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe deals with Jeanne d’Arc, Naomi Rincon Gallardo and Sabine Marte with spirits of revolution, and a performance collective of the Academy of Fine Arts with queer vampires. A video essay by Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski and Masha Godovannaya brings all three performances together, raising questions about the Western gaze and cultural canon.

For the two-year que_ring drama project an international team has joined forces, the Viennese performance artist and activist Gin Müller was responsible for the overall concept.

By and with: Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, Sabine Marte, Alexandru Cosarca, Selina Stritzel, Danielle Pamp, Anne Arzberger, Manuel Eggenweber, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Masha Godovannaya, and others 

Concept / Dramaturgy: Gin Müller Dramaturgy: Radostina Patulova

Openings

True Blue

Metropolitain Art Club

15/11/2019

19:00

BULB Community

Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse 19, 1020 Wien

“True Blue”, real melancholy, is the title of the exhibition in which Mario Nubauer and Clemens Wolf present their works. Here, blue stands not only for a colour but for the feelings associated with it: melancholy and sadness. While Wolf experiments and plays around with the colour, and translates blue directly into his works, in Nubauer’s works, the melancholy is tangible but represented in another way. Gentle shades of colour, overlayed with elongated objects, guide the viewer into hidden worlds of the soul – beauty and attention to detail become apparent.

Edelgard Gerngross, Cyril Helnwein, Olivier Hölzl, Mario Nubauer , Gert Resinger, Anny Wass, Erwin Wurm

Performances

Fake Reports „culture connected“–Performance

Volkskundemuseum

15/11/2019

19:00

Please register: kunstvermittlung@volkskundemuseum.at

Volkskundemuseum

Laudongasse 15–19, 1080 Wien

A president who tweets. A beer merchant who doesn’t want to distance himself from the sexist hate posting that was launched via his Facebook account. The face of a movie star that ends up in a porn movie by deep fake. What “news” can we still trust today?

“fake reports” by Kathrin Röggla, created after the attacks of vo, serves as the starting point for a theatre project with students at the Volkskunde Museum.

The young actors are invited to play around with the text and relate it to their own experiences as “digital natives”. News and information found on the Internet are examined in relation to Kathrin Rögglas’ text and, through improvisations and performative explorations, adapted into a scenic composition for the museum. The result is a station drama in search of the ability to distinguish facts from opinions, shock rhetoric, and fake news, that allows us to decide what outrage we should, indeed must, join politically.

Actors: 7CT: Mohammed Ahmed, Marie Luise Ivanitsch, Njomsa Kastrati, Zlata Kuzmenko, Timo Buchhaus, David Pöltl, Laili Nour, Maya-Rose Schubert; 7CV: Noa-Leon Rösch; 7M: Jacky Curta, Livia Cihal, Zoe Schachinger, Katharina Strobel; 7DH: Awa Okouangui; 7EH: Jan Ortbauer; Music: Katharina Strobel 

Volkskundemuseum Wien: Fake Reports. Culture Conntected Performance. SchülerInnen der 7. Klassen des BRG/BORG II (16. - 24.5.2019, Generalprobe) https://www.volkskundemuseum.at/performance_fakereports_1 | Foto: eSeL

Openings

Light my Fire

PFERD - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

15/11/2019

19:00—22:00

PFERD Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Medwedgasse 3, 1110 Wien

Once valuable and uncontrollable, we have now tamed the fire, can ignite it at any time with small aids. Nevertheless, there is always a spark of danger that is beyond our control. So it is not surprising that fire stands for very different states and emotions. 

The works on display are as multiform and ambivalent as fire itself. They oscillate between danger and cosiness, passion and devotion. Others point to the community-building quality of fire, or make use of its renewing function, play with its processuality and temporality. 

Participating artists:
Stefan Klampfer, Matthias Krinzinger, Christiane Lieungh, Katharina Mayer, Andrea Morein, Andreas Müller, Susanne Nothdurft, Wendelin Pressl, Leander Schönweger, Angelika Wischermann 

16–22 NOV 2019
Opening: 15 NOV, 19:00
Opening hours:
17 + 20 NOV 16:00–19:00
15, 20 + 22 NOV 19:00–22:00
or by appointment +43 678 12 15 297

© Angelika Wischermann

Openings

Forms Larger and Bolder: EVA HESSE DRAWINGS

From the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College


15/10/2019

19:00

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Crazy like machine forms larger and bolder” – this is how Eva Hesse described a group of recently completed drawings in a 1965 letter to artist colleague Sol LeWitt. The idea of “risky forms” could be applied to an entire range of the artist’s works, now the subject of its own show at mumok. The exhibition features a selection of works on paper from the extensive holdings of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio, which also houses Hesse’s archive. From early figurative studies to abstract-expressionist “scribbles” and suggestively erotic diagrams to sketches for sculptures, this representative cross-section shows the singular role that drawing played in Hesse’s artistic practice.

The exhibition was initiated by The Estate of Eva Hesse and Hauser & Wirth in collaboration with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.

Openings

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

15/11/2019

19:00

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Openings

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

15/11/2019

19:00

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order of the white cube and takes up the new way of thinking in fragments and montages.

Openings

ada is … lacking truth

15/11/2019

19:00

artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

Arists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol, and others

ada

Exhibitions

knockknock

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

15/11/201914/12/2019

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

 

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Exhibitions

Serielll

30/10/201915/01/2020

zs Galerie

Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

The aesthetics of serial art are based on the repetition and structuring of an identical or modified motif. The individual elements are connected to each other by pictorial codes to form a work or a group of works.

Tonneke Sengers employs identical geometrical forms to compose sculptural-constructive reliefs. Each work constitutes a finished serial work and is at the same time part of a superordinate concept.

Thomas Koch arranges his varying abstractions in cross-elemental quadratic grids – for multi-faceted voyages of discovery from a bird’s eye view.

For Alex Klein, the serial evolves from the development of an overarching cycle of works. This free interpretation of the serial documents the changes in the creative process: an exploration of possibilities, a breaking down of boundaries within the framework of a theme.

Marie-France Goerens uses the serial in conceptual work to sharpen our perception and to differentiate and specify evaluations: a process between order and obsession.

Roland Goeschl (1932–2016) has celebrated serial repetition in both three- and two-dimensional form: column formations arise from diagonally twisted identical cuboids; drawings with illusions of spatial movement through a continuous variation of the defining pictorial form.

 

Participating artists:

Marie-France Goerens

Roland Goeschl

Alex Klein

Thomas Koch

Tonneke Sengers

zsart Koch OT 2016 © Thomas Koch, courtesy zs art galerie

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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/201922/11/2019

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

ada is … lacking truth

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artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

 

Artists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol u. a.

ada

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

particle – an interactive immersive text-sound installation

30/10/201919/10/2019

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

“particle” is an interactive dynamic sound-text installation in which visitors control the visual and acoustic events through their voices. Everything reacts to ecerything: the sound influences the image and the image the sound.

Visitors can playfully experiment and use the pitch, sound quality and volume of their voices to control the complex behaviour of the acoustic letters.

Artist: Jörg Piringer

Sehsaal

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Open Studio Days

Curator Angela Stief in conversation with Lois Renner

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

10:00—11:00

Lois Renner

Schönbrunner Straße 125, 1050 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Lois Renner, Heliogabalus © Lois Renner

Talks

Hana Usui: BEI UNS / IN OUR HOME

WOP WORKS ON PAPER

16/11/2019

11:00

WOP WORKS ON PAPER

Burggasse 69 (Eingang Hermanngasse), 1070 Wien

Since 2014, Hana Usui’s work (*1974, Tokyo) has focused on political and social issues. In her exhibition “BEI UNS” she addresses the discrimination against non-Japanese in contemporary Japanese society.

Hana Usui has studied art history at Waseda University, as well as calligraphy. Since 2011 she is based mainly in Vienna. In her abstract paintings, she overlays wash drawings or black-and-white photographs with white and black oil paint. Her works can be found in numerous museum collections, such as Albertina, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.  

WOP Works on Paper

Open Studio Days

Curator Martha Kirszenbaum in conversation with John & Joy Gerrard

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

11:30—12:30

John Gerrard

Loquaiplatz 3/1, 1060 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Loquaiplatz 3/1

Exhibitions

Clemens Wolf: Line Drawings

15/11/2019

12:00—18:00

Collectors Agenda

Franz-Josefs-Kai 3/16, 1010 Wien

The artist Clemens Wolf (*1981), who lives and works in Vienna, describes himself as an advocate of sensuality. He is particularly interested in the process of transformation, of turning something trivial into a sensual object. In the production process, “controlled coincidence” plays a decisive role. Clemens Wolf has learned to let things happen. The “Line Drawings” series, exhibited for the first time, is exemplary for his approach to the medium of drawing. Parachute lines dipped in epoxy resin and thrown onto a sheet of paper solidify in the formation in which they strike the paper. Coloured epoxy resin splashes cover the surface. The gesture of the hand that directs the falling cords becomes palpable and visible – it refers directly to the drawing, which is considered all the more “ingenious” the more “thrown down” and unconstrained it is. The parachute line turns into a line and, on the sheet of paper, into a drawing. In this, the artist follows his idea of freezing irreproducible moments.

Guided Tours

Guided Tour of Q21 Artists-in-Residence Studios

with Lisa Moravec

16/11/2019

12:00—15:00

Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien

Treffpunkt: MQ Hof 7 (Staatsratshof), Eingang Volkstheater

Artist-in-residence programs are a great opportunity for international curators, artists and theorists to network and exchange views with actors of the local art scene. This makes them an important link between the Viennese and international art scenes. Guided tours of artist-in-residence studios provide a deep insight into a wide range of workshops with completely different artistic focuses.

Special Events

Meet the Gallerist

15/11/2019

12:00—15:00

Vienna’s galleries feature both established and new contemporary art. Seize the opportunity to gain inside knowledge in one-on-one conversations!

 

Galerie VundV, Bauernmarkt 19, 1010 Wien

Galerie Krobath, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Wien

Galerie Crone, Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Wien

Galerie Straihammer & Seidenschwann, Grünangergasse 8, 1010 Wien

Galerie Ruberl, Himmelpfortgasse 11, 1010 Wien

Galerie Slavik, Himmelpfortgasse 17, 1010 Wien

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

Galerie Krinzinger, Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Wien

Galerie Feichtner, Seilerstätte 19, 1010 Wien

Galerie Hartinger, Spiegelgasse 21, 1010 Wien

Studio Elisabeth Habig, 1., Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Praterstraße 13/1/2, 1020 Wien

Christine König Galerie, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Wien

galerie michaela stock, 4., Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

Galerie Jünger, Paniglgasse 17A, 1040 Wien

KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Margaretenstraße 5, 1040 Wien

Galerie Reinthaler, Gumpendorfer Straße 53, 1060 Wien

Galerie Lindner, Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

zs art galerie, Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

Anzenberger Gallery, Absbergasse 27, 1100 Wien

Die Wiener Galerien für zeitgenössische Kunst zeigen sowohl etablierte Positionen als auch Neuentdeckungen. Das persönliche Gespräch vermittelt exklusives Insiderwissen.

 

Galerie VundV, Bauernmarkt 19, 1010 Wien

Galerie Krobath, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Wien

Galerie Crone, Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Wien

Galerie Straihammer & Seidenschwann, Grünangergasse 8, 1010 Wien

Galerie Ruberl, Himmelpfortgasse 11, 1010 Wien

Galerie Slavik, Himmelpfortgasse 17, 1010 Wien

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

Galerie Krinzinger, Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Wien

Galerie Hartinger, Spiegelgasse 21, 1010 Wien

Studio Elisabeth Habig, 1., Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Praterstraße 13/1/2, 1020 Wien

Christine König Galerie, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Wien

galerie michaela stock, 4., Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

Galerie Jünger, Paniglgasse 17A, 1040 Wien

KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Margaretenstraße 5, 1040 Wien

Galerie Reinthaler, Gumpendorfer Straße 53, 1060 Wien

Galerie Lindner, Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

zs art galerie, Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

Anzenberger Gallery, Absbergasse 27, 1100 Wien

Special Events

HOUSE books: Open Room/Table

On the artistic reality of work in the medium of comics and narrative drawing

HOUSE books is holding an Open Room and an “Open Table,” including publication tables and displays with works by artists active in the areas of comics and narrative drawing. Some of the artists will be present for discussions and will use the get-together as an opportunity for networking. 
The Open Room will focus on the comic genre and a number of related topics including its limiting nature, forms of publication, publishing structures, networks, their limitations and developments through collaboration, and the amount of dialogue-oriented criticism needed for the further development of comic content. What fuels or energizes cooperation in this area, what impedes it? How do these conditions affect local comic art work?
These questions are explored further in a HOUSE books reader.

In cooperation with Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Performances

Satellite

16/11/2019

13:00

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Together with the Berlin artist Julia Benz, Galerie Gerald Hartinger presents the performance “Satellite”. The darkened basement offers visitors the opportunity to become part of the room, and one with the room at the same time. In order to influence the visitors as little as possible, they are asked to orient themselves exclusively by means of the “floating” fluorescent art works and sounds in the room, and to focus on their own sensations. Inspired by outer space, Benz creates an open space in which man moves as a satellite in the interplay of inner and outer truth. A live sound will accompany the visitors through the atmospheres into space. The artist will be present.

 

“MAKING TRUTH is the inner autopilot that kicks in when disorientation begins.” (Julia Benz)

Galerie Hartinger

Guided Tours

departure tour

Vienna Business Agency

16/11/2019

13:30

Registration is required: E departure@wirtschaftsagentur.at 


Studio Vlay Streeruwitz ZT GmbH

Mariahilfer Straße 93/1/14, 1060 Wien

The Vienna Business Agency presents a selection of companies involved in the construction and generation – but also the deconstruction – of truths. Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör (departure, Vienna Business Agency’s creative center) will join the tour.

Studio Vlay Streeruwitz work in the dynamic field of urbanism, research and architecture. Their interior architecture and large-scale urban planning projects focus on the construction of the surrounding space.

Polycular is an interactive design lab. Its EscapeFake project transforms any room into an augmented reality escape room.

Indicam’s digital film recording systems and cameras create new realities. They also enable different perspectives on truths in the areas of virtual reality and multimedia.

For Sebastian Leitinge at Glein studio, the truth about products begins with the choice of material. His designs are produced in a process that remains transparent from start to finish.


Registration is required: E departure@wirtschaftsagentur.at

Produktion Desert Boot Kroatien © Sebastian Leitinger

Open Studio Days

Friedrich von Borries, architect and curator, in conversation with Anna Jermolaewa

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

13:00—14:00

Anna Jermolaewa

Gumpendorfer Straße 50/8, 1060 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

The Penultimate, Installation (Carnations, roses, orange tree, cedar, tulips, bluets, saffron crocuses, jasmine, lotus), 2017 © Raimo Rudi Rumpler

Guided Tours

Stone Telling Curator’s Tour

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

16/11/2019

14:00

in german

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

Herrengasse 13, 1010 Wien

Feminist science fiction literature is on everyone’s radar: authors such as Ursula K. Le Guin and Octavia Butler are in vogue. But why now? When it becomes uncertain how people will be able to survive on the much-cited “destroyed planet” and machines are supposed to more or less replace us in the near future, visions of the future are called for that break with traditional patterns of thought and experience. The exhibition at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich examines the reception of feminist Sci-Fi in contemporary art. A guided tour through the exhibition with curators Daniela Hahn and Andrea Lehsiak will take you on an archaeological journey into the future.

Netaly Aylon, Gillian Dykeman, Isolde Maria Joham, Zsófia Keresztes, Hanna Mattes, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, Marianne Vlaschits

Kunstraum Niederösterreich

Exhibitions

SPANNUNG! / TENSION!

09/11/201923/11/2019

14:00—18:00

Medienwerkstatt

Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien

At the invitation of Medienwerkstatt Wien, the artists’ group B.A.D. (Basisgruppe angemessener Dilettantismus) is showing a selection of digital media works ranging from sound objects to installations and VR.

B.A.D. is a group of emerging artists based in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an art collective in 2017, B.A.D. brings together international artists who share an interest in interdisciplinary discourse and a love for digital art. 

“As artists, it is our aim to challenge ourselves and explore new and different perspectives in each creative process, collaboratively embracing our diversity in culture, experience and expertise in multiple fields.” (B.A.D.)

Sebastian Birkhoven, Cagdas Cecen, Laurus Edelbacher, Magdalena Marie Friedl, Severin Gombocz, Azalea Ortega, Ruth Zimmermann, Robert Gruber

Medienwerkstatt

Open Studio Days

Curator Bar Yerushalmi in conversation with Bernhard Cella

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

14:30—15:30

Bernhard Cella

Luftbadgasse 16, 1060 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Atelier Bernhard Cella, Foto: Wolfgang Cella

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Special Events

Open House

creative cluster

16/11/2019

15:00—22:00

creative cluster

Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10, 1050 Wien

Since August 2019, creative cluster has been operating a second location in a former school of the City of Vienna in the 5th district. Here, approximately 60 artists from the fields of painting, photography, media art, installation, performance, design, graphics, illustration, goldsmithing, stage design, music, furniture design, and architecture work together on 1,700 m2.

 

Visitors are invited to stroll through the former classrooms, and look over the artists’ shoulders.

Drinks & music

 

©claudio_farkasch

Highlights

Grand Truth Studiotour

with Gerald Straub

16/11/2019

15:00—18:00

Stephanie Winter & Salon Hybrid Society of Supa O

Treffpunkt: Castellezgasse 17/2, 1020 Wien

The artist Gerald Straub leads to selected studios of the Open Studio Days.

The Open Studio Days offer a unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of artistic creation, to get a taste of the studio atmosphere and to talk to artists. Around 150 artists will keep their studios open for visitors between 15:00 and 18:00 on the weekend of 16 and 17 November: Stefanie Winter – Salon Hybrid, Peter Fritzenwallner, Thomas Grill, Till Bovermann, Almut Schilling, Borjana Ventzislavova, Wochenklausur, Tone Fink, Anne Glassner – Future Studio

The Future Studio

Talks

Clouds and other truths – Meet the Gallerist

flux 23

16/11/201916/11/2019

16:00—19:00

flux 23

Taborstraße 51/3, 1020 Wien

Talk with Lena Freimüller on the topic of alliances in the art scene, exchanges in cultural work, and centre and periphery. In the context of the exhibition “clouds and other truths”.

David Mase, UNOs – Theresa Schütz & Rainer Steuer, Andrea Börner & Cyklus, Anne Glassner, Alfred Lenz 

Talks

Artist Talk with Kathrin Stumreich

Medienwerkstatt

16/11/2019

16:00

Medienwerkstatt

Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien

Kathrin Stumreich works transdisciplinarily in the formats sound art, sound performance and installation. In 2018 she was awarded the European Soundart Award and the Marianne.von.Willemer Prize for Digital Media of the City of Linz. In her talk, she will focuson her current field of artistic research.

In connection with the exhibition SPANNUNG! / TENSION!

At the invitation of Medienwerkstatt Wien, the artists’ group B.A.D. (Basisgruppe angemessener Dilettantismus) is showing a selection of digital media works ranging from sound objects to installations and VR.

B.A.D. is a group of emerging artists based in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an art collective in 2017, B.A.D. brings together international artists who share an interest in interdisciplinary discourse and a love for digital art. 

“As artists, it is our aim to challenge ourselves and explore new and different perspectives in each creative process, collaboratively embracing our diversity in culture, experience and expertise in multiple fields.” (B.A.D.)

9. NOV 2019–23. NOV 2019, Fr, Sa, Mo 14:00–18:00 Uhr

 

Openings

It’s True–It’s GUNafa&It’s Immersive

STATION ROSE

16/11/2019

16:00—21:00

driendl*architects’sottofondo entre – raum für experimentelle bildtheorie

Mariahilfer Straße 9, 1060 Wien

It’s true – the way leads to Gunafa Land. When artist Elisa Rose & composer Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE/STR in 1988 at Margaretenstraße 26, they turned the 4th district into an art hotspot. Their opening statement “The outcome of this story takes place everywhere” turned out to be prophetic and became an objective truth through the digitalization of the world. Over the past 30+ years the artists have produced a truly immense body of digital work. 

The digital early works of STR were transferred this year from early computer systems to current ones. They now live in the digital archive of STATION ROSE 1988–2019, ready to go. Now, STR sets out to travel between three digital decades – what emerges is an immersive installation, an environment created from digital and real worlds, in short: Gunafa Land.

Augmented Reality App by Artivive.

© Station Rose

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Open Studio Days

Art critic Emily McDermott in conversation with Klaus Pichler

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

16:00—17:00

Klaus Pichler

Ziegelofengasse 29, Innenhof, 1060 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

'Einhörner', Visualisierung einer beliebten Kategorie esoterischer Illustrationen: Fabeltiere, Krafttiere, mystische Wesen, Erscheinungen etc. Stockfotos, digitale Collage, Digitale Fotografie, Inkjet Print, 70x100cm, 2016 © Klaus Pichler

Openings

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/2019

17:00

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Performances

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

dress(ing)

16/11/2019

17:00

Performance: dress(ing)

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Lobkowitzplatz 3, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Open Studio Days

Curator Vanessa Joan Müller in conversation with Tomas Eller

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

17:30—18:30

Tomas Eller

Lambrechtgasse 15, 1040 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

1. Thomas Eller: TROPE, Medium: Print, Format: 700 x 700 cm, 2017

Performances

Dark Revolutions – the que_ring drama project, Vol. 2

15/11/201922/11/2019

19:00

Performance series / World premiere 

THU,14 NOV / FRI, 15 NOV / SAT, 16 NOV / TUE, 19 NOV / WED, 20 NOV / THU, 21 NOV / FRI, 22 NOV / SAT, 23 NOV 2019 

19:00 

in German and English

Tickets: brut-wien.at

 

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

In the second part of the performance series, the que_ring drama project undertakes an episodic journey through time into the depths of drama and film history. In keeping with VAW’s motto “Making Truth”, performance artists, political activists, and theorists examine iconic moments of theatre and film history through the lense of queer and decolonial approaches and introduce personal perspectives. Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe deals with Jeanne d’Arc, Naomi Rincon Gallardo and Sabine Marte with spirits of revolution, and a performance collective of the Academy of Fine Arts with queer vampires. A video essay by Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski and Masha Godovannaya brings all three performances together, raising questions about the Western gaze and cultural canon.

For the two-year que_ring drama project an international team has joined forces, the Viennese performance artist and activist Gin Müller was responsible for the overall concept.

By and with: Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, Sabine Marte, Alexandru Cosarca, Selina Stritzel, Danielle Pamp, Anne Arzberger, Manuel Eggenweber, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Masha Godovannaya, and others 

Concept / Dramaturgy: Gin Müller Dramaturgy: Radostina Patulova

Openings

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/2019

19:00

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting. 

mekan68

Performances

Artist-Talk-Performance „Stunde der Wahrheit“/„Moment of truth“

in context of the exhibition "Dissolution as Solution"

16/11/2019

19:30

Galerie Die Schöne

Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Wien

Closing event & performance with your very personal artist talk

Six international artists invite you to join them for a “moment of truth”.

Grab your chance, take one – or even better: three – sips of truth elixir, join us for music and drinks in the exhibition „dissolution as solution“ and meet the artists for a candid tête-à-tête in our mobile chambre séparée. Ask us anything: we will answer all questions!

Come by, just drop in! Take another sip of our highly effective and scientifically certified truth elixir, and learn how to read between the lines and our lips.

 

Eva Eichinger (AT)

Christian Guldager (DK)

Julia Gutweniger (IT/AT)

Tina Hainschwang (AT)

Sara Mesquita (PT)

Clair Verhelpen (BE)

Galerie Die Schöne

Open Studio Days

Curator Bar Yerushalmi in conversation with Beatrice Dreux

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

16/11/2019

19:00—20:00

Beatrice Dreux

Schleifmühlgasse 4/Stiege 2, 1040 Wien

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Red Rainbow, 2019, oilpastell, acrylic, inka paint and glitter on canvas, 180 x 210cm © Beatrice Dreux

Exhibitions

knockknock

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

15/11/201914/12/2019

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

 

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Exhibitions

Serielll

30/10/201915/01/2020

zs Galerie

Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

The aesthetics of serial art are based on the repetition and structuring of an identical or modified motif. The individual elements are connected to each other by pictorial codes to form a work or a group of works.

Tonneke Sengers employs identical geometrical forms to compose sculptural-constructive reliefs. Each work constitutes a finished serial work and is at the same time part of a superordinate concept.

Thomas Koch arranges his varying abstractions in cross-elemental quadratic grids – for multi-faceted voyages of discovery from a bird’s eye view.

For Alex Klein, the serial evolves from the development of an overarching cycle of works. This free interpretation of the serial documents the changes in the creative process: an exploration of possibilities, a breaking down of boundaries within the framework of a theme.

Marie-France Goerens uses the serial in conceptual work to sharpen our perception and to differentiate and specify evaluations: a process between order and obsession.

Roland Goeschl (1932–2016) has celebrated serial repetition in both three- and two-dimensional form: column formations arise from diagonally twisted identical cuboids; drawings with illusions of spatial movement through a continuous variation of the defining pictorial form.

 

Participating artists:

Marie-France Goerens

Roland Goeschl

Alex Klein

Thomas Koch

Tonneke Sengers

zsart Koch OT 2016 © Thomas Koch, courtesy zs art galerie

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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/201922/11/2019

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

ada is … lacking truth

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artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

 

Artists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol u. a.

ada

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

particle – an interactive immersive text-sound installation

30/10/201919/10/2019

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

“particle” is an interactive dynamic sound-text installation in which visitors control the visual and acoustic events through their voices. Everything reacts to ecerything: the sound influences the image and the image the sound.

Visitors can playfully experiment and use the pitch, sound quality and volume of their voices to control the complex behaviour of the acoustic letters.

Artist: Jörg Piringer

Sehsaal

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Open Studio Days

Robert Punkenhofer, artistic director, in conversation with Claudia Märzendorfer

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

17/11/2019

11:00—12:00

Claudia Märzendorfer

Bildhauerateliers des Bundes. Meiereistraße 3, 1020 Vienna

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Schneemann schwarz © Claudia Märzendorfer/ Bildrecht

Screenings

THIS MOVIE IS A GIFT. A film about Daniel Spoerri by Anja Salomonowitz (AT 2019)

Valerie Besl

17/11/2019

11:00

Tickets and further information: stadtkinowien.at

Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Wien

“THIS FILM IS A GIFT” is a film about the artist Daniel Spoerri. Actually it’s a film about a thought of Daniel Spoerri – almost without Daniel Spoerri, as the artist is mostly played by a child – to postulate nothing less than that somehow, everything always goes on in life, even if you die in between. Unexpected and delightful are the paths that filmmaker Anja Salomonowitz uncovers when she joyfully leaves the familiar paths of storytelling and playfully questions our viewing patterns.

Preview and conversation

Moderation: Dirk Stermann

Tickets and further information: stadtkinowien.at 

Cinematic release: 6 DEC 2019

Reduced admission for the VIENNA ART WEEK screening: EUR 7 (instead of EUR 9)

Special Events

Brunch and catalogue presentation “EMBODIMENT – CPF/Irland“

17/11/2019

11:00—14:00

Bf2

Schleifmühlgasse 1, 1040 Wien

Brunch and catalogue presentation „EMBODIMENT – CPF/Irland“ with curator Helen Carey and the artists Amanda Coogan, Laura Fitzgerald, Ann Maria Healy, Evelyn Loschy, Veronika Merklein, Dominic Thorpe, Suzanne Walsh
In cooperation with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin, and galerie michaela stock, Vienna Supported by: Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland

Ann Maria Healy, When Dealers are Shamans, 2018, Videostill

Open Studio Days

Curator Martha Kirszenbaum in conversation with Jakob Lena Knebl und Ashley Hans Scheirl

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

17/11/2019

12:00—13:00

Jakob Lena Knebl und Ashley Hans Scheirl

Bildhauerateliers des Bundes. Meiereistraße 3, 1020 Vienna

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

Jakob Lena-Knebl, Foto: Nathan Murriel

Guided Tours

Caravaggio & Bernini

Guided tour of the exhibition

17/11/2019

12:00

Englisch

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

in english

This exhibition focuses on the pioneering achievements of painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598–1680). “Annotating” their masterpieces are a number of selected works by their contemporaries, including those by Nicolas Poussin, Orazio Gentileschi, Alessandro Algardi, and Simon Vouet. In the thrilling early years of the Baroque era, artists from all over Europe traveled to Rome to be inspired by the era’s radical artistic innovations. Approximately 60 major works – paintings and sculptures – illuminate the revolutionary new art of the early 17th century. They are fascinating works full of drama, intense passion, powerful movement, and vivid theatricality. 

Registration is required: E viennaartweek@khm.at

 

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

SPANNUNG! / TENSION!

09/11/201923/11/2019

14:00—18:00

Medienwerkstatt

Neubaugasse 40a, 1070 Wien

At the invitation of Medienwerkstatt Wien, the artists’ group B.A.D. (Basisgruppe angemessener Dilettantismus) is showing a selection of digital media works ranging from sound objects to installations and VR.

B.A.D. is a group of emerging artists based in Vienna, Austria. Founded as an art collective in 2017, B.A.D. brings together international artists who share an interest in interdisciplinary discourse and a love for digital art. 

“As artists, it is our aim to challenge ourselves and explore new and different perspectives in each creative process, collaboratively embracing our diversity in culture, experience and expertise in multiple fields.” (B.A.D.)

Sebastian Birkhoven, Cagdas Cecen, Laurus Edelbacher, Magdalena Marie Friedl, Severin Gombocz, Azalea Ortega, Ruth Zimmermann, Robert Gruber

Medienwerkstatt

Open Studio Days

Curator Vanessa Joan Müller in conversation with Martin Walde

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

17/11/2019

15:00—16:00

Martin Walde

Lederergasse 23/3/48, 1080 Vienna

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

SHAI / Hallucigenia #1, 2009 borosilicate glass, Gas filling: Xe, Ar, 70 x 65 x 28 cm Phenomenon: spherical thread effect, © Martin Walde

Highlights

DECODING (THE WHOLE TRUTH):

Karin Ferrari

17/11/2019

15:00—16:30

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst

Vordere Zollamtstraße 7, 1030 Wien

Karin Ferrari uses visual material from pop culture and daily life in order to investigate the present.

Her artistic research focuses on speculative narratives on the threshold of academic theory, paranoid political imagination and esoteric utopian desires.

Inspired by Internet subcultures that try to understand: what’s really going on?!1! Ferrari has been working since 2011 on her video series DECODING THE WHOLE TRUTH, conducting numerous works about music videos and TV clips. These experimental docu-fictions claim to reveal hidden messages. They are published on Ferrari’s YouTube channel TR4$H M4GIC TV, have been shown internationally in museums, art-centres and broadcast on television.

 

Ferrari’s work is an artistic contribution to discussions concerning fake news phenomena, (dis)infotainment and visual awareness.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

From the video series DECODING (THE WHOLE TRUTH):
DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 20 min, 2016
DECODING The Mysteries of Antarctica (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 11 min, 2017
DECODING Die Intros der ZiB (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 25 min, 2016
DECODING The iPhone Xs: A Techno-Magical Portal, 13 min, 2019

 

Music:

Darren Curtis, Lurking Evil, 2015

Blakeht Celestial Darkness, 2015

Lobo Loko, Lake of Avalon, 2018

Chris Zabriski, Last Night I Dreamt, 2018

 

Supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery

DECODING The iPhone Xs. A Techno-Magical Portal, 2019

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Guided Tours

Fake It Till You Make It

17/11/2019

15:00

Dom Museum

Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

The Middle Ages in Europe was a time of forgery. Habsburg Duke Rudolf IV not only forged documents, he also appropriated an unlawful title – very successfully, one might add. His famous portrait at Dom Museum Wien brings this fascinating personality to life and effectively proves Rudolf’s impressive talent for marketing his family’s claim to power. The tour also leads to other artistically singular objects from the treasury of St. Stephen’s Cathedral that show why history also remembers him as “Rudolfus ingeniosus.”

 

Registration requested at: www.dommuseum.at

Porträt Herzog Rudolf IV., um 1360 Dom Museum Wien, Leihgabe der Domkirche St. Stephan, Wien Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Lisa Rastl, Dom Museum Wien

Highlights

Ask the Artist: Borjana Ventzislavova

17/11/2019

16:30

Waltergasse 5/1/11, 1040 Wien

Borjana Ventzislavova will present excerpts from her latest projects—the film and photo-work And the sky clears up (MAGIC RESISTANCE) from 2018, the five-channel video installation Real Games from 2019, as well as the ongoing photo project “ With Your Eggs On Your Heads”. Her current body of works deals with specters, politics, games and rituals and act as a plea for conjuring resistance to the current right-wing populism in the Western Hemisphere and its facets.

Borjana Ventzislavova, Real Games 2019,

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Screenings

SVETLANA CEMIN Experimental Art Documentaries

Barbara Steffen „Women in the Artworld“

17/11/2019

16:30—17:30

Künstlerhaus Kino

Akademiestraße 13, 1010 Wien

METHAMORPHOSIS

A reflection of the observations of the working process of three colorful artists. Laura, Stef and Olympia. The main heroes bring forth their creativity by focusing on the forces of inspiration that constantly challenge and transform their visionary opus.

Filmed in New York, Berlin and Belgrade, 2019.

MADELEINE HATZ, A ROYAL VAGABOND

An experimental feature documentary and portrait of the Swedish artist and social activist.

Filmed in Sweden and the US, 2018.

Svetlana Cemin

Exhbition Parcours Talks

The Master Narrative and Don Durito

Lisl Ponger

17/11/201917/11/2019

16:30—18:00

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst

Vordere Zollamtstraße 7, 1030 Wien

Don Durito is a well-dressed, pipe-smoking beetle from the Lacandon jungle in Mexico and the companion of Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatista Liberation Army. In the installation, he is the symbol of all opposition to the master narratives. These are illustrated by first-day letters, with which the mail services of different countries honor famous people, buildings, and events. The installation tells of the impact of colonial projects on the present, about ethnological museums and their collections, and about the influence of non-European objects on fine art, literature, and film.

“Everything will stay as it is,” notes Don Durito, “until another story will be written where it needs to be written – from the bottom.”

Lisl Ponger
The Master Narrative and Don Durito
2-channel audio-video installation (German, English subtitles), 2017, 480 min
Online at www.vimeo.com/user24353939
Courtesy Charim Gallery, Vienna

Indian(er) Jones V, Free Trade-a Pipe Dream, 2019 © Lisl Ponger

Open Studio Days

Friedrich von Borries, curator und architect, in conversation with Gerald Nestler & Sylvia Eckermann

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

17/11/2019

17:30—18:30

Gerald Nestler & Sylvia Eckermann

Neulinggasse 9, 1090 Vienna

These days “making something so,” or speaking the truth, is no longer the exclusive preserve of such classical truthtellers as the clergy, philosophers, scientists and (one would hope) politicians and heads of state, but also of those who have found other, unique and more nuanced ways of expressing the truth: artists. (Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK)

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

“Pervasive”, Videostill aus "WHISPER. Status Code: No Entity Found”. 2K-single channel video, colour, 2.1 sound, 4:49 min., 2016.

Exhibitions

It’s True–It’s GUNafa&It’s Immersive

STATION ROSE

17/11/201917/01/2020

17:00—19:00

driendl*architects’sottofondo entre – raum für experimentelle bildtheorie

Mariahilfer Straße 9, 1060 Wien

It’s true – the way leads to Gunafa Land. When artist Elisa Rose & composer Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE/STR in 1988 at Margaretenstraße 26, they turned the 4th district into an art hotspot. Their opening statement “The outcome of this story takes place everywhere” turned out to be prophetic and became an objective truth through the digitalization of the world. Over the past 30+ years the artists have produced a truly immense body of digital work. 

The digital early works of STR were transferred this year from early computer systems to current ones. They now live in the digital archive of STATION ROSE 1988–2019, ready to go. Now, STR sets out to travel between three digital decades – what emerges is an immersive installation, an environment created from digital and real worlds, in short: Gunafa Land.

Augmented Reality App by Artivive.

© Station Rose

Talks

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė: artist talk with Bettina Spörr (Secession)

19/11/2019

17:00

t

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Highlights

Open Studio Days Line-up

17/11/2019

18:00—21:00

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst

Vordere Zollamtstraße 7, 1030 Wien

An evening entirely dedicated to Viennese artists! The event marks the closing of the Open Studio Days in terms of content and offers both artistic and scientific approaches to the motto “Making Truth” in a varied series of lectures, discussions and screenings. The highlight is the lecture “Truth, Bullshit and Ignorance” by the renowned sociologist Eva Illouz.
Two top-class discussion panels round off the search for truth.

 

Programme:

18:00 Uhr: Lecture „Truth, Bullshit and Ignorance”, Eva Illouz

19:00 Uhr: Talk „Outside the Box– scientific and artistic narratives between the poles of humanism, feminism and digital data”

Panelists: Gerald Bast (rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna), Johannes Frauenschuh (artist and sociologist, Vienna), Monica LoCascio (artist, Vienna), Valentyna Mokina (HEPHY – Institute of High Energy Physics, Vienna), Hilda Tellioğlu (Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology)

Moderator: Michael Stampfer (WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund)

 

20:00 Uhr: Talk „Art Production in Vienna”

Panelists: Martha Kirszenbaum (curator), Friedrich von Borries (architect and curator), Lisl Ponger and Karin Ferrari (artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours)
Moderator: Angela Stief (curator Vienna Art Week)

 

In cooperation with the University of Applied Arts

Eva Illouz

Open Studio Days

Lecture: Eva Illouz, “Truth, Bullshit and Ignorance”

OPEN STUDIO DAYS Line-up

17/11/2019

18:00

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, EG, 1030 Wien

Eva Illouz

Green Hands and Other Performances

Performance und Gespräch mit Sylvia Palacios Whitman und Ana Janevski

17/11/2019

19:00

Tickets

www.burgtheater.at

Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz

Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Die Performancekünstlerin Sylvia Palacios Whitman gilt mittlerweile als Legende. Sie wurde 1941 in Chile geboren und studierte dort Malerei, bevor sie 1960 nach New York zog. Auf dem Höhepunkt des New York Experimentalismstand sie im Zentrum der dortigen lebendigen Tanz- und Theaterszene. Sie tanzte mit der Trisha Brown Company, und begann, nachdem sie diese verlassen hatte, eigene poetische Performances zu entwickeln, in denen sie oft mit Erweiterungen ihres Körpers arbeitete. Mitte der 1980er Jahre stellte sie ihre künstlerische Produktion ein, um 2013 mit einer Reihe von Performances, Zeichnungen und Malereien zu reüssieren.

Whitmans Arbeiten, die oft Live-Performer mit von ihr selbst entworfenen Requisiten und Objekten kombinieren, lassen scharfe, einprägsame visuelle Bilder entstehen. In Wien wird sie drei ihrer Klassiker zeigen sowie das neue Stück Visit to the Monkey and other Childhood Stories, das im Oktober 2019 in New York uraufgeführt wird. Im Anschluss an die Performances wird Whitman im Rahmen eines Gesprächs mit Ana Janevski, Kuratorin für Medien und Performance am Museum of Modern Art, New York, ihre Anfänge, ihre lange Pause in der Kunstproduktion und die Gründe für die Wiederaufnahme ihrer künstlerischen Tätigkeit erörtern.

In der Spielzeit 2019/20 gestalten Burgtheater und Kunsthalle Wien gemeinsam verschiedene Veranstaltungen im Rahmen ihres jeweiligen Neustarts. Die Zusammenarbeit wird fortgesetzt mit der Reihe EUROPAMASCHINE bis hin zu einer Ausstellung in der Kunsthalle Wien, die am 8. März 2020 eröffnet.

Eine Zusammenarbeit der Kunsthalle Wien mit dem Burgtheater

Tickets: EUR 15
Dauer: 90 Minuten

Open Studio Days

OPEN STUDIO DAYS line-up Outside the Box – scientific and artistic narratives between the poles of humanism, feminism and digital data

OPEN STUDIO DAYS Line-up

17/11/2019

19:00

English

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, EG, 1030 Wien

The Open Studio Days will conclude with a discussion on what it means to be human in a digitalized information society. Panelists from the humanities and sciences will have their say along with artists who critically question their actions in view of what people see as an increasingly technocratic world. What remains of humanism and feminism in a life-and-work world (co)determined by algorithms? Can the individual do justice to the temporality of the market and financial world? Can art intervene and create opportunities for self-development? Or are the financial and academic spheres as well as the art market, etc. largely decoupled from one another and from artistic ambitions? What roles do art and science play as social authorities now that the digital realm is becoming more and more influential?

 

Panelists: Gerald Bast, rector of the University of Applied Arts Vienna; Johannes Frauenschuh, artist and sociologist, Vienna; Monica LoCascio, artist, Vienna; Valentyna Mokina, HEPHY – Institute of High Energy Physics, Vienna; Hilda Tellioğlu, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology

 

Moderator: Michael Stampfer, WWTF Vienna Science and Technology Fund

 

Open Studio Day Line-up

Curator Angela Stief in conversation with Lisl Ponger und Karin Ferrari

MAKING TRUTH Exhibtion Parcours

17/11/2019

20:00—21:00

In English

Lisl Ponger & Karin Ferrari

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, EG, 1030 Wien

Talks will take place with the artists of the MAKING TRUTH Exhibition Parcours on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, at times that are coordinated in such a way that they can be put together to form a talk tour.

The talk with Lisl Ponger and Karin Ferrari takes place within the talk “Art Production in Vienna” as part of OPEN STUDIO DAY Line-up.

Indian(er) Jones V, Free Trade-a Pipe Dream, 2019 © Lisl Ponger

Open Studio Days

Talk: „Art Production in Vienna“

OPEN STUDIO DAYS Line-up

17/11/2019

20:00—21:00

Auditorium der Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, EG, 1030 Wien

Inspired by Vienna Art Week’s MAKING TRUTH exhibition circuit, this talk focuses on collaboration between artists and curators and on projects that shed light on a city’s artistic goings-on. It will also explore how and to what degree an anachronistic concept such as truth can possibly contribute to promoting authentic art production today.

 

Participants: Friedrich von Borries (architect, curator, university lecturer, Berlin), Karin Ferrari (artist, Vienna), Martha Kirszenbaum (curatorin, Paris and Los Angeles), Lisl Ponger (artist, Vienna)

 

Moderation: Angela Stief, Curator VIENNA ART WEEK

Exhibitions

knockknock

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

15/11/201914/12/2019

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

 

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Exhibitions

Serielll

30/10/201915/01/2020

zs Galerie

Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

The aesthetics of serial art are based on the repetition and structuring of an identical or modified motif. The individual elements are connected to each other by pictorial codes to form a work or a group of works.

Tonneke Sengers employs identical geometrical forms to compose sculptural-constructive reliefs. Each work constitutes a finished serial work and is at the same time part of a superordinate concept.

Thomas Koch arranges his varying abstractions in cross-elemental quadratic grids – for multi-faceted voyages of discovery from a bird’s eye view.

For Alex Klein, the serial evolves from the development of an overarching cycle of works. This free interpretation of the serial documents the changes in the creative process: an exploration of possibilities, a breaking down of boundaries within the framework of a theme.

Marie-France Goerens uses the serial in conceptual work to sharpen our perception and to differentiate and specify evaluations: a process between order and obsession.

Roland Goeschl (1932–2016) has celebrated serial repetition in both three- and two-dimensional form: column formations arise from diagonally twisted identical cuboids; drawings with illusions of spatial movement through a continuous variation of the defining pictorial form.

 

Participating artists:

Marie-France Goerens

Roland Goeschl

Alex Klein

Thomas Koch

Tonneke Sengers

zsart Koch OT 2016 © Thomas Koch, courtesy zs art galerie

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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/201922/11/2019

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

ada is … lacking truth

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artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

 

Artists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol u. a.

ada

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

THRESHOLD

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

14/11/201912/12/2019

Polnisches Institut Wien

Am Gestade 7, 1010 Wien

Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s prints explore the phenomenon of boundaries. Through the eyes of a drifter/follower and the person being followed, the project examines the notion of borders as boundaries: between private and public, as separations and as the outer layers of ourselves.

 

Curtain I The curtain covering the window of a hotel room is a border between a semi-private space and an unknown city; a marcation line that seperates the outsider from the life in the foreign location.

 

In Curtain II, a theatre curtain, captured from backstage, reveals traces of the performers on the stage floor and acts as a threshold that seperates performance and reality, presence and absence, concealment and disclosure.

 

Door I symbolises a threshold, a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.

 

A cooperation of Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

 

„Door I“: Eine Schwelle: Raum des Übertritts vom Vertrauten ins Unbekannte.

Eine Kooperation von Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 und TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien.

Exhibitions

particle – an interactive immersive text-sound installation

30/10/201919/10/2019

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

“particle” is an interactive dynamic sound-text installation in which visitors control the visual and acoustic events through their voices. Everything reacts to ecerything: the sound influences the image and the image the sound.

Visitors can playfully experiment and use the pitch, sound quality and volume of their voices to control the complex behaviour of the acoustic letters.

Artist: Jörg Piringer

Sehsaal

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Mahroum / Ausgeschlossen

Soli Kiani

15/11/201913/12/2019

09:00—17:00

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Soli Kiani weaves her photographs, installations and paintings into a conceptual oeuvre that focuses on the role of women in society. The Iranian artist grew up in a society that, after the revolution of 1979, introduced radical gender segregation in the public sphere and in which women are forbidden to do many things we take for granted. The tension between the artist’s growing up in an isolated, strictly religious and patriarchal society and her current lifestyle in Vienna shapes Soli Kiani’s identity and has a decisive influence on her art. Fabric repeatedly becomes the central theme, whether painted in her pictures or as three-dimensional drapery: “Clothing, fabrics and fashion have played a rather dominant role in my life. Fabric was not only clothing – it was, at the same time, a protective coat, and also a prison of my identity,” says Kiani.

Strabag kunstforum

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Exhibitions

True Blue

Metropolitain Art Club

12/11/201919/11/2019

11:00—18:00

und nach telefonischer Vereinbarung +43 660 4288438

BULB Community

Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse 19, 1020 Wien

“True Blue”, real melancholy, is the title of the exhibition in which Mario Nubauer and Clemens Wolf present their works. Here, blue stands not only for a colour but for the feelings associated with it: melancholy and sadness. While Wolf experiments and plays around with the colour, and translates blue directly into his works, in Nubauer’s works, the melancholy is tangible but represented in another way. Gentle shades of colour, overlayed with elongated objects, guide the viewer into hidden worlds of the soul – beauty and attention to detail become apparent.

Edelgard Gerngross, Cyril Helnwein, Olivier Hölzl, Mario Nubauer , Gert Resinger, Anny Wass, Erwin Wurm

Exhibitions

the storm is blowing from paradise

06/11/201921/12/2019

13:00—18:00

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Wien

Strictly speaking, the eyes don’t do the seeing. It is the brain that creates a picture. Does the world really exist as we see it, or is it only a product of our perceptual make-up? It seems that nowadays technology, the eye of the camera, has become our external receptor. Modes of perceptions have been replaced by technical parameters. We live in a world where only “one percent” of what is happening becomes visible, the rest remains in the dark. But darkness also provides rest, allows us to relax and rejuvenate. Even though we are seeing only part of the picture, we realize that there is more to it. The world we have created and became accustomed to is loosing its grip, and our paradise no longer protects us. (Ewa Zasada)

“the storm is blowing from paradise”, an exhibition project curated by Pawel Mendrek and Ewa Zasada, presents works of international artists who address the possibilities and limits of perception in the postfactual era. 

Dave Beech (UK)

Martyna Czech (PL)

Benjamin Fitton (UK)

Magdalena Hueckel (PL)

Martin Newth (UK)

Patryk Nilsen (S)

Libor Novotny (CZ)

© Martin Newth, Cedarrest, from 8 hours cycle, photography, courtesy of the artist

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Guided Tours

“Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being”

with Albertina curator Antonia Hoerschelmann

18/11/2019

16:30

Albertina | Meeting point: entrance hall

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Guided Tours

“Vienna 1900. Birth of Modernism”

Director Hans-Peter Wipplinger gives a tour of the exhibition

18/11/2019

16:00

Leopold Museum | Meeting point: ticket counter in the foyer

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

in German

The new permanent exhibition conveys a sense of the fascinating atmosphere of Vienna around 1900. In this vibrant era Vienna was the city of both high nobility and liberal intellectuals, of the magnificent Ringstrasse boulevard and brimming slums, of anti-Semitism and Zionism, of rigid conservatism and emerging Modernism. Splendor and squalor, dream and reality, dissolution and a spirit of optimism testify to the city’s esthetic pluralism and characterize it as a fin-de-siècle place of experiments, a laboratory of ideas, the motor of a turbulent movement of renewal. Its heterogeneous atmosphere was the breeding ground for the unique consolidation of cultural efforts that today makes us look upon the period of Vienna around 1900 as a source of Modernism. Approximately 1,300 exhibits including magnificent permanent loans and masterpieces from the Leopold Museum document the wealth of artistic and intellectual achievements of the era. 

Registration is required: E anmeldung@leopoldmuseum.org

 

Emil Orlik 1870–1932 Capriccio mit goldenem Fächer, 1907 Öl, Gold- u. Silberbronze auf Malkarton 50 × 50 cm Sammlung Grubman Foto: Galerie Kovacek Spiegelgasse, Wien

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Exhibitions

It’s True–It’s GUNafa&It’s Immersive

STATION ROSE

17/11/201917/01/2020

17:00—19:00

driendl*architects’sottofondo entre – raum für experimentelle bildtheorie

Mariahilfer Straße 9, 1060 Wien

It’s true – the way leads to Gunafa Land. When artist Elisa Rose & composer Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE/STR in 1988 at Margaretenstraße 26, they turned the 4th district into an art hotspot. Their opening statement “The outcome of this story takes place everywhere” turned out to be prophetic and became an objective truth through the digitalization of the world. Over the past 30+ years the artists have produced a truly immense body of digital work. 

The digital early works of STR were transferred this year from early computer systems to current ones. They now live in the digital archive of STATION ROSE 1988–2019, ready to go. Now, STR sets out to travel between three digital decades – what emerges is an immersive installation, an environment created from digital and real worlds, in short: Gunafa Land.

Augmented Reality App by Artivive.

© Station Rose

Talks

The Afterlife and Necropolitics of Foreskins

MIT Press Leonardo LASER Talk

During the event, the foreskin in its function as a biomedia is presented by medical scientists (Wolfgang Mildner on the immortalization of foreskin cells, Klaus Spiess on the foreskin as (symbolic) capital, Johannes Zipperle on ‘recycling’ of human material as a research topic). The media theorist Ingeborg Reichle presents biomedia in the arts and the cultural theorist Marina Grzinic’ talk focusses on the topic Thanato / Necropolitics of the foreskin.  Artistic works are presented, which see the foreskin as a biomedium (Guy Ben-Ary about his work In-Potentia, which differentiates cells of the foreskin via stemcells to brain cells, and Roland Rauschmeier / Klaus Spiess on their installation on foreskin and cannibalism.

With short lectures of Ingeborg Reichle (Media Theory), Marina Grzinic (Conceptual Art) Klaus Spiess (Art&Science) Wolfgang Mildner (Cell Research), Johannes Zipperle (Tissue Regeneration) a Skype Talk with Guy Ben-Ary (Bioartist, UWA Perth) und a Performance of Roland Rauschmeier (Brut Vienna)

More Details: https://www.leonardo.info/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=448

Talks

Art talk & walk in Favoriten

with Peter Sandbichler, Doris Krüger and Martina Taig

18/11/2019

17:00

Treffpunkt: Unterführung Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße, Ecke Canettistraße (Bus Station 69A: Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße)

KÖR cordially invites you to our artist talk and a guided tour in the tenth district with Peter Sandbichler and Doris Krüger.
The installation “12 Töne” by Peter Sandbichler was opened on 10 October as part of the anniversary celebrations at the main railway station. On both sides of the 120 metre long tunnel under the station, the artist creates an ambience of experience by means of relief-like wall installations.
The underpass is the starting point for a tour of the art installations of the exhibition FOKUS FAVORITEN, which focuses on the changes in the former working-class district of Favoriten. Six national and international artists were invited to the Favoritenstraße. KÖR Jury Chairman, Doris Krüger, talks about the origin and development of the exhibition and presents the individual projects.

Guided Tours

Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959). An Austrian Surrealist in Paris and Mexico

Curator Franz Smola gives a tour of the exhibition

18/11/2019

17:00

Registration required: www.belvedere.at/de/events

Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Born in Vienna in 1905, Wolfgang Paalen was drawn to Paris in 1929, where he joined the Surrealists. He contributed to the art movement by producing suggestive assemblages and, above all, “Fumages”: using candle smoke, Paalen “painted” hallucinatory motifs on blank canvases, wood, or paper, and then continued to finish them in associative manner partly with oil paint. Together with Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray and Salvador Dalí he designed the 1938 Surrealism exhibition at the Parisian Beaux-Arts gallery. In 1939 he went into exile in Mexico at the invitation of Frida Kahlo. From 1942 to 1944 he published the influential art journal “DYN”. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere is a unique opportunity to rediscover this fascinating artist. It features a series of never-before-seen “Fumages” and “Spaciales”, along with biographical photos and letters as well as a comprehensive archive of the “DYN” journal.

Wolfgang Paalen, „Paysage totémique“, 1938, Privatsammlung Paris. Privatsammlung / Private collection, courtesy of Malingue S. A

Talks

the storm is blowing from paradise

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

18/11/2019

18:00

in english

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Wien

A critical discussion between the curatorial team Pawel Mendrek / Ewa Zasada and selected artists of the exhibition engages with the structures, systems, means, and limits of our perception and the ability of art to shed light on, examine, and question this topic.

Dave Beech (UK)

Martyna Czech (PL)

Benjamin Fitton (UK)

Magdalena Hueckel (PL)

Martin Newth (UK)

Patryk Nilsen (S)

Libor Novotny (CZ)

© Martin Newth, Cedarrest, from 8 hours cycle, photography, courtesy of the artist

Performances

“Where from, in all the world, with this constellation the drive for truth!“

mekân68

18/11/2019

18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

The motto “MAKING TRUTH” is a provocation. Because the “Constellation” is – with Friedrich Nietzsche – the human art of deception: “Deception, flattering, lying, deluding, talking behind the back, putting up a false front, living in borrowed splendor, wearing a mask, hiding behind convention, playing a role for others and for oneself — in short, a continuous fluttering around the solitary flame of vanity — is so much the rule and the law among men that there is almost nothing which is less comprehensible than how an honest and pure drive for truth could have arisen among them.“

(Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in the Extra Moral Sense”)

Improvisation over a text by Friedrich Nietzsche

mekan 68

Talks

Artist talk and guided tour with Dr. Lisa Ortner-Kreil

Soli Kiani "Mahroum/Ausgeschlossen"

18/11/2019

18:00

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Soli Kiani was awarded a recognition prize of the STRABAG Artaward International in 2019. As part of the artist talk with curator Dr. Lisa Ortner-Kreil, Kiani will lead through her exhibition “Mahroum / Excluded”. Kiani on her work: “I spent my childhood and youth in Iran. A country in which politicians and clerics force their ideology on people by all means under the motto ‘MAKING TRUTH’. The engagement with questions of religion, education, with the two countries which have shaped me, Iran and Austria, as well as the constant search for my/an identity influence my artistic approach to seek and pursue a very individual truth. I don’t know whether art is a lie that lets us realize the truth, as Picasso put it, but my task as an artist is to make social, cultural and religious problems visible, to question them and to bring them to the fore.”

Strabag kunstforum

Openings

„Behind the Paravent Privé“ In situ installation

artunited

19:00

In German

artunited

Glasergasse 4a, 1090 Wien

In a darkened room on a folding screen, a video: A man and a woman – naked. Their bodies covered by a monochrome censor bar. All around pictures, documents, objects. What do we reveal? What do we hide? What may we reveal? Of ourselves, or others? The exhibition takes up the staging of privacy. Works are presented in combination with notes, sketches, photos, diaries of the artists. Items taken from working spaces or from private moments of personal reflection. Revealing what underlies the artistic work, or offering a glimpse of the intimacy associated with it. Where personalities are staging themselves or appear exposed by media scrutiny. Changing facets of truth and reality are part of the elaborate play with mystery and revelation, with unveiling what is otherwise hidden, with private stories (of art).

Participating artists: Antonella Anselmo, Ellen Cantor, Simone Carneiro, Helena Eribenne, Markus Kircher, Teresa Paltram, Wolfgang Pavlik, Alicia Sancha

Curated by Synne Genzmer

 

Openings

Daniel Šuljić

From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out

18/11/2019

19:00

ASIFAKEIL

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien

“Darkness is coming and soon it will fill up the whole room,” reads the installation synopsis. We see animals typically depicted as evil in Western culture creep out of their hiding places until the whole world has been eclipsed by their dark agenda. They have their own inherent truth, even if it’s fake news, and pursue their goal assiduously. Shown in a space with four white walls covered entirely in black as the installation loop plays, the black-box installation touches on the very essence of this piece.
The opening will feature a screening of Daniel Šuljić’s cinematic work along with some of his favorite films, all of which relate to the Vienna Art Week motto “Making Truth.” 

 

Film program: 

Daniel Šuljić, “The Cake” (1997) | Einar Baldwin, “Pride of Strathmore” (2015) | Daniel Šuljić, “Transparency” (2015) | Evert de Beijer, “Get real” (2010) | Daniel Šuljić, “Evening Star” (1993) | Alberto Vázquez, “Sangre de Unicornio (Unicorn Blood)” (2013) 

Exhibitions

knockknock

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

15/11/201914/12/2019

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

 

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Exhibitions

Serielll

30/10/201915/01/2020

zs Galerie

Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

The aesthetics of serial art are based on the repetition and structuring of an identical or modified motif. The individual elements are connected to each other by pictorial codes to form a work or a group of works.

Tonneke Sengers employs identical geometrical forms to compose sculptural-constructive reliefs. Each work constitutes a finished serial work and is at the same time part of a superordinate concept.

Thomas Koch arranges his varying abstractions in cross-elemental quadratic grids – for multi-faceted voyages of discovery from a bird’s eye view.

For Alex Klein, the serial evolves from the development of an overarching cycle of works. This free interpretation of the serial documents the changes in the creative process: an exploration of possibilities, a breaking down of boundaries within the framework of a theme.

Marie-France Goerens uses the serial in conceptual work to sharpen our perception and to differentiate and specify evaluations: a process between order and obsession.

Roland Goeschl (1932–2016) has celebrated serial repetition in both three- and two-dimensional form: column formations arise from diagonally twisted identical cuboids; drawings with illusions of spatial movement through a continuous variation of the defining pictorial form.

 

Participating artists:

Marie-France Goerens

Roland Goeschl

Alex Klein

Thomas Koch

Tonneke Sengers

zsart Koch OT 2016 © Thomas Koch, courtesy zs art galerie

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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/201922/11/2019

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

ada is … lacking truth

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artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

 

Artists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol u. a.

ada

Exhibitions

„Behind the Paravent Privé“ In situ installation

artunited

artunited

Glasergasse 4a, 1090 Wien

In a darkened room on a folding screen, a video: A man and a woman – naked. Their bodies covered by a monochrome censor bar. All around pictures, documents, objects. What do we reveal? What do we hide? What may we reveal? Of ourselves, or others? The exhibition takes up the staging of privacy. Works are presented in combination with notes, sketches, photos, diaries of the artists. Items taken from working spaces or from private moments of personal reflection. Revealing what underlies the artistic work, or offering a glimpse of the intimacy associated with it. Where personalities are staging themselves or appear exposed by media scrutiny. Changing facets of truth and reality are part of the elaborate play with mystery and revelation, with unveiling what is otherwise hidden, with private stories (of art).

Participating artists: Antonella Anselmo, Ellen Cantor, Simone Carneiro, Helena Eribenne, Markus Kircher, Teresa Paltram, Wolfgang Pavlik, Alicia Sancha

Curated by Synne Genzmer

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Daniel Šuljić

From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out

19/11/201931/12/2019

ASIFAKEIL

Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien

The installation “From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out” does not strike an optimistic tone. “Darkness is coming and soon it will fill up the whole room,” reads the synopsis. We see animals typically depicted as evil in Western culture gradually creep out of their hiding places until the whole world has been eclipsed by their dark agenda. They have their own inherent truth, even if it’s fake news, and deliberately, persistently pursue their goal. The installation is also available as a “regular” cinema version. The version used for the exhibition is housed in a black box – in this case a space with four white walls covered entirely in black as the installation loop plays – touching on the very essence of this piece.

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

THRESHOLD

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

14/11/201912/12/2019

Polnisches Institut Wien

Am Gestade 7, 1010 Wien

Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s prints explore the phenomenon of boundaries. Through the eyes of a drifter/follower and the person being followed, the project examines the notion of borders as boundaries: between private and public, as separations and as the outer layers of ourselves.

 

Curtain I The curtain covering the window of a hotel room is a border between a semi-private space and an unknown city; a marcation line that seperates the outsider from the life in the foreign location.

 

In Curtain II, a theatre curtain, captured from backstage, reveals traces of the performers on the stage floor and acts as a threshold that seperates performance and reality, presence and absence, concealment and disclosure.

 

Door I symbolises a threshold, a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.

 

A cooperation of Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

 

„Door I“: Eine Schwelle: Raum des Übertritts vom Vertrauten ins Unbekannte.

Eine Kooperation von Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 und TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien.

Exhibitions

particle – an interactive immersive text-sound installation

30/10/201919/10/2019

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

“particle” is an interactive dynamic sound-text installation in which visitors control the visual and acoustic events through their voices. Everything reacts to ecerything: the sound influences the image and the image the sound.

Visitors can playfully experiment and use the pitch, sound quality and volume of their voices to control the complex behaviour of the acoustic letters.

Artist: Jörg Piringer

Sehsaal

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Otto Muehl. Works 1955–2013

05/05/201922/11/2019

Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum

Schleifmühlgasse 6, 1040 Wien

The complete works of Otto Muehl embrace more than six decades of creativity in which a highly diverse and complex oeuvre has emerged. The exhibition focuses on a number of key subjects and work series within the artist’s oeuvre. Programmatic works from the 1960s or before document his transition from informal sculpture and gestural painting to event-based art and the development of Viennese Actionism. After founding a commune in the early 1970s, Muehl used pictorial and cinematic means to address the role and fetishization of the artist in view of capitalist values. His abstract works from the 1980s were an advancement of the material and structural studies from the 1960s. During his imprisonment between 1991 and 1998 he produced numerous works on paper dealing with his confinement. The exhibition is the first of its kind to feature works that Muehl created in spite of suffering from Parkinson’s disease in his radical late creative period between 2000 and 2013.

 

SAMMLUNG FRIEDRICHSHOF, Ausstellungshalle von Adolf Krischanitz, Foto: Lukas Roth, © Sammlung Friedrichshof

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Mahroum / Ausgeschlossen

Soli Kiani

15/11/201913/12/2019

09:00—17:00

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Soli Kiani weaves her photographs, installations and paintings into a conceptual oeuvre that focuses on the role of women in society. The Iranian artist grew up in a society that, after the revolution of 1979, introduced radical gender segregation in the public sphere and in which women are forbidden to do many things we take for granted. The tension between the artist’s growing up in an isolated, strictly religious and patriarchal society and her current lifestyle in Vienna shapes Soli Kiani’s identity and has a decisive influence on her art. Fabric repeatedly becomes the central theme, whether painted in her pictures or as three-dimensional drapery: “Clothing, fabrics and fashion have played a rather dominant role in my life. Fabric was not only clothing – it was, at the same time, a protective coat, and also a prison of my identity,” says Kiani.

Strabag kunstforum

In the Real World It Doesn’t Happen That Perfectly

JULIUS VON BISMARCK

19/11/2019

10:00

FLUX 2

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 2. Stock, 1030 Wien

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Exhibitions

True Blue

Metropolitain Art Club

12/11/201919/11/2019

11:00—18:00

und nach telefonischer Vereinbarung +43 660 4288438

BULB Community

Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse 19, 1020 Wien

“True Blue”, real melancholy, is the title of the exhibition in which Mario Nubauer and Clemens Wolf present their works. Here, blue stands not only for a colour but for the feelings associated with it: melancholy and sadness. While Wolf experiments and plays around with the colour, and translates blue directly into his works, in Nubauer’s works, the melancholy is tangible but represented in another way. Gentle shades of colour, overlayed with elongated objects, guide the viewer into hidden worlds of the soul – beauty and attention to detail become apparent.

Edelgard Gerngross, Cyril Helnwein, Olivier Hölzl, Mario Nubauer , Gert Resinger, Anny Wass, Erwin Wurm

Exhibitions

the storm is blowing from paradise

06/11/201921/12/2019

13:00—18:00

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Wien

Strictly speaking, the eyes don’t do the seeing. It is the brain that creates a picture. Does the world really exist as we see it, or is it only a product of our perceptual make-up? It seems that nowadays technology, the eye of the camera, has become our external receptor. Modes of perceptions have been replaced by technical parameters. We live in a world where only “one percent” of what is happening becomes visible, the rest remains in the dark. But darkness also provides rest, allows us to relax and rejuvenate. Even though we are seeing only part of the picture, we realize that there is more to it. The world we have created and became accustomed to is loosing its grip, and our paradise no longer protects us. (Ewa Zasada)

“the storm is blowing from paradise”, an exhibition project curated by Pawel Mendrek and Ewa Zasada, presents works of international artists who address the possibilities and limits of perception in the postfactual era. 

Dave Beech (UK)

Martyna Czech (PL)

Benjamin Fitton (UK)

Magdalena Hueckel (PL)

Martin Newth (UK)

Patryk Nilsen (S)

Libor Novotny (CZ)

© Martin Newth, Cedarrest, from 8 hours cycle, photography, courtesy of the artist

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Screenings

It never is!

Film and video screening with Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Igor Grubić, Ibro Hasanović

19/11/2019

16:30

Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Raum D

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

The project “It never is!” examines alternative schemes of coexistence and political hegemony which call for a deep understanding of various modes of interaction in order to reconcile conflicting forces.

The video work “Neither on the Ground, nor in the Sky” is inspired by the history of the Pergamon Altar, which was “deracinated” in Greece and taken to Germany. In the video, the altar’s parakeet mosaic takes physical shape to address timeless questions of origin, dislocation and rereading history. 

Igor Grubić’s “East Side Story” is based on disturbing documentary footage of gay pride events held in Belgrade and Zagreb in 2001 and 2002, respectively, where participants were subjected to the verbal and physical abuse of neo-Nazi groups. Grubić has dancers reenact scenes from the footage.

“Spectre” is a meditation on decay, death, and on the ways memory haunts and affects the present. The film was shot on Josip Broz Tito’s representative navy yacht “Galeb”. Once a glamorous symbol of Yugoslav history, the yacht now sits abandoned in a shipyard.

Project curator: Gülsen Bal

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Exhibitions

It’s True–It’s GUNafa&It’s Immersive

STATION ROSE

17/11/201917/01/2020

17:00—19:00

driendl*architects’sottofondo entre – raum für experimentelle bildtheorie

Mariahilfer Straße 9, 1060 Wien

It’s true – the way leads to Gunafa Land. When artist Elisa Rose & composer Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE/STR in 1988 at Margaretenstraße 26, they turned the 4th district into an art hotspot. Their opening statement “The outcome of this story takes place everywhere” turned out to be prophetic and became an objective truth through the digitalization of the world. Over the past 30+ years the artists have produced a truly immense body of digital work. 

The digital early works of STR were transferred this year from early computer systems to current ones. They now live in the digital archive of STATION ROSE 1988–2019, ready to go. Now, STR sets out to travel between three digital decades – what emerges is an immersive installation, an environment created from digital and real worlds, in short: Gunafa Land.

Augmented Reality App by Artivive.

© Station Rose

Guided Tours

Director’s tour: „Nepal Art Now“

with Dr. Christian Schicklgruber

19/11/2019

17:00

Limited number of participants, registration is required: E viennaartweek@khm.at

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. The show features around 130 works by over 40 Nepalese artists, including paintings, sculptures, video art and installations. Starting with modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Performances

It never is!

Tim Brennan, „Vienna Manoeuvre Performance“

19/11/2019

17:00

Project Curator: Gülsen Bal

Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Room D

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“It never is!” examines alternative schemes of coexistence and political hegemony which call for a deep understanding of various modes of interaction in order to reconcile conflicting forces.

“Vienna Manoeuvre” is a multipart performance that combines references to Günter Brus’s 1965 artwork “Vienna Walk” and Samuel Beckett’s 1966 short story “Ping.” Central to Tim Brennan’s work is his re-writing of “Ping” around the themes of walking, alienation and deracination. The text “Vienna Walk: After Brus, Before Ping” is articulated in three ways: as a series of fly posters along the intended route of Brus’s walk; as a text to be recited by the artist along the route; and as a recited text within two gallery/studio/interior environments located at either end of the route.

The performance also has a subtle but important reference to the artist’s birth and art practice: Brus’s and Beckett’s artworks both span the period of Brennan’s own gestation (1965) and birth (1966). A further reference is that performance, walking and writing are key characteristics of Brennan’s 30-year practice.

In situ Performance: Vienna Manoeuvre by Tim Brennan

Special Events

particle traces

19/11/2019

17:00—22:00

sehsaal

Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

During the event, visitors to the interactive text-sound installation “particle” can freeze the moving text images generated by their voice and have them put on paper live on site by a drawing robot.

“particle” is a reflection on the attempts to establish pervasive voice control for devices and means of transport on a large scale. In contrast to so-called personal assistants such as Alexa or Siri, however, “partikel” is not about subordinating one’s own speech to the utilitarian computer system and its utilisation models – adapting, as it were, one’s own language to the machine – but about expanding the sound and language possibilities of the voice and researching new forms of expression.

 

Sehsaal

Expert Talk on the exhibition Lukas Janitsch | Petra

19/11/2019

18:00

with PD. Mag. Dr. Erich Draganits (University of Vienna)

unttld contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 5, 1040 Wien

Mit diesem Werkzyklus präsentiert Lukas Janitsch eine von ihm entwickelte Form des Steinschnitts, die durch das Hinzufügen neuerer Materialien, wie Polyester und der Kombination historischer Kunsthandwerkstechniken, wie opus sectile und commesso di pietre dure eine Neuinterpretation eben dieser darstellt.

Auf der Suche nach Gesteinsmaterial mit oft kulturhistorischer Bedeutung durchkämmte Janitsch in den letzten zwei Jahren die verlassenen Steinbrüche, Bergmassive und entlegensten Flüsse Österreichs.

In seinem Arbeitsprozess wird Janitsch vom Material geleitet, erst durch oftmaliges Schleifen und Polieren zeigt der Stein seine Fülle an Farben und Strukturen, Motive entstehen aus Assoziationen und Reaktionen und das Ergebnis spielt mit den ästhetischen Erwartungen die an Stein als kaltes, anorganisches Material gestellt werden.

Foto: Melanie Ender

Openings

WILD SPOERRI ROSEN STEIN

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

19/11/2019

18:00—22:00

Visit only with guided tour

Guided tours daily from 12.00-19.00 every hour on the hour.
Registration at something@brillantengrund.com

Hotel Am Brillantengrund

Bandgasse 4, 1070 Wien

The exhibition is part of the project “Principle of Equality,” conducted by Adam Szymczyk at the Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Kontakt Collection and ERSTE Foundation. It takes its cue from students’ personal encounters with the life and work of three outstanding artists whose paths cross in Vienna: Elisabeth Wild (b. 1922 in Vienna; emigrated to Argentina in 1938; now lives and works in Guatemala); Daniel Spoerri (b. 1930 in Galați, Romania; fled to Switzerland in 1942 following his father’s murder by Romanian fascists; now lives and works in Vienna); and Erna Rosenstein (1913–2004, b. in Lviv, then ‘Lemberg’ in Austria-Hungary; studied at the Frauenakademie, Vienna, from 1932). Their practice and attitudes set the tone and possible themes for the exhibition, without necessarily predetermining their varied outcome.

Artists: Gleb Amankulov, Bob Schatzi Hausmann, Raúl Itamar, Nestor Janković, Robert Jolly, Julia Karpova, Yul Koh, Anthia Loizou, Dean Maassen, Paul Makowsky, Swarnaly Mitra Rini, Lorena Moreno Vera, Kamryn Pariso, Laura Pirgie, Ursula Pokorny, Michael Reindel, Camila Rhodi, Hanna Schibel, Firas Shehadeh, and Jiří Tomíček

Einblick in die Lehrveranstaltung „Principle of Equality“, Adam Szymczyk und Studierende, Foto: Claudia Rohrauer © Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Highlights

Animating Truth(s)

Austrian and international experimental animation films

19/11/2019

18:00

University of Applied Arts | Auditorium, EG

Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, 1030 Wien

Austrian and international animated films about “Making Truth” – from the early days of cinematography to the present – will be screened in two program blocks approaching the Vienna Art Week motto from two different angles. The first is in terms of content: How do artists resist oppression, manipulation and the dissemination of fake news? The second is with regard to form, since experimental animated film in particular has an ability to challenge what we think we know about moving images.  

Curated by: Gabriele Jutz, curator, lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

©Renate Kordon CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Special Events

Lesung aus Arnulf Rainers Schriften

19/11/2019

18:00

Galerie Ruberl

Himmelpfortgasse 11, 1010 Wien

Reading from Arnulf Rainer’s writings with texts on the works in the exhibition: Contemplative overpaintings. Dynamic gestural works. Overpaintings of photographic self- portraits. Hide and discover. Truth and originality. To circle and pervade.

Discussion:

By freeing yourself, it awakens. To perceive it is to join it without what for and so that. To perceive it is to recognize it as the only thing out of which everything comes, to which everything leads.

To perceive is to no longer fight with oneself or with others. Connected through it with everything, not connecting, alone through it, not separating. To perceive it means no longer to be separated from its very basis. (Arnulf Rainer, 1952)

Galerie Ruberl

Catharina Bond, Kenji Lim: NEVERAFTER

19/11/2019

19:00

Galerie Reinthaler

Gumpendorfer Straße 53, 1060 Wien

Narratives have a past, a present, and a future. Artists Catharina Bond and Kenji Lim use the idea of narrative, or lack of narrative, to create work that sits eerily and uncannily in the space of the present. Their practices revolve around repetition, and the underlying perception of realities that can be shifted by it, evoking worlds that are at once familiar and strange.

Kenji Lim’s evocative, large scale canvases are rooted in landscape and storytelling, in the relationship between what is and what was, or what might have been. Growing up as a mixed race child in a rural Britain, on the border between England and Wales, he is especially interested in the pressing issues of land, borders and belonging, and the building of narratives around landscapes and environments. What is a connection to place? Who can tell the stories that enable that connection? The artist reflects on the uncanny repetition of these stories over time, returning through history, folklore, and mythology. The stories we choose to tell and how we relate to them matters. They survive and are remembered if they are retold. They survive in a time when history does not.

Catharina Bond’s sculptures look to an erasure of narrative. They are objects without a grounding in their past or present. Instead they look to the viewer for a physically engaged response to their presentness and senselessness. In this lack of history or future, their uncanny nature is revealed. With this approach she responds to the current political and social insecurity that is fueling the uprising of radical attitudes. Utterly ridiculous in appearance, utterly serious in content.

 

© Catharina Bond

Openings

Catharina Bond, Kenji Lim: NEVERAFTER

19/11/2019

19:00

Galerie Reinthaler

Gumpendorfer Straße 53, 1060 Wien

Narratives have a past, a present, and a future. Artists Catharina Bond and Kenji Lim use the idea of narrative, or lack of narrative, to create work that sits eerily and uncannily in the space of the present. Their practices revolve around repetition, and the underlying perception of realities that can be shifted by it, evoking worlds that are at once familiar and strange.

Kenji Lim’s evocative, large scale canvases are rooted in landscape and storytelling, in the relationship between what is and what was, or what might have been. Growing up as a mixed race child in a rural Britain, on the border between England and Wales, he is especially interested in the pressing issues of land, borders and belonging, and the building of narratives around landscapes and environments. What is a connection to place? Who can tell the stories that enable that connection? The artist reflects on the uncanny repetition of these stories over time, returning through history, folklore, and mythology. The stories we choose to tell and how we relate to them matters. They survive and are remembered if they are retold. They survive in a time when history does not.

Catharina Bond’s sculptures look to an erasure of narrative. They are objects without a grounding in their past or present. Instead they look to the viewer for a physically engaged response to their presentness and senselessness. In this lack of history or future, their uncanny nature is revealed. With this approach she responds to the current political and social insecurity that is fueling the uprising of radical attitudes. Utterly ridiculous in appearance, utterly serious in content.

© Catharina Bond

Performances

Dark Revolutions – the que_ring drama project, Vol. 2

15/11/201922/11/2019

19:00

Performance series / World premiere 

THU,14 NOV / FRI, 15 NOV / SAT, 16 NOV / TUE, 19 NOV / WED, 20 NOV / THU, 21 NOV / FRI, 22 NOV / SAT, 23 NOV 2019 

19:00 

in German and English

Tickets: brut-wien.at

 

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

In the second part of the performance series, the que_ring drama project undertakes an episodic journey through time into the depths of drama and film history. In keeping with VAW’s motto “Making Truth”, performance artists, political activists, and theorists examine iconic moments of theatre and film history through the lense of queer and decolonial approaches and introduce personal perspectives. Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe deals with Jeanne d’Arc, Naomi Rincon Gallardo and Sabine Marte with spirits of revolution, and a performance collective of the Academy of Fine Arts with queer vampires. A video essay by Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski and Masha Godovannaya brings all three performances together, raising questions about the Western gaze and cultural canon.

For the two-year que_ring drama project an international team has joined forces, the Viennese performance artist and activist Gin Müller was responsible for the overall concept.

By and with: Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe, Naomi Rincon Gallardo, Sabine Marte, Alexandru Cosarca, Selina Stritzel, Danielle Pamp, Anne Arzberger, Manuel Eggenweber, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Masha Godovannaya, and others 

Concept / Dramaturgy: Gin Müller Dramaturgy: Radostina Patulova

„Andreas Fogarasi. Nine Buildings, Stripped“

Dialogführung mit Andreas Fogarasi und Maximilian Geymüller

19/11/2019

19:00

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Wien

Openings

OTTO PRUTSCHER.

Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism

19/11/2019

19:00

MAK

Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien

Otto Prutscher (1880–1949) was an architect, designer, exhibition designer, teacher, and member of all major arts reform movements from the Secession to the Werkbund. 

Prutscher was one of the first students at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, where his teachers Josef Hoffmann and painter Franz Matsch had a formative influence on his development: his designs took their cue from contemporary architectural trends and show excellent draughtsmanship.

Prutscher’s known oeuvre comprises more than 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, approximately 170 interiors, 300 interior designs, and over 200 individual pieces and suits of furniture. His designs were realized by more than 200 firms, most notably by Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen and Augarten.

To mark the 70th anniversary of Otto Prutscher’s death, the exhibition focuses on his complex oeuvre and its influence on Viennese Modernism. It was incited by collector Hermi Schedlmayer’s generous donation of 139 designs, objects, and items of furniture by Otto Prutscher.

Curator: Rainald Franz, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection

Otto Prutscher in einem Stuhl von in a chair by Josef Zotti, 1913, Foto Photo: Karl Ehn AFOP © AFOP, Mailand

Openings

Whenever the Gaslight goes low…

19/11/2019

19:00—22:00

flat1

U-Bahn-Bogen 6-7, 1060 Wien

For the performance project “Whenever the Gaslight goes low…” deuxpiece (a nomadic curator team from Basel/Berlin) brings together Sarina Scheidegger (Basel), Thomas Geiger (Vienna) and Steven Schoch (Basel), three artists who deal with linguistic structures, social constellations and communication techniques. 

The title refers to the play “Gaslight” (1938), which in psychology gave its name to a form of psychological violence through targeted disorientation and manipulation. In recent years gaslighting has acquired new social significance as a political strategy. Terms such as “fake news” and “alternative facts” shape political and media discourses and unsettle our relationship to reality. Under these conditions, what does it mean to search for truths as an artist? How can truths be formulated and how can they be communicated publicly?

 

deuxpiece is Alice Wilke, Bianca Hildenbrand, Claire Hoffmann, and Stefanie Bringezu (www.deuxpiece.com)

 

flat 1 performance

Performances

Whenever the Gaslight goes low…

Opening night with performance programme

19/11/2019

19:30

flat1

U-Bahn-Bogen 6-7, 1060 Wien

For the performance project “Whenever the Gaslight goes low…” deuxpiece (a nomadic curator team from Basel/Berlin) brings together Sarina Scheidegger (Basel), Thomas Geiger (Vienna) and Steven Schoch (Basel), three artists who deal with linguistic structures, social constellations and communication techniques. 

The title refers to the play “Gaslight” (1938), which in psychology gave its name to a form of psychological violence through targeted disorientation and manipulation. In recent years gaslighting has acquired new social significance as a political strategy. Terms such as “fake news” and “alternative facts” shape political and media discourses and unsettle our relationship to reality. Under these conditions, what does it mean to search for truths as an artist? How can truths be formulated and how can they be communicated publicly?

deuxpiece is Alice Wilke, Bianca Hildenbrand, Claire Hoffmann, and Stefanie Bringezu (www.deuxpiece.com)

flat 1 performance

Screenings

„Kabuff“ von Manuel Gorkiewicz

19/11/2019

19:00

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

Der Künstler Manuel Gorkiewicz und Tina Schelle organisieren Filme aus dem Ursula Blickle Videoarchiv in, durch und mit papierenen Kaskaden.

Ein installatives Screening im Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse.

©Blickle Raum

Highlights

ELISABETH VON SAMSONOW. Euphoric Presence Collective blessings

19/11/2019

19:30

Galerie Jünger

In ihrer Performance „Euphoric Presence“ nutzt Elisabeth von Samsonow die intensive Zeit für eine ontologische Explosion in EU – also im griech. Präfix „sehr gut“. Dieses Hochleben im Sein ist direkt mit intensiver Zeit und Einpassung in den Raum verbunden, also mit Hoch-Zeit und Wahr-Heit. Die Suche nach der Wahrheit endet in einem Anfang, der Jetzt ist, wie eine Explosion. Der neue Wiener Aktionismus stellt sich als Segensrakete der Göttin heraus. Die Epiphanie der Göttin findet als Segensregen statt, über alles und alle, als optimistisch automatisiertes Fest.

© Elisabeth von Samsonow

Exhibitions

knockknock

Vol. 1 by peaches ’n’ love

15/11/201914/12/2019

Studio Elisabeth Habig

Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Wien

The greatest escape still is the one into the idyll of privacy. True to the motto “Home sweet home, happiness alone”. Nothing is allowed in, and nothing is allowed out. We like to be tied to a room, in an elevated seat decoupled from Mother Nature, always with a view ahead. The windowsill as a logical consequence, at the mercy of voyeurism. Seeing and being seen, incompatible in our sense of time. Because deceleration is in our juices. We are a typical phenomenon of the industrial revolution, an opponent, illusionary in nature. The illusion of being part of your existence is perfect. Digitalization, for us, a welcome back.
In Vol. 1, peaches ‘n’ love processually approaches the potted plant sense of time from within.

 

Contact

peaches.n.love.art@gmail.com

PeachesNLove Vol1 KnockKnock

Exhibitions

Serielll

30/10/201915/01/2020

zs Galerie

Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Wien

The aesthetics of serial art are based on the repetition and structuring of an identical or modified motif. The individual elements are connected to each other by pictorial codes to form a work or a group of works.

Tonneke Sengers employs identical geometrical forms to compose sculptural-constructive reliefs. Each work constitutes a finished serial work and is at the same time part of a superordinate concept.

Thomas Koch arranges his varying abstractions in cross-elemental quadratic grids – for multi-faceted voyages of discovery from a bird’s eye view.

For Alex Klein, the serial evolves from the development of an overarching cycle of works. This free interpretation of the serial documents the changes in the creative process: an exploration of possibilities, a breaking down of boundaries within the framework of a theme.

Marie-France Goerens uses the serial in conceptual work to sharpen our perception and to differentiate and specify evaluations: a process between order and obsession.

Roland Goeschl (1932–2016) has celebrated serial repetition in both three- and two-dimensional form: column formations arise from diagonally twisted identical cuboids; drawings with illusions of spatial movement through a continuous variation of the defining pictorial form.

 

Participating artists:

Marie-France Goerens

Roland Goeschl

Alex Klein

Thomas Koch

Tonneke Sengers

zsart Koch OT 2016 © Thomas Koch, courtesy zs art galerie

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Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Exhibition hall 2

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Ausstellungsansicht "Kalter Krieg und Architektur" © Architekturzentrum Wien, Foto: Lisa Rastl

Thomas Feuerstein: ANTHRONAUT

13/09/201907/12/2019

Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

We are anthronauts. It’s not the question where we come from and where we’re going that is the starting point for orientation, but the metamorphosis of the here and now.

In his exhibition ANTHRONAUT, Thomas Feuerstein assembles new works that appear like fossils from the future: graphic works on Solnhofen limestone from the Jura, which enabled the lithographic reproduction of images in great numbers in the nineteenth century, futuristic fossilisations, an imaginary library, pictures made of blood rain algae, as well as an oracle as artificial intelligence, all these open up a story about our present.

Serving as a symbol of transformation and change is the sculpture SUBCONSCIOUS, a submarine made of zinc. It swims in an electrolyte, produces the energy for the ship’s propellor, and slowly dissolves. The temporal layering of past, present and future is replaced by the pictorial transition of matter, energy and information.

ANTHRONAUT takes us on a journey beyond space and time, navigating through the substance of matter. In the process, hidden layers rise from the depth and uncover forms that become the medium of our future.

 

 

13 SEPT 2019– 23 NOV 2019

© Thomas Feuerstein, SUBCOSCIOUS

Exhibitions

eSeL: Art Confession Booth

16/11/201922/11/2019

eSeL REZEPTION

Raum D, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

For the 2019 VIENNA ART WEEK theme “Making Truth” eSeL conducts a survey of how notions of art already impact us before art is created or enjoyed. In individual conversations with artists and art audiences in Vienna and Salzburg, eSeL examines which beliefs exert an influence in front of and behind the pictures. The intimate one-on-one conversations were conducted in a mobile “Art Confession Box”, developed by eSeL as a flexible retreat and doing double duty as a photo studio. With each interviewee, a photo portrait as an “art patron saint” was staged, indicative of the affinities and priorities of the interviewees: Patron saint for the search for beauty? Patron saint for the art historical ‘Next Step’? For the art canon? For skills? For compulsion? For research? Or as a strategic advantage in city tourism? Could it be that art carries social responsibility? And who believes in the unconditional freedom of art? 

In cooperation with FÜNFZIGZWANZIG Salzburg (5020.info) & Q21 im MuseumsQuartier Wien (www.q21.at)

Exhibitions

Family Matters

04/10/201930/08/2020

Dom Museum

Stefansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In view of the changing concept of “family,” this exhibition questions how family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society are reflected in art. From single-parent families to clans to families of choice … the show paints a complex picture of what a family can be, spanning various epochs and media, such as sculpture, graphics, painting, photography, and video art.

 

Works by: Uli Aigner, Iris Andraschek, Hans Op de Beeck, Elinor Carucci, Josef Franz Danhauser, Carola Dertnig, Johannes Deutsch, VALIE EXPORT, Peter Fendi, Weronika Gęsicka, Leander Kaiser, Angelika Kauffmann, Käthe Kollwitz, Nina Kovacheva, Maria Lassnig, Iris Legendre, Ferdinand Mallitsch, Katharina Mayer, Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Sam Jinks, Johann Matthias Ranftl, Neo Rauch, Judith Samen, August Sander, Johann Martin (“Kremser”) Schmidt, Annegret Soltau, Carl Spitzweg, Jacopo Tintoretto, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, among others

Dom Museum Wien Foto: Hertha Hurnaus, Dom Museum Wien Johanna Schwanberg Foto: Lena Deinhardstein, Dom Museum Wien

WILD SPOERRI ROSEN STEIN

20/11/201925/11/2019

Visit only with guided tour

Guided tours daily from 12.00-19.00 every hour on the hour.
Registration at something@brillantengrund.com

Hotel am Brillantengrund

Bandgasse 4, 1070 Wien

The exhibition is part of the project “Principle of Equality,” conducted by Adam Szymczyk at the Academy of Fine Arts in collaboration with Kontakt Collection and ERSTE Foundation. It takes its cue from students’ personal encounters with the life and work of three outstanding artists whose paths cross in Vienna: Elisabeth Wild (b. 1922 in Vienna; emigrated to Argentina in 1938; now lives and works in Guatemala); Daniel Spoerri (b. 1930 in Galați, Romania; fled to Switzerland in 1942 following his father’s murder by Romanian fascists; now lives and works in Vienna); and Erna Rosenstein (1913–2004, b. in Lviv, then ‘Lemberg’ in Austria-Hungary; studied at the Frauenakademie, Vienna, from 1932). Their practice and attitudes set the tone and possible themes for the exhibition, without necessarily predetermining their varied outcome.

Artists: Gleb Amankulov, Bob Schatzi Hausmann, Raúl Itamar, Nestor Janković, Robert Jolly, Julia Karpova, Yul Koh, Anthia Loizou, Dean Maassen, Paul Makowsky, Swarnaly Mitra Rini, Lorena Moreno Vera, Kamryn Pariso, Laura Pirgie, Ursula Pokorny, Michael Reindel, Camila Rhodi, Hanna Schibel, Firas Shehadeh, and Jiří Tomíček

Conducted by: Adam Szymczyk

Einblick in die Lehrveranstaltung „Principle of Equality“, Adam Szymczyk und Studierende, Foto: Claudia Rohrauer © Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Exhibitions

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

15/11/201922/11/2019

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

 

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Caravaggio & Bernini

15/10/201919/01/2019

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien

Although the Kunsthistorisches Museum possesses the most extensive and valuable collection of works by painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) and his successors outside of Italy, Austria has yet to see an exhibition about him and his time to date. Works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor who was a generation younger and whose art helped shape the Austrian Baroque period, have likewise scarcely been shown in this country. With its approximately 60 major works by early 17th-century artists, this multinational show traces the phenomenon of the flourishing Baroque period and explores the era’s revolutionary new art in Rome, captivating works full of drama, passion, powerful movement, and colorful theatricality. The focus is on painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini, whose novel modes of expression and unconventional lifestyles caused a sensation in Rome.

Michelangelo Merisi, gen. Caravaggio, David mit dem Haupt des Goliath, um 1600/01 © KHM-Museumsverband

Exhibitions

A Passion for Drawing

The Guerlain Collection from the Centre Pompidou

11/10/201912/01/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain started collecting art early on. They joined forces in the mid-1980s and have by now accumulated one of the finest drawing collections in the world. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activities by showing a selection of highlights. Most exhibits are from the Centre Pompidou, which received 1,200 drawings from the Guerlains as a donation in 2012. The exhibition features numerous major present-day draughtsmen and -women such as Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Catharina van Eetvelde, Jana Gunstheimer, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, and Jorinde Voigt.

 

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Exhibitions

And Sister Makart Goes on a Hike

Encounters in the Künstlerhaus 1050

26/09/201921/12/2019

Künstlerhaus 1050

Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Wien

Gerhard Rühm / Andrea Maurer

Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser) / Yen Noh 

Ashley Hans Scheirl and Jakob Lena Knebl / Gerhard Laber 

Hubert Sielecki / Evelyn Kreinecker 

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe / Pierre Molinier 

Fritz Ruprechter / Anna-Maria Bogner

This exhibition stages encounters between six Vienna-based artists or artist duos and an artist of their choice. The selected colleague may be of any origin, but they must be from a different generation. 

The six artists have very different biographies and widely varying approaches to media in producing their art. The search for interesting dialogs has resulted in extremely interesting constellations. The goal is to create bridge-building dialogs, each of which includes an exhibition situation and an event held on a floor of the former Altmann textile factory.

Künstlerhaus

Exhibitions

Time Is Thirsty

30/10/201926/01/2020

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

“Time Is Thirsty” is a “flashback-forward” which can unfold in a synchronicity between past and present. It is a time journey which takes the year 1992 – when Kunsthalle Wien was founded – as the starting point for an imaginative film whose plot is lost; a single scenario drafted according to a precise dramaturgy producing an immersive environment made of music, garments, smells, artworks, artifacts and non-art objects; a kaleidoscope of signs shaped by the manipulation of time, memory and perception. 

 

Artists: Xavier Aballi, Lutz Bacher, Nick Bastis, Cara Benedetto, Anna Sophie Berger, Die Damen, Willem de Rooij, Jason Dodge, Adam Gordon, Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Joseph, Dorothea Lasky, Readymades belong to everyone, Franco Mazzucchelli, Eileen Myles, Georgia Sagri, Heji Shin, Mladen Stilinović, Sissel Tolaas, Pita, Fabio Quaranta, Vipra, among others

Curator: Luca Lo Pinto

Pills isolated.

Exhibitions

Nepal Art Now

11/04/201919/11/2019

Weltmuseum Wien

Heldenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Weltmuseum Wien presents the most comprehensive exhibition of modern and contemporary Nepalese art outside the country to date. Starting with Modernism in Nepal from the 1950s onwards, it looks at Nepalese artists’ turn to socio-political themes and questions related to the construction of cultural identities in a globalized world. It features around 130 works by over 40 artists and presents a broad spectrum of artistic forms of expression, including an installation by Sheelasha Rajbhandari about discrimination against women in patriarchal societies, as well as works by Ang Tsherin Sherpas that borrow from Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Hit Man Gurung’s works react to topics including labor migration, civil war and corruption. The exhibition was curated by Nepalese art historians Dina Bangdel (1963–2017) and Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha together with Weltmuseum director Christian Schicklgruber.

Anil Shahi, Don’t Make Me Laugh (detail), 2012 © Sangeeta Thapa, photo: Kailash K Shrestha

Exhibitions

Maria Lassnig. Ways of Being

06/09/201901/12/2019

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) was a pre-eminent 20th-century artist. She placed her body at the center of her work long before body-mindedness, body language and gender relations became key subjects of the international avant-garde. Lassnig was both humorous and grave, wistful and merciless in projecting her self-awareness onto the canvas, creating an image not of what she saw, but what she felt. The Albertina is celebrating the 100th anniversary of her birth with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition.

 

Camera Cannibale, 1998 Aquarellierte Zeichnung Albertina, Wien. Sammlung Essl © Maria Lassnig Foundation

Exhibitions

Cold War and Architecture

Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945

17/10/201924/02/2020

AzW | Ausstellungshalle 2

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

After the Second World War, each of the four occupying forces established a varied cultural program of its own, using architecture exhibitions as a platform for cultural, ideological, economic, and technological exchange. The architecture on show and its accompanying discourses became instruments of an “educational program” for a new global and social order. The impact this had on Austria’s architecture scene is largely unknown.

The exhibition aims to broaden the national architectural historiography by the perspective of global history and to initiate a reappraisal of post-war architecture. This includes discursive, economic, social, institutional and political historical aspects. The focus of the exhibition is on legacies and premature legacies from the Az W collection.

 

Curator: Monika Platzer

Exhibitions

synthetic pleasure

Neringa Vasiliauskaitė

15/11/201920/12/2019

Opening hours on request

VENT gallery

Langegasse 2, 1080 Wien

The works of Neringa Vasiliauskaitė blend theories of biology and technology. Amongst other things, she concerns herself with the manufacturing processes and properties of materials, such as latex and neoprene and sets these in comparison to the constitution and biological „production“ of the human skin. Much like a snake’s constant and continuous transformation, the artist complements her studies with various topics such as the societally imposed „control of the body“ in the age of digitalisation, as well as the constraints of self-optimisation. Techniques such as biohacking or robotisation are subjects of the loss of humanity. To the artist however, these techniques implement the possibility of liberating the human from its biological immediacy, which she does not consider to be harmful. Within these ideas, she assimilates leitmotivs of psychoanalysis and philosophy, with which her work deals with theories such as Skin Ego by Didier Anzieu, Xenofiminism by Helen Hester and Labora Cuboniks, as well as Touch and Light by Luce Irigaray.

Exhibitions

German Expressionism

The Braglia and Johenning Collections

15/11/201920/04/2020

Leopold Museum

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

In the early 20th century, emotion became a stylistic device. Driven by instinct and in opposition to academic canons, young rebels from the Dresden artist community “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) brought landscapes of the soul onto the canvas. In revolt against industrialized society they also strove for a nature-based reformation of life. Meanwhile, the circle of editors of the Munich almanac “Der Blaue Reiter” (The Blue Rider) went in search of a new inwardness in art, which allowed for the purely intuitive as much as for cultivated reason. The concept of beauty was questioned and expanded, with colors as the main vehicle of composition playing a decisive role in this process. The works of German Expressionism have lost none of their suggestive power to this day.

Curated by Ivan Ristić, around 120 works from the Swiss Braglia Collection and the German Johenning Collection will be presented for the first time in Vienna, including creations by Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexei von Jawlensky, Marianne von Werefkin, August Macke, Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Paul Klee, and Lionel Feininger.

AUGUST MACKE, Frauen im Park (mit weißem Schirm), 1913 © Stiftung Renate und Friedrich Johenning Foto: Linda Inconi–Jansen

Exhibitions

OTTO PRUTSCHER.

Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism

20/11/201917/05/2020

MAK

Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien

Otto Prutscher (1880–1949) was an architect, designer, exhibition designer, teacher, and member of all major arts reform movements from the Secession to the Werkbund. 

Prutscher was one of the first students at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, where his teachers Josef Hoffmann and painter Franz Matsch had a formative influence on his development: his designs took their cue from contemporary architectural trends and show excellent draughtsmanship.

Prutscher’s known oeuvre comprises more than 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, approximately 170 interiors, 300 interior designs, and over 200 individual pieces and suits of furniture. His designs were realized by more than 200 firms, most notably by Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen and Augarten.

To mark the 70th anniversary of Otto Prutscher’s death, the exhibition focuses on his complex oeuvre and its influence on Viennese Modernism. It was incited by collector Hermi Schedlmayer’s generous donation of 139 designs, objects, and items of furniture by Otto Prutscher.

Curator: Rainald Franz, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection

Otto Prutscher in einem Stuhl von in a chair by Josef Zotti, 1913, Foto Photo: Karl Ehn AFOP © AFOP, Mailand

Exhibitions

Clauda Six: With Fear

Eine Mahnwache für Monser

15/11/201922/12/2019

Jan Arnold Gallery

Q21 Schauräume, Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Fear of the monster under your bed, the monsters on the streets, in your home and in your head.

Fear of the ghosts in your basement, of ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future.

Imagine all of them together, in one room, and yourself in between.

Close your eyes and think about the feeling of someone holding your hand. An imaginary friend, hugging up against you.

Now it’s up to you.

Tell me about your fears! Tell me your story and don’t forget your ghosts from the past!

Let’s light a candle and hold a vigil together for the monsters we love and fear. Let’s shed a tear for the ghosts we are leaving behind for good.

Let us create a space together from our stories, shared fears, and invisible ghosts.

Tell me your story: hello@claudiasix.com 

 

Exhibitions

Nikolaus Gansterer

tracing (in)tangibles

25/10/201911/01/2019

Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

Nikolaus Gansterer tracing (in)tangibles, 2019 Foto: Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll Courtesy Galerie Crone Wien, Berlin

Exhibitions

IV

Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner

14/11/201920/11/2019

Galerie Sturm & Schober

Kohlmarkt 9, Stock 2/Tür 5, 1010 Wien

The exhibition “IV” is, again, a juxtaposition of the works of Thomas Gänszler and Matthias Lautner. The approaches of the two artists, which at first glance appear to be diametrically opposed, prove to be more similar than assumed on closer inspection. In combination with the precisely defined figurative elements, Lautner’s seemingly gestural-romantic colour surfaces show, through their repetition, signs of a reiterative concept. On the other hand, moments of sentimentality arise from the semantics of Gänszler’s almost monochrome surfaces.

 

„Thomas Gänszler’s works are situated in the field of tension between pictorial tradition as a media-industrial process and form as a biographical note. The motifs and materials of his sculptures are taken from everyday life and are transformed through fragmentation and reworking, but still carry traces of their former function.“ (Silvie Aigner)

 

“Matthias Lautner’s painterly principles are based on a dualistic system of figuration and abstraction. In most cases, a textured painting surface with open brush strokes and flowing paint forms the background of the painting. Onto this, Lautner applies the figurative motif with meticulous fine motor skills (…). The abstract level conveys the structural aspect of the working process, of something being made, and the free spread of painterly means in a state of laissez-faire.” (Florian Steiner)

 

Artists: Thomas Gänszler & Matthias Lautner

Matthias Lautner, Aus der Serie holiday Season, 2019

Exhibitions

ada is … lacking truth

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artistic dynamic association

Wattgasse 16/6, 1160 Vienna, Austria

“ada is … lacking truth” deals with the question of the value of art in the age of total reproducibility. What is still original in the present time, what kind of authenticity is still possible? What is revered: the art, the artist, the speculative value of the one-of-a-kind resource art? Buying and selling? Does everyone want to be immortal? Fake becomes fact, the boundaries are blurred. Where art turns into a sphere of influence, art meets commerce. Here, big names dominate the scene of international companies. Name recognition and market value as guarantors for quote-driven spectacles with mass impact, and success through popularity. These factors result in a distorted image driven by superficiality and celebrity, in which the art market reflects the entanglements between money and power.

 

Artists: Banksy, Marcel Duchamp, Coelestine Engels, Marcuse Hafner, Jeff Koons, Anna Mitterer, Pablo Picasso, Romana Scheffknecht, Stylianos Schicho, Andy Warhol u. a.

ada

Exhibitions

Light my Fire

PFERD - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

16/11/201922/11/2019

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PFERD Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst

Medwedgasse 3, 1110 Wien

Once valuable and uncontrollable, we have now tamed the fire, can ignite it at any time with small aids. Nevertheless, there is always a spark of danger that is beyond our control. So it is not surprising that fire stands for very different states and emotions. 

The works on display are as multiform and ambivalent as fire itself. They oscillate between danger and cosiness, passion and devotion. Others point to the community-building quality of fire, or make use of its renewing function, play with its processuality and temporality. 

© Angelika Wischermann

Exhibitions

„Behind the Paravent Privé“ In situ installation

artunited

artunited

Glasergasse 4a, 1090 Wien

In a darkened room on a folding screen, a video: A man and a woman – naked. Their bodies covered by a monochrome censor bar. All around pictures, documents, objects. What do we reveal? What do we hide? What may we reveal? Of ourselves, or others? The exhibition takes up the staging of privacy. Works are presented in combination with notes, sketches, photos, diaries of the artists. Items taken from working spaces or from private moments of personal reflection. Revealing what underlies the artistic work, or offering a glimpse of the intimacy associated with it. Where personalities are staging themselves or appear exposed by media scrutiny. Changing facets of truth and reality are part of the elaborate play with mystery and revelation, with unveiling what is otherwise hidden, with private stories (of art).

Participating artists: Antonella Anselmo, Ellen Cantor, Simone Carneiro, Helena Eribenne, Markus Kircher, Teresa Paltram, Wolfgang Pavlik, Alicia Sancha

Curated by Synne Genzmer

Exhibitions

Objects Recognized in Flashes

Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan

16/11/201923/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

How do we deal with analog and digital images given our current “post-Internet reality,” and how do they relate to one another? What about the relationships between material and immateriality, between body, screen, and photographic surface?

“Objects Recognized in Flashes” explores the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in our largely digitalized society. As an interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambivalent surfaces make the relationship between aesthetics, imagination, and matter appear as tenuous as the economies that they are based upon.

Exhibitions

Reading Time in Space

Modernism at mumok 1910 to 1955

16/11/201913/04/2020

mumok

Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Mumok’s latest collection presentation on classical modernism includes holdings from Expressionism to the 1950s. Proceeding from the work of distinctive artists and theorists as well as prominent institutions like the Bauhaus, it breaks down the order 

Exhibitions

Daniel Šuljić

From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out

19/11/201931/12/2019

ASIFAKEIL

Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien

The installation “From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out” does not strike an optimistic tone. “Darkness is coming and soon it will fill up the whole room,” reads the synopsis. We see animals typically depicted as evil in Western culture gradually creep out of their hiding places until the whole world has been eclipsed by their dark agenda. They have their own inherent truth, even if it’s fake news, and deliberately, persistently pursue their goal. The installation is also available as a “regular” cinema version. The version used for the exhibition is housed in a black box – in this case a space with four white walls covered entirely in black as the installation loop plays – touching on the very essence of this piece.

Exhibitions

Transcultural Emancipation

20/11/201913/02/2020

Fluc

Praterstern 5, 1020 Wien

What constitutes, today, emancipatory processes: acts of liberation from social norms or worldviews enforced by media politics? How can transcultural positions become part of the discursive engagement with these issues? What are the faculties, social relationships, personal life prospects that may further the emergence of a nuanced, multifaceted perspective? Engagement with the transcultural situation at Vienna’s Praterstern is as much part of the projects realized within the framework of “Transcultural Emancipation”, as is the critical examination of the ways in which artistic work can be translated into a political dimension. The billboards do not merely feature as a display and projection surface, but are intended to stimulate communication and exchange. We are interested in the reactions of the passers-by and in an examination of the changing socio-political situation. 

 

Agnieszka Kozłowska│ Polen
Selma Selman │ Bosnien & Herzegowina (Roma)
und Chongha Peter Lee │ USA
Nika Rukavina │ Kroatien

Curated by: Ursula Maria Probst

Fluc

Exhibitions

Japan Unlimited

Curated by Marcello Farabegoli, the exhibition explores the dual principle of tatemae (the “mask” or facade one puts on in public) and honne (true feelings or desires that remain hidden in public) that characterizes Japanese society, and examines its role in contemporary Japanese art. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Austria and Japan, “Japan Unlimited” presents some of Japan’s best-known and most active artists investigating the boundaries and freedoms of political, socio-critical art in Japan. 

Artworks by: Makoto Aida, Chim↑Pom*, Gianmaria Gava, Edgar Honetschläger, Sachiko Kazama, Jake Knight, BuBu de la Madeleine & Yoshiko Shimada, Midori Mitamura*, Yoshinori Niwa*, Ryts Monet, Tomoko Sawada, Sputniko!, Ryudai Takano, Shinpei Takeda*, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hana Usui, Tomoko Yoneda, Naoko Yoshimoto

* artist-in-residence at Q21/MQ 

Exhibitions

If the World Has Changed Enough

YUMI WATANABE & SHINPEI TAKEDA

15/11/201930/11/2019

Gallery 12–14 contemporary

Schleifmühlgasse 12–14, 1040 Wien

“You need no space ship to create science fiction; how humans behave […] is enough to evoke it.” Andrei Tarkovsky

 

Marking the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Japan and Austria, the exhibition “If the World Has Changed Enough” features two Japanese artists living in Germany and Austria, Yumi Watanabe and Shinpei Takeda.

Both artists focus on the topics of “utopia” and “the alien”, but while one approaches the subject through externalization, forms and colours, the other does so through internalization, materials and shapes. Exploring questions of space, of inside and outside as well as belonging and otherness, the artists set out to re-measure the artistic space – exploring, researching, and interpreting it so as to make it their own. 

Shinpei Takeda will work on the outdoor façade, creating a site-specific temporary 3D mural, Yumi Watanabe will transform the indoor space of the gallery: working with a variety of spherical shapes, her installation is centred on “roundness”. 

 

1700Z -> 998

"Antimonument", an installation art of Japanese artist Shinpei Takeda. The work is based on the memory of atomic bomb suvivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Exhibitions

Fokus Favoriten

21/09/201901/09/2020

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Public Art Vienna) | Favoritenstrasse

Vienna’s growing, as one new urban development project pops up after another. Around Vienna’s main station the Sonnwendviertel district is taking shape with apartments, hotels and office towers, while the older buildings of the traditional workers’ district of Favoriten are yet to be rediscovered for their charm.

International artists have been invited to address the status quo in the eponymous exhibition “Fokus Favoriten”. Six art projects involve residents and translate their responses, music and interests into new aesthetic shapes, with artworks transforming various spots along Favoritenstrasse between Sonnwendplatz and Viktor-Adler-Markt.

Shops and streets will see performances by Julia Bünnagel, participatory projects by the Department for Public Appearances and Britta Thie, as well as musical performances from Ines Doujak and her colleagues. Alicia Framis will create an interactive light installation on Viktor-Adler-Markt, and Atelier Van Lieshout will place objects on Sonnwendplatz.

Exhibitions

THRESHOLD

Magda Stawarska-Beavan

14/11/201912/12/2019

Polnisches Institut Wien

Am Gestade 7, 1010 Wien

Magda Stawarska-Beavan’s prints explore the phenomenon of boundaries. Through the eyes of a drifter/follower and the person being followed, the project examines the notion of borders as boundaries: between private and public, as separations and as the outer layers of ourselves.

 

Curtain I The curtain covering the window of a hotel room is a border between a semi-private space and an unknown city; a marcation line that seperates the outsider from the life in the foreign location.

 

In Curtain II, a theatre curtain, captured from backstage, reveals traces of the performers on the stage floor and acts as a threshold that seperates performance and reality, presence and absence, concealment and disclosure.

 

Door I symbolises a threshold, a liminal space between the familiar and the unknown.

 

A cooperation of Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 and TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien

 

„Door I“: Eine Schwelle: Raum des Übertritts vom Vertrauten ins Unbekannte.

Eine Kooperation von Polnisches Institut Wien, projektraumMAG3 und TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien.

Exhibitions

IN-SIGHT Josef Ignaz Mildorfer. Rebel of the Baroque

19/09/201906/01/2020

Oberes Belvedere

Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Josef Ignaz Mildorfer (1719–1775), the Belvedere is honoring the Baroque painter with an exhibition as part of its “IN-SIGHT” series. It is the first monographic solo show accorded to the native Tyrolean. The exhibition focuses on three key aspects of Mildorfer’s artistic work: the rare battle scenes with which he tested himself in his early career; his role as a professor of painting at the Vienna Academy of Arts, in which he contributed significantly to the development of the expressive “Viennese academy style”; and his commissions from the clergy, aristocracy, and the bourgeoisie, with the imperial couple Maria Theresa (1717–1780) and Francis Stephen I (1708–1765) among his most prominent clients. The exhibition series IN-SIGHT at the Upper Belvedere takes works from its own collection to examine them from a new, scientific perspective.

© Belvedere, Wien, Foto: Johannes Stoll

Exhibitions

„Kabuff“ by Manuel Gorkiewicz

15/11/201922/11/2019

Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse

Spiegelgasse 2, 5. Stock (DG), 1010 Wien

The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse disappears behind sun blinds and paper cascades, and the White Cube gets a second paper skin. The installation in the interior retraces the architectural shape, creating with unobtrusive means a space within a space.

In 1895 Otto Wagner constructed the glass façade on the ground floor of the Ankerhaus in form of a curtain wall, using the most advanced construction technologies of the time. The curtain façade stands like a light outer shell in front of the load-bearing building elements. Analogously, “Kabuff” is an inner shell, a room cocoon, taking on architectural tasks without having to deal with structural engineering tasks.

The presentation space is part of the work of art, viewer and room are intertwined, and boundaries are abolished. As a spatial installation, “Kabuff” serves as both location and arena for poetic and scenic interventions.

Manuel Gorkiewicz, Kabuff, Rauminstallation, Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, 2019, Foto: Dieter Auracher

Exhibitions

Otto Muehl. Works 1955–2013

05/05/201922/11/2019

Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum

Schleifmühlgasse 6, 1040 Wien

The complete works of Otto Muehl embrace more than six decades of creativity in which a highly diverse and complex oeuvre has emerged. The exhibition focuses on a number of key subjects and work series within the artist’s oeuvre. Programmatic works from the 1960s or before document his transition from informal sculpture and gestural painting to event-based art and the development of Viennese Actionism. After founding a commune in the early 1970s, Muehl used pictorial and cinematic means to address the role and fetishization of the artist in view of capitalist values. His abstract works from the 1980s were an advancement of the material and structural studies from the 1960s. During his imprisonment between 1991 and 1998 he produced numerous works on paper dealing with his confinement. The exhibition is the first of its kind to feature works that Muehl created in spite of suffering from Parkinson’s disease in his radical late creative period between 2000 and 2013.

 

SAMMLUNG FRIEDRICHSHOF, Ausstellungshalle von Adolf Krischanitz, Foto: Lukas Roth, © Sammlung Friedrichshof

Exhibitions

Henrike Naumann

Severin Dünser gives a tour of the “Henrike Naumann” exhibition

26/09/201912/01/2020

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Henrike Naumann was raised in Zwickau at a time when the GDR was drawing to a political end and the state was absorbed into a reunited Germany. She has transformed the experiences of her youth, which included hedonism, consumer culture and growing right-wing radicalism, into immersive installations for several exhibitions. In an archaeology of zeitgeists, she continues to explore the correlations between aesthetics and ideology, which visitors can experience by entering her spatial settings.

 

Henrike Naumann, geboren 1984, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Zuletzt waren ihre Arbeiten im Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, im MMK, Frankfurt am Main, im Rahmen des Steirischen Herbsts, Graz, auf der Busan Biennale, auf der Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sowie im Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia, Kinshasa, ausgestellt.

 

Henrike Naumann (b. in 1984) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, the MMK in Frankfurt am Main, the Styrian Autumn Festival in Graz, the Busan Bienniale, the Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédia in Kinshasa.

 

 

Curator: Severin Dünser

Henrike Naumann, Anschluss `90, 2018 Foto: Clara Wildberger

Exhibitions

Johanna Kandl

Material. What We Paint with and Why

12/09/201919/01/2020

Orangerie / Unteres Belvedere

Rennweg 6A, 1030 Wien

Images tell stories. They do so through form and content, but also through their materiality. Painting tools and colors, their origins and the way they are obtained often convey compelling stories, as does the picture’s subject matter. Austrian artist Johanna Kandl deals with this notion by juxtaposing basic materials used in painting with her own works and with paintings from the Belvedere Collection. This is not so much about analyzing materials scientifically as it is about addressing urgent issues. Together with her husband, Helmut Kandl, she explores the stories behind substances while also addressing burning social questions. After all, the current reappreciation of analog materials can be seen as a paradigm shift in the age of digitization.

 

Privatbesitz Johanna Kandl © H&J. Kandl, 2018. Foto: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Wien

Exhibitions

Out of mind. Just in time.

Julia Benz

25/10/201926/11/2019

Galerie Hartinger

Seilergasse 9/4, 1010 Wien

Julia Benz works with both figurative and abstract elements. Her works, mostly created intuitively and without a fixed concept, are narrative in a subtle, indirect way. Whether with oil, acrylic, spray can or ink, be it on wood or on canvas – Nature and other influences are depicted in a multi-layered way and rich in contrast.

Born in 1986 and trained, among others, at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Benz is particularly interested in street art. She works and experiments not only in her studio but has also realised wall paintings in private and public spaces, for example in the German Facebook headquarters in Berlin or on an outside wall of the Canadian Embassy in Khartoum/Sudan.

For the Vienna exhibition, Julia Benz has designed a wall on the ground floor of Galerie Gerald Hartinger. After several exhibitions in Germany, the artist works for the first time on site in Austria, and visitors are invited to follow the creation process over two days before the exhibition opens. In addition, selected works from recent years will be on display, as well as a “Benzstallation” in the basement of the gallery as part of VIENNA ART WEEK.

Galerie Hartinger

Exhibitions

„Oberfläche“ / “Surface”

CHRISTOPH LUGER

14/11/201920/11/2019

THU–FR 2:00–6:00 pm

Galerie Lindner

Schmalzhofgasse 13/3, 1060 Wien

“In painting, truth begins with the size of the work,” says gallery owner Peter Lindner. But what is the connection between size and truth?

Christoph Luger’s prints are very large and discreetly colourful. In his view, nothing can be faked in a large picture, while the small format allows us to suspend the establishment of truth. Luger, however, has no interest in the “one” objective truth; he sets out to search for small personal truths that manifest themselves for him in his way of working. He traces his approach to painting back to his past as a restorer. His inability to take-one-step-back, the small section of a larger whole he was unfailingly focused on while working on frescoes, still haunts him. Many of his pastel-coloured works are set in a minor key. Quiet, reserved, not perfect, fragile, torn, perforated, glued together again, painted over and restored, they seem to have an inner connection. (Elisabeth Mauerhofer)

Christoph Luger, Atelieransicht

Exhibitions

Lilo Nein: Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze – Reading children’s thought / Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts

14/11/201904/01/2019

galerie michaela stock

Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Wien

As part of VIENNA ART WEEK galerie michaela stock is showing an exhibition by the Viennese artist Lilo Nein. The exhibition “Children’s voices, scarring phrases – Reading children’s thoughts” deals with the ways in which children reflect on things. Lilo Nein’s depiction of the children’s world of thought offers a transsubjective platform in which children exchange their perceptions of the adult world. When the children counter the rules, prohibitions and idioms they hear with their own logic, expressed in the form of collective voices, they are often no less analytical than adults.

Lilo Nein, aus der Serie „Kinderstimmen, Narbensätze“ (c) Lilo Nein, Bildrecht 2019

Exhibitions

Mahroum / Ausgeschlossen

Soli Kiani

15/11/201913/12/2019

09:00—17:00

STRABAG Kunstforum

Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien

Soli Kiani weaves her photographs, installations and paintings into a conceptual oeuvre that focuses on the role of women in society. The Iranian artist grew up in a society that, after the revolution of 1979, introduced radical gender segregation in the public sphere and in which women are forbidden to do many things we take for granted. The tension between the artist’s growing up in an isolated, strictly religious and patriarchal society and her current lifestyle in Vienna shapes Soli Kiani’s identity and has a decisive influence on her art. Fabric repeatedly becomes the central theme, whether painted in her pictures or as three-dimensional drapery: “Clothing, fabrics and fashion have played a rather dominant role in my life. Fabric was not only clothing – it was, at the same time, a protective coat, and also a prison of my identity,” says Kiani.

Strabag kunstforum

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) and Shiri Rozenberg (IL) transform the philomena+ project space into a photo studio. For the artists, photo studios are spaces in which the norms of our society regarding gender, sexuality and body become tangible in a compact form. Here, the highlights of the (heterosexual) family biography are on display. At the same time, the subjects, poses, facial expressions, etc. on display are often stereotypical representations of femininity and masculinity. Photo studio Großkopf & Rozenberg critically examines reality constructions of our present. The staging in the photo studio reveals the ambivalent status of photography as a tool for depicting reality, and questions entrenched assumptions about the reality-reflecting characteristics of a medium that in fact co-constructs our daily perception.

 

Lisa Großkopf (AT), Shiri Rozenberg (IL)

Curator: Christine Bruckbauer

 

Exhibitions

Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg

16/11/201907/12/2019

10:00—18:00

philomena+

Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

Lisa Großkopf (AT) und Shiri Rozenberg (IL) verwandeln den Projektraum philomena+ in ein Fotostudio. Für die Künstlerinnen sind Fotostudios Räume, in denen Normengerüste unserer Gesellschaft in Bezug auf Geschlecht, Sexualität und Körper in einer kompakten Form sichtbar werden. Hier werden die Höhepunkte der (heterosexuellen) Familienbiografie präsentiert. Gleichzeitig begegnet man in den gezeigten Sujets, Posen, Mimik etc. häufig stereotypen Darstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit. Das Fotostudio Großkopf & Rozenberg befragt kritisch Wirklichkeitskonstruktionen unserer Gegenwart. Das Medium der Fotografie, welchem der Anspruch auf eine wirklichkeitsgetreue Abbildung der Realität zugeschrieben wird und das unsere tagtägliche Wahrnehmung mitkonstruiert, wird durch die Schauinszenierung im Fotostudio als Mittel der Wirklichkeitsbefragung ambivalent.
Kuratorin: Christine Bruckbauer

Exhibitions

True Blue

Metropolitain Art Club

12/11/201919/11/2019

11:00—18:00

und nach telefonischer Vereinbarung +43 660 4288438

BULB Community

Wolfgang-Schmälzl-Gasse 19, 1020 Wien

“True Blue”, real melancholy, is the title of the exhibition in which Mario Nubauer and Clemens Wolf present their works. Here, blue stands not only for a colour but for the feelings associated with it: melancholy and sadness. While Wolf experiments and plays around with the colour, and translates blue directly into his works, in Nubauer’s works, the melancholy is tangible but represented in another way. Gentle shades of colour, overlayed with elongated objects, guide the viewer into hidden worlds of the soul – beauty and attention to detail become apparent.

Edelgard Gerngross, Cyril Helnwein, Olivier Hölzl, Mario Nubauer , Gert Resinger, Anny Wass, Erwin Wurm

Exhibitions

ArtStart_Studio

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna program for the promotion of emerging artists

20/11/201924/11/2019

11:00—21:00

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna | Creative Cluster Traktorfabrik

Objekt 33, Louis-Häfliger-Gasse 12, 1210 Wien

Eleven scholarship holders of this year’s ArtStart_Studio program are presenting their works in the Creative Cluster Traktorfabrik, a defunct factory building which is now an art incubator. In addition to the exhibition, there will be an “open studio” show featuring the work of some 20 other artists working on 2,000 square meters of floor space.

Opening hours: 11am-9pm

Artists: Raffaela Bielesch, Luz Olivares Capelle, Sanja Lasić, Andrea Maurer, Ernst Miesgang, Christian Murzek, Paul Robas, Rudi Rapf, Martina Stapf, and Stefanie Stern

Einblick ArtStart_Studio, Traktorfabrik, Foto: Eva Leutgeb © Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Exhibitions

Clemens Wolf: Line Drawings

15/11/2019

12:00—18:00

Collectors Agenda

Franz-Josefs-Kai 3/16, 1010 Wien

The artist Clemens Wolf (*1981), who lives and works in Vienna, describes himself as an advocate of sensuality. He is particularly interested in the process of transformation, of turning something trivial into a sensual object. In the production process, “controlled coincidence” plays a decisive role. Clemens Wolf has learned to let things happen. The “Line Drawings” series, exhibited for the first time, is exemplary for his approach to the medium of drawing. Parachute lines dipped in epoxy resin and thrown onto a sheet of paper solidify in the formation in which they strike the paper. Coloured epoxy resin splashes cover the surface. The gesture of the hand that directs the falling cords becomes palpable and visible – it refers directly to the drawing, which is considered all the more “ingenious” the more “thrown down” and unconstrained it is. The parachute line turns into a line and, on the sheet of paper, into a drawing. In this, the artist follows his idea of freezing irreproducible moments.

Exhibitions

the storm is blowing from paradise

06/11/201921/12/2019

13:00—18:00

Loft 8 Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst

Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Wien

Strictly speaking, the eyes don’t do the seeing. It is the brain that creates a picture. Does the world really exist as we see it, or is it only a product of our perceptual make-up? It seems that nowadays technology, the eye of the camera, has become our external receptor. Modes of perceptions have been replaced by technical parameters. We live in a world where only “one percent” of what is happening becomes visible, the rest remains in the dark. But darkness also provides rest, allows us to relax and rejuvenate. Even though we are seeing only part of the picture, we realize that there is more to it. The world we have created and became accustomed to is loosing its grip, and our paradise no longer protects us. (Ewa Zasada)

“the storm is blowing from paradise”, an exhibition project curated by Pawel Mendrek and Ewa Zasada, presents works of international artists who address the possibilities and limits of perception in the postfactual era. 

Dave Beech (UK)

Martyna Czech (PL)

Benjamin Fitton (UK)

Magdalena Hueckel (PL)

Martin Newth (UK)

Patryk Nilsen (S)

Libor Novotny (CZ)

© Martin Newth, Cedarrest, from 8 hours cycle, photography, courtesy of the artist

Exhibitions

Vertical Space

Canan Dagdelen und Kemal Seyhan

16/11/201914/12/2019

15:00—18:30

mekân68

Neustiftgasse 68, 1070 Wien

“Vertical Space” is not the first time that Canan Dagdelen and Kemal Seyhan are exhibiting their works together. Both artists consciously limit themselves to a very selective vocabulary that they primarily employ to represent space. However, while Dagdelen’s work is focused on architecture and employs culturally specific elements to reference the past, Seyhan’s approach reflects the unprogrammed process of painting.

mekan68

Special Events

New Truths

creative cluster

20/11/2019

15:00—22:00

Projektraum Schlingermarkt

Brünner Straße 34-38/14/R1, 1210 Floridsdorf

As part of the project “TETE A TETE / Stadtlabor Floridsdorf”, creative cluster has temporarily taken over a project room in a ground floor restaurant in the Schlingerhof, next to the Schlingermarkt. Since September 2019, artists work there in a kind of artists’ residence, regularly organizing exhibitions, performances, workshops, and talks. The space also serves as a meeting zone for artists and local residents. On 20 November, creative cluster will present works dealing with this year’s motto “MAKING TRUTH”.

©claudio_farkasch

Exhibitions

clouds and other truths

flux 23

23/11/201922/11/2019

16:00—19:00

flux 23

Taborstraße 51/3, 1020 Wien

Clouds as erratic, fleeting points of orientation serve as a motif to fuel artistic reflections on truths. Form-changing, disappearing, temporary, seemingly tangible and at the same time completely unapproachable, clouds lead six artists on various paths to their respective truths, all opposing the myth of eternal validity. Other truths: to be found not in the logic of the rational, but in the invisible logic of events.

David Mase, UNOs – Theresa Schütz & Rainer Steuer, Andrea Börner & Cyklus, Anne Glassner, Alfred Lenz 

Exhibitions

2857 Waves Collage installation

Maria Hera

15/11/201908/10/2019

16:30—20:00

and on appointment

OpenCave´s offCave

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

Space and time coalesce in my wall-sized collage installations. History, neighbourhood, architecture, past and present uses, or simply the spirit of the hour. The scissors are the material extension of the critical mind that helps us to analyse, disassemble, examine the flood of information that surrounds us, and the power of our hearts and imagination provide the glue with which we reassemble the insights gained.

Carried by the arms of the nearby Danube, I will create an expansive collage installation in Open Cave. Inside and outside dissolve, blur into each other. A wave in pictures – flood of pictures. 

Born in the DADA movement with its revolutionary aspirations, the collage found its way into the creative repertoire of the general public in the 1970s. In this respect, it is one of the most democratic artistic techniques, allowing citizens to creatively transcend the world around them.

Exhibitions

A Butterfly’s Reality – interactive photo installations

Michael Bachhofer

15/11/201922/11/2019

16:30—20:00

on appointment

OpenCave´s Studio

Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220 Wien

On display are the works: 

“#BeAButterflyYourself”, a collage of 10,000 individual images through the microscope that invites the viewer to slip into the role of a butterfly, “(Butter)Fly’s Eye Cam”, a camera that simulates the perspective of a butterfly as an interactive installation, and “Me” _a naive butterfly’s perspective of me. 

 

Exhibitions

Whenever the Gaslight goes low…

20/11/2019

16:00—19:00

flat1

U-Bahn-Bogen 6-7, 1060 Wien

In our digital times, in which previously temporally/regionally delimited spaces increasingly overlap, there cannot be only one objective truth. Reality disintegrates between Netflix streams, Facebook channels and Twitter bots into several pseudo realities providing descriptions that may appear quite convincing on a personal level. Karin Maria Pfeifer and Sula Zimmerberger, organizers of the art space flat1, address this phenomenon in their exhibition. For them, the provocation and narration of individual worldviews are not just ends in themselves. Their aim is to articulate different truths, to find a common denominator through communication, and thus to keep social discourse going. Insisting on a single objective truth makes us susceptible to manipulation, as is described in the play “Gaslight” (see exhibition performance “Whenever the Gaslight goes low…”) and is only too readily exploited by the narrators of “fake news” in today’s political business.

 

deuxpiece is Alice Wilke, Bianca Hildenbrand, Claire Hoffmann, and Stefanie Bringezu (www.deuxpiece.com)

 

flat 1 performance

Guided Tours

Curators’ tour of the exhibition “ArtStart_Studio”

with Angela Stief

20/11/2019

17:00—23:00

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna | Creative Cluster Traktorfabrik

Objekt 33, Louis-Häfliger-Gasse 12, 1210 Wien

Eleven scholarship holders of this year’s ArtStart_Studio program are presenting their works in the Creative Cluster Traktorfabrik, a defunct factory building which is now an art incubator. In addition to the exhibition, there will be an “open studio” show featuring the work of some 20 other artists working on 2,000 square meters of floor space.

Artists: Raffaela Bielesch, Luz Olivares Capelle, Sanja Lasić, Andrea Maurer, Ernst Miesgang, Christian Murzek, Paul Robas, Rudi Rapf, Martina Stapf, Stefanie Stern and Victoria Vinogradova

A guided tour of the ArtStart_Studio fellows exhibition will be followed up by the welcome opportunity to speak with the artists present.

 

Einblick ArtStart_Studio, Traktorfabrik, Foto: Eva Leutgeb © Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Guided Tours

Josef Bauer. Demonstration

Guided Tour through the Exhibition with Ana Petrovic

20/11/2019

17:30

Registration required: www.belvedere.at/programm

Belvedere 21

Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Belvedere 21 is the first federal museum in Austria to showcase Josef Bauer’s oeuvre in a comprehensive retrospective. An eminent protagonist of conceptual art in Austria since the 1960s, Bauer has developed a sculptural language that connects bodies, objects and script. His installations, paintings, objects and performance photographs always revolve around the question of what can be articulated with art and how. The double meaning of the exhibition’s title, “Demonstration,” refers to the political dimension of his work and to the gesture of presenting – two themes that play a major role in Bauer’s oeuvre.

Josef Bauer was born in Linz in 1934. He lives and works in Linz and Gunskirchen near Wels.

Curator: Harald Krejci

Josef Bauer, Ausstellung Griechenbeisl Foto: Johannes Stoll, © Belvedere, Wien

Highlights

Two lectures on photography and truth

Built truths

20/11/2019

17:30

5:30 pm: Built truths

Andrea Gnam, Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Vienna, member of the German Photographic Academy (DFA)

Photography is not truth and truth is not photography, and yet two truths stack together like building blocks: the photographers’ truth as they reflect their technical and social abilities, and that of viewers, who search photographs in the interest of (self-)recognition. The field of architectural photography is one in which these questions are renegotiated over and over again.

 

6:00 pm: Cropping obscures the truth

Ruth Horak, art historian, curator and lecturer on contemporary photography and photo theory

Truth and reality have always been associated with photography. There is a persistent idea that a photograph can “bring truth to light.” While advocates often tout photography’s endless detail, the fact that it always presents only an excerpt of given circumstances – an isolated part of the whole – speaks to the contrary. Cropping in photo composition is contingent upon space and time, develops via a subjective point of view and is jointly responsible for the fact that an image can at best claim to show partial truths.

 

6:30 pm: Debate

 

 

 

Kunst Haus Wien

Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Wien

Gebaute Wahrheiten

Andrea Gnam, HU Berlin und Universität Wien, Mitglied Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA)

 

Fotografie ist nicht Wahrheit und Wahrheit nicht Fotografie, dennoch ließen sich zwei Wahrheiten wie Bausteine aneinanderfügen: die Wahrheit der Fotografen in der Reflexion ihrer technischen und sozialen Möglichkeiten sowie jene der Rezipienten, die in den Fotos nach einer Art von (Selbst-)Erkenntnis suchen. Architekturfotografie ist ein Feld, auf dem diese Fragen stets neu verhandelt werden.

Siegfried Hansen, Hamburg, 2006

Exhibitions

It’s True–It’s GUNafa&It’s Immersive

STATION ROSE

17/11/201917/01/2020

17:00—19:00

driendl*architects’sottofondo entre – raum für experimentelle bildtheorie

Mariahilfer Straße 9, 1060 Wien

It’s true – the way leads to Gunafa Land. When artist Elisa Rose & composer Gary Danner founded STATION ROSE/STR in 1988 at Margaretenstraße 26, they turned the 4th district into an art hotspot. Their opening statement “The outcome of this story takes place everywhere” turned out to be prophetic and became an objective truth through the digitalization of the world. Over the past 30+ years the artists have produced a truly immense body of digital work. 

The digital early works of STR were transferred this year from early computer systems to current ones. They now live in the digital archive of STATION ROSE 1988–2019, ready to go. Now, STR sets out to travel between three digital decades – what emerges is an immersive installation, an environment created from digital and real worlds, in short: Gunafa Land.

Augmented Reality App by Artivive.

© Station Rose

Talks

Artist Talk with Saskia Te Nicklin

Vin Vin

20/11/2019

17:00

Vin Vin

Hintzerstrasse 4, 1030 Wien

Saskia te Nicklin’s artistic practice is characterized by a clumsy and playful quality the artist intentionally pursues, and by the subtle and non narrative way in which she employs tools to reference – always with lightness – certain topics.

The artist’s gesture does not invite univocal interpretations, instead, it aims to generate questions, ambiguity, sometimes even irritation, often through narrative clusters.

The characters she depicts are often gender fluid, funny, grotesque and undefined.

Te Nicklin’s practice relies on contrasts: the raw aesthetics of her characters is heightened by the shiny surface of the aluminium panels on which they are depicted, while the viewers themselves are reflected in the aluminium, thereby becoming part of the work. On another level her work plays with the contrast between the dramatic character of certain gestures and the reassuring, almost idyllic quality of others, all the while retaining an undefined, ambiguous mood, never fully clear, never really comforting.

Screenings

MUTTER.MACHT.KUNST.

Präsentation einer Films von Uli Aigner und Gespräch mit Johanna Schwanberg

20/11/2019

18:00

Dom Museum Wien

Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien

In dieser Video Lecture schildern Aigners vier Kinder aus jeweils individueller Perspektive, wie sie ihre Kindheit und Jugend mit einer kunstschaffenden Mutter erlebt haben. „Die Frage ist nicht, wie man es schafft, zugleich Künstlerin und Mutter zu sein, sondern vielmehr, wie die Kinder mein Kunstschaffen in Bezug auf ihre eigene Existenz erleben.“ Im anschließenden Gespräch mit Museumsdirektorin Johanna Schwanberg wird Uli Aigner die komplexe Thematik aus ihrer Sicht beleuchten.

Anmeldung erbeten unter www.dommuseum.at

Highlights

Two lectures on photography and truth

Cropping obscures the truth

20/11/2019

18:00

Kunst Haus Wien

Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, 1030 Wien

5:30 pm: Built truths

Andrea Gnam, Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Vienna, member of the German Photographic Academy (DFA)

Photography is not truth and truth is not photography, and yet two truths stack together like building blocks: the photographers’ truth as they reflect their technical and social abilities, and that of viewers, who search photographs in the interest of (self-)recognition. The field of architectural photography is one in which these questions are renegotiated over and over again.

 

6:00 pm: Cropping obscures the truth

Ruth Horak, art historian, curator and lecturer on contemporary photography and photo theory

Truth and reality have always been associated with photography. There is a persistent idea that a photograph can “bring truth to light.” While advocates often tout photography’s endless detail, the fact that it always presents only an excerpt of given circumstances – an isolated part of the whole – speaks to the contrary. Cropping in photo composition is contingent upon space and time, develops via a subjective point of view and is jointly responsible for the fact that an image can at best claim to show partial truths.

 

6:30 pm: Debate

 

 

 

 

Siegfried Hansen, Hamburg, 2006

Talks

A Passion for Drawing

The collector couple Florence and Daniel Guerlain in a conversation with Albertina curator Elsy Lahner

20/11/2019

18:30

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Florence and Daniel Guerlain have been collecting contemporary drawing since the 1990s and have by now built an extensive collection of works by international artists. They also initiated the Prix de dessin, which is awarded by a jury. In 2012 they donated part of their collection – 1,200 drawings in total – to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Albertina is providing an insight into the Guerlains’ collecting activity by showing a selection of highlights from the donation.

Florence & Daniel Guerlain © Christophe Boulze

Guided Tours

„Behind the Paravent Privé“ In situ installation

Guided Tour with the curator

18:30

artunited

Glasergasse 4a, 1090 Wien

In a darkened room on a folding screen, a video: A man and a woman – naked. Their bodies covered by a monochrome censor bar. All around pictures, documents, objects. What do we reveal? What do we hide? What may we reveal? Of ourselves, or others? The exhibition takes up the staging of privacy. Works are presented in combination with notes, sketches, photos, diaries of the artists. Items taken from working spaces or from private moments of personal reflection. Revealing what underlies the artistic work, or offering a glimpse of the intimacy associated with it. Where personalities are staging themselves or appear exposed by media scrutiny. Changing facets of truth and reality are part of the elaborate play with mystery and revelation, with unveiling what is otherwise hidden, with private stories (of art).

Participating artists: Antonella Anselmo, Ellen Cantor, Simone Carneiro, Helena Eribenne, Markus Kircher, Teresa Paltram, Wolfgang Pavlik, Alicia Sancha

Curated by Synne Genzmer

Openings

Saskia Te Nicklin

Vin Vin

20/11/2019

18:00—21:00

Vin Vin

Hintzerstrasse 4, 1030 Wien