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    Exhibition

    Siegfried Zaworka

    Funktionale

    27/09/201924/09/2022

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    Museumsplatz 1,
    1070 Wien

    With Siegfried Zaworka, mumok has for the first time invited an Austrian artist to fill the wall in the museum’s foyer with a site-specific work. Following photography-based installations by Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, and Jeff Wall, Zaworka focuses his artistic investigation on the devices used in pain- ting. Under the title Funktionale, he has arranged a group of image elements painted on bare canvas into a temporary mural that artfully toys with the vie- wer’s habits of perception. What looks at first glance like a surreal landscape with a mountain range, fir tree, and vegetal forms, turns out on closer inspec- tion to consist in a systematic analysis of the illusionistic potential of painting.

    Exhibition

    a_show

    Permanent exhibition

    1/01/202031/12/2021

    Architekturzentrum Wien

    MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    The “a_show” is the permanent exhibition of the Az W. It offers a compact overview of the development and history of the architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries in Austria along with a unique view of 150 years of architectural production.

    In ten episodes the most relevant phenomena and tendencies are shown, while still leaving room for autonomous positions. Starting with Vienna’s growth into an imperial metropolis, the exhibition brings visitors into the field of tension between socio-political experiment, the “conquest” of areas of alpine landscape, the interwoven power structures of the Nazi period, and the rebuilding programme after 1945.

    Modernism, experiments and crises
    The year 1958 is significant for the development of architecture in Austria. At that time a number of key buildings were completed which signalised the somewhat late arrival of international modernism. Subsequently space travel, the worldwide ascendancy of pop culture and mass media made an impact on the production of architecture. The oil crisis in 1973 brought an abrupt end to utopian concepts, while at the same time marking the start of a variety of experiments in both formal and constructional terms. Current positions from throughout Austria are an important part of the exhibition and are presented in digital form.

    Curators: Gabriele Kaiser, Monika Platzer, Az W

    Günther Domenig, Steinhaus, 1986–2008 © AzW Wien, Collection, photograph: Margherita Spiluttini

    Exhibition

    HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE

    AN INTERVENTION BY HELMUT LANG

    16/06/20209/01/2022

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    Until 9 January 2021, the MAK is showing a temporary intervention by Helmut Lang in the HELMUT LANG ARCHIVE, questioning the archive as a simultaneous collection, storage, and exhibition place, as a store of memories, and the potential of its use. The MAK is the only institution worldwide where the history of Helmut Lang’s brand development and identity can be traced. Since retiring from the fashion industry in 2005, the 1956-born Austrian has concentrated on his artistic work, and 20 international museums have received his donations.

    Exhibition

    Ongoing Permanent Collection

    1/07/202031/12/2021

    Oberes Belvedere

    Prinz Eugen-Straße 27

    The Belvedere’s collection comprises several thousands of works from nine centuries. The museum’s permanent collection throws a fresh and exciting light on artworks by artists like Rueland Frueauf the Elder, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Gustav Klimt, Erika Giovanna Klien, Egon Schiele, Helene Funke, and Oskar Kokoschka.

    The Belvedere’s extensive collection covers art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the world’s largest collections of paintings by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Gustav Klimt and the Character Heads by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. The Upper Belvedere’s display concept offers fresh approaches to these masterpieces of art.

    The concept includes innovative thematic rooms, interspersing the chronological hanging through the periods of art and sparking a multi-layered dialogue between the classics of art history and contemporary artists, for example Erwin Wurm and Christian Philipp Müller. The rooms revolve around questions concerning Austrian history, its identity, and its art. In this exciting interaction between past and present, old favourites can be rediscovered in a new context.

    The tempestuous history of the Belvedere has been allotted its own section in the exhibition covering Prince Eugene’s building of the palaces, the foundation of the museum, the signing of the Austrian State Treaty, and its role today as a modern museum.

    Exhibition view "A New Look: The Permanent Collection Redisplayed" Photo: Johannes Stoll

    Everything

    Masterpieces of Modernist Art.

    The Batliner Collection

    1/07/202031/12/2021

    Albertina

    Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

    The ALBERTINA Museum’s permanent collection has been completely restructured. The Albertina houses one of Europe’s most important compilations of Modernist art in the form of the Batliner Collection.
    Its exhibition starts off with such artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. Further highlights include examples of German Expressionism, with the groups of Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, and the art of New Objectivity, with works by Wacker, Sedlacek, and Hofer. An in-depth focus on Austrian art comprises works by Kokoschka and paintings by Egger-Lienz. The great diversity of the Russian avant-garde is represented by paintings by Goncharova, Malevich, and Chagall.

    The ALBERTINA Museum welcomes the Othmar Huber Collection for an appearance as part of the permanent presentation. A selection of 15 works from the collection of Swiss ophthalmologist Othmar Huber (1892-1979) is being presented, giving rise to a dialogue between these two outstanding accumulations of classical modernist art.

    The focus of this encounter between key modernist masterpieces is on German Expressionism as well as the early Bauhaus movement with works by Marc, Macke, Wassily and Klee. Furthermore, two important paintings by Picasso—the Sleeping Drinker (1902) and Head of a Woman (1963), presented together with the ALBERTINA Museum’s own rich Picasso holdings—round out this special guest appearance. The exhibited works are on loan from the Othmar Huber Foundation, kept at Kunstmuseum Bern, and the Kunsthaus Glarus.

    Paul Signac | Venice, The Pink Cloud, 1909 | The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna – The Batliner Collection

    Exhibition

    PERMANENT COLLECTION VIENNA 1900

    Design/Arts and Crafts 1890–1938

    1/07/202031/07/2022

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    The spacious halls of the Permanent Collection were redesigned by contemporary artists in order to present selected highlights from the MAK Collection. In a unique interplay of artistic heritage and contemporary interventions, the historical holdings have been staged in a way that invites close examination of the individual exhibits.
    This presentation’s thematic core is the multifarious struggle to arrive at an Austrian, modern, bourgeois, and democratic style. Today, this chapter of design and arts and crafts history—subsumed under the terms of Secessionism and Jugendstil—serves like no other to underpin Austrian identity.

    ©MAK

    Exhibition

    Hidden Thoughts of A Visual Nature

    23/09/202031/12/2021

    Sigmund Freud Museum

    Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

    As ever, the historical stairwell, which is an integral part of the new museum concept, connects the living spaces on the mezzanine level with the “doctor’s apartment” (1896-1908) on the upper ground floor where a permanent exhibition entitled Hidden Thoughts of a Visual Nature will be on display: A presentation of selected works from the Sigmund Freud Museum’s collection of conceptual art. Established in 1989 with an installation by American artist Joseph Kosuth, the collection now includes works by Franz West, Heimo Zobernig, Susan Hiller, John Baldessari, Sherrie Levine, Haim Steinbach, Ilya Kabakov, and Pier Paolo Calzolari.

    Ausstellungsansicht: Verborgene Gedanken visueller Natur © Oliver-Ottenschlaeger, Sigmund Freud Privatstiftung

    Exhibition

    VIENNA 1900

    Birth of Modernism

    1/01/20211/01/2022

    Leopold Museum

    Museumsplatz 1
    1070 Wien

    Sujet Wien 1900 ohne Balken © Leopold Museum, Wien
    With its newly conceived presentation of the collection, the Leopold Museum is creating an opulent tableau which affords uniquely rich and complex insights into the fascination of Vienna around 1900 and the atmosphere of this vibrant time.

    Around the turn of the century, the Danube metropolis was the capital of both the high nobility and of liberal intellectuals, of the splendid Ringstrasse and endless slum areas, of anti-Semitism and Zionism, of a rigid conservatism and emerging Modernism. Splendor and squalor, dream and reality, dissolution of the self and new beginning characterize the esthetic pluralism and mark the Vienna of that time as a place of experimentation and a laboratory of ideas – and thus as a central motor to a turbulent movement of renewal. This heterogeneous atmosphere – Arnold Schönberg spoke of an “emancipation of dissonance” – provided the setting for the unique consolidation of cultural efforts that today makes us look upon the period of Vienna around 1900 as the source of Modernism. This departure unfolded in various disciplines, from painting and the graphic arts via literature, music, theater, dance and architecture, all the way to medicine, psychology, philosophy, jurisprudence and economics. Comprising some 1300 exhibits and spanning three floors, the exhibition presents the splendor and wealth of artistic and intellectual achievements of this era through masterpieces from the Leopold Museum as well as eminent permanent loans from Austrian and international collections.

    The exhibition is created under the curatorial aegis of Hans-Peter Wipplinger and in dialogue with experts in various fields.

    Exhibition

    ERWIN WURM

    Dissolution

    8/05/20215/12/2021

    11:00—18:00

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    Gestural ceramic sculptures are the focus of the MAK exhibition, presenting Erwin Wurm’s sculptural series Dissolution (2018–2020) in a museum context for the first time. With Dissolution, Wurm sets out in search of a creative process that cannot be completely controlled. The word “dissolution” has connotations of disintegration, decay, decomposition, and vanishing boundaries. The sculptures—with their protruding fingers, hands, lips, mouths, breasts, bellies, navels, noses, and ears—force their way out of a mass of clay. In these sculptural forms Wurm combines realism with abstraction.

    The sculptural body segments invade the Geymüllerschlössel’s interior, creating tableaux vivants—dramaturgical arrangements located between movement and stasis, history and the present—in individual rooms and salons: the entrance hall, the library, the music room, the cupola room, the bedroom, the oriental room, and before a wallpaper panorama reflecting the weltanschauung of European colonialism.

    In the garden of the Schlössel, Erwin Wurm’s sculptures of Carrara marble connect up with the artist’s role in critically illuminating and distorting our world.

    Curators:
    Bärbel Vischer, Curator MAK Contemporary Art Collection
    Rainald Franz, Curator MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection

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    Exhibition Dates 8 May – 5 Dec 2021
    Open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    More information at www.MAK.at/en/geymuellerschloessel
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    Kindly supported by Dorotheum

    Thanks to Thaddaeus Ropac
    London Paris Salzburg

    © Aslan Kudrnofsky/MAK

    Corita Kent (Sister Corita) the sea queen, 1973
    Exhibition

    Enjoy – the Changing mumok Collection

    19/06/202118/04/2022

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    Museumsplatz 1,
    1070 Wien

    Ten years after "Museum of Desires", her inaugural exhibition at mumok, Karola Kraus is organizing with her team a collection presentation that showcases central gifts and acquisitions from the past decade in order to shed new light on the collection‘s development. This exhibition, following twenty years after mumok opened in Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier and forty years after the founding of the Austrian Ludwig Foundation, is both a survey of the past and a glimpse ahead to the future. As past years are reviewed, new perspectives are proposed as basis for the museum’s future collection and exhibition activities.
    The presentation sets out to convey art history since modernism as a living process reflecting ever-changing socio-political, socio-cultural, and philosophical develop- ments and discourses.

    Exhibition

    Heimo Zobernig

    19/06/202117/10/2021

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    Museumsplatz 1,
    1070 Wien

    Painting, along with sculpture, film, performance, and design, is a central component of the intermedia art of Heimo Zobernig. Since the beginning of his artistic practice in the early 1980s, the artist has built up a comprehensive painterly oeuvre, always based on his attempt to explore color like a “scientist”. Thus, in Zobernig’s work, painting has become a machine for the creation of insight. Characteristics of the artist’s method in this context are strategies of simplification, standardization, and systematization using predefined rules and the artistic appropriation of industrial norms and widespread samples (such as TV test patterns).

    Heimo Zobernig Ohne Titel, 2019 Courtesy Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien Photo: Archiv Heimo Zobernig © Heimo Zobernig / Bildrecht, Wien 2021

    Exhibition

    Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

    18/08/202117/01/2022

    Architekturzentrum Wien

    MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    This exhibition provides an insight into the work of Mexican architect Tatiano Bilbao (born 1972 in Mexico City). For the first time in Austria, she is presenting her eponymous office, it’s approach and philosophy, along with their most important building projects.

    Tatiana Bilbao Estudio researches and interprets the historical culture and building traditions of Mexico, and the immediate context of projects. The exhibition explores various facets of ‘landscape’ that influence and feed into the studio’s work, from natural or urban scapes, to the social and cultural. Bilbao’s work is highly diverse and frequently interdisciplinary, produced in collaboration with other architects, landscape architects, artists and local residents: from a pilgrimage trail in Mexico via the Botanical Garden in Culiacán, to housing developments. The analysis of the landscape and social conditions forms the basis for projects as large as an aquarium in Mazatlán or as small as a post disaster house design in Acuña.

    © Rory Gardiner

    Exhibition

    Florin Kompatscher ROKOKO Tints

    2/09/202126/11/2021

    19:00—18:00

    Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman

    Seilerstätte 7, 1010 Wien

    ROKOKO Tints comprises paintings from the years 2018 and 2021, that fill up the exhibition space in a baroque manner. For his show in Vienna, Florin Kompatscher designed two new installative interventions together with the extension of the "red saloon". In his painting, the artist has always been generating bizarrely aesthetic dream worlds that are impossible to narrow down stylistically. The from appears to emerge from the subconscious and to hark back to surrealism, while the atmospheric dissolving of colour is reminiscent of impressionism. Especially in the new work series, the serene playfulness of the composition comes across very dynamic and also cheerful in the choice of colours.

    Florin Kompatscher, ROKOKO, 2018, oil on linen, 200 x 140 cm, Photo © Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / Nick Ash

    Augusta Laar and Stefan Stratil: Plastic Religion - Kenwalk Vivus Funeratus

    2/09/202119/11/2021

    19:00

    ASIFAKEIL der ASIFA Austria

    Q21 / MuseumsQuartier Wien, Electric Avenue, Museumsplatz 1
    1070 Wien

    Barbie and Ken were regarded as the absolute dream couple. Holding hands they embodied being close friends as well as the love of their lives. One thing was always for sure: Ken is the perfect partner, the golden boy and the perfect son-in-law. Though his PVC-features aren’t ageing Ken becomes 60 this year.

    The exhibition around the legendary doll addresses the construction and the transformation of the male image. It combines a new edition of Augusta Laar’s legendary Ken Walk and material from her unique Ken-collection with a current installation of Stefan Stratil`s film Vivus Funeratus. Additionally there will be a performance of the artist duo Kunst oder Unfall aka Augusta und Kalle Aldis Laar: Ken Walk Barbie Talk with electronics, talking dolls and other sound toys.

    Augusta Laar
: Kenwalk Asifa Ed., Installation 2021 / dolls and artefacts

    Stefan Stratil: Vivus Funeratus, Animation / Installation 1992/2021 / music: Der Plan

    © Kalle Aldis Laar / Lucia Possas

    Robert McNally, Detail, Z Manifold, 2021, Courtesy KOENIG2 by_ robbygreif, Vienna and the artist
    Exhibition

    Robert McNally | The Metawürst

    4/09/202116/10/2021

    KOENIG2 by_robbygreif

    Margaretenstraße 5, 1040 Wien

    A quantum narrative is at work in the most recent drawings of Robert McNally: within them the artist unfolds the intricacies of the digital realm while maintaining an intimate relation to the analog craft of drawing. His constructions evoke a certain kind of anachronistic and abstracted storytelling, one that feeds on the paradox, the surreal, and the subconscious. The ambiguity of in-between states, which are enclosed by dichotomies like slow and fast, technique and medium, viewing and depicting as well as inert and accelerating, is of central interest for McNally's structural methodology. His depictions are entropic, overwhelmingly saturated with information, but simultaneously sharpening our senses for the absurdities of our existence.

    Titled 'The Metawürst' his first solo exhibition in Austria at KOENIG2 by_robbygreif draws a clear line to the 'Metaverse' – the totality of all virtual worlds, spaces, augmented and physical realities and the internet as first defined by Neal Stephenson in his sci-fi novel 'Snow Crash' from 1992. Each of McNally's large works function like chapters in a novel. While all of them are independent from the other and interchangeable in the way we 'read' them in their sequencing, their implicit symbolic forms, tropes and motives serve as clues that may help us to decipher and resonate with some of them. The second part of the title, 'würst', is a play on words, a metaphorical suggestion that points to the filling of paper with data and stimuli – quite in the same way a 'Wurst' or sausage is produced, crammed to the edges with a mélange of processed parts.

    (Andrea Kopranovic, 2021)
    Robert McNally, born 1982 in Gateshead, UK, lives and works in London.

    Robert McNally, Detail, Z Manifold, 2021, Courtesy KOENIG2 by_ robbygreif, Vienna and the artist

    Danh Vo
    Exhibition

    Danh Vo

    17/09/20217/11/2021

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    “When you examine the present you must understand your past: the past that has identified your own present. I also believe you must look into the future. That’s definitely a philosophy of life that I live with and hopefully that shows in the work that I do.”
    (Danh Vo, untitled, exhibition booklet, South London Gallery, 2019)

    Danh Vo’s conceptual works and installations often build on personal experiences to address larger historical, social, and political concerns. Born in Vietnam and raised in Denmark, the artist is fascinated by the ways in which objects and histories become intertwined, serving as projections of national anxieties and personal identities. While the erotic and violent power plays of colonialism are a recurrent theme, so too are the sacred and profane dances of religion, and the manner in which administrative systems seek to shape (even curtail) personal intimacy and expression.

    Vo’s installations present a plethora of artistic strategies, including documents, photographs, found objects (of historic or emotional significance), textual fragments in the form of ornate calligraphies executed by his father, and sometimes works by other artists. As an artist, Vo encompasses multiple roles —curator, collector, historian, auction scout— allowing him to deftly play with objects and contexts. Grappling with artifacts that are fraught with symbolic or emotional meaning, the artist resets their signification from project to project.

    Studio Danh Vo Güldenhof, photo: Nick Ash

    Carlos Bunga
    Exhibition

    Carlos Bunga

    17/09/20217/11/2021

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    Working with basic staples such as cardboard, masking tape, and wall paint, Carlos Bunga creates sculptures, objects, and monumental installations that attach themselves to the architecture of the site. His flexible handling of these versatile materials allows him to realize his ideas without assistants. As Bunga sees it, cardboard in particular is recommended by connotations such as impermanence, memory, and fragility.

    The dialogue with architecture, the interplay with the human body and its scale, and the function of the site—be it a chapel or a museum—are factors that inform the conception of his works. The artist’s own body is integral to the art: Bunga is interested in the process, in change—to his mind, there is no such thing as stasis.

    Bunga’s formal vocabulary is modular and repetitive and lets him respond to existing elements: he often mirrors and replicates characteristic architectural features such as pillars, grid floor patterns, or other formal particulars, creating a sort of echo that overlies the existing architecture. His interventions engender interferences and “disturbances,” disrupting the smooth functioning of buildings to direct our attention to things as they are in themselves. Grappling with the objects, he alters them and is changed in turn. His goal is to create a plane of consciousness that enables us to grasp the essence of things.

    Bunga began his career in painting, from which he literally stepped out into the third dimension: he shattered what he felt to be the cramped confines of the canvas by building pictorial objects from which he broke free in performative actions. Key sources of inspiration for these early works were the art of the Japanese Gutai Group, which sought to devise new forms of creative expression in the wake of the Second World War, and Gordon Matta-Clark, whose splitting buildings slated for demolition signaled a novel sculptural radicalism.

    Carlos Bunga, Kursaal Project, 2004, performance, Manifesta 5, Sala Kubo Kutxa, San Sebastián, photo: Alberto Martinena

    Rana Hamadeh
    Exhibition

    Rana Hamadeh

    17/09/20217/11/2021

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    Rana Hamadeh undertakes artistic research in discursive projects that grow and evolve over several years and take manifest form in theatrical performances, sound compositions, interactive audiovisual installations, and system designs as well as pedagogical setups. In thematic terms, her work is dedicated to an ongoing scrutiny of the epistemologies and technologies of justice, examining tropes of violence that find their genealogies in both spectacular and mundane instances in history and contemporary culture.

    Since 2016, Hamadeh has been developing an “operatic practice,” experimenting with writing and composing and testing out models for collective thinking and study. Her works are rooted in interdisciplinary research and operate at the interfaces of various fields such as theater, theosophy, epidemiology, legal theory, translational practices, and technology. Constantly shifting and reframing the theoretical and aesthetic categories that she engages with, Hamadeh deliberately trespasses the logic of classificatory systems by pursuing the implications of different and even contradictory arguments and unfolding expansive webs of associations and constructs.

    Rana Hamadeh, The Destiny Project/The Soft Measure Fables, 2020-202X, video still

    Exhibition

    DISPOSSESSION

    23/09/202116/01/2022

    Künstlerhaus

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

    n/a

    Künstlerhaus Archiv - Jahresausstellung 1910: Saal V.

    Exhibition

    n/a

    30/09/20213/11/2021

    Künstlerhaus

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

    n/a

    Christiane Spatt/Johanna Tatzgern

    Exhibition

    Ines Doujak

    1/10/202116/01/2022

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

    Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    Vienna-based artist Ines Doujak (b. 1959 in Klagenfurt) has developed a multidisciplinary practice that encompasses photography, performance, film, and installation. The artist uses political theory and natural and man-made objects to deconstruct the political implications of sexist and racist stereotypes. Her practice is characterized by meticulous research and draws on the traditions of carnival and masquerade, as well as other motifs from cultural history, to uncover exploitative structures and inequalities in society, often in relation to colonial histories.

    The exhibition looks into Doujak’s entire practice, which spans more than three decades, through establishing multiple lines of research that show the continuities, consistencies, and integrity of her feminist art practice. In her work we often encounter a margin and a center, and her research is “eccentric” in that word’s literal meaning: it is “offcenter” in its movement in both time and space.

    Ines Doujak, Ghostpopulation (under construction), 2021, courtesy the artist

    Babash © Behrouz Rae u.Lisa Truttmann, 2014
    Exhibition

    Wake Words

    1/10/202127/11/2021

    Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

    Herrengasse 13,
    1010 Wien

    The departure point for the exhibition is the term “voice recognition”: It refers, on the one hand, to technological systems for language assistance and detection, which are silently creeping into many parts of our everyday lives. On the other, the second part of the formulation – recognition – indicates that this phenomenon already assumes a certain concept of a voice that is to be recognised. What is the basis of this (re)cognition? Which voices are heard, and which not? And isn’t there a potential in remaining incognito and acting in a more impervious realm?

    The Golden Pixel Cooperative conceives the exhibition as a space in which different scripts run parallel and make the terms “voice recognition” and “opacity” tangible. Accordingly, there is an encoded pattern that reveals the latent tracks behind this show. The exhibition will be accompanied with an audio book that brings together the artists, visitors, the exhibition space, and playback devices in a fictional discussion.

    An exhibition by and with The Golden Pixel Cooperative
    Conceived by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Olena Newkryta, and Marlies Poeschl

    Artists: Iris Blauensteiner & Rojin Sharafi, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Eva Giolo, Nathalie Koger, Saadia Mirza, Joana Moll, Olena Newkryta & Nana Thurner, Pedro Oliveira, Bárbara Palomino Ruiz, Marlies Pöschl, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Lisa Truttmann & Behrouz Rae, Diana Vidrascu, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Katarina Zdjelar

    Babash © Behrouz Rae a. Lisa Truttmann, 2014

    Exhibition

    Otto Zitko

    8/10/202127/11/2021

    Galerie Crone Wien

    Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Wien

    In his first solo exhibition at our Vienna gallery, Otto Zitko (born 1959) presents a series of new works on aluminum that have not been shown before.

    Zitko perceives what is happening in the world as an outside observer and translates it into his visual language in an immediate way and with his typical expressive gesture.

    Juergen TELLER + Harmony KORINE | WILLIAM EGGLESTON 414
    Exhibition

    Juergen TELLER + Harmony KORINE | WILLIAM EGGLESTON 414

    8/10/202127/11/2021

    Christine König Galerie

    Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Wien

    Harmony Korine, William Eggleston and I had the idea to go on a roadtrip together from Memphis to Mississippi. Bill wanted to show us the house he grew up in and drive around in this empty vast land. We drove around for days. Miles and miles of dead barren cotton wool land, depressing countryside and abandoned towns. I asked Bill, ‘Where are we going? Where the fuck are you taking us?’ He replied laughing, ‘I wanted to show you nothing.’
    (quot. Juergen Teller)

    About ten years ago Juergen flew to Nashville. I picked him up at the airport. We drove to Memphis and got Eggleston. His son Winston also. We drove to Mississippi in the late night. The stars guided us through Tupelo and Jacksonville. We retraced some footsteps. We ate a Sonic Burger. We saw some dead deers hanging in the backyard. The booze was flowing. We had no real plans. No goals. Just followed the light. We drove like this for a few days. On the last night, Eggleston played us the piano. He was wearing black leather gloves. I think there was a pistol somewhere in the room. It was beautiful.
    (quot. Harmony Korine)

    Juergen TELLER + Harmony KORINE | WILLIAM EGGLESTON 414

    Stefan Oláh Fotografie, 2019.
    Exhibition

    Stefan Oláh

    Hollein in Teheran

    12/10/202123/10/2021

    12:00—15:00

    rauminhalt_harald bichler space & content

    Schleifmühlgasse 13, 1040 Wien

    Following an invitation from the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran, photographer Stefan Oláh traveled to the Iranian capital in 2019 and focused in his work on post-modernism on the Museum of Glass and Ceramics, which was rebuilt and furnished there by Hans Hollein in 1978. The Viennese architect had adapted a small palace from the Qajar period for public use using the latest conservation standards and installed specifically designed exhibition vitrines in the museum's interior. Through Hollein's aesthetic and museological concept, a place for antique Persian glass and ceramics was created which itself is an architectural treasure. Except for some objects exhibited in the showcases, the museum has been preserved until today without any significant changes.

    In his large-format photographs, Stefan Oláh was able to approach Hollein's architecture with a great sensitivity for atmosphere, surfaces, lighting and detailed designs. On the one hand, he has in this way succeeded in capturing the museum's spatial context with its specific qualities of the individual exhibition rooms. On the other hand, Oláh's photographs manage to capture the contrasts between the original palace architecture, characterized by ornamental stucco and carved wood, and the understated elegance of Hollein's interventions with marble, glass, and chrome as an almost haptic experience. (Text: Sebastian Hackenschmidt)

    Stefan Oláh

    Exhibition

    solo exhibition by Roberta Lima at Charim Factory

    Curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

    15/10/202119/11/2021

    In my latest works I explore with self-sustainability and alternative sources of materials for producing and performing artworks. I looked in the intersection between nature and technology, folklore and feminism, to start a series of works that focus on transformation.

    With Bright (2021) I continue to investigate the potential of art in challenging and redefining structures by looking further into the dualistic role of technology in our lives. The corona crisis has caused many shifts and we have become more dependent on scientific knowledge than ever before. As humanity moves towards less restricted times, it is crucial to ask:

     How can we make use of technological advances to discover new forms of artistic production?

    Post-pandemic times have historically been followed by an urge for sociability, associated with brightness, celebration, and creativity. The contrast between dark and bright, destruction and transformation, will be visually created through multi-media installation spread along the space of Charim Factory. Showing images inspired by Nordic folklore and landscapes, such as midsummer, midnight sun, and bonfires, the works in the exhibition revolve around the element of fire.

    Roberta Lima

    TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE

    MAK Dialogues Online Talk

    21/10/202121/10/2021

    18:30—19:30

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    Curator Marlies Wirth in conversation with Process – Studio for Art and Design

    Austria’s contribution to the London Design Biennale 2021 on the subject of resonance was designed by Process (Martin Grödl, Moritz Resl) and commissioned by the MAK. With Marlies Wirth, the designers will speak about their space-consuming laser installation, which generates new and original graphic symbols—the “Tokens for Climate Care”—using AI-based technology. These tokens can be accessed anywhere in the world and can be used without charge by and for initiatives and activism for climate care.

    Participation Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86147271828

    Philipp-Podesser Kollektiv-Fischka

    Exhibition

    Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* & Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

    22/10/20216/03/2022

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

    Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    Kunsthalle Wien dedicates to Vienna-based artists Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński two solo shows, which will take place simultaneously in the upper hall of Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The exhibitions include existing works reimagined for the exhibition space as well as new works produced for the occasion.

    Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* takes a close look at the fabrication of history, memory, and subjectivity – insisting on the psychological unconscious at work in these processes. Along which lines of domination and exclusion do these processes occur? Which stories and practices are swept away and erased? How might we disarm the misogynist and racist prejudices embedded in (Western) official histories and representations?

    Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński challenges the ways Black people’s history is represented and musealized, tackling the blindness that occurred (and still occurs) regarding the ongoing consequences of slavery and colonization. Intertwining critical theory and artistic practice, she invents methods and rituals for looking at and dealing with the traces of the oppressive colonial past that are inherent to archival material, attempting to give a voice to the overlooked and the repressed.

    Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic*, Still from Freud Film, Video Installation, 2019, courtesy the artist

    Sigrid Viir, DETAIL OfficeSweetHome_Hygge
    Exhibition

    SIGRID VIIR | False Vacationer

    28/10/202123/12/2021

    KOENIG2 by_robbygreif

    Margaretenstraße 5, 1040 Wien

    SIGRID VIIR | False Vacationer

    Elisabeth Penker "C.T. Structure-Line"
    Exhibition

    ColletPark/Penker

    28/10/202127/11/2021

    rauminhalt_harald bichler space & content

    Schleifmühlgasse 13, 1040 Wien

    The exhibition ColletPark/Penker at gallery rauminhalt_harald bichler is dedicated to different projects by the artist collective ColletPark (Denis and Hyun ColletPark) and the sculptor Elisabeth Penker. The sculptures and drawings on display are linked by a series approach, which is a recurring aspect in the oeuvre of the exhibited artists. Furthermore, ColletPark and Penker share a common friendship with the artists Tamuna Sirbiladze and Franz West, who have already passed away. As in the work of West, reflections on the connection between art and usage can be found within each of their works.

    The exhibition is a program partner of Vienna Art Week 2021

    Elisabeth Penker

    Exhibition

    Ornament is not a crime

    Nora Bachel

    3/11/202119/11/2021

    19:00—22:00

    sehsaal

    Zentagasse 38, 1050 Wien

    Nora Bachel's installations appear like search movements in space and time, like artistic explorations of a general phenomenon, i.e. not directly dependent on the current here and now, which have points of reference not only in terms of content but also in terms of form, namely recurring geometric figures.

    “The time, as the time of origin, an essential factor in artistic work. When concepts are developed, it becomes abstract, experienced in its volatility - it is not at all measurable how much lifetime and experience are the prerequisites for this process. Carrying out the work makes it possible to understand time, to recognize or design structures and rhythms "(Nora Bachel)

    Nora BAchel

    Exhibition

    In the Kitchen

    Visions of Media Art 10

    5/11/202122/11/2021

    Medienwerkstatt Wien

    Neubaugasse 40a,
    1070 Wien

    In the Kitchen - Visions of Media Art 10

    The exhibition series Visions of Media Art takes ideas and attitudes of historical artisttic figures as inspiration for current artistic positions. In 2021, Steina and Woody Vasulka will be the key figures for this project. Their formative work as video art pioneers and founders of the legendary New York art laboratory The Kitchen has an unbroken impact on contemporary media art. For the exhibition In The Kitchen, the “Digital Art” class at the University of Applied Arts enters into a dialogue with their work. Under the guiding principle of the dissolution of conventional space and time perception, shifted perspectives and the entanglement of real and virtual space, the work of teachers and students force us to rearrange our previously learned listening and viewing habits as well as our idea of gravity. A "disorientation" in the sense of the techno-poetic visionary power of the Vasulkas.

    List of involved artists:
    Ferdinand Doblhammer / Kilian Hanappi / Tom Hochwallner / Margarete Jahrmann / kondition pluriel / Litto/Daniela Weiss / Patrícia J. Reis / Ruth Schnell / Patryk Senwicki

    Curators:
    alien productions, Gerda Lampalzer in Kooperation mit Ruth Schnell

    Patrícia J. Reis, UNDERNEATH THE SKIN ANOTHER SKIN, 2016

    Exhibition

    Pablo Chiereghin: RIOT DESIGN 21/22

    curated by Marcello Farabegoli

    9/11/202123/12/2021

    Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum

    Schleifmühlgasse 6 / im Hof, 1040 Wien

    As part of his project RIOT DESIGN Pablo Chiereghin (b. 1977 in Adria, Italy, lives and works in Vienna) in autumn 2020 showed a multimedia presentation in the tresor of the Bank Austria Kunstforum curated by Lisa Ortner-Kreil. A continuation of the project will now take place in the "Stadtraum" of the Friedrichshof Collection.
    It centres around everyday commodities such as furniture; the artist does violence to it intentionally, rebuilds it with artistic restoration methods and gives it a new design. The “disowning”, presentation and conceptualisation of this process within an exhibition context form the core of the project.

    Opening: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, 4-8 p.m.
    Exhibition: November 10-23, 2021
    Opening times: Tue-Fri 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and by appointment

    Talk on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 7 p.m.
    "Smash! - Talk about the history, background and concerns of the Riot Design project by Pablo Chiereghin"
    Participants (alphabetically):
    Pablo Chiereghin, artist
    Marcello Farabegoli, curator of the Friedrichshof collection
    Lisa Ortner-Kreil, curator Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien

    Further information: https://sammlungfriedrichshof.at/pablo-chiereghin-riot-design-21-22/

    Contact:
    Marcello Farabegoli
    farabegoli@friedrichshof.at
    M +43 664 918 37 80

    Please note the applicable Corona rules. Thanks.

    Photo Gianmaria Gava, 2020

    Exhibition

    Accept All Cookies

    Arzberger, Höss, Leikauf, Mathewson, Pelizzon, Stippl & Zauner

    12/11/202118/12/2021

    17:00

    puuul

    Stolzenthalergasse 6/1A, im Hof rechts, 1080 Wien

    "Accept All Cookies" - we follow this request every day while surfing the Internet, sometimes we hesitate a little - but isn't it the easiest way? Isn't it fun? And in analog life - don't we want to succumb to all the little temptations we encounter every day? How about just accepting every cookie and letting ourselves fall into the comfort of sweetness without another thought?

    But there is the nagging doubt of whether this is good for us: Don't accept candy from strangers. Watch your diet. Can cookies transmit viruses?

    The exhibition shows projects and works between the lustful leap into the unknown and the cautious weighing of possibilities.

    Andreas Leikauf: Now We Have Everything, 2021

    Out of Control – Auto-Control?

    An intergenerational artisttalk with Margot Pilz (*1936) and Violetta Ehnsperg (*1991)

    12/11/202112/11/2021

    19:00—21:00

    Flux23 x ohne butter

    Wildpretmarkt 3, 1010 Wien

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    Performance

    Pink Noise Brain Jam Session

    12/11/202112/11/2021

    19:00—20:00

    Medienwerkstatt Wien

    Neubaugasse 40a,
    1070 Wien

    Pink Noise Brain Jam Session
    Online performance by Margarete Jahrmann & Neuromatic Game Art research group

    As part of the exhibition In the Kitchen - Visions of Media Art 10, which can be seen from November 5, 2021 to November 22, 2021 in the Medienwerkstatt Wien, the online performance Pink Noise Brain Jam Session will take place.
    In the course of the performance, a collective avatar emerges - made up of humane and non-humane actors - to increase empathy in the game for a contractual world.

    Technical data: Monitor, Internet projection, EEG set with Hyperscan - provided by Empathy research Institute Uni Vienna / Neuromatic Game Art Die Angewandte Wien.

    Duration: 20 min

    List of involved artists:
    Margarete Jahrmann & Neuromatic Game Art research group

    Curator:
    Ruth Schnell

    An event by Medienwerkstatt Wien and FLUSS - Lower Austrian Initiative for Photo and Media Art.

    Margarete Jahrmann & Neuromatic Game Art research group

    Performance

    Material Silencing

    Topoi of Posthumanism

    12/11/202112/11/2021

    18:00—20:00

    sylvia.rapp@meduniwien.ac.at

    Zentrum für Public Health – Medizinische Universität Wien

    Expositur, 9., Widerhofergasse 7

    With their installative/performative works, Ulla Rauter, Oliver Schürer and Klaus Spiess trace the language-nature relationship between surrealist experiments and posthumanism. In both, non-human actors such as language, the organic and the technical are given agency. Surrealist languages resemble phonetically motivated ethnological secret languages that mimic nature. When surrealist words 'germinated', they became the breeding ground on which books grew. However, while surrealism generates language itself as a subject, in posthumanism living beings and algorithms become co-authors. Whereas in surrealism, as Breton says, words themselves make 'love', in posthumanism the 'sex' of animals and microbes generates language. Whereas in surrealism speech took on the role of a medium between imitation of nature and language symbolically/iconically, in posthumanism non-human living beings and technologies become the indexical medium of speech.

    Klaus Spiess

    12/11/202112/11/2021

    15:00—23:59

    Creative Cluster

    Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10, 1050 Wien

    KARIM EL SEROUI shows an excerpt from his current thematic cycle Darkroom on 200m2. A distorted perception of dull actors with a laptop in a stroller or an illusion in the collective frenzy.

    “In the current global Covid-19 crisis, death and impermanence are more present than ever. The loss of control over one's own life and that of those who are close to us that goes hand in hand with these emotional issues puts us psychologically to the test, leaves us powerless, and makes us realize that we have to go on somehow. We also feel powerless and desperate when it comes to some other explosive and therefore omnipresent topics. The intellectual pandemic that underlies the one caused by the coronavirus, for example, is people's apparently limitless greed for growth. If we, the rich industrial nations and all those who are on the way there, continue to place greed for profit and economic growth above nature and life and continue to ruthlessly exploit the planet, this could very soon cost us our lives as well. Illness can be seen as an expression of a deeper, previously unseen truth. The truth, which is urgently coming into our field of vision and people's consciousness due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is, that in our collective thinking and acting, business and greed for profit ultimately dominate everything, instead of health, an environmentally friendly economic system and a social community. Which do we value more? Power, greed and system maintenance or sustainability, humanity and common good?
    WOASNET is a romantically ugly, dirty reflection of our society in the context of current affairs."
    Karim El Seroui, 2021

    19 – 22 pm Opening speeches, artistic interventions & performances

    Additional information: www.marcello-farabegoli.net/vaw2021/

    Please note the applicable Corona rules. Thanks.

    @elseroui, 2021

    The Conquest of Bisanz

    Sound setting and performance

    13/11/202113/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    A performance in the stairwell of the former furniture factory Bernhard Ludwig, with reading of Stefan Zweig's story "The Conquest of Bisanz", from Sternstunden der Menschheit, musically accompanied by piano and violin. A family drama, as a parable to the fall of Constantinople.

    Exhibition

    Inside Out

    Who ate my strawberries?

    13/11/202119/11/2021

    flat1

    U-Bahn-Bogen 6–7,
    1060 Wien

    The bitter realization of two parallel current events teaches, on the one hand, that humanity has only limited real control over the external world it creates. And it feeds the even more terrible suspicion of a second loss of control, that over the inner world within ourselves. For in both the escalating climate crisis and the ever-flaring Corona pandemic, it is human behavior that is responsible for the respective escalations. Neither can we humans survive long and consistently in theoretically virus-busting isolation, nor is it conceivable to many how, for a climate-neutral future, the old fossil fuel economic system should end without major abandonment? And the question arises whether the fact that external nature is seemingly untamable, neither the virus nor the climate crisis, could perhaps also be due to the fact that we are inwardly untamable? After all, the pandemic has also shown that the restriction of public space is also a question of inner space. Because after the end of the lockdowns, you realize: the restriction often doesn't lie on the outside, it comes from the inside. It's about the walls within oneself. Just as it could be about the loss of control within oneself.

    Opening: 13.11.2021, 4.00-9.00 pm
    Guided Tour and Artist Talk: 16.11.2021, 5.00-6.00 pm
    Finissage: 19.11.2021, 4.00-8.00 pm

    Jörg Auzinger

    Opening

    CLIMAX

    Expanding the Void III - a digital experience

    13/11/202113/11/2021

    18:00—20:00

    Dessous

    Geblergasse 101, 1170 Wien

    We are living through a time of climax. Almost all areas of our existence are inexorably moving towards a climax. What will the climax be like? Terrifying - considering the climate crisis and its inevitable excesses, of consumption, and total surveillance;
    Hopeful - considering the global networking of knowledge, data and ideas, the pursuit of equality, harmony and prosperity; Cruel - considering the global refugee crisis and the distribution of privileges, space and goods; Ecstatic - considering the social and scientific developments, the establishment of new forms of society and sustainable technological possibilities.

    Researched through the means of the virtual and digital art forms Expanding the Void III shows ways to the climax and the climax itself.

    With works by: Stefano D'Alessio, Mathias Hanin, Olivier Hölzl, Hannes Köcher, Lieber Michael, Litto, Carolina Rivera Arboleda, Hidéo Snes, Mariya Vasilyeva

    curated by Dessous / Gert Resinger & Anny Wass

    Lieber Michael & Dessous

    OPEN DOORS

    13/11/202113/11/2021

    13:00—21:00

    Creative Cluster

    Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10, 1050 Wien

    INTER & TRANSDISCIPLINARY ART WEEKEND
    On two days you will have the opportunity to visit the studios of the 140 artists and creative professionals of the house, to take a look behind the scenes and to get to know the multifaceted, constantly evolving project.

    © Creative Cluster Photo: Iris Writze

    Q21 AiR Studio 513
    Guided Tour

    Studio Visit

    with Sabine Winkler and Elisabeth Hajek

    13/11/202113/11/2021

    12:00—15:00

    Registration: q21tours@mqw.atq

    Q21/MuseumsQuartier Wien

    MuseumsQuartier Wien Q21 Schauräume, Museumsplatz 1,
    1070 Wien

    An important component of Q21/MQ is the Artist-in-Residence program. International guest artists, curators, writers, theorists, filmmakers and researchers are invited to Vienna in cooperation with the Q21 cultural initiatives and partner institutions such as tranzit.org / ERSTE Foundation and the BMEIA to realize projects on site.
    They work in a variety of fields such as visual art, media art, literature, game culture, street art, film, fashion, sound art, photography, comic art, etc.

    As part of the Vienna Art Week, the current Q21 Artists-in-Residence will present their projects and give insights into their work during a studio tour with Sabine Winkler and artistic director Elisabeth Hajek.

    13/11/202119/11/2021

    Creative Cluster

    Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10, 1050 Wien

    KARIM EL SEROUI shows an excerpt from his current thematic cycle Darkroom on 200m2. A distorted perception of dull actors with a laptop in a stroller or an illusion in the collective frenzy.

    “In the current global Covid-19 crisis, death and impermanence are more present than ever. The loss of control over one's own life and that of those who are close to us that goes hand in hand with these emotional issues puts us psychologically to the test, leaves us powerless, and makes us realize that we have to go on somehow. We also feel powerless and desperate when it comes to some other explosive and therefore omnipresent topics. The intellectual pandemic that underlies the one caused by the coronavirus, for example, is people's apparently limitless greed for growth. If we, the rich industrial nations and all those who are on the way there, continue to place greed for profit and economic growth above nature and life and continue to ruthlessly exploit the planet, this could very soon cost us our lives as well. Illness can be seen as an expression of a deeper, previously unseen truth. The truth, which is urgently coming into our field of vision and people's consciousness due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is, that in our collective thinking and acting, business and greed for profit ultimately dominate everything, instead of health, an environmentally friendly economic system and a social community. Which do we value more? Power, greed and system maintenance or sustainability, humanity and common good?
    WOASNET is a romantically ugly, dirty reflection of our society in the context of current affairs."
    Karim El Seroui, 2021

    Opening on Friday 12 Nov, 3-11:59 pm
    19 – 22 pm opening speeches etc.

    Opening hours
    Saturday 13 Nov., 1 – 9 pm
    Sunday 14 Nov., 1 – 9 pm
    and by appointment until 19 November 2021

    Curator tours by appointment: registration@marcello-farabegoli.net

    Additional information: www.marcello-farabegoli.net/vaw2021/

    Please note the applicable Corona rules. Thanks.

    @herbert_shoav / @dieveranda_fotografie, 2021

    Exhibition

    CLIMAX

    Expanding the Void III - a digital experience

    14/11/202120/11/2021

    TUE-SUN 4.00-7.00 pm

    Dessous

    Geblergasse 101, 1170 Wien

    We are living through a time of climax. Almost all areas of our existence are inexorably moving towards a climax. What will the climax be like? Terrifying - considering the climate crisis and its inevitable excesses, of consumption, and total surveillance;
    Hopeful - considering the global networking of knowledge, data and ideas, the pursuit of equality, harmony and prosperity; Cruel - considering the global refugee crisis and the distribution of privileges, space and goods; Ecstatic - considering the social and scientific developments, the establishment of new forms of society and sustainable technological possibilities.

    Researched through the means of the virtual and digital art forms Expanding the Void III shows ways to the climax and the climax itself.

    With works by: Stefano D'Alessio, Mathias Hanin, Olivier Hölzl, Hannes Köcher, Lieber Michael, Litto, Carolina Rivera Arboleda, Hidéo Snes, Mariya Vasilyeva

    curated by Dessous / Gert Resinger & Anny Wass

    Lieber Michael & Dessous

    OPEN DOORS

    14/11/202114/11/2021

    13:00—21:00

    Creative Cluster

    Viktor-Christ-Gasse 10, 1050 Wien

    INTER & TRANSDISCIPLINARY ART WEEKEND
    On two days you will have the opportunity to visit the studios of the 140 artists and creative professionals of the house, to take a look behind the scenes and to get to know the multifaceted, constantly evolving project.

    © Creative Cluster Photo: Iris Writze

    Modigliani - The Primitivist Revolution

    Guided Tour Online

    15/11/202115/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    Zoom-Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84291810005?pwd=elgyVU5zQ3hyT0ZqNUZ3UkljNlJHUT09 Meeting-ID: 842 9181 0005 Kenncode: 770973

    Albertina

    Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien

    Modigliani
    The Primitivist Revolution
    17 september 2021 to 9 january 2022

    His entire life long, he was plagued by poverty, strokes of fate, drug excesses, and severe illness, with his earnings as an artist sufficing only to cover his rent and the barest necessities. But today, works by Amedeo Modigliani—a native of Livorno, Italy who died in his studio in 1920 at just 35 years of age—number among the most expensive, with individual paintings fetching nine-figure sums.
    In view of his death’s 100th anniversary, Vienna’s Albertina Museum is honoring Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) with a spectacular exhibition encompassing ca. 130 works from three continents. This showing, originally planned for the jubilee year of 2020, was postponed due to its importance and the pandemic: So it is only now that this fascinating, powerful artist will be featured for the first time in Austria. The present exhibition brings together major works from the most renowned museums and private collections all the way from the USA to Singapore and from Great Britain to Russia, with large numbers of works coming from the Musée Picasso in Paris and the collection of Jonas Netter, one of Modigliani‘s major patrons during his lifetime. The selection of works on exhibit serves to situate Modigliani within the context of a unique circle of avant-garde painters.

    Amedeo Modigliani, Sitting, Nude, 1917, © Royal Mueum of Fine Arts Antwerpen

    Exhibition

    journeys on photo and video

    15/11/202119/01/2022

    18:30

    philomena+

    Heinestraße 40, 1020 Wien

    Group-exhibition with: Parisa Aminolahi, Kati Bruder, Milad Forouzandeh, Lisa Großkopf/Lena Schwingshandl, Mohsen Hazrati, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, Raphael Krottenauer, Claudia Larcher, Marzieh Mohammadmiri, Sepher Samadian, Najaf Shokri, Christina Werner.

    Curated by: Agnes Rameder, Sahar Samadian, Saeedeh Setayesh

    Opening and Artist-Talk Novembe 15, 18:30
    Travelling encompasses a variety of nuances. One can move physically from one place to another as a tourist or traveller, but people also migrate for personal reasons or are forced to flee due to catastrophes. Yet, journeys can, or in times of a global pandemic, have to happen on a metaphorical plane. Mind and body are wandering and getting transformed into another state of being, when sleeping, dreaming or dying.
    For all that, each travel inherits the potential to create a visionary outcome, as Ibn Battuta wrote “Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

    All selected artists work with photography or video. Both media possess the ability to narrate and depict tales of voyages. Cameras are also popular travel companions. The digital format, the minimal weight and the reproductive character turn photos and videos into nomadic storytellers. They can move from one place to another with ease, while their surfaces show lasting traces of past journeys.

    The title "VOYAGOGRAPHY: journeys on photo and video" refers to the central questions of the exhibition: How can physical, digital and mental journeys be visualized on photo and video? What about the promise of paradise, the dreams and longings of travel? How can space and time be inscribed in the picture?

    Kati Bruder, ENCOUNTER, 150 x 121 cm

    Guided Tour

    MAYFLY. Functional Collages

    Dialogue Tour: designers Anton Defant and Benjamin Nagy with Marlies Wirth (MAK)

    16/11/202116/11/2021

    18:00—19:00

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    MAYFLY
    Functional Collages

    Until 21.11.2021

    A dumpster is the no man’s land between functional objects and discarded material. Mayfly sculptures start their lifecycle in this vacuum.

    Without any prior planning, the object is defined solely by the elements available. It is built out of salvaged components, with avoiding radical modifications and limiting the use of tools. Only working with the resources on the spot, the designer becomes subordinate to the materials they use, reversing the traditional roles between them and letting go of control.

    In this mindset, the designer builds without the responsibilities of industrial practices, resulting in Mayfly sculptures. These makeshift collages embrace their new assigned functions in an additional lifecycle before finishing it in the dumpster where they came from.

    © Anton Defant

    Guided Tour

    TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE. An Installation by Process – Studio for Art and Design

    Special-Demo-Tour with Martin Grödl and Moritz Resl from Process – Studio for Art and Design

    16/11/202116/11/2021

    19:00—20:00

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    TOKENS FOR CLIMATE CARE. An Installation by Process – Studio for Art and Design

    Until 21.11.2021

    The official Austrian contribution for the London Design Biennale 2021 was commissioned by the MAK and designed by Process – Studio for Art and Design. Now, the installation is on view in Vienna for the first time: Titled “Tokens for Climate Care”, the project focuses on the current and essential human task of climate care, nudged by the transformative power of design.

    The project uses AI-based technology to create new and original graphic symbols based on a comprehensive database of logos, symbols and glyphs. Preliminary "labelling" of the data by the team with key terms that cover a broad definition of climate care, including its social, political, environmental and economic aspects, enables the AI model to design new symbols based on their meaning.

    The new "Tokens for Climate Care" are presented in a spatial laser installation making the generated output data visible in real time. Visitors can take part in determining the meaning of the created symbols via their smartphones by selecting three terms from a list of labels that allow for endless combinations. The color of the laser installation will change accordingly.

    The generated symbols are accessible worldwide via tokensforclimate.care and can be used freely by and for climate caring initiatives and activism.

    © Process – Studio for Art and Design

    Exhibition

    Alfredo Barsuglia: PROCESS Nr. 2, 2021

    performative installation

    16/11/202119/11/2021

    k48 – Offensive für zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung

    Kirchengasse 48/Lokal 2, 1070 Wien

    Übersetzung VAW

    Alfredo Barsuglia

    Everything

    Guided Tour and Artist Talk: Inside Out

    Who ate my strawberries?

    16/11/202116/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    flat1

    U-Bahn-Bogen 6–7,
    1060 Wien

    The bitter realization of two parallel current events teaches, on the one hand, that humanity has only limited real control over the external world it creates. And it feeds the even more terrible suspicion of a second loss of control, that over the inner world within ourselves. For in both the escalating climate crisis and the ever-flaring Corona pandemic, it is human behavior that is responsible for the respective escalations. Neither can we humans survive long and consistently in theoretically virus-busting isolation, nor is it conceivable to many how, for a climate-neutral future, the old fossil fuel economic system should end without major abandonment? And the question arises whether the fact that external nature is seemingly untamable, neither the virus nor the climate crisis, could perhaps also be due to the fact that we are inwardly untamable? After all, the pandemic has also shown that the restriction of public space is also a question of inner space. Because after the end of the lockdowns, you realize: the restriction often doesn't lie on the outside, it comes from the inside. It's about the walls within oneself. Just as it could be about the loss of control within oneself.

    Jörg Auzinger

    WANDER WORDS

    Video / Installation by Antonella Anselmo Pablo Chiereghin Wolfgang Pavlik

    16/11/202116/11/2021

    18:00—21:00

    artunited

    Glasergasse 4a,
    1090 Wien

    „WANDER WORDS“
    Antonella Anselmo
    Wolfgang Pavlik
    Videoinstallation
    Wander Words is looked at in a poetic way. Will can no longer be controlled.The spoken word loses its intended meaning and is replaced by a new one. The Video shows in a reading performance fragments of the novel: "Pavillon" by the author John Weiler, which are intensified, changed and brought into new form by poet Brigitte Atzara. Losing control as a form of new creation.
    Installation with works by
    Antonella Anselmo
    Pablo Chiereghin
    Wolfgang Pavlik
    curated by Synne Genzmer

    © by wolfgang pavlik 2021

    TEACHING KLIMT: Studies at the School of Arts and Crafts

    MAK Dialogues Online Talk

    16/11/202116/11/2021

    18:30—19:30

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    Curator Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel in conversation with Guest Curator and Art Historian Otmar Rychlik and Art Historian Julia Rüdiger

    This discussion searches for art historical traces of Gustav Klimt’s studies at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, a largely neglected period of his artistic career. Rudolf von Eitelberger and Ferdinand Laufberger, the two major figures of the period when Vienna’s Ringstraße was being developed, occupy center stage in this talk.

    © MAK

    Guided Tour

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    16/11/202116/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    Anmeldung erforderlich unter: https://www.belvedere.at/event/vienna-art-week-avantgarde-und-gegenwart

    Belvedere 21 – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst

    Arsenalstraße 1,
    1030 Wien

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    Ashley Hans Scheirl, Neoliberal Surrealist, 2019 Foto: Johannes Stoll / Belvedere, Wien, Courtesy Galerie Crone, Wien

    Guided Tour

    Club Architecture: Age of Crisis: Emergency or Permanent Condition?

    Talkshow

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    19:00—20:00

    Reservation required: anmeldung@azw.at

    Architekturzentrum Wien

    MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    Covid pandemic, housing crisis, climate catastrophe. They all upset our supposed normality. Nevertheless, we always hope that solutions will be found so that things can get back to normal as quickly as possible afterwards. But what if this "afterwards" and this "normal" do not exist at all? Architecture and building are at the intersection of these crises: Housing shortages and concrete gold, spatial distance and the division of public space, massive energy consumption and CO2 emissions. How are all these crises related? Are we in an age where the state of exception has become the normal state and will remain so? How do we deal with crises and how can we act instead of completely losing control? What are the views of climate researchers, philosophers and housing experts, what are the demands of the young generation, and what solutions can the ever-optimistic discipline of architecture offer? An interdisciplinary panel at Az W will discuss these questions on a broad social level.

    Guests:
    Maja Göpel, Secretary General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change, Berlin (inquired).
    Alexander Hagner, architect, gaupenraub +/-, Vienna
    Elke Krasny, co-curator of the Az W exhibition "Critical Care. Architecture for a Planet in Crisis", Vienna
    Katharina Rogenhofer, spokeswoman for the climate referendum and co-founder of fridays for future Austria, Vienna
    Karin Zauner-Lohnmeyer, spokesperson of the European Citizens' Initiative "Housing for All", Vienna (inquired)

    Moderation: Maik Novotny, architectural journalist
    Thanks to: das Möbel

    Ausstellungsansicht W O W (Kodak) Was vom Kino übrig blieb, Ausstellungsansicht Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, 2018
    Guided Tour

    TALKING SCREEN: Viktoria Schmid

    Films, Photographic Works, an Installation: A Guided Tour

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    18:00—21:00

    kunstvermittlung@k-haus.at

    Künstlerhaus

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

    Talking Screen aims to explore the various forms of presentation of films in an exhibition context, but also the cross-media interferences with other artistic practices. The presentation formats, conceived jointly with the guests, are deliberately kept open; they are intended to include multifaceted varieties of (performative) self-presentation and enable critical discourse on film formats and forms. The setting will be an evening consisting of a combination of films, conversation, and micro-exhibition.

    In Viktorias Schmid’s artistic work, cinematographic elements are utilized: film formats, historical color film processes, light and shadow plays, paraphernalia of cinema such as movie tickets, and also quotes from film and cinema history. In her series “A Proposal to Project” she creates canvases of different sizes (corresponding to the cinema screen, but also formats that she herself has devised) and places them in natural settings: for example, in the sculpture park of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Northern California, and the light-flooded landscape of the Curonian Spit in Lithuania. Ephemeral moments and time sequences, determined by the strength of the sunlight and time of day, also come into play in her cyanotypes: in this photographic process, daylight is used for exposure, resulting in negative images of the original forms and shadows. Talking Screen presents a selection of Schmid’s various artistic practices that are united by her love for cinema and film. We will lead you through the evening with a guided tour. (Dietmar Schwärzler)

    The program will be accompanied by a conversation between Viktoria Schmid and Dietmar Schwärzler.

    Films:
    A Proposal to project in 4:3, 2016, 16mm/digital, 2 min
    A Proposal to project in Scope, 2020, 35mm/digital, 8 min
    W O W (Kodak), 2018, digital, 2 min

    An event in cooperation with Künstlerhaus and sixpackfilm.

    Markus Krottendorfer

    Franz Gertsch
    Guided Tour

    The 80s - Guided Tour with the Curator Angela Stief

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    16:00—17:30

    Albertina Modern

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

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    Franz Gertsch, Irène, 1980, Olbricht Collection, © Franz Gertsch

    Otto Zitko: Spirogramm aus der Serie INSPIRATION
    Talk

    From the paradox of free form

    On the occasion of the exhibition "LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN. Photography as an analytical practice"

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    18:30—20:00

    anmeldung@leopoldmuseum.org

    Leopold Museum

    Museumsplatz 1
    1070 Wien

    Otto Zitko zählt wohl zu den herausragendsten und eigenwilligsten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten seiner Generation, dessen Arbeiten zwischen einer radikalen Verweigerungshaltung gegenüber der Abbildungshierarchie und konvulsivisch, gestischen Kompositionsprozessen changieren.

    Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele wird im Gespräch die spannende Entwicklung seiner Malereien vom pastos-figurativen Beginn – mit Einfluss der Bilder von Richard Gerstl – bis hin zu seinen ungegenständlichen, als raumkonstituierende Endloslinien ausufernden Installationen beleuchtet werden. Gerade die Auseinandersetzung mit der frei-fließenden Linie und damit einem scheinbaren „Gekritzel“ bildet die Schnittstelle zum Denken von Ludwig Wittgenstein, der die vordergründige Sinnlosigkeit einer willkürlichen Linie oft beispielhaft in seinen Aufzeichnungen aufgreift und hinterfragt. Die in der Ausstellung gezeigten „Spirogramme“ zeugen darüber hinaus von Zitkos unermüdlicher Lust, seinen zeichnerischen Ansatz experimentell auszuweiten – wie hier auf eine wissenschaftlich-fotografische Bildebene.

    Kurator Gregor Schmoll im Gespräch mit Otto Zitko

    Otto Zitko: Spirogramm from the serie "Inspiration", BILDRECHT, Vienna 2021 (Foto: Crisan)

    Exhibition

    Beyond the Image

    Salon am Schwarzenbergplatz

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    19:00—22:00

    wienforwomenonly@gmail.com

    Salon am Schwarzenbergplatz

    Schwarzenbergplatz 10/2/Top 6,
    1040 Wien

    Transformation through loss of control.

    There is a lot of production going on in this world. Painting is not a production, it is a birth process that turns the painful into something beautiful, complex, ambivalent, intangible.

    The four painters have had an intensive exchange for a long time.

    What they have in common: they all have taken positions that are not always easy to read.

    They keep art history and also the past in play. The past is present with them and the reference to art history is immanent.

    With an opening talk by curator Juriaaan Benschop / Berlin
    https://www.jurriaanbenschop.com

    Registration required: wienforwomenonly@gmail.com

    4., Schwarzenbergplatz 10/2/6

    Béatrice Dreux

    Guided Tour

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    17/11/202117/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    Anmeldung erforderlich unter: https://www.belvedere.at/event/vienna-art-week-bessere-zeiten

    Oberes Belvedere

    Prinz Eugen-Straße 27

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    Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Am Fronleichnamsmorgen, 1857 © Belvedere, Wien / Leihgabe des Vereins der Freunde der Österreichischen Galerie Belvedere

    Guided Tour

    Curator's tour

    17/11/202117/11/2021

    18:00—19:00

    Please register at besucherservice@kunsthallewien.at.

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

    Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    Curator Anne Faucheret guides you through the two solo exhibitions by Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, which take place simultaneously in the upper hall of Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier.

    Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic*, Freud Film, video installation, 2019, courtesy the artist

    Talk

    GEGEN DIE OHNMACHT: WIR

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    19:00—20:00

    Sigmund Freud Museum

    Berggasse 19, 1090 Wien

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    feldstellen Forum Stadtpark © Lena Prehal

    Talk

    The role of art in the framework of poverty and wealth

    Artist talk: Johanna Schwanberg in conversation with Isa Rosenberger and Hubert Lobnig

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    18:00—19:30

    Registration at: https://www.dommuseum.at/VAW2021

    Dom Museum Wien

    Stephansplatz 6,
    1010 Wien

    The exhibition “rich & poor” (November 5., 2021 - August 28., 2022) deals with economic inequality as reflected in art. Questions of redistribution, possibilities of protest, and opportunities for system change are reflected through the dialogical juxtaposition of works of art from the Middle Ages to the present. In this artist panel discussion, the curator and museum director Johanna Schwanberg and artists Hubert Lobnig and Isa Rosenberger will speak about the role and possible impact of art in a socio-political context and about projects created especially for Dom Museum Wien in the framework of this show.

    Free of charge with registration (https://www.dommuseum.at/VAW2021)

    Attention, limited number of participants.
    Please note that participation is only possible with a valid 3G certificate.
    We will retain your contact details for the purpose of tracking chains of infection.

    Isa Rosenberger, I’ ve got it rough, 'cause I'm a she (Still), 2021. Dom Museum Wien, Otto Mauer Contemporary. Photo: Isa Rosenberger

    Blue Elephant–Master Cheung & Aunt Hang, 2019
    Talk

    Artist Talk at mumok: Heike Eipeldauer and Huang-Po-Chih

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    17:00—18:00

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

    Museumsplatz 1,
    1070 Wien

    Huang Po-Chih (* 1980 in Taoyuan) belongs to a generation of artists socialized in a period of democratic reform and rapid economic growth in Taiwan. His multidisciplinary practice, which encompasses various artistic media as well as literature, agricultural economics, textile manufacturing, and social entrepreneurship, reflects Taiwan’s identity discourse as it has changed in recent decades: from an inward-looking narrative defined by the Japanese occupation, its role in the Cold War, and its claim to sovereignty from the People’s Republic of China to a transnational vision that takes into account local, East Asian, and global perspectives equally.

    In conversation with mumok curator Heike Eipeldauer, the artist will discuss Taiwan’s many challenges and its complex role in the global structure from an artistic point of view.

    Huang Po-Chih Blue Elephant–Master Cheung & Aunt Hang, 2019 Photography 140x160cm © Huang Po-Chih

    Exhibition

    Beyond the Image

    Salon am Schwarzenbergplatz

    18/11/202130/11/2021

    wienforwomenonly@gmail.com

    Salon am Schwarzenbergplatz

    Schwarzenbergplatz 10/2/Top 6,
    1040 Wien

    Transformation through loss of control.

    There is a lot of production going on in this world. Painting is not a production, it is a birth process that turns the painful into something beautiful, complex, ambivalent, intangible.

    The four painters have had an intensive exchange for a long time.

    What they have in common: they all have taken positions that are not always easy to read.

    They keep art history and also the past in play. The past is present with them and the reference to art history is immanent.

    With an opening talk by curator Juriaaan Benschop / Berlin
    https://www.jurriaanbenschop.com

    Registration required: wienforwomenonly@gmail.com

    4., Schwarzenbergplatz 10/2/6

    Béatrice Dreux

    Exhibition

    Do Nothing. Feel Everything.

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    19:00—21:00

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

    Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    Artists: Laila Bachtiar, Tony Cokes, Henry Darger, Patricia Domínguez, Rahima Gambo, Jakob Jakobsen and Sophie Carapatian, Yesmine Ben Khelil, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Niklas Lichti, Opoku Mensah, Shana Moulton, Tom Seidmann-Freud

    Curators: Laura Amann and Aziza Harmel

    To speak about madness or unreason is to speak not only about forms of consciousness but also about the description of historical systems of thought. Whether madness is described as a philosophical or spiritual phenomenon or as an objective medical psychopathology, these conceptions are not discoveries in themselves – rather, they are historical productions of meaning. So, if madness is a phenomenon of culture, curing the mad is not the only possible reaction to insanity.

    In Do Nothing. Feel Everything., we wonder how we can instrumentalize our own condition, or maybe learn from it. Not for the sake of optimizing our yield but because, as humans, we are behavioral strategists and learning is, at its core, a biological process. Therefore, this group exhibition looks into art practices from diverse geographies that understand insanity as a form of knowledge and that use risk-taking as a method to learn, when there is something at stake – practices that through careful bruising attempt to heal.

    Do Nothing. Feel Everything: I want to have enough luck, photo: Lesley Braun

    Strom, Performance © Iris Blauensteiner und Rojin Sharafi
    Exhibition

    Iris Blauensteiner and Rojin Sharafi: Strom

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    19:00—21:00

    anmeldung@kunstraum.net

    Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

    Herrengasse 13,
    1010 Wien

    In the collaboratively developed performance setting “Strom”, Iris Blauensteiner and Rojin Sharafi research a dynamic interplay of human and technical actors. Based on the narration of an evolving literary text, voice is combined, connected and recoded with electronic music, textures and programmed sound components. In a choreography of text, movement, stillness and minimal gestures, the performers interact via sound. Interdisciplinary interlaced, reciprocal technical-human-physical-abstract-narrative processes emerge. A force field spans between the abstract sound and its embodiment. Viewers are invited to be part of the uncanny utopian atmosphere of the live performance "Strom" in the physical exhibition space.

    The performance will take place as part of the exhibition "Wake Words"

    © Iris Blauensteiner and Rojin Sharafi

    Talk

    Smash! - Talk about the genesis of the Riot Design project by Pablo Chiereghin

    In German

    18/11/202118/11/2021

    19:00—21:00

    Marcello Farabegoli farabegoli@friedrichshof.at M +43 664 918 37 80

    Sammlung Friedrichshof Stadtraum

    Schleifmühlgasse 6 / im Hof, 1040 Wien

    Participants (alphabetically):
    Pablo Chiereghin, artist
    Marcello Farabegoli, curator of the Friedrichshof Collection
    Lisa Ortner-Kreil, curator Bank Austria Kunstforum Vienna

    As part of his project RIOT DESIGN Pablo Chiereghin (b. 1977 in Adria, Italy, lives and works in Vienna) in autumn 2020 showed a multimedia presentation in the tresor of the Bank Austria Kunstforum curated by Lisa Ortner-Kreil. A continuation of the project is now taking place in the "Stadtraum" of the Friedrichshof Collection.

    It centres around everyday commodities such as furniture; the artist does violence to it intentionally, rebuilds it with artistic restoration methods and gives it a new design. The “disowning”, presentation and conceptualisation of this process within an exhibition context form the core of the project.

    Opening: Tuesday November 9th, 2021, 4-8 p.m.
    Exhibition: November 10-23, 2021
    Opening times: Tue-Fri 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and by appointment

    Further information: https://sammlungfriedrichshof.at/pablo-chiereghin-riot-design-21-22/

    Additional information: www.marcello-farabegoli.net/vaw2021/

    Please note the applicable Corona rules. Thanks.

    Photo Gianmaria Gava, 2020

    Exhibition

    Do Nothing. Feel Everything.

    19/11/202120/02/2022

    Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

    Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Wien

    To speak about madness or unreason is to speak not only about forms of consciousness but also about the description of historical systems of thought. Whether madness is described as a philosophical or spiritual phenomenon or as an objective medical psychopathology, these conceptions are not discoveries in themselves – rather, they are historical productions of meaning. So, if madness is a phenomenon of culture, curing the mad is not the only possible reaction to insanity.

    In this state of shared insanity, we wonder how we can instrumentalize our own condition, or maybe learn from it. Not for the sake of optimizing our yield but because, as humans, we are behavioral strategists and learning is, at its core, a biological process. Therefore, this group exhibition looks into art practices from diverse geographies that understand insanity as a form of knowledge and that use risk-taking as a method to learn, when there is something at stake – practices that through careful bruising attempt to heal. But we must not forget that madness does not tell the truth about art, or vice versa. We still need to acknowledge the links between both, because as gays, butches, feminists, junkies, migrants, the undocumented, sex workers, crips, HIV positives, transsexuals, transgenders … our relation to art today can only be paranoid.

    Do Nothing. Feel Everything: I want to have enough luck, photo: Lesley Braun

    Guided Tour

    Studio Visits in the studios urbanek and feld72

    Excursion

    19/11/202119/11/2021

    15:00—18:00

    Reservation required: anmeldung@azw.at

    Architekturzentrum Wien

    MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

    atharina Urbanek / studio urbanek and Michael Obrist / feld72 will be the interlocutors of the Az W for the dialogue tours of the exhibition "Tatiana Bilbao Estudio". As part of the Vienna Art Week, they will open the doors of their offices for the Architekturzentrum and provide insight into their working methods.

    Both offices have in common their cross-disciplinary work, their focus on research, on the question of housing and on the - social - conditions on site. "... Thinking the small in the big - and the big in the small." (Katharina Urbanek)
    What connects them as well is the office address. Schottenfeldgasse 72, an early reinforced concrete building, attracts numerous innovative architectural offices with its impressive spatial structures. Feld72 expanded its premises into a 1970s building in Josefstadt due to office growth.

    Studios: studio urbanek and feld72
    With: Katharina Urbanek and Michael Obrist
    Moderation: Maria Welzig, Az W

    feld72 © Hertha Hurnaus

    ROTOR: VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

    Dynamizing Signs, Polylog, Synergy

    19/11/202119/11/2021

    18:00—21:00

    kunstvermittlung@k-haus.at

    Künstlerhaus

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

    The sound worlds of the VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA are created solely in the moment: ad hoc compositions mediated by hand signs, designed together with the musicians' ad hoc interpretations - a collective and individual process that can also be described as: proposal - interpretation - execution - reflection - proposal. In a complex, mobile-unstable as well as reinforcing network of relationships, a field of tension of self-referential - collective formulation and design and texture is created, in which ephemeral poetic worlds, expression and their meaning unfold through the ensemble and the instant composition conductor' ad hoc.

    Since 2004, the VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA has been opening up a special form of experimental composition and complex improvised music with instant composition conducting. As one of the first and continuously working European improvisation orchestras, the VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA takes up a marginal discourse on new concepts of sound organization, which was started or developed among others by Bruno Maderna, Lawrence D. Morris, John Zorn or the London Improvisers Orchestra.

    In permanently changing and gender-parity casts, singers/musicians from contexts of acoustic and electro-acoustic improvised music, jazz as well as contemporary composed music, perform. At least one new musician is involved in almost every concert, and numerous international musicians have been guests. The VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA works on sound-language connections and metaphors in cooperation with writers and with a focus on experimental poetry.

    Participants:
    VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
    Instant composition conducting by Michael Fischer

    Impulse statement:
    Thomas Ballhausen

    JH

    Nairy Baghramian
    Exhibition

    Nairy Baghramian

    20/11/202123/01/2022

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    In art that typically takes the human body as its point of departure, Nairy Baghramian grapples with the fundamental questions of plastic art, although her sculptures and installations propose a pointed antithesis to the traditional conception of the genre. Her formal idiom, choice of materials, and approach have as much in common with post-minimalism as with conceptual art; the artist harnesses the potential of abstraction to address complex sets of questions and frame a suitable response in terms of aesthetic form, forging what Baghramian herself has described as “ambivalent abstraction.” Her works interrogate political and social power structures, weaving together themes in art history and literature as well as references to fashion, architecture, and interior design.

    Her sculptural creations for interior as well as exterior settings often consist of multiple elements and disparate materials such as aluminum, glass, pigmented wax, marble, porcelain, styrofoam, epoxy resin, and paint. Organic shapes that are densely packed or imbricated, that buttress, support, or lean on one another subtly yet unmistakably evince their mutual dependence. Props and clamps that hold the various elements together further underscore the objects’ “frailty,” reflecting the artist’s determination to reveal rather than try to conceal supposed flaws or defects. “My sculptures are supposed to help articulate the doubt concerning their viability.” This stance lays her works open to challenge and assault, while the auxiliary constructions also suggest their conceptual temporariness and alterability.

    Nairy Baghramian, Privileged Points, 2017, Installation view Minneapolis Sculpture Garden & Wurtele Upper Garden, photo: Timo Ohler

    Sarah Rapson
    Exhibition

    Sarah Rapson

    20/11/202123/01/2022

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    For a forthcoming exhibition in the basement galleries of the Vienna Secession the works of art will have mainly originated somewhere in between the houses of Sigmund Freud and John Keats in London. Recently described as practicing a form of ‘Romantic Conceptualism’, Rapson was born and raised in north London during the 1960s and 1970s and moved to New York in the 1980s, returning decades later to England where she has continued to edit her material.

    Sarah Rapson, Love is everywhere (Stuart), 2004

    Nora Turato
    Exhibition

    Nora Turato

    20/11/202123/01/2022

    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

    Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien

    Nora Turato contends with the porosity of language in contemporary media landscapes with sonorous, spoken-word performances and typographical works composed of found textual materials. Language from books, advertising, social media, and everyday exchanges is appropriated and poured into performance scripts and visual work that ranges from wall murals and videos to artist’s books and posters.

    Her performances are delivered with a sense of urgency that appears impulsive and unplanned, which belies the labor-intensive process of research and rehearsal that goes into each piece. Currently she produces two performances of approximately twenty minutes per year, which allows her to stay on track with evolving trends, tropes, and linguistic devices that permeate media, and speak to cultural and political issues of the moment. Her vocal range is broad and pliable, and she uses it to vary her tone in pitch and intonation, harnessing different levels of intensity and emotionality with great theatrical effect.

    Strongly informed by her background in graphic design, Turato’s visual artworks are distinctive and characterized by bold, typographic imagery that echo the messaging of her spoken-word performances and the graphic language of contemporary ad slogans. In this spirit she can scale her work from small but hefty artist’s books to billboard-size murals without losing any artistry or nuance.

    While her work can be dissected and interpreted under many different lenses for its adroit cultural commentary, Turato’s stage presence—as a woman whose behavior is unpredictable—and her voice—which thunders and bellows and squeals—often cause the greatest critical response. This illustrates one point very well: despite all illusions, the freedom of women’s speech is still a point of sharp contention even in allegedly progressive societies.

    Nora Turato, photo: Sabina Bösch, Zürich, Courtesy: the artist & Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zürich

    Exhibition

    JOSEF HOFFMANN

    Progress Through Beauty

    15/12/202119/06/2022

    10:00—18:00

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    On the occasion of his 150th birthday, the exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN: Progress Through Beauty comprehensively documents for the first time the entire oeuvre of the architect, designer, teacher, and exhibition organizer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), one of the luminaries of Viennese Modernism and the international life reform movement. With his indefatigable design work and teaching, Hoffmann cultivated an exemplary model of modern lifestyles based on a construction and product culture that was both shaped by craft and artistically ambitious. The show presents a cross section of Hoffmann’s revolutionary design and his most important buildings, including the Stoclet House in Brussels (1905–1911) and the Purkersdorf Sanatorium (1904–1905).

    In cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

    © MAK

    Exhibition

    n/a

    16/12/202116/01/2022

    Künstlerhaus

    Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

    n/a

    Eva Grün: Foto von Max Berner "Nix genaues nicht", 2012

    JOSEF HOFFMANN: Progress Through Beauty

    MAK Dialogues Online Talk

    21/12/202121/12/2021

    18:30

    MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst

    Stubenring 5,
    1010 Wien

    Curator Rainald Franz in conversation with Guest Curators Christian Witt-Dörring and Matthias Boeckl

    The Hoffmann experts will discuss his revolutionary designs, his most important buildings, and provide insights into the curatorial intentions behind this comprehensive exhibition, which is dedicated to the complete works of the architect, designer, teacher, and exhibition organizer Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956), one of the protagonists of Viennese Modernism and the international life reform movement.

    Participation Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87523286000

    Photo: Yoichi R. Okamoto © MAK