Participating artists: Ai Weiwei, Ingmar Alge, Irene Andessner, Ovidiu Anton, Janol Apin, Thomas Baumann, Alexandra Baumgartner, Thomas Bayrle, Renate Bertlmann, Ludwig Beständig, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Lillian Birnbaum, Franz Blaas, Lena Bosch, Peter Brauneis, Wolfgang Bretter, Eva Chytilek, Julius Deutschbauer, Jimmie Durham, Christian Eisenberger, Manfred Erjautz, Anton Faistauer, HP Feldmann, Tone Fink, Cristina Fiorenza, Lothar Fischer, Padhi Frieberger, Heinz Frank, Bernhard Frue, Sébastien de Ganay, Gelitin, Alberto Giacometti, Rune Guneriussen, Thomas Hartmann, Matthias Herrmann, Franz Graf, Kathi Hofer, Markus Hofer, Candida Höfer, Edgar Honetschläger, Rudolf Hradil, Christian Hutzinger, Magdalena Jetelova, Gudrun Kampl, Michael Kienzer, Martin Kippenberger, Jakob Lena Knebl, Kocherscheidt & Zallmann, Ronald Kodritsch, Peter Kogler, Jakob Kolding, Cornelius Kolig, Hermann Kremsmayer, Eric Ku, Hans Kupelwieser, Kai Kuss, Maria Lassnig, [...]
What is the state of art in today’s visual language? Signs, icons and ideograms determine our daily communication; pictographic guidance systems dominate public space. Much of what we understand as visual language originates in Otto Neurath’s Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics, later known as ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education).
This multi-media exhibition, curated by Maria Christine Holter and Christopher Burke, features over 30 contributions from renowned contemporary Austria based artists, whose work is either directly or indirectly inspired by Neurath. The exhibition presents various artistic strategies for using pictograms and pictorial statistics to visualise political, social, global or purely individual agendas. Original works by social economist and Vienna Circle philosopher Neurath (1882 Vienna – 1945 Oxford) will feature alongside contemporary pieces.
Participating artists: Bernhard [...]
The exhibition artevida (artlife) examines the relationships between art and life in the late 1950s, 1960s 1970s, and early 1980s taking Brazilian, and particularly Rio de Janeiro, art practices from that period as a point of departure (Lygia Pape’s, Lygia Clark’s and Hélio Oiticica’s, among others) and takes places in four venues in Rio de Janeiro.
artevida is divided into four sections. artevida (corpo) (body), at Casa França-Brasil, comprises subsections around the self-portrait, the body in transformation, and the cut; the organic line and weave as alternatives to the grid and orthodox geometric abstraction; interactive, articulated, and participatory works. artevida (política) (politics), at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, gathers works made in resistance to authoritarian regimes, around topics such as feminisms and racism, democracy and elections, maps and flags, war and violence, strikes and revolutions. artevida [...]
Large-scale paintings by Hildegard Joos (1909–2005) are frequently dominated in their structure by square, circular, triangular and/or elliptical shapes. Born in Lower Austria, Joos was especially influenced by the experiences she gained in the art scene of Paris, where she lived from 1959 together with her husband, the Swiss born philosopher and painter Harold Joos (1913–2004). From 1982 the artist couple signed their works jointly H+H Joos.
One of the hallmark strategies in the oeuvre of Christian Hutzinger (b. 1966) is the transfer of motifs reminiscent of molecular or architectural elements or of everyday objects into an entirely new context by means of collage and montage. By including in his perspective the space of the observer, the Viennese artist conceptually transcends the panel painting.
Based on donations to the LENTOS by Dieter and Gertraud Bogner and by Christian Hutzinger, the exhibition aims at the juxtaposition of two intriguing artistic [...]
English/Slovak. Translated by John Minahane. Design: An Endless Supply. Published by Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna, 2014. 124 p, numerous illustrations in b/w and colour, 297 x 210 mm, softcover. ISBN 978-3-902833-55-6
Café Berlinka (Slovak National Gallery, Esterhazy Palace, Štúrovo sq. 4)
Wednesday, June 25 at 6 pm
Guests: An Endless Supply (UK), Milan Adamčiak (SK), Květoslava Fulierová (SK), Peter Meluzin (SK), Johannes Schlebrügge (AU)
Moderation: Daniel Grúň
Július Koller, UFOlogist, sceptic and game-player, is considered the key figure in 20th century Slovak art. The Ganek Gallery is a book devoted to reconstructing one of his most important artistic projects. This legendary gallery was situated on a mountain peak, highly regarded by climbers, in the High Tatras range. Although no works were ever actually displayed there, its aim was to communicate thoughts and ideas which [...]
With works and contributions by: Lisa Anne Auerbach (US), Davide Balula (France), Dan Bayles (US), Neïl Beloufa (Algeria & France), Edwin Chan (Hong Kong – United States), Thomas Altheimer (Tom Dane) (Denmark), Cem Dinlenmiş (Turkey), Nilbar Güreş (Turkey), Hatice Güleryüz (Turkey), Ivan Grubanov (Serbia), Michael Hardt (US), Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland), Nikita Kadan (Ukraine), Joel Kyack (USA), Sylvère Lotringer (foreign agent), Pode Bal (Czech Republic), Ariel Schlesinger (Israel), Slavs and Tatars (various), Extrastruggle (Turkey), thepeople71 (various), Sergio Torres-Torres (Mexico/US), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Romania & Switzerland), Andra Ursuta (Romania).
In Turkey last June, hundreds of thousands of citizens went to Taksim Square to protest against their government’s plan to remove this beloved public park and build a shopping center instead. The protesters named their movement “Occupy [...]