Book presentation, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 23.05.2019, 7 pm
The book Imagine Human Rights – Artists celebrate the Universal Declaration is a project by Andrea Fuchs, Manfred Nowak and Petra Stelzer.
The publication will be presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna on 23rd May 2019, 7 pm.
From the day of its ratification on 10 Dezember 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has lost non of its relevance and urgency. This presentation aims to deliver and diseminate its message into the heart of our digital age.
Andrea Fuchs developed the idea of publishing this art book with the support of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights in Vienna, Austria, represented by Professor Manfred Nowak, as well as in cooperation with curator Petra Stelzer. The book IMAGINE HUMAN RIGHTS – Artists celebrate the Universal Declaration presents the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the six official languages of the United Nations. It juxtaposes Human Rights [...]
Austrian Sculpture Park, 19.05.2019, 2 pm
Jun Yang was awarded the Artist in Residence prize at the Austrian Sculpture Park for 2019. Starting from the myth that Marco Polo brought back to Europe from his trips to China knowledge about how to make ice and preserve it in summer, the artist reconstructs this traditional method. An ice block was buried in the Austrian Sculpture Park in November 2018 and will be dug up again at the Spring Celebration on May 19th, 2019.
Yang decided to make a children’s book rather than a catalog to accompany the project. He invited the Japanese children’s book illustrator Yuuki Nishimura to illustrate the publication. More on the book: The Emperor of China’s Ice
More on the project:
At the Austrian Sculpture Park to the south of Graz at the end of November 2018, an ice block measuring 1m3 was packed in a wooden box and sunk into [...]
Belvedere 21, 06.04.2019, 11 am–6 pm
Following the presentation of the Sonnwendgarten collaborative project, journalist, translator, and university lecturer Alexander Behr will talk about the current popular subject of discussion – the good life for all – from a socio-economic perspective. After a group lunch break, the artists Christine Hohenbüchler and Irene Hohenbüchler, Iris Andrascheck and Hubert Lobnig, and Isa Rosenberger will present their projects and works, which are informed by a participatory artistic practice and developed in exchange with local communities and neighborhoods. Musician and author Christiane Rösinger from Berlin will conclude by reading from her books. The Viennese musician Veronika Adamski will accompany her on piano.
The event will be held in German
Tanzquartier Wien, 21.–23.03.2019, 7:30 pm
“The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.” — L. P. Hartley
The past is a foreign country deals with the stories of two men whose conflict, understanding and friendship is forged in territories and borders with varying topography – sea, land and outer space. Combining photographic panels and narrative stories (based on the traditional Japanese picture-show style called Kamishibai), this performance examines the political contexts around East Asian border conflicts since the 17th century and the ocean as the realm of absolute freedom. The featured stories also touch on historic events such as the 1969 moon landing of the two NASA astronauts as well as the 2018 summit between North and South Korean leaders. Artists Michikazu Matsune and Jun Yang, who have both been working across different cultural settings, poetically bridge the divide between the present and the past, political and personal, national and [...]
Galerie Martin Janda, 14.09.2018, 6 pm
As part of curated by_Latitudes: Cream Cheese and Pretty Ribbons! Galerie Martin Janda is hosting a performance event on Friday 14th September 2018, 6 pm.
Eulàlia Rovira & Adrian Schindler: „One motif says to the other: I can’t take my eyes off you“
Sean Lynch: „A Blow by Blow Account of Stonecarving in Oxford“ (in English)
The event is part of the gallery festival curated by_viennaline.
MAK Säulenhalle, 13.04.2018, 7 pm
As part of the Long Night of Research in Vienna, the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) will host an expert lecture on the Reconstruction of the Rosette from the Minbar in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Cairo.
The minbar (the pulpit) in the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is among the most exquisite of its kind. Parts of it were exhibited at the Paris World Fair in 1867, a rosette can be found in the MAK. In 2014, Adriana Czernin (* 1969) begun to work artistically with these fragments in the MAK and, with the aid of math and geometry, reconstructed the correct arrangement of the pieces.
Adriana Czernin, Artist
Esther Ramharter, Philosopher and Mathematician
Venue: MAK Columned Main Hall
The talk will be held in German.