Werner Feiersinger: Breaking Down Walls! The Collections

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 02.02.–09.10.2024

Werner Feiersinger: Breaking Down Walls! The Collections

Werner Feiersinger in Breaking Down Walls! The Collections, exhibition view, Museum der Moderne Salzburg 2024, Courtesy Museum der Moderne Salzburg, photo: wilbild/Herbert Rohrer

The Museum is taking the 20th anniversary of its site on the Mönchsberg as an opportunity to place a focus on increasing the visibility of the collections entrusted to it. For most of the year, two levels on the Mönchsberg (1 and 3) will be used for four exhibitions from the collections, though strictly speaking these are two exhibitions that will be modified halfway through their run to create new presentations with new focal points. The concept and content of these four parts are revealed in their titles.

The exhibitions for the anniversary year are presented by the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in cooperation with the Generali Foundation.

The exhibition Breaking Down Walls! reflects on the insights of the intellectual movement known as the spatial turn, which emphasizes the vital importance of space or the conception of space as an analytical instrument. Its focus is not just on the static space of geometry but on space as a phenomenon shaped, [...]

02.02.2024

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Werner Feiersinger: Fischer von Erlach. Drafting a Historical Architecture

Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria, 01.02.–28.04.2024

Werner Feiersinger: Fischer von Erlach. Drafting a Historical Architecture

Werner Feiersinger, Untitled (Kollegienkirche. Salzburg, 1696–1707), 2022

The Karlskirche is regarded as the most important baroque structure in Austria and is a Viennese landmark. Its architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656–1723), is the focus of the first special exhibition in the reopened Wien Museum. Almost 70 years after the last major exhibition of Fischer’s work, and with the help of Werner Feiersinger’s exhibition design, his extraordinary buildings and projects are reassessed and placed in a contemporary artistic context.

Fischer’s architectural oeuvre ranges from summer and city residences for the Viennese nobility, to church buildings for the Archbishop of Salzburg and the major imperial monuments of baroque Vienna. By eloquently referring to antiquity while being unmistakably modern, his buildings complied with the notion of noble representation, with its roots in tradition and history.

“Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur,” which Fischer published in 1721, was the first [...]

01.02.2024

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Chin Tsao: Dream Time

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 27.01.–28.04.2024

Chin Tsao: Dream Time

Chin Tsao, Souls in Cables, 2023, porcelain, epoxy

“Dream Time” explores the themes of will, hope, memory, and imagination. Through the investigation of complex meanings of dreams (both as reveries and aspiration), fifteen individual artists and/or art collectives around the world are invited to showcase works across various forms, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and performance, and to delve into the exploration of subjectivity and empowerment. Their works are often interwoven with subjective perception, mechanisms of desire, intimate experiences, gender and cultural identity, and collective memories, forming intricate narratives that traverse spatiotemporal dimensions in the interplay of emotional textures. In this exhibition, what is dreamt of at present is from time to time transformed into a dreamscape steeped in psychological and socio-historical fiction, while projecting an emotional and imaginative vision of the future world. In a challenging present, what can art reveal to us? [...]

27.01.2024

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Hugo Canoilas, Nilbar Güreş: Space Uncurated #1

MLZ Art Dep, Trieste, Italy, 27.01.–06.04.2024

Hugo Canoilas, Nilbar Güreş: Space Uncurated #1

Hugo Canoilas, Carved Sea Shell, 2021, high fluid acrylic on linen

In the first edition of Space Uncurated,  MLZ Art Dep and Wiener Art Foundation present, in collaboration with Martin Janda Gallery in Vienna, a dialogue between the artists Nilbar Güreş, Turkish of Kurdish origin, and the Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas. The depths of the ocean, a generating place unknown to our eyes, is the starting point for Hugo Canoilas in his search for a new pictorial space. In the exhibition 'At the extremes of good and evil' (Mumok, Vienna, 2020) Canoilas shows us a unique, living and ephemeral gesture. The painting, angled horizontally on the floor, offers a change of perspective that can also be understood metaphorically as a deviation of social experience and behaviour. In 2022, Hugo Canoilas had a solo exhibition entitled 'Sculptured in darkness' at  Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian in Lisboa. Created for the 31st Biennal of São Paulo, Wildness is an iconic photographic work that captures [...]

27.01.2024

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Chin Tsao: Soil Oil Soul

Kunstraum Remise, Bludenz, Austria, 11.01.–25.02.2024

Chin Tsao: Soil Oil Soul

Exhibition view, Soil Oil Soul, Kunstraum Remise Bludenz, 2024, Photo: Christa Engstler

Chin Tsao 曹晶 (*1989 in Taipei, Taiwan) graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2021 and was subsequently awarded the Kunsthalle Prize 2021. Her works have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien (AT), Nevven Gallery (SE) and Galerie Martin Janda (AT). She has performed at the Rote Bar/Volkstheater Wien (AT) and mumok (AT). She is currently represented by Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna and has also curated the event series EPHEMEROS, which aims to support emerging artists and the queer feminist community.

Chin Tsao's works include video, ceramics/porcelain, music, performance and creative writing. She explores the characteristic features of different media and utilises their inherent expressive power to evoke inexplicable perceptions and associations. In her projects, the different media are intertextual, but also carry their own context, narrative and history.

In her past exhibitions, she has explored a range of themes including the queer [...]

11.01.2024

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Nilbar Güreş: HARD/SOFT

MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 13.12.2023–20.05.2024

Nilbar Güreş: HARD/SOFT

Nilbar Güreş, Red, Old Woman, Yellow, Black Eyes, Brown, Pride Belt, Blue, Drilled Ears, Silver, Carpet Seeds, Blue, Teenage Acne, 2014, installation, fabric, indigenous skirts, Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

HARD/SOFT: Textiles and Ceramics in Contemporary Art brings together two seemingly contrasting materials.

While textiles are associated with warmth and flexibility, ceramics formed from soft clay radiate a cool fragility. Yet both media bring to life an aesthetic language that shifts between hard, soft, unwieldy, and flowing. The materials, shapes, and significance of the selected works reveal a broad spectrum of ambiguity, vagueness, and simultaneity.

The exhibition showcases the work of around 40 artists from Austria and all over the globe, whose artistic practice draws on craft techniques such as embroidery, knotting, and weaving, as well as sculpting, wedging, and firing. The sculptures, installations, and painted works, which also include embroidered images, patchworks, and tapestries, show a vast range of artistic and interdisciplinary approaches that combine visual and applied arts, architecture, music, and digital space. These pieces offer an insight [...]

13.12.2023

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