Hugo Canoilas: Panta Rhei

Esch 2022, European Capital of Culture, Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg, 22.09.–31.12.2022

Hugo Canoilas: Panta Rhei

Hugo Canoilas, Installation view, Esch 2022

What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western philosophy and political economics, become unthinkable in the best sciences, whether natural or social? Seriously unthinkable: not available to think with. Biological sciences have been especially potent in fermenting notions about all the mortal inhabitants of the Earth since the imperializing eighteenth century. Homo sapiens — the Human as species, the Anthropos as the human species, Modern Man — was a chief product of these knowledge practices. What happens when the best biologies of the twenty-first century cannot do their job with bounded individuals plus contexts, when organisms plus environments, or genes plus whatever they need, no longer sustain the overflowing richness of biological knowledges, if they ever did? What happens when organisms plus environments can hardly be remembered for the same reasons that even Western-indebted people can no [...]

22.09.2022

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Werner Feiersinger: Viktor Hufnagl – Geometrien des Lebens

Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, Austria, 17.09.–30.10.2022

Werner Feiersinger: Viktor Hufnagl – Geometrien des Lebens

Werner Feiersinger, Middle School in Weiz, 2022, Courtesy Werner Feiersinger

The exhibition Viktor Hufnagl – Geometric Theorems is the first installment of Invited to invite, a program in which Franz Josefs Kai 3, Contemporary Art Space cooperates with institutions from neighboring fields. It was put together by the ÖGFA – Österreichische Gesellschaft für Architektur [Austrian Society for Architecture] to mark the one hundredth anniversary of its founding member’s birth.

Architect Viktor Hufnagl (1922 – 2007) was a pioneer of contemporary school design and an innovator of housing types who viewed his profession as a socio-political enterprise. Demonstrating a clear disposition toward geometric ordering systems, he produced robust buildings and habitats. Beginning in the mid1950s, Hufnagl gained experience in school design in the alpine provinces of Salzburg and Upper Austria. During the 1960s and 1970s, this culminated in his renditions of the Hallenschule, a school type in which classrooms are arranged around a [...]

17.09.2022

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Nilbar Güreş: Empowerment

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, 10.09.2022–08.01.2023

Nilbar Güreş: Empowerment

Nilbar Güreş, Torn, 2018, installation, photograph, fabric, metal, nylon strings, clothes-pegs, Single channel video, Photo: Anna Konrath

Yes, we want all people to have the same rights and opportunities! Yes, we want to use art to raise awareness and to enable sustainable and effective encounters! Yes, we want to contribute to equality and to encourage and empower people who are marginalized or affected by discrimination. And yes, the world would be a better place if we were all feminists: “We should all be feminists!” (C. N. Adichie). The exhibition Empowerment brings together diverse feminist approaches and understands these as progressive methods to analyze the societies of the world with the means of art and to show possible ways out of the global crises.

Despite worldwide movements, demonstrations, and petitions to establish equality, it is still not possible in the twenty-first century to speak of comprehensive gender equality with regard to women and LGBTQIA+ communities—neither in this country nor elsewhere. In many places, structural relationships of [...]

10.09.2022

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Melanie Ebenhoch: FIGUR — GRUND 2

Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, 04.09.–16.10.2022

Melanie Ebenhoch: FIGUR — GRUND 2

Melanie Ebenhoch, After the Poppy Field (Wizard of Oz), 2021, oil on aqua resin, Photo: kunstdokumentation.com

Malerei, Tanz, fragile Körper

Die Gruppenausstellung „FIGUR — GRUND 2“ vereint vier aktuelle Positionen der figurati-ven Ölmalerei: Melanie Ebenhoch, Cosima zu Knyphausen, Marlen Letetzki und Katharina Schilling. In der je spezifischen Verhandlung des Verhältnisses zwischen Figur und Grund untersuchen ihre Werke dominierende analoge wie digitale Blickregime und skulpturales Handeln. Sie erschaffen optische Illusionen und neue Symbolismen. Sie befragen die Mittelder Repräsentation und deren kulturhistorische oder gesellschaftspolitische Prägung. Kurz: Sie bringen Figurationen, die sich in gegenwärtigen Bilderfluten verfestigen, zum Tanzen.

Die vier Malerinnen sind zwischen 1984 und 1990 geboren und wurden an Kunsthochschu-len im deutschsprachigen Raum ausgebildet. Von einer Generation zu [...]

04.09.2022

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Nilbar Güreş: WAS UNS WICHTIG IST! Künstlerische Perspektiven auf Kulturerbe

Volkskundemuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria, 02.09.–03.10.2022

Nilbar Güreş: WAS UNS WICHTIG IST! Künstlerische Perspektiven auf Kulturerbe

Nilbar Güreş, YOL AYRIMI TrabZONE SERİSİ’nden / JUNCTION from the TrabZONE SERIES, 2010

Whether works of art, architecture, customs or crafts – a society defines itself not least by its cultural past. However, opinions on what is part of cultural heritage today differ widely. And they cause controversy when you think of the debate of monuments, for example. Cultural heritage is no longer dictated by tradition, it must always be renegotiated if it wants to be as inclusive as possible and thus creating identity. Numerous artists contribute to this debate in the exhibition What matters to us!

Artists: Muhammet Ali Baş, Ricarda Denzer, Carola Dertnig, Gregor Eldarb, Vasilena Gankovska, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria, Nilbar Güreş, Anna Jermolaewa, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Aglaia Konrad, Tatiana Lecomte, Toni Schmale, Susanne Schuda, Johannes Schweiger, Viktoria Tremmel, Maja Vukoje, Klemens Wihlidal, Hannes Zebedin

Curators: Christa Benzer, Sabine Benzer

 

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02.09.2022

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Roman Ondak: Still Alive. Aichi Triennale 2022

Aichi Arts Center, Aichi, Japan, 30.07.–10.10.2022

Roman Ondak: Still Alive. Aichi Triennale 2022

Roman Ondak, Event Horizon, 2016, Collection of Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Courtesy of the artist and Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Photo: Andy Keate

The theme of Aichi Triennale 2022, “STILL ALIVE,” was inspired by a series of works entitled I Am Still Alive by the Aichi-born conceptual artist On Kawara, who continually dispatched the fact of his own existence during his lifetime using telegrams starting in the 1970s. This international art festival to be held in 2022 will offer a multi-dimensional interpretation of the words “STILL ALIVE,” revisiting the origins and sources of contemporary art while also focusing on the gaps between domains that have come to be classed according to fixed categories, all the while shuttling back and forth between the past, present, and future. Through the medium of art, Aichi Triennale 2022 promises encounters with uncertainty, the unknown, a diversity of values, and overwhelming beauty, while also serving as an opportunity for thinking about how we can create an [...]

30.07.2022

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