Über Leben am Land
23.03.-25.08.19Talk of living out in the countryside inevitably conjures up all sorts of images before our mind’s eye. Descriptions range from the romanticism of farming life to the dreariness of life in the provinces, shaped as much by personal experiences as by anecdotes and depictions consumed via the media – the image of village life and the reality of it at times worlds apart. In a photographic and artistic analysis of what life in the countryside is like today, the exhibition "Über Leben am Land" at the KUNST HAUS WIEN focuses on Europe and the US.
Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping
23.03.-10.06.19What would the future look like with global warming running at 1.5 to 6 degrees centigrade? In their long-term multimedia project entitled Future Scenarios (launched in 2016) Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping outline multiple scenarios open to interpretation on what the future might be like. Working closely with scientists, researchers and political decision-makers the Polish-British artist duo examines questions such as the responsibility for global warming and our vulnerability to it as well as the role that discourse plays in shaping our future.
Obstinacy of Things
13.09.18-17.02.19Are the banal objects of our consumerist world to be equated with the opulently arrayed fruits, blooms and other vanitas motifs familiar to us from the painterly still lifes of Old Masters? What is it that underpins our 400-year fascination with the genre? And why are contemporary artists rediscovering the still life for themselves in the medium of photography at this very precise moment in time? What do still lifes have to say to us today about our habits and our very own existence?
18.10.18-13.01.19A third of the world's population lives without a toilet, which often has fatal consequences for hygiene and drinking water. This is why innovative toilet concepts are being developed internationally that offer economic and ecological advantages. The Viennese design studio EOOS (Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl) has also been working on the development of toilet systems for many years.