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.
Das Haus als Wirt
21.06.-07.10.18As a collaborative artist duo, Anita Fuchs and Resa Pernthaller explore temporary interventions in the urban space, nomadic collective processes, and all manner of nature art. Their projects often begin with an ‘actionist’ approach: road trips that transfer plants across several states, the transportation of trees from a research station, or the sowing of a field with historical seeds. These ‘action art’ events are associated with contemporary societal topics such as climate change, terrorism, migration, history, global economies, and politics.
It’s Not Me, It’s a Photograph
Some Plant Volatiles
12.04.-10.06.18Since the early 1990s Jochen Lempert (born 1958; lives in Hamburg) has produced a growing body of work comprised of nature and animal photographs which he is continually reorganising and expanding in his exhibitions and books. His photographs look at the way in which living systems manifest themselves from a scientific perspective, their arrangements and their autopoiesis.
How to Occupy a Shipwreck
25.01.-02.04.18In films and works in the public space Oliver Ressler explores topics such as the economy, democracy, climate change, forms of resistance, and social alternatives. His works are based on extensive research, and their implementation is highly elaborate. The KUNST HAUS WIEN Garage is showing four films from the series Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart, which documents pivotal moments in the climate change movement,
Visions of Nature
13.09.17-18.02.18The exhibition Visions of Nature combines artistic positions that make use of the medium of photography and video to explore means of representing nature, its visual construction and deconstruction, and ways in which human beings approach and distance themselves from the environment in the Anthropocene ...
The Big Invisible
Curated by Jade Niklai & Yasmine Ostendorf
19.10.17-14.01.18Works by John Gerrard, Markus Hoffmann, Hanna Husberg, Markus Jeschaunig, Pei-Ying Lin