When The Wind Blows
Air encloses the earth like a membrane. It is the medium of weather and the carrier of odours, sounds and aerosols that influence both climate and health. Air flows into our bodies with our first breath and with death we exhale our last breath. In the context of the current climate crisis, air pollution and storms as well as wind power as a renewable energy source play a role. 22 international and Austrian artists make the invisible elements visible in different ways.
Christina Zurfluh und Bernhard Frue
Inspired by the omnipresent extinction of insects, the artists focus on the life of insects in and around urban spaces.
Macro photographs, camera-less photographs and the use of different printing techniques are characteristic of the work of the Belgian artist, who artist, who sees social problems reflected in natural social problems in natural occurrences. In the trees form the starting point for a critical for a critical reflection on territorial conflicts, biodiversity and the communal use of landscape.
Tree and Soil
Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth
The Dutch artist duo Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth will present their new two-channel audio-video installation "Tree and Soil" together with photographic works from the series of the same name in the KUNST HAUS WIEN Garage from mid-October. The series was created in Fukushima, Japan, where significant amounts of radioactive material were released from the damaged nuclear power plant in 2011 as a result of a tsunami triggered by an earthquake. They show evacuated villages, fields and surrounding forests as well as the slow transformation of the landscape and nature.
In autumn, KUNST HAUS WIEN is dedicating an extensive personal exhibition to the great American Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas in an Austrian premiere. Since the mid-1970s, Meiselas has been addressing the social and political upheavals in our society in her artistic work. Meiselas documents the role of women in the series "Prince Street", in which she accompanies young girls over 14 years in their becoming women. Meiselas became known for her work in the conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s with her photographs of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. One of her pioneering projects for documenting cultural and social memory is the Kurdistan Archive on the history of the Kurdish diaspora.