The Big Invisible
Curated by Jade Niklai & Yasmine Ostendorf
Opening: Wed, 18.10.2017, 19:00
The Big Invisible showcases new and recent works by five contemporary artists addressing key issues of our times, many deriving from unchallenged human attitudes and behaviours towards nature on a global scale. The artworks consider real-life issues, including viruses, air pollution, heat waste, nuclear radiation and an imaginary oil spill, to provide new insights into the invisible world around us.
Curated by Jade Niklai and Yasmine Ostendorf, the exhibition is an outcome of the museum's inaugural Curator-in-Residence programme, which in early 2017 enabled the curators to conduct new research on sustainability and social practices in the arts in Austria.
Jade Niklai is an independent curator based in Vienna and founder/director of Blood Mountain Foundation, a cross-disciplinary arts foundation focusing on Central Europe.
Yasmine Ostendorf is an independent researcher/curator and head of the Jac. P. Thilsse Lab at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.
ProgrammeOpening performance and public workshop: Pei-Ying Lin
Wed, 18.10.17, 7.30 p.m.
Public discussion: Art Institutions as Agents for Change
In cooperation with VIENNA ART WEEK 2017
Wed, 15.11.17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Artist talk & studio visit: John Gerrard
Tue, 12.12.17, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.