Curators’ tour

Guided tour
18/5 2024 5 pm

Curators Inke Arns (Director of HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein) and Andrea Popelka (Kunsthalle Wien) will guide you through the exhibition Genossin Sonne.

The guided tour is free with a valid admission ticket and will be held in German. No registration required.

The joint exhibition with Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien is dedicated to works of art and artistic theories that connect the cosmos, and especially the sun, to social and political movements. In the selection of works by international artists, one focus is on the moving image – on cinema, film, and video as media of light. Yet works in other media likewise radiate hypnotic, feverish, glowing, menacing affects. The sun, broadly speaking, figures both as an abundant source of life and energy for political struggles and as a symbol of warning, its vast mass and lifespan contrasting with the brevity of human life on planet earth.

Curators Inke Arns and Andrea Popelka will guide you through the exhibition and discuss artworks that are characterized by the revolutionary power of the sun. Is there a connection between increased solar activity and earthly revolutions? And what speculative, pleasurable considerations can be found in contemporary art and poetry?