Exhibition opening Genossin Sonne

16/5 2024 7 pm

From 7 pm on you are welcome to join the opening of Genossin Sonne [Comrade Sun] at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier – a joint exhibition of Kunsthalle Wien and Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien.

Welcome by What, How & for Whom / WHW (Artistic Directors Kunsthalle Wien) and Milo Rau (Director Wiener Festwochen). Followed by an introduction by the curators Inke Arns and Andrea Popelka.

Afterwards there will be drinks and a DJ set by Sungdi.

Free admission.

This essayistic group exhibition 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.

Artists: Kobby Adi • Kerstin Brätsch • Colectivo Los Ingrávidos • Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak • Sonia Leimer • Maha Maamoun • Wolfgang Mattheuer • Marina Pinsky • Katharina Sieverding • The Atlas Group • The Otolith Group • Huda Takriti • Suzanne Treister • Anton Vidokle • Gwenola Wagon • Hajra Waheed …