6 – 8 pm: free Admission in Destination Vienna 2015
7 pm: Art Critics Award Ceremony
8 pm: Concert by the band Ritornell
Art Critics Award Ceremony
As part of the closing event of Destination Vienna 2015 the winners of the Art Critics Award (ACA) 2015 Patricia Grzonka and Benedict Ledebur will be presented.
The ACA 2015 is organized by Kunsthalle Wien together with the Association Kunstwerft. It is aimed at freelance art critics and young authors, who are engaged in contemporary art.
At the closing event of Destination Vienna 2015, a musical arrangement by the Austrian band Ritornell will follow the ACA 2015 award ceremony. Richard Eigner and Roman Gerold transform familiar kitchen implements into musical instruments, combine them with traditional African wooden instruments and then add self-built apparatus. These various elements are used to create sound collages in which natural and electronic tones merge. The miscellany of different items, some of which seem to float above the stage, also lends the performance a special visual quality. The sound artist duo Ritornell explores the tonal potential of synthesizers, percussion instruments, double basses and vibraphones, together with everyday objects and children’s toys. Each and every artefact can potentially become noise, and self-generated tones are mixed with found sounds. During the finissage on May 31 at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier the duo will embark on an open improvisation, combining individual musical textures and instrumental sounds into organic arrangements. In the process they will also integrate the acoustic aspects of the present moment.