My View with Kathrin Rhomberg

Guided tour
26/1 2023 7 pm

Kathrin Rhomberg guides you through the exhibition Sanja Iveković. Works of Heart (1974–2022).

We kindly ask you to register in advance at or directly at the cash desk in Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The number of participants is limited.

My View is a program series in which experts, non-experts and interesting people are invited to present their personal view on the exhibition.

Free admission.

Several works by Sanja Iveković on display in the exhibition address the drastic socio-political changes of the early 1990s in Europe, and in former Yugoslavia in particular. In the wake of the war and the accompanying disintegration of Yugoslavia, the ethnic cleansing, and the refugee tragedies, the intellectual coordinates of the past 40 years and everything that held art together seemed to be ruptured. To counteract the danger of reality slipping out of art, Iveković intensified the political tone of her works. She aimed for an awareness in which the supposed invisibility of war correlates with images from the mass media.

Kathrin Rhomberg is a curator based in Vienna. She curated, among others, the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo with works by Petrit Halilaj at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; the 6th Berlin Biennale, 2010; the Czech and Slovak Pavilion with works by Roman Ondak at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009 and Project Migration project at Kölnischer Kunstverein, 2002–2006. In 2000, she co-curated Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana. Rhomberg directs the Kontakt Collection and is a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.