Pattern Recognition

1/6 2019 2:30 pm

A cooperation between the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts in the framework of the VIENNA BIENNALE FOR CHANGE 2019.

Guided tour of the exhibition Hysterical Mining at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier followed by an excursion to the opening of Pattern Recognition at the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts.

2.30 pm: Guided tour Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien
4.30 pm: Bus departure from Museumsquartier, Vienna
7.00 pm: Exhibition opening Pattern Recognition, Kunstfabrik Groß-Siegharts
ca. 9:30 pm: return to Museumsquartier

The excursion is free, registration is required (limited seats)

About the exhibition Pattern Recognition
Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts Gallery and Project Space
Opening: Sat June 1, 2019, 7 pm
Exhibition: June 2 – July 14, 2019

How is the current debate about gender equality reflected in the choice of artistic techniques, materials, and production methods? The exhibition takes a closer look at patterns as a characteristic of textiles. Beyond their role in the design process, they are also analysed and explored in their psychological aspects, as a behaviour pattern, and in their function as an information carrier.

The pattern itself becomes a material, a signifier that speaks of the situation of female and male artists today. In their recent works exhibited at the Kunstfabrik gallery the artists address challenges related to gender equality, which they are confronted with on both a social and personal level.

Over the course of a semester, students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (TransArts – Transdisciplinary Art Department) also explored historical and contemporary forms of textile art production. Technology and industry, architecture and language clearly reveal their inherent references to textiles. The exhibition will showcase the students’ new ideas and artistic approaches in this context.

The objective is to generate a reflective impression that also points to future scenarios. With its ambivalent connections to industrial, technological, intimate, traditional, and physical realms, textile craftsmanship offers an ideal context for such a discourse. This is also conveyed through the site of the exhibition: the Kunstfabrik – a former ribbon weaving factory, which is now complemented with a historical textile museum – is a fitting platform for investigations into artistic production processes in terms of gender-specific affinities in the application of technologies.

Participating artists: Elena Apollonio, Oscar Cueto, Judith Fegerl, Lisa Großkopf, Kurt Hofstetter, Kaja Joo, Jakob Kirchweger, Luzie Kork, Marlene Lahmer, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Julian Palacz, Laura Schlagintweit, Veronika Schubert, Kathrin Stumreich, Kai Trausenegger

Concept and curation: Judith Fegerl

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