Space of Questions: Kunsthalle Wien Online Art Talks

24/3 2021 6 pm — 7:15 pm

You are cordially invited to join our virtual Space of Questions – a space opening up around a selected artwork which is on view in one of our current exhibitions. Do you miss a chat about art – like we do – in these times of social distancing? Log in for 75 minutes full of insights and an exchange of ideas on thought-provoking topics and questions. No preparation is needed!

Each Space of Questions (duration: 75 minutes) begins with a contextualizing introduction. It is followed by a proposal for an enquiring focus on the art work, offering an impulse for the subsequent conversation.

Currently, Shadow Citizens, the exhibition on filmmaker Želimir Žilnik and the group show Cybernetics of the Poor raise questions such as: Who benefits from stepping out of the shadows of social discrimination? Is it algorithms that shape what we perceive as happiness nowadays? What do we want to be able to control? What is human? To what extent is a “Mondrian” an “information-processing machine” – and what would be its noise? What is the touch of a film? Why do I always recognize the American president in photos?

We understand this virtual Space of Questions also as a stimulus for a visit to the exhibition, as long as we are not yet able to offer guided tours or art talks on site.

Current dates
Wed 10/3 2021, 6–7:15 pm, on Želimir Žilniks short film The Unemployed, 1968
Wed 24/3 2021, 6–7:15 pm, on Hanne Darboven, Theatre (1987) and Douglas Huebler, Crocodile Tears II: The Great Corrector (Mondrian III), (1989) from the exhibition Cybernetics of the Poor

The number of participants is limited, please register at:

Our art talks will be hosted via Zoom and their content customized for this form of exchange.
This format is open for everyone who, also in times of social distancing, appreciates an opportunity for conversations inspired by contemporary art. No preparation in advance is needed!
The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the talk.
If you have any questions concerning the use of Zoom, please feel free to write an e-mail to:

The art talks will be held in German and are free of charge
If you are interested in a Space of Questions Online Art Talk for an English speaking group, please let us know at

Past dates
Wed 20/1 2021, 6–7:15 pm, on Constanze Ruhm, CRASH SITE / My_Never_Ending_Burial_Plot, 2010
Wed, 27/1 2021, 6–7:15 pm, on Želimir Žilnik, Black Film, 1971
Wed 10/2 2021, 6–7:15 pm, on Heinrich Riebesehl, People in the Elevator, 20.11.1969, 1969, and Michael Hakimi, 13 drawings, 2019, currently on display in the exhibition Cybernetics of the Poor