POSTPONED: And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?

30/5 2020 — 27/9 2020
Curator Miguel A. López

A joint exhibition of Kunsthalle Wien and Wiener Festwochen

The exhibition And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers? is a joint project by Kunsthalle Wien and Wiener Festwochen that reflects the struggles for collective survival and the processes involved in restoring social bonds – bonds disrupted by misogyny, colonialism and imperial violence. The exhibition brings together some 35 artists and artworks from various cultural contexts to initiate a conversation about self-determination and social and ecological change. The showcased works are responses to the breakneck pace with which raw materials are mined and the environmental destruction inflicted by neoliberalism. Indigenous positions burst through the colonial legacy to postulate collective rights. The works tell the story of solidarity-based encounters in the struggle against capitalism and state oppression. Anthropocentric and heteropatriarchal fantasies that accept human beings as the dominant life form on our planet are called into question. And in the process, the plurality of life choices and life concepts is reconquered.

Artists: Babi Badalov, Denilson Baniwa, Patricia Belli, Amoako Boafo, Anna Boghiguian, Victoria Cabezas, Giuseppe Campuzano, Manuel Chavajay, Chto Delat, Rosa Elena Churruchich, Annalee Davis, Vlasta Delimar, Jim Denomie, María Galindo, Nilbar Güreş, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Hiwa K, Eduardo Hirose, Inhabitants with Margarida Mendes, Karrabing Film Collective, Daniela Ortiz, Prabhakar Pachpute, Amanda Piña, Shoyan Shëca (Roldán Pinedo), Sophie Utikal, Cecilia Vicuña, Anna Witt, Santiago Yahuarcani, …