Unfreezing the Scene. Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2022

25/5 2023 — 27/8 2023
Curator Pieternel Vermoortel and Astrid Peterle

Artists: Gleb Amankulov • Albin Bergström • Alexandru Cosarca • Charlotte Gash • Tijana Lazović • Juliana Lindenhofer • Julius Pristauz • Raphael Reichl • Vanessa Schmidt • Ramiro Wong

In cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna

The exhibition showcasing the winners of the 2022 Kunsthalle Wien Prize will gather ten artists that graduated last year from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna or the University of Applied Arts Vienna: Albin Bergström and Julius Pristauz – winners of the first prizes – as well as Gleb Amankulov, Alexandru Cosarca, Charlotte Gash, Tijana Lazović, Juliana Lindenhofer, Raphael Reichl, Vanessa Schmidt, and Ramiro Wong.

Their works give expression to the plurality of questions that live and are lived at the two local art academies and beyond – or as the jury put it in its statement: “what brings the practices together is a quest for a genuine, a truthful subjective expression that registers the social and political context of our time.” These young artists based in Vienna reflect on how their own artistic practices find an empathic though challenging engagement with their – human and non-human – environment. Through describing and testing the interdependencies, for others and through others, it is as if the ground were rising under their feet. Together we embark on a quest towards a different equilibrium.