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Oscar Murillo – JAZZ.

In the exhibition JAZZ., Oscar Murillo’s large-scale black canvases are suspended from the ceiling to create an almost labyrinthine structure, they carefully shape the space, allowing for intimate encounters with his abstract paintings.

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Erotic Revue

In their first collaborative project, Šejla Kamerić and Aleksandra Vajd revisit the idea of eroticism within a contemporary context by presenting a special issue of a magazine, “Erotic Revue”. The main inspiration and reference for the publication is the magazine “Eroticka Revue”, which was published in Prague in the early 1930s by a Surrealist group. Both artists are particularly interested in using art as a strong communicative mechanism to create powerful political and social statements.

“Erotic Revue” presents two women’s bodies and their intimate bond that goes beyond the usual confines of predefined relationship forms and statuses. The artists challenge norms by asking what happens when the components of relationships – such as emotional intimacy, physical intimacy, sexual intimacy, enduring partnerships, caregiving, collaboration, kinks, social companionship, and the dynamics of power – are mixed. They explore the space of digital intimacy in the context of the erotic, contrast the digital nude with the traditional nude, and create a strong visual language that uses their own mature bodies to rewrite women’s stories.

The magazine was presented as an installation in the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat.

2024, published by Stadt Wien Kunst GmbH / Kunsthalle Wien

Editors: Šejla Kamerić and Aleksandra Vajd

Design: Adéla Svobodová

Supporting role: Marko Mandić

Set photography: Tadej Vaukman, Karoliná Matušková

22 × 30 cm, 170 pages, color illustrations, softcover
ISBN: 978-3-903412-14-9

Price: € 25

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EU und Switzerland: € 9
World: € 15

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Publication The White West

The White West. Fascism, Unreason, and the Paradox of Modernity is the result of a series of conferences. The third conference, Automating Apartheid, took place in 2020 at Kunsthalle Wien by invitation of the artistic directors What, How & for Whom / WHW (Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić and Sabina Sabolović).

Ever since neofascist movements began to surge across the globe, liberal commentators have tried to put a name to what they are defending from these illiberal ideologies. The consensus is reason or rationality – after the Second World War, mainstream scholarship has supported the view that adherence to fascism is a thing of unreason. This distinction between reason and unreason, a tenet of Enlightenment thought, sustains the universal appeal of liberal democracy but leaves unexamined the paradoxes that haunt modernity, particularly its colonial foundation, thus obscuring the continuities between fascism and imperial policies.

The White West contends that, without confronting the structuring force of race in the production and reproduction of global wealth disparities, fighting for reason only leads to flawed utopias in which a critique or disruption of capitalism is easily inflected in the direction of neofascism. This collection of writing by leading historians, theorists, and scholars is an attempt to engage the overlaps between philosophical predicates and colonial legacies, as well as the undertheorized continuities between fascism and settler colonialism.

Contributions by Norman Ajari • Ramon Amaro • Sladja Blazan • Larne Abse Gogarty • Donna V. Jones • Nitzan Lebovic • Olivier Marboeuf • A. Dirk Moses • Rijin Sahakian • Denise Ferreira da Silva • Nikhil Pal Singh • Kerstin Stakemeier • Felix Stalder

2023, published by Sternberg Press

Editors: Kader Attia • Anselm Franke • Ana Teixeira Pinto

Design: Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey 

English
14 × 21 cm, 248 pages, softcover
ISBN: 978-3-95679-533-6

Price: € 21,95

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Publication Ines Doujak. Twisted Language

In the context of Ines Doujak’s exhibition Geistervölker, Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press publish a book that looks deeply into the artist’s practice. In the exhibition, curated by What, How & for Whom / WHW, the artist traced, in fragments, the origins of pandemics throughout history and linked them to a global economy that is based on logics of extraction facilitated by colonial legal mechanisms and late capitalism.

These subjects have always been present in Doujak’s works. Therefore, it felt crucial to have a book that allows several writers, theoreticians, and poets from different geographies to reflect on the political and aesthetic strategies that Doujak has been using during these past thirty years. The book is not a monograph nor a catalogue but rather a mosaic of texts in dialogue with Ines Doujak’s Oeuvre, which engage with burning and urgent topics such as how we relate to the world around us and to each other.

Texts by John Barker • Maria Berrios • Alice Creischer • T. J. Demos • Danny Hayward • Patricia Highsmith • Matthew Hyland • Ernst Jandl • Pablo Lafuente • Pedro G. Romero • Grace Samboh • Klaus Speidel • Markus Wörgötter

Foreword by What, How & for Whom / WHW

2024, published by Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press

Editor: Ines Doujak

Design: martin faiss, marie gruber, &c.

English
16 × 24 cm, 240 pages, 5 color & 26 b/w ill. + 41 loose inserts, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-915609-32-8

Price: € 24

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World: € 15

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Kunsthalle Wien Podcast: Marlene Oeken & Martha Schwindling

In this episode, we talk to the exhibition designers of Genossin Sonne. Marlene Oeken and Martha Schwindling describe the challenges of designing an exhibition with many video works and answer the question of how to create a space for visitors to enjoy spending time in and immersing themselves in the artworks.

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Rene Matić – JAZZ.

Rene Matić’s contributions to the exhibition JAZZ. take Vienna’s reaction and “outrage” to Josephine Baker’s appearance in the city in 1928 as a starting point.

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Claudia Lomoschitz – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

Claudia Lomoschitz combines video, archival images, performance, and text to explore queer-feminist and collective practices. For the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat, she developed the video work LACTANS, which deals with art-historical representations of breastfeeding.

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Dorottya Vékony – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

In the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat, Dorottya Vékony presents a collage of bodies and addresses socially undesirable and deliberately ignored aspects such as infertility, miscarriages, and abortion.

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Curator’s tour with Andrea Popelka

Curator Andrea Popelka guides through the exhibition Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman. Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims. It is centered around a film dealing with the European colonial relation to the Earth in the history of neoliberalism.

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Curator’s tour with Laura Amann

Curator Laura Amann guides you through the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat. The group show questions why we are still so obsessed, offended, and scandalized by the view of naked breasts and deals with different depictions of breasts in art history, but also with related current topics.

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Tour in Austrian Sign Language

Sign language interpreter Eva Böhm and art educator Martin Walkner guide through the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat.

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Mariya Vasilyeva – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

Mariya Vasilyeva questions identity patterns and gendered power dynamics in her digital collages, video installations and performances. She often uses her own body as a site of digital manipulation, e.g. in her video installation ALTAR 2.0 shown at the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat.

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Toni Schmale – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

Toni Schmale‘s sculptures made of steel, concrete or rubber are often reminiscent of training or fitness equipment – as are the two works in the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat. However, they are non-functional and can be understood as a critique of the existing power structures in bodybuilding and ideas of the perfect body.

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Marianne Vlaschits – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

In her works, Marianne Vlaschits blurs the boundaries between the human and the cosmic, raising urgent questions about our relationship with the environment and our role in overcoming the ecological crises of our time. In the exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat she shows a painting of an imaginary, distant world.

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Maja Smrekar – Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat

Artist Maja Smrekar challenges established notions of social structures, domesticity, anthropocentrism, family and motherhood while speculating about possibilities for cohabitation between humans and nonhumans. For our exhibition Darker, Lighter, Puffy, Flat she created a site-specific installation

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Kunsthalle Wien Podcast: Iman Issa

In this episode, we interview the artist Iman Issa about her contribution to the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection. Iman Issa deals with the power of displays in relation to cultural and academic institutions. She destabilizes preconceived notions about artworks by recontextualizing and recombining objects and texts that suggest other narratives and visions of what we think we know.

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Mira Gakjina – No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection

Mira Gakjina is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Skopje, which was founded through a great act of international solidarity. In 1963, Skopje was massively destroyed by an earthquake, many artists donated works and the Skopje Solidarity Collection grew quickly.

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Elfie Semotan – No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection

For the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection, Elfie Semotan captured the unique character of Skopje in a photographic series. Her pictures portray Skopje’s cultural diversity – from the Ottoman Old Bazaar to the modernist reconstruction of the city after the 1963 earthquake or, as part of the Skopje 2014 project, the crude attempt to rebuild Skopje as the classicist city it never was.

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Kunsthalle Wien Podcast: Brook Andrew

We talked with artist and curator Brook Andrew about his contribution to the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection. He developed a wall and an inflatable connected by a striking black and white pattern inspired by indigenous designs, questioning the exploitative dynamics of cultural appropriation.

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Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman. Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims

The artists Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman talk about their exhibition and eponymous film Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims. Their work traverses and interconnects different times and places to reveal the planetary scope and historical depth of pressing geopolitical issues.

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Tour in Austrian Sign Language

Eva Böhm and Martin Walkner guide through the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection.

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Kunsthalle Wien Podcast: Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska

We had an in-depth conversation with the North Macedonian artist duo Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska on their work for the exhibition No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection. For their installation All Things Flowing they picked seemingly contrasting works from the collection of MoCA Skopje by two very influential North Macedonian artists – Aneta Svetieva and Dushan Perchinkov. They reacted to this choice with two new works of their own to explore the local art history and to reimagine the story of MoCA Skopje in an essayistic way.

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Publication Katrina Daschner. BURN & GLOOM! GLOW & MOON!

BURN & GLOOM! GLOW & MOON! was published in the context of the solo exhibition by Katrina Daschner at Kunsthalle Wien 2022.

BURN & GLOOM! GLOW & MOON! at Kunsthalle Wien was the most comprehensive exhibition of Vienna-based artist and filmmaker Katrina Daschner’s work to date. It encompassed works from the 1990s to the present, ranging from sculptures, textiles, music, performance, community-based work, and, most prominently, film, which sits at the heart of Daschner’s practice.

Addressing and performing the ways of being and nonbeing, Daschner’s multimedia, all-encompassing, powerful work is about becoming, making one feel less alone.
Hana Ostan Ožbolt

Glamorous Lesbians, Badass Queers, Flirtatious Sensual Plants and Swamps; it’s like having your abstract desires turn into images you can touch.
Denice Bourbon

The possibilities of queer form and life feel endless in Daschner’s work. Surfaces – of skin, jellyfish, water, hair, glitter, wool, bark – flow in and out of each other, assembling a body of work that simply leaves you in awe and always wanting more.
Hendrik Folkerts

Contributions by: Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu • Rike Frank • Amelia Groom • Tim Stüttgen

2023, published by Kunsthalle Wien and Sternberg Press

Editor: Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu

Design: Daniela Bily / be the rhythm studio

English
21 × 26 cm, 272 pages, 174 color illustrations, hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-915609-31-1

Price: € 19

Shipping costs:
Austria: € 5
EU und Switzerland: € 15
World: € 22

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Siniša Ilić – No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection

Siniša Ilić proposes a recontextualization of the city of Skopje in his spatial installation titled Filigran. His work connects eight abstract sculptural objects from MoCA Skopje’s collection with his own drawings, collages, and moving images, placing them on platforms of varying heights.

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Artist talk with Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman

Lama El Khatib and Sam Nimmrichter talk to the artists Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman about their exhibition Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims. Defying universalist norms of thought established by the European Enlightenment, Neuman and da Silva counter the linearity of history and the separation of space to interrogate the presence of colonialism now, here, with us.

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Gülsün Karamustafa – No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection

Gülsün Karamustafa exhibits her painting Window and the sculptural installation The Monument and the Child. Together with a small selection of works from the MoCA Skopje, which all came from a private donation, they are presented in an imaginary family room. Watch the video to learn more about her selection.

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Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska – No Feeling Is Final. The Skopje Solidarity Collection

In their spatial installation All Things Flowing, Yane Calovski and Hristina Ivanoska introduce a new way of looking at the history of MoCA Skopje. For their work, they studied the architectural designs for the construction of the museum. They developed a motorized sculptural installation and a large-scale typographic mural in dialogue with works from the MoCA Skopje collection by two Macedonian artists: the painter Dushan Perchinkov and the sculptor Aneta Svetieva.