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Artists’ Interviews: Space for Kids. It’s your Mo(nu)ment!

We talked to artists Carla Bobadilla, Eduard Freudmann, Luiza Margan, and Margot Pilz whose works are on show in the hands-on exhibition “Space for Kids. It’s your Mo(nu)ment!” raising questions about who has been honored with a monument in the past and who has been forgotten thus far. Which moments in history do we want to or should we remember together? For whom or what would you build a monument? And what would your monument look like?

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Pirate Care Talk mit Cassie Thornton: The Hologram

Artist Cassie Thornton discusses “The Hologram”, a mythoreal collective peer-to-peer health project. “The Hologram”, based on the understanding that all our crises are connected and everyone is a little sick, is a viral four-person health monitoring and diagnostic system practiced from couches all over the world.

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Oliver Ressler & Başak Şenova: Everything’s Coming Together While Everything’s Falling Apart

Ausgehend von Oliver Resslers künstlerischer Praxis und der in der aktuellen Ausstellung zu sehenden sechsteiligen Filmserie Everything’s Coming Together While Everything’s Falling Apart widmen sich Ressler und Başak Şenova in ihrem Gespräch den sozio-politischen Aspekten der aufkommenden Klimabewegungen.

In a conversation between Oliver Ressler and Başak Şenova the two will address some of the socio-political aspects of emerging climate movements by reflecting upon Ressler’s practice. Tthe talk evolves around Ressler’s artistic research, practice and methodologies by navigating through the six-part film series Everything’s Coming Together While Everything’s Falling Apart which is on show in the current exhibition.

 

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Artist Interview Tim Etchells

We talked to artist Tim Etchells talks about his artworks as part of our current exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”. He gives detailed insights about his interest in language, both spoken and written and how this influences his way of working and how language and the choice of words can be political per se.

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Artist Interview Johanna Tinzl

We spoke with artist Johanna Tinzl about her work “Back in Vienna – Body Adaptations”, which she presented as a triptych in the main courtyard of Museumsquartier as part of KISS. It excerpts three photographs from a series of nine portraying Holocaust survivor Helga Pollak-Kinsky who together with the artist returned to chosen places in Vienna and performed reencounter rituals.

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Margot Pilz – Unveiling of the Hausfrauendenkmal 1979 / 2020

Unveiling of the Hausfrauendenkmal through Margot Pilz followed by ten statements from invited speakers. Sabine Alena, Lena Freimüller, Katharina Mader, Gabriele Schor, Nina Schedlmayer, Petra Unger, and Dorothea Zeyringer & Tiina Sööt deliver comments on the artwork and its feminist dimension as well as around domestic work and the struggle for its recognition.

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Pirate Care Talk with Mary Maggic: Open Source Estrogen

The workshop with Mary Maggic begins with a talk on hormonal histories and fictions and finishes with a hands-on urine hormone extraction protocol. It is part of a series of online talks and workshops with practitioners of Pirate Care within the exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”.

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Pirate Care Talk with Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars, and Tomislav Medak

“Pirate Care” is mapping collective practices that are emerging in response to the various aspects of the neoliberal crisis of care, ranging from the criminalization of migration to the rollback of reproductive rights or the introduction of workfare regimes. As part of the exhibition “…of bread, wine, cars, security and peace” Valeria Graziano, Marcell Mars and Tomislav Medak introduce the collective Pirate Care Syllabus and the technopolitical decisions behind it.

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Artist Interview Thomas Geiger

We talk to artist Thomas Geiger about his performance series “Festival of Minimal Actions” which he realized as part of the exhibition project KISS. From July 15, to August 2, 2020, Geiger has reenacted one performance daily by international artist colleagues around Reumannplatz in Vienna-Favoriten.

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Artist Interview Adji Dieye

We talked to artist Adji Dieye about her installation “Maggic Cube” in which she takes her visual cues from advertising tropes, while specifically parodying those of the Swiss bouillon cube manufacturer Maggi. In her artistic practice Dieye asks how advertising informs the public imagination and our general perception of ourselves.

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Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze & Miloš Trakilović – Mission Accomplished: BELANCIEGE

The point of departure for the three-channel video installation “Mission Accomplished: BELANCIEGE” is the fall of the Berlin Wall and how this historical event paved the way for commodification and privatization. Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze and Miloš Trakilović talk about their joint work with Hito Steyerl which is part of the exhibition “…of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”.

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Artist interview Selma Selman

We talked to artist Selma Selman about her work that is informed by coming of age during the Bosnian War and as a result, questions of statelessness, multi-generational trauma, and survival occupy center stage.

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Artist interview Victoria Lomasko

We talked to artist Victoria Lomasko about her graphic reportages and murals. She tells the story of post-Soviet Russia from the point of view of the voiceless and invisible by using the immediacy and directness of the graphic style of comic books.

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Mixed Double with Hektor & Michael

In the “Mixed Double” format, two people from different departments of Kunsthalle Wien guide through the exhibition and give their personal view on the topics which are discussed within the exhibition. This time Hektor Peljak from exhibition management and art educator Michael Simku tell you a bit more about the works of artists Milica Tomić, Ines Doujak, Oliver Ressler,Vlatka Horvat, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, and Jessika Khazrik.

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Artist interview Vlatka Horvat

We talked to artist Vlatka Horvat about her installations in the exhibition … of bread, wine, cars, security and peace that explore the human body’s relationship to its built environment.

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Artist interview Milica Tomić

We talked to artist Milica Tomić about her work in the exhibition … of bread, wine, cars, security and peace and about her assertion that social disobedience can function as a disruptive force which unravels and portrays systematic violence.

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Mixed Double with Adina & Martin

In the “Mixed Double” format, two people from different departments of Kunsthalle Wien guide through the exhibition and give their personal view on the topics which are discussed within the exhibition. This time Adina Hasler from marketing and art educator Martin Walkner tell you a bit more about the works of artists Adji Dieye, Dan Perjovschi, Melanie Ebenhoch and Marlene Streeruwitz.

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Artist interview: Saddie Choua

We talked to Saddie Choua about her six-channel video installation “Am I The Only One Who Is Like Me?”, that weaves new connections between images and sound and leads the viewer into an intricate audiovisual collage.

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Artist interview: Andreas Siekmann

We talked to artist Andreas Siekmann about his work “Heads” that addresses the implications of economic developments and processes of gentrification and privatization.

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Tour in Austrian Sign Language

Join Eva Böhm (sign language interpreter) and Wolfgang Brunner on a video tour through the exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace” and experience the exhibition from a new perspective.

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Artist interview: Jessika Khazrik for the Society of False Witnesses

We talked to artist Jessika Khazrik in her immersive installation “VRLAMXXAB8ND” that revisits the correlations between the economy and ecology, and presents reflections on liquidity, flood, scarcity, confiscation politics and global solidarity.

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Artist interview: Wendelien van Oldenborgh

We talked to artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh whose films often explore a multiplicity of voices in carefully staged encounters revealing a layered historical account of contemporary culture.

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Sunday tour: Desires, Dreams and Demands

Our Sunday tours “Desires, Dreams and Demands” through the exhibition “… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace” are now taking place on the web – every week you can experience the exhibition from a new perspective in a video tour.

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Artist interview: Oliver Ressler

We talked to artist and filmmaker Oliver Ressler about his projects on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance, and social alternatives.

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Artist interview: Monika Grabuschnigg

We talked to artist Monika Grabuschnigg about her sculptures, how they develop and how being political shapes our everyday lives and doings.

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Artist interview: Dan Perjovschi

We talked to artist Dan Perjovschi about his drawings that comment with piercing irony on the absurdities and cynicisms of our “brave new world.”

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Wednesday with… Victoria Lomasko: I am the last Soviet artist – Video

Victoria Lomasko – Artist in Residence 2020 of studio das weisse haus in cooperation with Kunsthalle Wien as part of the exhibition … of bread, wine, cars, security and peace – discusses her engaged artistic practice of drawing.

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The White West III: Automating Apartheid

The White West is a conference conceptualized by Kader Attia and Ana Teixeira Pinto devoted to theorizing the missing link between colonialism and fascism, and the structuring force of race in geopolitics.

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Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2019 – Nina Vobruba

Nina Vobruba – winner of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2019 – talks about her project nest bau, for which she has transplanted parts of  a collective, self-governing living space into the exhibition hall of Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier. The work was on show together with the second winner Malte Zander from 29/11 2019 to 26/1 2020.

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Sylvia Palacios Whitman: Green Hands and Other Performances

What, How & for Whom / WHW announce the start of their new program at Kunsthalle Wien with a series of performances and events. The first event is by the legendary performance artist Sylvia Palacios Whitman. Her work has only recently come to wider international attention, and she does not perform often. This is therefore an exceptional opportunity for a Viennese audience to be able to experience her work live.

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Andreas Fogarasi. Nine Buildings, Stripped – Studio Visit

Andreas Fogarasi’s exhibition Nine Buildings, Stripped focuses on urban transformation processes and their manifestations in surfaces. We visited him at his studio before the opening and talked about the concept of the exhibition.

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Time Is Thirsty – Artist interviews

Time Is Thirsty is a journey through time and space in the form of an exhibition: A complex ensemble of contemporary artworks and artefacts from the early 90s – more precisely from 1992, the founding year of the Kunsthalle Wien. We talked to artists Cara Benedetto, Florence Bonnefous, Fabio Quaranta, Peter Rehberg, Georgia Sagri, and curator Luca Lo Pinto about their contributions.

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Hysterical Mining

The exhibition Hysterical Mining analysed the material worlds we are creating through technology and technology’s role in shaping local and global configurations of power, forms of identity, and ways of living. We talked to artists of the exhibition about their contributions and recorded conversations, lectures and performances.

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Heinz Frank. The Angle of the End Always Comes from Behind – Studio Visit

Enlivened by a dash of irony and with what appears to be playful ease, Heinz Frank’s formal-visual, intellectual, and material balancing acts, which often take inspiration from diverse cultural strands, recombine what society and tradition would keep strictly separate in manifold variations. Before the opening of his exhibition The Angle of the End Always Comes from Behind at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz we visited Frank in his studio and talked to him about his “art”.

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Annette Kelm. Tomato Target

Annette Kelm’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien turns the spotlight on works in which architecture, design, or constellations of seemingly mundane objects are revealed to be visual manifestations of complex genealogies.

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Artist interviews: Ting-Jung Chen & Hui Ye

The two artists Ting-Jung Chen and Hui Ye awarded the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018 discuss current (as well as historic forms) of transmission of immaterial goods that traverse across political and ideological boundaries – specifically those of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China, their countries of origin.

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Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation – Interviews & Talk

The exhibtion Antarctica looks at the pattern underlying alienation – this “relationship based on the absence of a relationship.” Showing numerous contemporary artworks; the exhibition explores how the term “alienation” functions in our world today.

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Artist talk with Saâdane Afif

Saâdane Afif’s practice is characterized by extreme variability—even fluidity—between forms, categories, inspirations and methods used. Always pushing the limits of the artwork as an object fashioned by a demiurge artist, he creates ever-changing works that are only temporarily crystallized.

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Olaf Nicolai. There Is No Place Before Arrival

Artist Olaf Nicolai talks to Luca Lo Pinto about the ideas behind the exhibition There Is No Place Before Arrival, the interventions taking place across different venues in Vienna, as well as the “method” that informs his artistic approach.

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Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017

A series of talks with artists, publishers, and graphic designers discussing artistic publishing activities is part of the exhibition project Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017