Simon Mullan
Josephine, 2016
Image courtesy of PM/AM and the artist. Photo: Erik Saeter Jorgensen

Exhibitions in Vienna • April & May 2016

The weather is just as varied as Vienna’s exhibition agenda in April and May. Fanny Hauser knows what can’t be missed.

After the group showing Malen ohne Geländer (Painting with no banister) which includes 12 international positions that deal with the concept of painting in very different ways while redefining it (among others works by Christian Falsnaes, Nadira Husain, Shila Khatami, Christine Würmell, as well as the Center for Political Beauty), the Projektraum Viktor Bucher now presents Fabio Zolly’s Installation Rendezvous with Realität Vol 2, a work that deals with rendering (subjectively felt) political, economic, and cultural divergence visible, audible, and experience-able.

BOXI, THE LIST, 2008.  Courtesy: Projektraum Viktor Bucher

BOXI, THE LIST, 2008.
Courtesy: Projektraum Viktor Bucher

The current group showing ZZZ in the Kunstraum Sellemond has been curated by Angela Stief. The contributing artists, Dejan Dukic, Angelika Loderer, Anneliese Schrenk, and Siegfried Zaworka, attempt to question the reflective character of art. In the process of seeking alternative strategies of image production, the status of art as an object, and its medial manifestation, gain significance: surface finishes, material scouting, and the process of form finding prove to be an essential part of a visual language that uses both modern and traditional artistic technique in order to deconstruct what we are used to.

Starting on April 21st, SWDZ – So Weit, Die Zukunft presents nude photographs from the El Cabrito Series, a group project by photographer Christoph Liebentritt and artist Hatschepsut Huss that started in February 2015. On the Canary Island of La Gomera, at the Finca “El Cabrito,” (the former “southern seat” of the Otto Mühl-Commune) women and men were photographed with typical autochthonous vegetation, sparse mountain flora, voluptuous tropical plants, or simply by the sea. In a very gentle manner, this series tells about uncovered human “nature” in exotic nature, about a place that promises both freedom and a hiding place.

Simon Mullan Josephine, 2016 Image courtesy of PM/AM and the artist. Photo: Erik Saeter Jorgensen

Simon Mullan
Josephine, 2016
Image courtesy of PM/AM and the artist. Photo: Erik Saeter Jorgensen

The Nathalie Halgand Gallery dedicates its second showing to London and Berlin based artist Simon Mullan. After “Die Fuge” (The Joint) and “Die Fläche” (The Surface), “Der Raum” (The Room) is the last showing of an exhibition series by Mullans. It is going to appear in a publication (available September 2016) in collaboration with the Haubrok Collection. After 10 years of international artistic activities, three of Mullan’s series are now on show in the three adjoining gallery rooms in his native city of Vienna.

The Büro Weltaussellung celebrates its three-year anniversary until the end of May with the exhibition REVUE and presents a selection of all works and editions that have been on display so far. Congratulations!

// Fanny Hauser

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