Talk of living out in the countryside inevitably conjures up all sorts of images before our mind’s eye. Descriptions range from the romanticism of farming life to the dreariness of life in the provinces, shaped as much by personal experiences as by anecdotes and depictions consumed via the media – the image of village life and the reality of it at times worlds apart. In a photographic and artistic analysis of what life in the countryside is like today, the exhibition Über Leben am Land at the KUNST HAUS WIEN focuses on Europe and the US.
To redefine border regions as an integrated whole is a critical challenge for architectural, political, and cultural institutions today. The exhibition brings together research and design results of an academic initiative, launched by Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao in 2018. Interdisciplinary architectural and urban concepts of 13 participating architecture studios from universities across Mexico and the United States are presented on the basis of drawings, pictures and models. The approaches explore numerous topics such as migration, housing or natural resources—with a focus on one common region rather than two nations.
Archi-Tectonics was founded by Dutch architect Winka Dubbeldam in 1994 with offices in New York City, the Netherlands and China. She and Justin Korhammer, Partner since 2016, collaborate with a diverse team of designers, engineers, consultants and contractors on multiple scale projects, spanning from city plannings and buildings to interiors and design objects. Their award-winning work is widely known and recognised for its use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems as well as its elegance and innovative structures.
Iiu Susiraja (b. 1975) has degrees in textile design and photography from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied 2012–2016. This is her first extensive museum exhibition in Finland. In addition to photographs and videos, it also includes an installation.
Harald Bergmann, Gerald Domenig, gerlach en koop, Peter Handke, Ana Jotta, Pierre Leguillon, Erle Loran, Benoît Maire, Léo Marchutz, John Rewald, Ker-Xavier Roussel, Hartwig Schwarz, Jean-Marie Straub/Danièle Huillet, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Rémy Zaugg
Born in Poland and based in London, Piotrowska has an interest in domestic spaces and man-made environments. For one series of works she asked people in Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw and London to build makeshift shelters in their homes and gardens, subverting childhood play. Other works present gestures and movements from self-defence manuals, implying violence against women as well as their empowerment. Her photographs and films relate to self-protection, psychophysical relationships and the power dynamics underlying how we relate to each other. Her work was included in Being: New Photography 2018, MoMA, New York and 10th Biennale Berlin, 2018, Germany and forthcoming projects include a solo show at Kunsthalle Basel in the autumn 2019.
Taking designs for interiors produced during the Modernist period as a starting point, contemporary artists are presenting their own spatial concepts and exhibition designs in the Albertinum. Since the mid-1980s the artist Heimo Zobernig has been experimenting with the design of interiors and the presentation of art, as well as with geometric abstractions like those of Piet Mondrian. In a series of paintings created successively from the year 2000 onwards, he has used materials such as acrylic paint and tape to investigate the grid structure as an avantgarde form of expression since the Modernist era.
Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky and the Abstract-Constructivist Avant-Garde in Dresden 1919 – 1932 Exhibition Site: Albertinum
The exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg and the accompanying program of musical events at the Elbphilharmonie, HYPER! SOUNDS, includes more than 60 international artists and musicians who explicitly work between the disciplines of art and music and – often unnoticed by the broader public – decisively integrate references from both these areas into their art. Superstars from the worlds of art and music such as Andreas Gursky, Kim Gordon, Alexander Kluge, Rosemarie Trockel, and Wolfgang Tillmans will be featured alongside avant-gardists such as Arthur Jafa, Thomas Scheibitz, Peter Saville, and Arto Lindsay. The exhibition is narratively underpinned by dozens of interviews that Max Dax conducted with the participants in HYPER! in recent years.
The glowing tension of invisible connections, the unveiling of unspeakable feelings and the unleashing of fantasy create the inimitable atmosphere of the exhibition of works by David Lynch. The filmmaker’s surreal images based on photo montages as well as reinterpreted portraits and reproductions open up dimensions of space and time, making up a universe well known from Lynch’s films. Small Stories takes visitors on a psychedelic journey through the world of emotions, humour, playfulness and restlessness, while unveiling past memories and scars. Similarly to his films, these images are dominated by dreams with the fundamental driving force of his poetic vision being the connection between the subconscious and reality.
MAXXI. Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo
me Collectors Room
MMK – Museum für Moderne Kunst
MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Mumok – museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien
Museé du Louvre
Musées d’art et d’histoire
Museo Nacional del Prado
Museum für Fotografie