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April 29, 2016

Theodor von Hörmann at LEOPOLD MUSEUM



The Leopold Museum presents the first comprehensive exhibition on the Austrian artist Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895), tracing his path from Realist to Impressionist through select works. During a stay in France between 1886 and 1890 he studied the Barbizon painters, the then still controversial Impressionists, and the representatives of the School of Tervuren. After his return from France he derived crucial impetus from German Impressionists and was introduced to the Secessionist ideas and would subsequently become an ardent advocate of this movement and a founding member of the Viennese Secession. His early death in 1895 prevented him from taking the final step into Modernism. Curated by Marianne Hussl-Hörmann. April 29th to Aug 29th, 2016.

Das Leopold Museum zeigt eine umfassende Ausstellung des österreichischen Künstlers Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895), die anhand ausgewählter Werke seinen Weg vom Realisten zum Impressionisten nachvollziehbar macht. Im Zuge seines Frankreichaufenthaltes von 1886 bis 1890 studierte er die Maler von Barbizon, die damals noch umstrittenen Impressionisten, und setzte sich mit den belgischen Vertretern der Schule von Tervueren auseinander. Nach seiner Rückkehr aus Frankreich führte ihn sein Weg auch nach München und Dachau, wo er mit deutschen Impressionisten und deren secessionistischen Ideen bekannt und in Folge zu einem vehementen Vertreter dieser Bewegung wurde. Er war an der Gründung der Secession in Wien beteiligt , sein früher Tod im Jahr 1895 erlaubte es ihm aber nicht mehr, den letzten Schritt in die Moderne mitzugehen. Kuratorin: Marianne Hussl-Hörmann. 29.04. – 29.08.2016.

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April 28, 2016

Retrospect: Kinetika 1967 at 21er Haus



Retrospect: Kinetika 1967 at the 21er Haus gathers together 25 masterpieces of kinetic light art and op art. With light shows, optical illusions and veritable machines of perception the exhibition brings to life the way in which technology, cybernetics and visual research found their way to the other side of the screen and into art in the 1960s. Kinetika, the first international op art exhibition in Austria, which took place in 1967 at the Museum of the Twentieth Century, the predecessor of today’s 21er Haus. April 27th to August 28th, 2016.

Artists: Marc Adrian, Antonio Asis, Martha Boto, Gianni Colombo, Toni Costa, Hugo Demarco, Günter Fruhtrunk, Horacio García-Rossi, Karl Gerstner, Gerhard von Graevenitz, Lily Greenham, Richard Kriesche, Julio Le Parc, Heinz Mack, Enzo Mari, Koloman Novak, Hermann J. Painitz, Helga Philipp, Nicolas Schöffer, Ed Sommer, Joël Stein, Jean Tinguely, Gregorio Vardanega, Victor Vasarely, Yvaral (Jean-Pierre Vasarely)

"Rück – Blick: Kinetika 1967" versammelt 25 Meisterwerke der kinetischen Lichtkunst und Op-Art im 21er Haus. Lichtspiele, optische Täuschungen und regelrechte Wahrnehmungsmaschinen zeichnen nach, wie Technik, Kybernetik und visuelle Forschung in den 1960er-Jahren jenseits der Leinwand Eingang in die Kunst fanden. Als historische Referenz dient Kinetika, die erste internationale Op-Art-Ausstellung in Österreich, die 1967 im Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, in der Vorgängerinstitution des heutigen 21er Haus, stattfand. 27.04. bis 28.08.2016.

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April 22, 2016

Oliver Laric and Gerald Domenig at SECESSION



The SECESSION’s main hall is transformed into a sculptural grand assembly by Oliver Laric’s exhibition Photoplastik. Most of the 3D-printed objects bear a close relationship to Vienna, where Laric took his 3D scanner to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Albertina, and the Institute of Classical Archaeology. "Awåragaude?" by Gerald Domenig present photography, drawing, and writing. While his drawings are intended as drafts or preliminary sketches for fotos the photographs – most of them black-and-white – are not just snapshots capturing moments but aim at more than a rendition of reality, they are always self-contained images of a situation, a place. April 22th to June 19th, 2016.

In der Ausstellung Photoplastik verwandelt Oliver Laric den Hauptraum der SECESSION in eine Skulpturenhalle. Die im 3D-Verfahren gedruckten Objekte stehen fast alle in enger Verbindung zu Wien, wo Laric mit dem 3D-Scanner Objekte im öffentlichen Raum sowie dem Kunsthistorischen Museum, der Albertina und dem Institut für Klassische Archäologie erfasste. Die Frage des Urheberrechts und der Gemeinfreiheit ist seit längerem ein zentrales Anliegen von Oliver Laric, der vor allem mit öffentlichen Sammlungen und Museen einen freien Zugang zu deren Sammlungsobjekten verhandelt. Zur Ausstellung erscheint ein von Oliver Laric gestaltetes Künstlerbuch. Die bevorzugten Medien des in Frankfurt am Main lebenden österreichischen Künstlers Gerald Domenig sind die Fotografie, die Zeichnung und das Schreiben (von Texten). Die Zeichnungen sieht er als Entwürfe oder Vor-Zeichnungen für seine Fotografien, während diese meist schwarzweißen Fotosn eben kein Festhalten eines Moments, nicht bloß ein Abbild der Realität sind. 22. April – 19. Juni 2016.

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April 11, 2016

Green light workshop at TBA21–Augarten



The Green light project at TBA21–Augarten consists of an artistic workshop and a learning platform surrounding the making of lamp modules designed by Eliasson. The lamps are assembled on-site by young refugees, migrants, and university students. Everybody is invited to take part in this process of collaborative artistic practice and learning, giving rise to a space of exchange and encounter for contributors from a range of linguistic, social, geographic, and educational backgrounds.

Olafur Eliasson says: “It is my hope that Green light will shine light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world. Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. It invites them to take part in the construction of something of value through a playful, creative process. Working together in an artistic context, in dialogue with the regular visitors of the Augarten, participants build both a modular light and a communal environment, in which difference is not only accepted but embraced. Green light attempts to question the values of similarity and otherness in our society and to help shape our feelings of identity and togetherness.”

The Green light lamps are made predominantly from recycled and sustainable materials and designed to be stackable, the modules can function either as single objects or be assembled into a variety of architectural con gurations. Within the framework of the Green light – Shared Learning program, artists, thinkers, students, refugees, migrants, and collaborating organizations are invited to host and to be part of a series of workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions responding to socio- and geopolitical, cultural, and personal issues and narratives of migration and arrival through collaborative creative activities and critical discourse.

All proceeds from the project go to supporting the educational platform of Green light–Shared Learning and the organizations such as Red Cross Vienna, Caritas and Georg Danzer Haus. You can order a Green light with a donation of €300 or participate in the artistic workshop at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna and benefit from a production price of € 250.

 
Young refugee Hussein from Syria tells his story and his experience with the Green light workshop (in german!).

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