Opening: January 18, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: January 19 - March 4, 2017
Curators: Sven Bergelt, Ya-Wen Fu
Artists: Sven Bergelt, Ya-Wen Fu, Nicolás Rupcich, Sebastian Stumpf, Aluan Wang, Christina Werner, Tsui Kuang-Yu
Previous exhibition venue: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Taichung, November 26, 2016 to February 19, 2017
Ya-Wen Fu, Space-in-Between, Perfomance Halle14 Leipzig, ©Nicolás Rupcich, Courtesy Kunstfond, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden, 2014
The exhibition Elsewhere is Nowhere takes contemporary humanitarian values and current geopolitics in Europe, Africa, and Asia as a starting point for its examination of the subject of “escape”. The escape of refugees has becomes an inherent part of the globalised world, an inseparable aspect of the present.
The core question proposed by this exhibition is: Are there topoi inherent in the theme “escape” which can exist independently of its causes? The artists do not deal with social or political case studies; instead the exhibition collects artworks that approach the topic through formal abstraction. The aim is to find intercultural and transnational perspectives and similarities that spark reflections upon the subject “escape”, while deconstructing the stereotypical media image and directing visibility to the typically invisible yet ubiquitous realms.
Opening: March 15, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: March 16 - April 4, 2017
Curators: Janine Eggert, Sibylle Jazra, Marte Kiessling, and Christopher Sage
Performance programme curator: Peter Kozek
Artists: Stefan Alber, Alexandra Baumgartner, Ulu Braun, Janine Eggert und Philipp Ricklefs, Peter Fritzenwallner, Ingo Gerken, Stef Heidhues, Thomas Hörl, John Isaacs , Sibylle Jazra, Marte Kiessling, Bjørn Melhus, Thomas und Renée Rapedius, Alona Rodeh, Christoph Rothmeier, Barbis Ruder, Christopher Sage, Sebastiano Sing, Sööt/Zeyringer, Julischka Stengele, Tommy Støckel
Artistic exchange between Berlin and Vienna has always yielded new constellations and synergies but also resistance and rivalries. elastic collisions takes it up a notch:
A selection of 15 works from the exhibition Arcadia Unbound – a part of the 2015 Berlin Art Week in the former GDR radio station – will be placed in a new frame of reference in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The select works from Berlin, all from the realm of sculpture in the broadest sense, form the basis for performative interventions by eight Viennese artists. They explore various stagings of space, body, and action processes through their very different approaches to performance. Through reciprocities between specific media, an open space is created in the exhibition space, which facilitates confrontation and connection at the same time.
40 Years IntAkt / Self-Portrait – Context: Image of Women
Opening: May 10, 2017, 7 pm
Symposium: May 17, 2017, 3.30 pm - 6:30 pm
Exhibition: May 11 - May 24, 2017
The history of the association IntAkt and its political founding moments will be presented and reflected upon in the framework of an IntAkt Labor. A major exhibition by members on the topic “Self-Portrait” displays the self-conception of the individual artists and aims to stimulate a discussion about the “Image of Women in the Public Sphere”, also in terms of the role of IntAkt. It will be complemented by – playful, sensual, ironic, and critical – block installations/interventions such as IntAkt-Labor, Kletterwand, Kunstbuffet, WeWork, Denkmal, and Black Box.
Opening: June 21, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: June 22 – 24, 2017
Exhibiting Artists: Clemens Reinecke, Alexander Gehrke, Eric Winkler, Tony Franz, Svenja Wichmann, Andreas Ullrich, Mathieu Tremblin, Paul Waak, Tilman Hornig, Alexander Endrullat, Marian Luft, Tine Günther, Sascha Hundorf, Kimmo Modig, Elisabeth Rosenthal, Felix Meunier, Camille Fischer, Amanda Pino, Ronny Szillo, Paul Barsch, Lucie Freynhagen, Andy Kania, Ernst Markus Stein, more to be announced
Alexander Gehrke, 2016
“Some things make a great appearance. It is you, it is us and the holes in the world. This is so contemporary. It is radically why-not. Don’t forget, it is all completely made up and doesn’t help anyone! Just like any other thing: MAY OR MAY NOT BE A THING.” Contemporary fine art enters into a dialogue with fashion, theory, and consumption within a globalised world. International artists present themselves with an impressive range of contemporary art products. Lots of artistic innovations will be part of this new kind of art show in which models present the artworks in a choreography between dance, super-aerobics, and audio-visual installation during a live event on June 21, 2017, which has been specially designed for Vienna.
INTERNATIONAL TOPSELLERS is an exhibition format at the interface of installation art and performative event, a situation piece that was first performed in 2016 in Dresden, Germany. The edition for the Kunsthalle Exnergasse presents artistic works in cooperation with exhibition spaces from Leipzig, Dresden, and Vienna.
Opening: September 13, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: September 14 - October 25, 2017
With: Olga Balema, Jana Euler, Josefin Granqvist, Elisabeth Greinecker, Lena Henke, Lisa Holzer, Nina Könnemann, Sophie Lee, Anita Leisz, Josephine Ahlers & Rosa Rendl (Lonely Boys), Quintessa Matranga, Chiara Minchio, Cecilie Nørgaard, Sophie Reinhold, Linda Spjut, Lilli Thießen, Jan Vorisek
Curated by: Lisa Holzer, Chiara Minchio, Melanie Ohnemus
Olga Balema, Cucumber and salt on steel, 2013-14
Today contemporary art is increasingly engaged with all types of structures and the interactions between them. In this way, it forms a sophisticated reflection of the different sentiments and realities of our time. Many artists deal with ephemeral manifestations and objects which require a refined perception and approach to combinations. Interest has shifted towards more subtle, formal, manual, and gestural forms of expression. This has positive and negative dimensions as well. The frequent blurs in communication – primarily in social media – result in an abundance of repetitive gestures. Rampant self-representations engender clones of artistic production, which often generate misunderstandings and frigid moods. Art becomes a copy of the zeitgeist and a mimicry of itself.
Within these conditions, however, artistic positions can be found that achieve the freedom to reach out to their audience. That could imply that the selected artists adopt standpoints which make them vulnerable, which are perhaps inappropriate because they seem raw and overemotional. Humour can also be an element. This exhibition presents art that does not hide behind coolness or alienation tricks rather deals with all variables of the contemporary situation. The artists are invited to create process-oriented and collaborative works.
Opening: November 8, 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: November 9 - December 16, 2017
Concept: Philipp Fleischmann, Susanne Miggitsch, Sasha Pirker, Viktoria Schmid, Antoinette Zwirchmayr
Artists: Helga Fanderl, Susanne Miggitsch, Phillipp Fleischmann, Sasha Pirker, Viktoria Schmid, Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Björn Kämmerer
Exhibition display: Michael Klein
Philipp Fleischmann, Untitled
In this exhibition “Slow Down!” does not have anything to do with the concept of speed. Instead, it explores work with 16 mm film as an attitude, informed by the economic use of the material, the efficiency in the implementation, and the concentration in the interaction with the camera (isolation/intimacy). The physical presence of the medium represents a potential form of resistance against the relentless exploitation and dissemination of images – a pause in today’s image-controlled media landscape.
The presented works are also a call for the visitors to “slow down”: They are metaphors in their content, reduced to the basics, to observations, visualisations, and communication forms. The idea becomes image. Viewing requires time.