KEX Open – A Programme Series on the occasion of thirty years Kunsthalle Exnergasse
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Selected exhibition titles from thirty years of the Kunsthalle Exnergasse form the departure point for a series of KEX Open events from September to December 2019. Each event is dedicated to one of these titles and organised into three parts: a prologue, an artistic intervention, and an informal conclusion. In the prologue a representative of the respective past exhibition is invited to introduce his or her position. In the artistic intervention an artist—independent from the particular exhibition—is invited to reflect upon this title in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, to negotiate it with a spatial, installative, and/or performative strategy. The titles can be interpreted as a question or answer, as phrases, guidelines, slogans, or simply as a combination of letters. Directly or indirectly, they transport the discourse held in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse over the years, be it about art, artistic production and the art system, or political, economic, and philosophical questions.