For the VERSUCHSANSTALT, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch install a “shared space,” consisting of posters, workspace, bar, event and exhibition space, which is open to reinterpretation or rearrangement.
A poster series based on an “imprint” of the original lettering of the VERSUCHSANSTALT sign on WUK’s courtyard house is part of the installation. The typography reflects the architecture of the WUK; it runs around corners, steps up and down, or seeks a perspective vanishing point.
The posters are at once a navigation system, announcement, working material, and exhibition space, at both the WUK and out in the city.
Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch live in Vienna. In their collaborative practice since 1997, they have realised films, photographs, displays, artist’s books, and site and context-specific installations and projects in public space.
For VERSUCHSANSTALT, they install a shared space for all participating institutions comprised of a workspace, bar, event space, exhibition space, and posters.
Due to the WUK renovation, concerts, performances, exhibitions and children's theatre can temporarily not take place at their usual venues. Under the title "VERSUCHSANSTALT" Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Musik, performing arts and KinderKultur curate the program in the newly renovated project space and interweave their topics and formats in a spatial and content-related juxtaposition and togetherness.