We 10.9.2014 - Fr 24.10.2014


Kunsthalle Exnergasse



Opening: September 10, 2014, 7 pm
8 pm, »The Time it takes to whip an Egg«
Performance by Ulrika Segerberg with Ulrika Segerberg, Sonja Schmiedlehner - Riedl and Claudia Hitzenberger

Exhibition: September 11 – October 25, 2014

Participating artists: Mariola Groener, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kristine Hymøller, Katrin Plavčak, Kirstin Rogge, Ulrika Segerberg, Letizia Werth

Under the title THE SYMMETRY OF WATER, seven artists from Vienna, Berlin, and Copenhagen come together to explore the phenomenon of the surreal in different manners. It has less to do with a surrealism that explores psychological depths, rather a formal surrealism that deals with the migration of forms. Deep water as a metaphor for the unconscious and the subconscious represents the connecting element between the individual works. The exhibition will bring these artistic positions together through painting, object art, collage, assemblage, and performance, causing a friction through the similarity in the topic on hand – a friction that generates a tension, like René Magritte’s notion of resembling objects and their exchangeable ascriptions.


Fri 24.10.,1-4 pm & Sat 25.10.,11 am–1 pm
»batik your own bandana with urine and indigo«
Workshop with Ada Van Hoorebeke
(Registration required)
Kindly supported by the delegation of the government of Flanders.

Fr 24.10., 4.30 pm, Guided Tour
with Ada Van Hoorebeke and Katrin Plavčak
5 pm Finissage Drink

>Friday, 24.10., 7.30 pm
Sea Urchin, concert

Sea Urchin is a project that works with the primal forms of the sound and light. Starting from a series of stills, excerpts from a video documentary filmed under the sea near the island of Tioman in Malysia. Francesco Cavaliere and Leila Hassan, are researching during their live performance, the lost reflection, which lies on the deep seabed. Using raw materials and textile surfaces, they transform multiples rays of light into a projection that changes shape organically and constantly. Sea Urchin, is a vehicle of investigation that furthers their aim to explore a mirage of forms, as a bridge to an unreachable cosmos, or, equally an unexplored seabed.