19.00 Open doors / 19.15 Prologue / 19.30 Artistic intervention / 20.00 Epilogue – informal conclusion / 21.00 End
MOBILIZING MEMORY refers to an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in 2015 on the occasion of the 100th “Genocide Remembrance Day” of the Armenian population. Memory as a part of a larger resistance movement, moments and positions of resilience and resistance, and creative survival strategies were presented in artistic statements, primarily by women who themselves were direct witnesses to oppression and terror.
On October 16 the curator of this exhibition, Isin Önol, will hold a prologue based on the theme.
Thereafter, artist Ernst Logar will freely interpret the title MOBILIZING MEMORY with an artistic intervention in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The evening concludes with an epilogue as an informal finale.
Isin Önol, born 1977 in Turkey, is a curator based in Vienna and New York. She is an enthusiast producer of exhibition projects, talks, other art-related events and an academic working in the field of contemporary art and cultural studies. Besides teaching, she has been working as an independent curator in Vienna, New York, and Istanbul. She is the founder and programme coordinator of Nesin Art Village, Sirince, Turkey and a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies, University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Ernst Logar, born 1965 in Klagenfurt, has been working with photography, film, sculpture, and installations since 1995. He addresses existing power structures and historical, sociocultural, and ecological phenomena in his work.
Ernst Logar’s artistic intervention—and the traces thereof—can also be seen on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse.
Exhibition and Documentation: Throughout the complete duration of the 19892019 KEX OPENprogramme artistic and documentary photography and text works will be generated and presented in a continuously growing exhibition.
A cooperation with vienna poetry school: On this evening author Natascha Gangl is invited to observe the event and compose a written piece based upon it. It will be exhibited in theKunsthalle Exnergasse from Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
Natascha Gangl, born 1986 in Bad Radkersburg (AT), writes theatre texts, prose, and essays and develops theatrical installations, audio works, and live sound comics in different collectives.
In the framework of 19892019 KEX OPEN