W... WIR WISSEN
19.00 Open doors / 19.15 Prologue / 19.30 Artistic intervention / 20.00 Epilogue – informal conclusion / 21.00 End
W… WIR WISSEN refers to an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in 2005 dedicated to diverse strategies and positions in collaborative knowledge production and emancipatory self-organisation. The figure of theatre served as a model for such an—inherently paradox—representation of learning and unlearning: performative research, a rehearsal stage of a production without premiere.
On October 30 one of the curators of this exhibition, Eva Egermann, will hold a prologue based on the theme. Thereafter, artist Cäcilia Brown will freely interpret the title W… WIR WISSEN with an artistic intervention in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The evening concludes with an epilogue as an informal finale.
Eva Egermann, born 1979 in Vienna, raised in Burgenland, is an artist living in Vienna. She works in diverse media and collaborations. In addition to numerous artistic projects, she has also realised publications and curatorial projects. She was a member of the research group Model House. Mapping Transcultural Modernisms, a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, and doctoral student in the PhD-in-Practice Program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Cäcilia Brown, born 1983 in Sens, France, lives and works in Vienna. A mixture of found and new materials forms the departure point for her sculptures. The fragments connect the formal aspects of the sculptures and their inherent parameters, like the play between light and heaviness, with socio-economic aspects relating to order, right of use, entitlement, and power. Since her solo exhibition “Ausschweifendes Reden ist ein schöner Laster” (2017) she has increasingly dealt with the topics of visibility, cleanliness, femininity, and legality in urban space.
Cäcilia Brown’s artistic intervention—and the traces thereof—can also be seen on Thursday, October 31, 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 Judith Nika Pfeiferis invited to observe the event and compose a written piece based upon it. It will be exhibited in theKunsthalle Exnergasse from Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Judith Nika Pfeifer completed her doctoral studies in political science and linguistics in Vienna and Lancaster. She publishes poetry, prose, scenic texts, radiophone and performative works and makes photo and video works along with transmedia installations in the framework of exhibitions. This led to numerous international cooperations with other artists, for instance, as an artist duo under the label matthaei&pfeifer. In 2012 she was awarded the Reinhard Priessnitz Prize. She currently lives in Vienna and Berlin. Recent publications: tucsonics (Hochroth, 2019), Violante (Czernin, 2017).
In the framework of 19892019 KEX OPEN