October 2, 2019, 7.00 - 9.00 pm


Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Kunsthalle Exnergasse


19892019 KEX Open

A Programme Series on the occasion of thirty year anniversary

19.00 Open doors / 19.15 Prologue / 19.30 Artistic intervention / 20.00 Epilogue – informal conclusion / 21.00 End

YOU CAN HAVE IT refers to an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in 1999. In the context of a temporary trailer archive, film material was selected on the basis of narration, colour, music/sound, emotion, stars, and voice-over.
On October 2 one of the curators of this exhibition, Dietmar Schwärzler, will hold a prologue based on the theme. Thereafter, artist Michael Strasser will freely interpret the title YOU CAN HAVE IT with an artistic intervention in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The evening concludes with an epilogue as an informal finale.

Dietmar Schwärzler is a film and media educator, independent curator, and writer. He conceived and organised numerous projects in the context of film and exhibitions, works at sixpackfilm, is co-manager of the VoD/DVD label INDEX, and a member of the editorial team of the film journal He recently realised a publication project on the cinematic work of Friedl Kubelka alias Friedl vom Gröller, published in 2018 by Walther König / INDEX.

Michael Strasser’s work is inspired by his interest in places and their history. Coming from the photographic medium, his recent work oscillates between photography, installation, and sculpture. In his practice the artist intervenes both in institutional as well as private spaces and buildings. He investigates cultural and institutional representation systems by appropriating and transforming existing situations and expands his critical research into anthropological issues by continuously analysing, interconnecting, and dramatising the factors human, space, and architecture.
Michael Strasser’s artistic intervention—and the traces thereof—can also be seen on Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, between 11.00 am and 6:00 pm in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse.

Exhibition and Documentation: Throughout the complete duration of the 19892019 KEX OPEN programme 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 Raphaela Edelbauer is invited to observe the event and compose a written piece based upon it. It will be exhibited in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse from Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
Raphaela Edelbauer, born 1990 in Vienna, studied Language Arts (Creative Writing) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, has been publishing her work in literature magazines and anthologies since 2009, and was invited to diverse literature festivals. She has been awarded diverse grants and prizes, amongst others the Bachmann Audience Prize. Currently her debut novel Das Flüssige Land (2019) is nominated for the Austrian as well as the German Book Prize.

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