19.00 Open doors / 19.15 Prologue / 19.30 Artistic intervention / 20.00 Epilogue – informal conclusion / 21.00 End
An event in the framework of VIENNA ART WEEK 2019
FREMDES WIEN refers to an exhibition in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse by Lisl Ponger in 1993.In photographic works and a sound installation she presented her “world travels through Vienna”, which led her to publicly accessible meeting points of various religious communities and ethnic groups living in Vienna.
On November 20 Lisl Ponger will hold a prologue based on the theme. Thereafter, artist Nicolò Degiorgis, artist-in-residence at KEX in cooperation with Lungomare, Bolzano, will freely interpret the title FREMDES WIEN with an artistic intervention in the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. The evening concludes with an epilogue as an informal finale.
Lisl Ponger’s artistic work deals with stereotypes, racisms, and constructs of the gaze at the interface of art, art history, and ethnology, using the media of photography, film, installation, and text. She is curator of the MuKul, her (fictional) museum for foreign and familiar cultures.
Nicolò Degiorgis, born 1985 in Bolzano, studied Oriental languages at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and in Beijing. He taught artistic photography at the Free University and at the prison in Bolzano. He is the founder of the publishing house Rorhof and a member of the artistic committee of Galerie foto-forum in Bolzano. From October to November 2019 he is the resident artist in KEX Studio.
Nicolò Degiorgis’artistic intervention—and the traces thereof—can also be seen on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, 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 Anna Weidenholzeris invited to observe the event and compose a written piece based upon it. It will be exhibited in theKunsthalle Exnergasse from Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Anna Weidenholzer, born 1984 in Linz, lives in Vienna. The author has received numerous distinctions, including the Shortlist Prize at the Leipzig Book Fair 2013, nomination for the German Book Prize 2016, and the Outstanding Artist Award 2017. Recently her novel Finde einem Schwan ein Boot was published.
In the framework of 19892019 KEX OPEN