Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary presents the sixth edition of EPHEMEROPTERÆ, its annual spoken-word performance series which takes place from June to September 2017 in the Augarten.

2 June 2017, 19.00
Manthia Diawara / Em’kal Eyongakpa / Jana Winderen 

9 June 2017, 19.00
Jonathan Ledgard / Trevor Paglen 

16 June 2017, 19.00
Eduardo Navarro / Josef Penninger / Markus Reymann / Peter Zinovieff

23 June 2017, 19.00
Joan Jonas / Nicola Masciandaro 

30 June 2017, 19.00
Hilary Koob Sassen / Chus Martinez 

7 July 2017, 19.00
Ellie Ga / Astrida Neimanis / Ursula Biemann

14 July 2017, 19.00
Benjamin Bratton / Florian Hecker 

25 August 2017, 19.00
Warwick Fox / David Horvitz

1 September 2017, 19.00
Nainoa Thompson

8 September 2017, 19.00
Elizabeth A. Povinelli / Susanne M. Winterling  

15 September 2017, 19.00
Janaina Tschäpe and David Gruber / Linton Kwesi Johnson

The 2017 edition of EPHEMEROPTERÆ features 11 evenings with invited scientists, artists, musicians, curators, authors, and thinkers and is curated by Daniela Zyman and Boris Ondreička with Stefanie Hessler and Markus Reymann. Timed to coincide with the opening of the exhibition TIDALECTICS, the first performance of the 2017 series takes place on Friday, June 2 and features live-acts with Manthia Diawara, Em’kal Eyongakpa and Jana Winderen.

TIDALECTICS, curated by Stefanie Hessler, explores a new mode of commitment to the oceans, which comes from the seas themselves and focuses on the poetic, mythical, spiritual and solitary dimensions of the oceans. The title is a term coined by the celebrated poet-historian Kamau Brathwaite and the exhibition features works that have come about as a result of the TBA21–Academy and its ground-breaking research and exploration trips, as well as other works by artists whose practice is profoundly dedicated to the oceans.

The sixth edition of EPHEMEROPTERÆ accompanies and complements these ideas by engaging with themes related to the oceans, deep ecologies and ecofeminisms, with oceanic sciences, ecopedagogy, aquatic soundscapes and speculative poetics. Participants in the 2017 season include: Ursula Biemann, Benjamin Bratton, Manthia Diawara, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Warwick Fox, Ellie Ga, David Gruber, Florian Hecker, David Horvitz, Joan Jonas, Hilary Koob Sassen, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jonathan Ledgard, Chus Martinez, Nicola Masciandaro, Eduardo Navarro, Astrida Neimanis, Trevor Paglen, Josef Penninger, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Markus Reymann, Nainoa Thompson, Janaina Tschäpe, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling and Peter Zinovieff.


Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - Augarten

Scherzergasse 1
1020 Wien

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Current Dates

  • Fri. 25 Aug 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 01 Sep 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 08 Sep 2017, 7 p.m.
  • Fri. 15 Sep 2017, 7 p.m.