curated by_Georg Elben: Performance - Körper als Kontinuum in der Kunst

Cäcilia Brown, Kerstin von Gabain, Kathi Hofer, Natalia LL, Marko Lulić, Johanna Reich, Elfie Semotan, Ene-Liis Semper, Marina Sula, Jaan Toomik, Paul Wierbinski

The Viennese actionists’ radical experiments scared the public at the time of their creation. It is for that very reason though, that they can’t be underestimated in their long-term impact and presence. They continue to be effective today as reference points. This is especially the case in Vienna, where people still have memories of particular activities and images from that period, but also because those directly involved then are still active today. This is legacy upon which the exhibition wants to base itself on. However, it does not show videos and photographs as documentary evidence of a certain activity, but rather showcases them as art. The videos and photographs are then shown as associatively related to one another in the exhibition space. The exhibition draws attention to media experiments and artistic actions that develop an independent aesthetic by examining art-historical references. But while artists of the past pushed their bodies to its limits and sometimes experienced or inflicted self-harm, and whilst they worked with the aesthetics of breaking taboos, younger artists seem to work with more lightness and ease. Their performances are no longer primarily an attack bourgeois conventions.

Current Dates

  • Tue. 25 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

October

  • Tue. 09 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.