Happy monday, everyone. Don’t miss in Vienna this week:
- MARCH 3, TUESDAY
Exhibition opening: Alfredo Barsuglia at MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art | 19:00 | Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
For his solo exhibition at the MAK, artist Alfredo Barsuglia (b. 1980, Graz) is developing a complex architectural installation. In a way that is quite typical of his work, Barsuglia links elements of the accustomed with the unexpected and explores the frontiers and transitions between public and private. The term “cabinet” denotes a type of small room that came into being during the 18th century, when requirements of the private sphere received new attention in the context of French Baroque architecture’s standardized representational spaces. Located in immediate proximity to the private bedchamber, the “cabinet” was known as an intimate place that official protocol barred to visitors.
Exhibition opening: Bruce Nauman at Kiesler Private Foundation | 19:00 | Mariahilfer Strasse 1b/1, 1060 Vienna
The presentation of the 9th Kiesler Prize laureate Bruce Nauman (*1941 in Fort Wayne, USA) is dedicated to one of the most extraordinary artists of the present. Large-format “drawings for installations” from the years 1970 to 2002 will be exhibited. The last designs for “mapping the studio” from 2002 will be accompanied by the according video. Curated by Chris Dercon and Peter Bogner
Exhibition opening: Artists in Residence 2013/2014 at Krinzinger Projekte | 19:00 | Schottenfeldgasse 45, 1070 Vienna
Exhibition opening: Helmut Swoboda, Julian Taupe at zs art Galerie | 19:30 | Westbahnstraße 27-29, 1070 Vienna
- MARCH 5, THURSDAY
Exhibition opening: Private Public Partnership at Lust Gallery | 18:00 | Hollandstraße 7/15, 1020 Vienna
Exhibition opening: Eva Schlegel & Maha Mallu at Galerie Krinzinger | 19:00 | Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Vienna
Exhibition opening: My Body is the Event at mumok | 19:00 | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
mumok is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, Shigeko Kubota, Paul McCarthy, Ana Mendieta, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Neša Paripovic, Ewa Partum, Carolee Schneemann, and VALIE EXPORT.