Yesterday Kunsthalle Wien opened the exhibition Destination Vienna 2015 – a group show with more than 70 positions of contemporary art, which provides a comprehensive insight into Vienna’s art scene. If you missed it or got lost in the crowd, this post with fresh impressions is for you.
Destination Vienna 2015, a synopsis of over 70 positions in contemporary art featured at both Kunsthalle Wien‘s locations at Karlsplatz and Museumsquartier, expands throughout the urban space: numerous local galleries, off-spaces, cultural clubs and cultural institutions of Vienna all tune into a temporary orchestration directed by Destination Vienna EXTENDED.
Destination Vienna 2015 is more than an exhibition. It resembles a polyphonic piece of music created by the co-existence and interplay of all sorts of instrumental parts and voices. With this image in mind, Kunsthalle Wien presents selected contributions from artists of different generations, working in diverse methods and varying in their use of media. An equally diverse jury of five members selected the contributions from about 900 proposals. These consisted mostly of entries submitted in an open call but also included results from individual research and external recommendations.
Pursuing this idea, the exhibition architecture varies for each of the three exhibition halls. In the upper hall at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Johannes Porsch doubles the exhibition space by placing in it a cube that however remains uncompleted. The L-shaped structure evokes the modernistic white cube and at the same time, reveals the exhibition space as an ongoing process and permanent dialogue between concept and spatial conditions. In the lower exhibition hall, Eric Kläring uses available furniture, display andconstruction elements from Kunsthalle Wien‘s storage. He articulates the space through the dissemination of display elements made of metallic profile and wooden plates and creates a threshold with a carpet. A pile of black-painted plinths serves as a backdrop for the exhibition. The idea of recycling coincides with an open, adaptive and at the same time clarifying structure.
Curatorial team: Marie Egger, Anne Faucheret, Lucas Gehrmann, Luca Lo Pinto, Matthias Nothnagel, Andrea Popelka, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Artists: Adrian Alecu, Ovidiu Anton, Anna Artaker, Kurdwin Ayub, Josef Bauer, Cäcilia Brown, Adrian Buschmann, Hugo Canoilas, Julian Charrière, Mitya Churikov, Eva Egermann, Christian Eisenberger, Christian Falsnaes, Marina Faust, Lukas Feigelfeld, Daniel Ferstl, Andreas Fogarasi, Heinz Frank, Heribert Friedl, Peter Fritzenwallner, G.R.A.M., Kerstin von Gabain, Till Gathmann, Aldo Giannotti, Sofia Goscinski, Julian Göthe, Eva Grubinger, Harald Gsaller, Rebekka Hagg, Michael Heindl, Nicholas Hoffman, Ana Hoffner, David Jourdan, Barbara Kapusta, Eric Kläring, Tonio Kröner, Tina Lechner, Sonia Leimer, Paul Leitner, Los Destinados (Julius Deutschbauer / Klaus Pobitzer / Panos Mylonas), Constantin Luser, Nana Mandl, Ralo Mayer, Christian Mayer, Sarah Mendelsohn, Melitta Moschik, Hans Nevidal, Josip Novosel, Denise Palmieri, Michael Part, Nicola Pecoraro, permanent breakfast (Friedemann Derschmidt / Abbé Libansky / Karin Schneider / Barbara Zeidler), Lilly Pfalzer/Sergio Valenzuela, Karin Pliem, Johannes Porsch, Hanna Putz, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Ritornell, Valentin Ruhry, Maruša Sagadin, Ari Sariannidis, Johann Schoiswohl, Leander Schönweger, Misha Stroj, Philipp Timischl, Jenni Tischer, Octavian Trauttmansdorff, Nadim Vardag, Salvatore Viviano, Astrid Wagner, Tanja Widmann, Birgit Zinner.
Kunsthalle Wien MQ
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Daily from 10 am – 7 pm
Thursdays 10 am – 9 pm
Destination Vienna 2015 on show till 31/5 2015
All photos: (c) Kristina Kulakova/#viennacontemporaryMag