Essentials

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Peter Friedl, Report, 2016 (videostill), single-channel HD video installation, colour, sound, 33:03 min., loop, produced by documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 2017, Courtesy the artist; Galerie Erna Hécey, Luxembourg; Guido Costa Projects, Turin; and Nicolas Krupp, Basel

Essentials March 18 - 24

Where to go and what to do - every week, PW-Magazine selects the most exciting events and exhibitions that should not be missed in Vienna!

Tuesday, March 19

Art Talk
Anka Ptaszkowska: Principle of Equality
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna invites you to an introductory lecture by Anka Ptaszkowska on the project »Principle of Equality - Open Studio« by Adam Szymczyk, the former artistic director of documenta 14, who will now teach for two semesters at the academy.

Performance
Volume
Jasmin Hoffer, Sara Lanner, and Liv Schellander explore the oral as a complex ensemble of organs and a multi-functional space. Both physically and performatively, they approach the oral space as a zone of encounter informed by reception, transformation and ejection at studio brut.

Music Live
Struma + Iodine
Both musicians Alex Zhang Hungtai, who is also known as Last Lizard, and Dirty Beaches, as well as Rosa Anschütz will perform at Rhiz Vienna followed by DJ sets from In My Talons, and Omukade.

Wednesday, March 20

Performance
Volume
Jasmin Hoffer, Sara Lanner, and Liv Schellander explore the oral as a complex ensemble of organs and a multi-functional space. Both physically and performatively, they approach the oral space as a zone of encounter informed by reception, transformation and ejection at studio brut.

Art Opening
FOTO WIEN
Opening of the FOTO WIEN festival, which provides inspiration, a cultural experience, and an opportunity for new discoveries. Visitors are invited to explore exciting photography projects throughout Vienna.

Art Opening
Aquarium
Opened for use several years ago, the ever changing space AQUARIUM hosted more than 141 renditions in the past five years. In 2017 several students from the sculpture and photography class started an archive of the photo documentation, which will be presented for the first time.

Art Talk
Political Pasts
For the last talk in the series at Kunsthalle Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen has invited Mirjam Zadoff, who is responsible for the exhibition, and educational program at NS Documentation Center Munich.

Art Opening
Postapocalyptic Gestures
Postapocalyptic scenarios tell of a dark future; they construct a field of vision that concedes humankind no more than an elusive moment within geological time. This temporary exhibition and presentation of the publication »Postapocalyptic Self-Reflection« is presented at mumok cinema.

Thursday, March 21

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Michikazu Matsune/Jun Yang: »The past is a foreign country«. Photo by Elsa Okazaki

Performance Sponsored
Michikazu Matsune/Jun Yang: The past is a foreign country
»The past is a foreign country-a landscape in 4 scenes« deals with the stories of two men whose conflict, understanding and friendship is forged in territories and borders with varying topography–sea, land, and outer space. The project will be performed for the first time in Austria at TQW Studios.

Performance
Volume
Jasmin Hoffer, Sara Lanner, and Liv Schellander explore the oral as a complex ensemble of organs and a multi-functional space. Both physically and performatively, they approach the oral space as a zone of encounter informed by reception, transformation and ejection at studio brut.

Art Opening
Teatro
Peter Friedl’s exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien focuses on a series of recurrent themes in the artist’s œuvre: model, language, history, translation, theatricality. Video pieces, appear side by side with the series »Rehousing«, in which architectural models serve as case studies for a mental geography of different forms and modalities of modernism.

Art Opening
Fever Dream
»A strong smell of wounded earth wafts in dense plumes of smoke. A century of Silence.« Gianni Manhattan presents a group exhibition with works by Beth Collar, Matthieu Haberard, Brook Hsu, Simon Mathers, Siggi Sekira, and Lewis Teague Wright.

Art Opening
I Can Be Her
In the context of FOTO WIEN, Collectors Agenda presents selected pieces of Stefanie Moshammer’s work series »I Can Be Her« (2014-2018). Moshammer deals with themes such as closeness and strangeness, anxiety and attraction, reality and fiction.

Art Opening
Augmented Personality
Masked, veiled or otherworldly persons stand are at the heart of the exhibition at the art space Büro Weltausstellung. Is the truth made for the eye? If one grasps the alleged reality, it reveals itself only in secret.

Art Opening
21 +
KUNSTRAUM AM SCHAUPLATZ presents a group exhibition curated by Axel Huber with works by Linda Bilda, Julien Bismuth, Kerstin von Gabain, Marcus Geiger, Trixi Groiss, Gerhard Gutenberger, Heike Kelter, H.F. Müller, Olaf Metzel, and Ulrich Strothjohann.

Music Live
Die Heiterkeit
Die Heiterkeit’s new album brings together 11 songs about loneliness and disorientation–and addresses these grim issues with radiantly bright sovereignty and laid-back grandeur. At fluc.

Friday, March 22

Performance Sponsored
Michikazu Matsune/Jun Yang: The past is a foreign country
»The past is a foreign country-a landscape in 4 scenes« deals with the stories of two men whose conflict, understanding and friendship is forged in territories and borders with varying topography–sea, land, and outer space. The project will be performed for the first time in Austria at TQW Studios.

Performance Dance
Brume de Mer
Elina Pirinen’s new piece is an exhilarating stage sonata performed by a cast of five virtuoso dancers. In a violet space emitting a peculiar fragrance, round dances meet lyrical song and an intense organ composition that will get under your skin. At brut im Atelier Augarten.

Performance Studio visit
the way of ink
As part of the Handle with Care series, Asher O’Gorman opens her studio for a visit at brut im Atelier Augarten. In her current artistic research entitled the way of ink, she deals with the interplay of different materials like chromatographic paper, foam and ink.

Art Opening
Hydrobutter
GOMO art space presents a group exhibition during the European Month of Photography curated by Nika Kupyrova with works by Radek Brousil, Daniela Grabosch, and Anna Paul.

Art Opening
real but not actual, ideal but not abstract
Daniela Zeilinger’s exhibition questions the ontology of photographic images at New Jörg. Similar to dancers who interpret the score of a choreography, translation errors, brush strokes, and shadows become a collaborator of photographic constructs in a process of transformation and translation.

Music Live
Blue Odeur / Kisling
Blue Odeur are dlighted to introduce European audiences to their highly addictive new album, whereas Vienna-based artist Kisling will be presenting her musical memes, fragile sound collages, and analysis of digital signals that lead to engaging sound scapes between chance and control at AU.

Saturday, March 23

Performance Sponsored
Michikazu Matsune/Jun Yang: The past is a foreign country
»The past is a foreign country-a landscape in 4 scenes« deals with the stories of two men whose conflict, understanding and friendship is forged in territories and borders with varying topography–sea, land, and outer space. The project will be performed for the first time in Austria at TQW Studios.

Performance Dance
Brume de Mer
Elina Pirinen’s new piece is an exhilarating stage sonata performed by a cast of five virtuoso dancers. In a violet space emitting a peculiar fragrance, round dances meet lyrical song and an intense organ composition that will get under your skin. At brut im Atelier Augarten.

Performance Studio visit
the way of ink
As part of the Handle with Care series, Asher O’Gorman opens her studio for a visit at brut im Atelier Augarten. In her current artistic research entitled the way of ink, she deals with the interplay of different materials like chromatographic paper, foam and ink.

Art Opening
Stunted
The artist-run space Pina presents the joint of exhibition of artists Sofie Fatouretchi and Luna Mae Heflin.

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