March 20, 2019 - Belvedere 21 - On the New
March 20, 2019

Belvedere 21

Installation View, On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna. Photo: / Belvedere, Vienna, 2019.

On the New
Young Scenes in Vienna
March 1–June 2, 2019

Belvedere 21
Arsenalstrasse 1
1030 Vienna
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm,
Thursday–Friday 11am–9pm

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What interests young artists who live and work in Vienna? What subjects are in the air, what strategies do they use? The exhibition On the New: Young Scenes in Vienna is conceived as a stroll through local art communities.

In Vienna there is a varied and vibrant practice of art production and presentation by a new generation. In the numerous exhibition spaces and studios, currently anything seems possible. But how can an exhibition capture this diversity? On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna aims to reflect the vitality of Vienna’s art communities: artistic and curatorial formats combine to create a dynamic structure that will alter over the course of the exhibition.

On the one hand, constellations of existing and newly created work provide an insight into the practices of eighteen artists up to the age of 35. On the other, 12 project spaces were invited to conceive one presentation each—without any guidelines—adding various perspectives from the city to the show. These presentations will be displayed in three spaces within the exhibition at an interval of three weeks.

The selection is obviously subjective and inevitably incomplete. And categories like "young" and "the new" are certainly problematic. Nevertheless, the curators relate the young Viennese art scenes, their protagonists, concerns, and attitudes to their expressive forms in an attempt to retrace “the new.” In the sum of the exhibition’s parts, tendencies become clear: For example, craft skills are once again playing a larger role than e.g., Post-Conceptual strategies. Virtuality and digital images are naturally part of the artists’ practice—as a means to an end or as the subject of their work. Questions of identity and representation are just as present as the examination of the body between social interaction and self-discipline. Moreover, a new nostalgia, a retreat to the private, the internal, to spiritual and fantastical concepts of the world can be understood as a response to the loss of utopias and future prospects.

Featuring works by Sasha Auerbakh, Anna-Sophie Berger, Cäcilia Brown, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Melanie Ebenhoch, Johannes Gierlinger, Birke Gorm, Maureen Kaegi, Barbara Kapusta, Angelika Loderer, Nana Mandl, Matthias Noggler, Lukas Posch, Lucia Elena Průša, Rosa Rendl & Lonely Boys, Marina Sula, Philipp Timischl and Edin Zenun, curated by Severin Dünser and Luisa Ziaja; Andreas Harrer, Florian Pfaffenberger and Julian Turner, curated by Bar Du Bois; Steffi Alte, Harald Anderle, Owen Armour, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Christoph Bruckner, Karoline Dausien, Veronika Eberhart, Søren Engsted, Exo Exo, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Robbin Heyker, Martin Hotter, Paul Housley, Terese Kasalicky, John Kilduff, Axel Koschier, Diana Lambert, Lukás Machalický, Maria Meinild, Jakob Neulinger, Georg Petermichl, Stefan Reiterer, Nora Rekade, Florian Rossmanith, Ellen Schafer, Constanze Schweiger, Ditte Soria and Julian Turner, curated by New Jörg; Anonymous, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Karoline Dausien, Nicole Haitzinger, Ludwig Kittinger, Anja Manfredi, Thea Moeller and Martin Vesely, curated by Ve.Sch; Bartosz Dolhun, Kasper Hesselbjerg, Suzie Léger & Katarina Csanyiova, Xenia Lesniewski, Bert Löschner, Line Lyhne, Maitane Midby, Philipp Pess and Christian Rothwangl, curated by One Mess Gallery; Bildstein | Glatz, Melanie Ender, Jonas Feferle, Michael Gülzow, Simon Iurino, Eric Kläring, Jürgen Kleft, William Knaack, Axel Koschier, Magdalena Kreinecker, Matthias Krinzinger, Claudia Larcher, Sophia Mairer, Andreas Müller, Lukas Matuschek, Noële Ody, Vika Prokopaviciute, Jörg Reissner, Stefan Reiterer, Leander Schönweger, SOYBOT, Laura Wagner, Angelika Wischermann and Alexander Jackson Wyatt, curated by Pferd; Agnieszka Baginska, Juliane Bischoff, Martin Chramosta, Julia Grillmayr, Bob Schatzi Hausmann, Helmut Heiss, Nima Heschmat, Maruša Höglinger, Andrea Jäger, Lisa Kainz, Sebastian Klingovsky, Kluckyland, Sophia Mairer, Bianca Phos, Yves-Michele Saß, Martyn Reynolds, Anna Schachinger, Schmidt & Martinussen family, Iwona Ornatowska-Semkowicz, Paulina Semkowicz, Lena Sieder-Semlitsch, Sophie Tappeiner and Lukas Thaler, curated by SORT; Ale de la Puente, Nathalie Koger, Nadia Perlov, Laure Prouvost, Niclas Riepshoff, Vladimir Vulević and Nina Zeljković, curated by Gärtnergasse; Nicoleta Auersperg, Gabriele Edlbauer, Maria Grün, Lore Heuermann, Laura Hinrichsmeyer, Nika Kupyrova, Mara Novak, Maša Stanić and Dorothea Trappel, curated by GOMO; Ramaya Tegegne, curated by Kevin Space; Laura Lintrup, Kareem Lotfy and Fabio Santacroce, curated by Foundation; Titania Seidl, Lukas Thaler et al., curated by Mauve; Julius Pristauz et al., curated by Pina in collaboration with school

Curated by Severin Dünser and Luisa Ziaja

Press contact: Irene Jäger, presse21 [​at​], T +43 1 79 557-185

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