Visual arts programme

Visual arts programme

das weisse haus

(1) Camera Lucida; (2) Pilvi Takala, Real Snow White, 2009. Courtesy of the artist; (3) Cristina Garrido, They are these or the may be others, 2014–15; (4) Claudia de la Torre, Cities in Flight or the Satallite Variations, 2015; (5) Michalis Pichler, The term artist’s book is problematic (pedestral problem), 2019; (6) Stephanie Syjuco, Phantoms (H__RT _F D_RKN_SS), 2011.

March 20, 2019
Visual arts programme
January–July 2019
das weisse haus
Hegelgasse 14
1010 Vienna
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 1–7pm,
Saturday 12–5pm

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das weisse haus visual arts programme features five exhibitions as well as a number of events corresponding to the themes of the shows during the first half of the year. Showcasing local and international artists, das weisse haus presents exhibitions focusing on a wide variety of topics, such as artists publications, transculturality or avant-garde film. The exhibitions will be accompanied by transdisciplinary encounters between artists, curators, academics and other specialists. (Alexandra Grausam, director das weisse haus and studio das weisse haus)

Current exhibitions

Camera Lucida

February 20–March 30, 2019
Opening: February 19, 7pm

Published in 1980, Camera Lucida is undeniably one of the most relevant books about the photographic medium. This essayistic exhibition with the same title showcases a series of artworks arranged in a specific temporal order. It is through this choreographed succession of works and their consequently impermanence on site that Roland Barthes’ book will be visually and poetically revisited.

Participating artists: Ignasi Aballí, Helena Almeida, William Anastasi, Claudia Angelmaier, Maria Anwander, Fayçal Baghriche, Jeremy Deller, Alicia Eggert, Claire Fontaine, Ana Frechilla, Cristina Garrido, Irene Grau, Tae-Bum Ha, Kiluanji Kia Henda, David Horvitz, Pierre Huyghe, William E. Jones, Kurt Kren, Ben Long, Lucia Nimcová, Tatzu Nishi, Nils Nova, Mike Parr, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Pilvi Takala, Penelope Umbrico

Curated by Enar de Dios Rodríguez

Republished: Questioning Boundaries
February 20–March 30, 2019
Opening: February 19, 7pm

Reproducing, re-examining, redefining as well as questioning, changing, setting up and interpreting content are the strategies that the exhibition Republished: Questioning Boundaries deals with. The show presents artists’ books that manipulate already published material and place it in a new context through a variety of interventions. Relating to a wide variety of topics, the showcased artists’ books are displayed together with other pieces inspired by them.

Participating artists: Mimi Cabell, Oscar Cueto, Claudia de la Torre, Enrico Floriddia, Jochen Höller, Jason Huff, Michalis Pichler, Stephanie Syjuco, Gregor Weichbrodt

Curated by Aline Lenzhofer (das weisse haus Graduate)

Upcoming exhibitions

Parallax Trading
April 10–May 18, 2019 
Opening: April 9, 7pm

The group exhibition Parallax Trading presents artists based in Austria and Japan whose practices scrutinise the formation of cultural identity, invisible boundaries, and social frameworks such as nationality, race, gender. Using various mediums including video, photography, installation and performance, the artists explore the current social situations in the two countries by interweaving historical fragments.

Participating artists: Eva Engelbert, Yuki Higashino, Yukari Inoue, Nathalie Koger, Michikazu Matsune, mamoru, Ralo Mayer, Fuyuka Shindo, Kanako Tada, Anna Witt

Curated by Miwa Negoro (Curator in Residence—studio das weisse haus)

Study for refraction and rotary motion, a site-specific intervention by Mario de Vega
April 10–May 18, 2019 
Opening: April 9, 7pm

Specifically designed for the circular exhibition area of das weisse haus, Study for refraction and rotary motion, is a sound installation by Mario de Vega that relates to the principle of Current Flow through electromechanical systems. This site-specific intervention is based on stereophonic diffusions of aural recordings archived during an antarctic pole expedition. 

The mouth is about language. Joyce Wieland in Close-up
May 29–July 6, 2019 
Opening: May 28, 7pm

Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland gained international recognition for her short films navigating the space between politically charged language and structural aesthetics. The exhibition highlights the diversity of Wieland’s practice through the lens of her use of language showcasing works from the 1960s and 70s: films, printed material and works on paper. The exhibition is conceived in dialogue with artist Elisabeth Kihlström. 

Participating artists: Joyce Wieland, Elisabeth Kihlström

Curated by Bettina Brunner

Previous exhibition

Blanche by Nives Widauer
November 22, 2018–January 24, 2019
Opening: November 21, 2018, 7pm

Materiality and motion, language and image, space and time, these were the parameters used by Nives Widauer in her solo show. Through the story of a fictitious character named Blanche, Widauer examined in her choice of media her modus operandi being: intuitive precision.

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