Kunsthalle Wien

Kunsthalle Wien is the exhibition hall for contemporary art in Vienna. At its two locations in the MuseumsQuartier and at Karlsplatz, it shows themed group exhibitions, and solo presentations of established and upcoming artists to provide insight into the Austrian and international art scene.

  • Peter Friedl

    Peter Friedl

    Rehousing

    Kunsthalle Wien

    Writers respond to the architectural true-to-scale models of Peter Friedl's Rehousing series.

    Rehousing is the title of a series of works by Peter Friedl which comprises a selection of individual, intricate, and true-to-scale models of houses. Collectively, these structures materialize as constructed environments that reflect the recent past, different biographies, and ideologies in diverse ways; they are “case studies for the mental geography of an alternative modernity"

    Rehousing is also the title of this publication, which revisits and reconceives the series through the juxtaposition of images of the individual models with a diverse collection of short stories and poems. Imagined as an anthology, as well as an artist book, it constitutes a reframing of the houses by the contributing authors who expand on the separate history of the buildings, draw on them to realize alternative fictions, or depart entirely from the origins of the related house altogether. Rehousing furthermore signals a change of location: a literal and metaphorical move to another type of accommodation, space, place, shelter, or home.

    Contributors

    Hanif Abdurraqib, Ibrahim Al-Koni, Hala Alyan, Attila Bartis, Dionne Brand, Amina Cain, Ann Cotten, Achmat Dangor, Mark Z. Danielewski, Renee Gladman, Nalo Hopkinson, Annemarie Jacir, Davide Longo, Sabrina Orah Mark, Mohale Mashigo, Céline Minard, Karen Pinkus, Mark Von Schlegell, Madeleine Thien, Mike Wilson

    • Paperback $22.95
  • Margit Busch

    Margit Busch

    IF—THEN—ELSE. Welcome to Transciency — Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2016

    Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien and Kunsthalle Wien

    In cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts, the Kunsthalle Wien Prize is awarded for outstanding final projects at the two universities of art in Vienna. Addressing possible configurations of art and nature, Margit Busch, corecipient of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2016 and graduate of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, created a laboratory-cum-experiment that included mealworms and beetles that consume, and thus recycle, polystyrene plastic. By generating insights into the discipline of “transciency”—devoted to perspectives, research methods, and representations operating through and beyond science—Busch's project sheds light on the meeting points of scientific, philosophical, artistic, and practical discourses. The catalogue contains an essay by art critic Roland Schöny and a conversation between the artist, curator Lucas Gehrmann, and Kunsthalle Wien director Nicolaus Schafhausen, along with installation images and a supplemental “transmap.”

    ContributorsGerald Bast, Margit Busch, Lucas Gehrmann, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Roland Schöny

    • Paperback $14.95