Through a series of sculptures, objects and installations, the show presents the results of a long-term research project conducted by Tomas Saraceno. In "Gelassenheit" Adrien Missika is experimenting with living organisms and minerals to reflect the future phenomenon of islands sinking. A multi-genre exhibition presents a cross section of Hans Weigand art over 40 years.
Tomás Saraceno’s first solo exhibition in Austria at the 21er Haus presents a significant artistic perspective at the juncture between art and science. Saraceno’s art focuses on considering alternative life models that propose a more sustainable treatment of the environment. In fact, many of his recent projects and designs revolve around the much-discussed concept of the “Anthropocene”.
Introduced in recent years, this term is used to describe the current geological era in which our earth finds itself, defining the human being as the most important factor influencing the planet's biological, geological and atmospheric processes. Much of Saraceno's art endeavors to make visible these influences, often using highly unorthodox methods. His exploration of the challenges facing this planet is reflected in Becoming Aerosolar. Through a series of sculptures, objects and installations, the show presents the results of a long-term research project conducted through the interdisciplinary collaboration with institutions and individuals all over the world.
Tomás Saraceno was born in Tucumán, Argentine, in 1973 and lives and works in Berlin. His works have been on display all over the world in more than fifty solo and more than one hundred group exhibitions, such as at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the K21 in Düsseldorf, and the Biennales of Venice, São Paulo, Lyon, and Moscow.
History, geography and technology – these are the filters Adrien Missika uses to question our relationship with space and the environment. Missika employs both digital and traditional techniques in his art and combines his own experiences with expectations, déjà-vu, and fantasies. In his exhibition at the 21er Raum he is experimenting with living organisms and minerals to reflect the future phenomenon of islands sinking.
Adrien Missika was born in Paris in 1981 and lives and works in situ. His works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, including recently in Paris at Bugada & Cargnel, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou and Centre Culturel Suisse, as well as at Metro Pictures in New York, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthaus Glarus, and Galerie Édouard-Manet de Gennevilliers.
until Sep 13, 2015
The 21er Haus exhibition Surfing is dedicated to the varied work of the Austrian artist Hans Weigand. Nearly twenty years after his last solo museum show in Vienna, this multi-genre exhibition presents a cross section of his art over forty years. Starting with his early photographic works, it moves onto his collaborative film projects with Heimo Zobernig and Jason Rhoades, and finally his lampshade designs and large-scale paintings that combine elements of printing, painting, and digital art. Above all, though, this exhibition showcases the development and stance of an artist who epitomizes a decisive moment in Austrian post-war art. Following the tradition of Oswald Oberhuber, Weigand adopts the principle of “permanent change in art” and Surfing traces and defines his individual, uncompromising path, as reflected in Weigand’s redesign of the upper floor’s architectural structure at the 21er Haus. Installations include a cabinet of curiosities, a mobile room, and a panorama – all offering unusual aesthetic experiences.
Image: Tomás Saraceno
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