ZEITGEISTLOS

ZEITGEISTLOS

The period of Red Vienna is a well-known and still present component of the city’s history for those familiar with the left-wing ideologies and aspirations of the twentieth century. We are convinced—as the example of present-day Vienna demonstrates—that these aspirations continue to be relevant and useful in today’s sociopolitical situation.

VIENNA TRANSIT

VIENNA TRANSIT

Competition among metropolises: a concept mainly used in various ways and for different criteria such as economic power, quality of life, or creativity. Even art itself is a location factor. The marketing slogan “Vienna is different” has been used to promote the Austrian capital for the past thirty years—a phrase signifying a cosmopolitan city that sets itself apart from common stereotypes and clichés.

How Banal Is Evil?

How Banal Is Evil?

In her famous book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt no longer analyzes evil merely as a part of an ideology, a worldview, or a system but rather as an everyday phenomenon that can take effect in every fellow human being—and in oneself—due to a lack of willingness to take responsibility for one’s own actions. In her delicate drawings, to be read as thought-images and associations with Hannah Arendt’s texts, Maria Bussmann creates an open commentary on the author’s philosophical writings.

All’estero & Dr K. Takes the Waters at Riva: Version B

All’estero & Dr K. Takes the Waters at Riva: Version B

In the second and third chapters of Schwindel. Gefühle, writer W.G. Sebald makes repeated trips from Vienna to Venice, firstly as himself, or rather, a version of himself in 1980 and 1987; and then again following a certain Dr K. in 1913, who travels on to a sanatorium in Riva at Lake Garda.

Mathis Altmann, Bonnie Camplin, Salvo, Lucie Stahl, Amelie von Wulffen

Mathis Altmann, Bonnie Camplin, Salvo, Lucie Stahl, Amelie von Wulffen

In her essay A Cyborg Manifesto (first published in 1985), Donna Haraway proposes an anti-essentialist perspective through which she attempts to remove and rethink dichotomous categories such as the bound- aries between man/woman, human/machine, private/public, and physical/metaphysical.

Border Landscapes | Mausoleum for a worm

Border Landscapes | Mausoleum for a worm

Since her childhood, Simone Fattal has had a strong relationship with the city of Vienna, which is also very much embedded in her family history. Her grandfather, Khalil Fattal, was appointed a dragoman of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Damascus: His job was to help Austrian workers and travelers in Syria.

Curated by_María de Corral / Dan Cameron

Curated by_María de Corral / Dan Cameron

„Inside Job“ bezeichnet umgangssprachlich einen Diebstahl, der mit Hilfe eines eingeweihten Insiders ausgeführt wird. Gleichzeitig weist der Begriff auf das Konzept von curated by_vienna09 hin: Die teilnehmenden Galerien werden hier zwar in ihrer klassischen Funktion als Ausstellungsorte für Kunst genutzt, sind aber innerhalb von „curated by“ ihrer Programmgestaltung „beraubt“.