Anke Feuchtenberger (GER): Ich, Petra Wolf
Exhibition in the KABINETT comic passage
Opening: Wed, Mar 25, 18:00
Location: KABINETT comic passage
In 2013, Anke Feuchtenberger, (comic) artist spent a month at the MuseumsQuartier Wien as Artist-in-Residence, where she realized her booklet for KABINETT. Vienna by night serves as a background scenery for a somnambulistic sequence.
Image: © Anke FeuchtenbergerMar 26 thru Jun 03, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
Regular event on data protection, and civil rights on the Internet.
Location: Raum D / Q21
The main topiqs of q/uintessenz are the current governmental and private sector surveillance overkill, new data retention law proposals by the EU, the Council of Europe or the so called G7 states that undermine fundamental rights: freedom of information, the right to personal privacy and data integrity, the right to communicate freely.
former q/talks at Raum D / Q21
www.quintessenz.atTue, May 31, 2016, 20:00
Textinstallation in the Literaturpassage
Location: LITERATURpassage, between MQ Courtyard 3 and Mariahilfer Strasse
No English description available.
www.textfeldsuedost.comFeb 01 thru May 31, 2016, daily 00–24:00
Ben Frost (AUS): FEAR
Installation in the #STREETARTPASSAGE
Venue: STREET ART PASSAGE VIENNA, between MQ and Breite Gasse
During his month-long residency in Vienna the controversial painter and street artist Ben Frost designed the panel for the STREET ART PASSAGE, critiquing our media-obsessed society and the loss of innocence through advertising.
Ben’s work subverts logos, icons and characters from popular culture and re-presents them in startling and often confronting new ways.
Starting to do so in 2011 the artist confronts the conjoined twins of capitalism and consumerism with striking compositions of Pop-Art aesthetics, playful characters of childhood cartoons, sex and violence. By remixing mainstream iconography, he creates a visual framework that is bold, confronting and often provocative.
Curated by Sebastian Schager
Image: FEAR © Ben Frost
www.betonblumen.orgMar 27 thru May 31, 2016, daily 00-24:00
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts 2016: FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION
13th Festival for short film, animation & music video
Opening: Wed, May 25, 19:30 @ Gartenbaukino
Orte: Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, METRO Kinokulturhaus, Filmmuseum, Gartenbaukino
At the end of May, the city of Vienna will be much influenced by international films with a length of no more than 30 minutes. More than 300 short films, animations and music videos are going to be screened at Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, METRO Kinokulturhaus,the Austrian Film Museum and at Gartenbaukino, when VIS Vienna Independent Shorts declares the festival a fear-free zone.
“Fear is not an Option” is the 13th edition’s focus, that couldn’t be more relevant considering the latest attacks in Brussels. VIS 2016 takes the current social and political conditions as its starting point and discusses systemic crises, man-made catastrophies, the pursuit of freedom and hope for a better life in seven curated programmes.
“Triangle programme” in collaboration with the Netherlands and Canada
Fear acts as a bad adviser in times of enclosure and delineation, loss of trust and refusal of solidarity. Together with two partner festivals from the Netherlands and Canada, VIS takes this mood as a starting point for an international discussion in the so-called “triangle programme”, which will screen in all three countries.
The Go Short festival in Nijmegen, one of Europe’s emerging short film festivals, holds its ground facing the political crises and compiles scenarios under the title “Keep your head up”, that tell of a positive debate with conflicts.
The prestigious Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal on the other hand takes on lost Utopias of mankind under the title “Utopia and how to get there (or not)”.
Spotlight on Anouk de Clerq in collaboration with sixpackfilm
One of the two spotlights of the festival is dedicated to the Belgian artist Anouk de Clerq. The award-winning filmmaker’s oeuvre is presented and discussed within a special at METRO Kinokulturhaus together with sixpackfilm. Anouk de Clerq explores the audiovisual potential of computer language, in order to create new worlds focusing on their architectural characteristics. This year’s festival sujet features a still from de Clerq’s film “Building”.
Image: Still from "Nu Renegade" (Zebra Katz x Leila) by Florian Pochlatko
May 25 thru May 31, 2016