Exhibition in the Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: Komische Künste - Shop & Galerie
No English description available.
www.komischekuenste.comJul 13 to Aug 31, 2016, Mon-Fri 10-19:00, Sat-Sun 10-18:00
Jul 15 to Oct 09, daily 00-24:00
Wolfgang Homola gestaltet einen Text von Michael Donhauser.
Exhibition in the Typopassage
Opening: Wed Jul 20, 20:00
Venue: Typopassage, between MQ courtyards 1 and 2
No English description available.
A project by Toledo i Dertschei
www.studiotid.comJul 20 to Nov 15 2016, daily 00-24:00
Mariel Rodríguez: Flowers of Evil
Installation @ ARTISTIC BOKEH
Opening: Fri, Aug 05, 19:00
Venue: ARTISTIC BOKEH, Electric Avenue
'Flowers of Evil' presents an ongoing artistic research by Mexican artist Mariel Rodríguez about the coca plant and its journey(s) to Europe.
It traces the encounter of a millenary sacred plant with occidental science and its outcome as a sort of a botanical Frankenstein, so desired and praised as feared and persecuted. The installation proposes to rethink the history of cocaine, as an illegal recreational drug and a western construct, to shed light on the effects of imperialism on our relationship to nature.
Evoking the tradition of the cabinet of curiosities and the vitrines in historical exhibitions, the installation seeks to raise questions about representation in the construction of historical narratives and the role of museums in such a process.
Mariel Rodríguez is a visual artist and researcher. Her work explores the use of images in the fabrication of hegemonic discourses that help to shape different identities. Through her visual works and artistic research she seeks to bring forward questions about the entanglement of power with the occidental regimes of the visible, seeking to find poetic ways of subverting meaning.
She holds a Bachelor in Humanities by the UDLAP in Mexico and a Master in Critical Studies by the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where she currently writes her dissertation.
This work is funded and supported by kültüř gemma! 2016, and it’s presentation made possible by Mz* Baltazar's Laboratory and RIAT Research Institute for Arts and Technology.
www.artisticbokeh.comAug 06 thru Sep 30, daily 10-22:00
TONSPUR 71: Paul Plamper (GER): FUTURE DEALERS
8-channel sound work plus 7-part poster series in the TONSPUR_passage
Opening: Sun Aug 21, 17:00
They are here. They are from the future. And the future is African. Two Afronauts have landed with their spaceship in the TONSPUR_passage of the MQ Wien and are contacting passers-by. As historians from the future they are undertaking a study of the strange species of people that inhabeted Europe in 2016. They are researching the roots of what they call the Nation Under A Groove – the African-centered world nation of the future. One passer-by immediately mistakes them for drug dealers because they are African, and directs racial abuse at them. However as more highly developed beings from the future they are blind to skin colour. With another passer-by, they analyse the desperate attempt to construct difference. Is racial distinction in this society a fetish, or part of a primitive cult?
The Afronauts show the woman their Mothership, and give her a glimpse of the future. They explain what society in the future will have to do with the groove. Funk music is an interactive system with no hierarchy between the musical elements. The Afronauts are looking for its musical origins, which extend back to the Afro-American music of the 1970s by Sun Ra and Parliament/Funkadelic. They both ask passers-by how much they know about the first signs to appear in Europe that the future of the planet would be decided in Africa. Do we know about today’s currently developing informal parallel economies, like System D in Namibia, which avoid the power of corrupt governments and neo-colonial Western corporations? About the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Portuguese in the booming economy of Angola? The Afronauts try to find out what went wrong in our time, why Europe could develop later into the planet’s problem province.
Picture: Detail of the front cover of the Parliament album "The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein", © Ron Slenzak.
www.tonspur.atAug 22 thru Oct 29, daily 10-20:00