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14.09.-13.10.2018
curated by_Viennaline // Wie banal ist das Böse?

Curator: Katarzyna Uszynska
With works by: Tania Bruguera, Maria Bussmann, Romana Drdova, Alfred Hrdlicka, Alena Kotzmannova, Sigalit Landau, Mikolaj Malek

In her famous book -Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil-, Hannah Arendt no longer analyses evil merely as a part of an ideology, a world view or a system, but rather as an everyday phenomenon that can take effect in every fellow human being #x2013 and in oneself #x2013 due to a lack of willingness to take responsibility for one#x2019s own actions. In her sensitive drawings, which are to be read as thought-images and associations with regard to the texts of Hannah Arendt, Maria Bussmann creates open comments relating to the author#x2019s philosophical writings. Similarly, Miko#x142aj Ma#x142ek#x2019s gouache paintings were also inspired by Arendt#x2019s publications. By incorporating her texts in his gouache works, he extracts them from their original context and underscores the continuity of evil, the -dark times- and the inevitability of historic recurrence. Alfred Hrdlicka#x2019s oeuvre can be regarded as a perpetual plea against a world of bourgeois coldness and bureaucratic misanthropy as a constant accusation of a society that denounces compassion as superfluous and humaneness as inefficient. The exhibition presents his sculpture -The Desk Perpetrator-, which unmasks Eichmann#x2019s world as the spawn of bourgeois coldness that replaces humanity and empathy with ideological rigidity and organisational efficiency. His etchings relating to the topography of terror amplify Hrdlicka#x2019s fervent appeal against fascism, war and violence, false heroism, conformity and opportunism. From the outset, the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has viewed her art as a medium for political criticism and change. Thus, she is pictured sitting at home in an armchair and reading aloud from Hannah Arendt#x2019s book -The Origins of Totalitarianism-, recording herself with a microphone. The text is superimposed with the sounds of a bar and construction #x2013 or rather deconstruction #x2013 noise in the street. In this way, her recitation turns into a symbol of the fight for the freedom of thought and words, as well as the corresponding reactions of totalitarian systems. This performance was preceded by her work -Tatlin#x2019s Whisper No. 6-, staged in Revolution Square in Havana, where she invited people to voice their political opinions and insist on their right to critical dissent via a microphone a public intervention that ended with her arrest and subsequent placement under house arrest. The Czech photographer Alena Kotzmannova traces the ostensible normality of evil by presenting pictures of the former office premises at the Rudolfinum in Prague of the head of the Reich Main Security Office and acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia Reinhard Heydrich, who was responsible for horrible war atrocities and crimes against humanity in connection with the Holocaust. An enthusiast for classical music, he nevertheless installed his office at the Rudolfinum so as to be able to attend rehearsals and performances of the orchestra at any given moment. In her video -Salted Lake- (2011), in which she melts the snow of the Polish winter using boots overgrown with salt crystals from being submerged in the Dead Sea, the Israeli artist Sigalit Landau questions and challenges the hackneyed, trivializing treatment of the Holocaust.

Spring-time selection
03.05.2018 - 19.05.2018

22.03.2018 - 28.04.2018
Peter Krawagna: Paintings 2014-2017
23.03.2018 - 28.04.2018
Shepard Fairey: Golden Future
25.05.2018 - 20.07.2018
Alex Katz-New Prints
15.02.2018 - 21.03.2018
JAKOB KIRCHMAYR Schwarze Himmel von Metall
17.01.2018 - 10.02.2018
Anton Kannemeyer
18.11.2017 - 23.12.2017
Allen Jones - Maîtresse
15.10.2017 - 16.11.2017
ERRÓ - La Vie en Aquarelle / Watercolours from 1980 to 2017
20.09.2017 - 14.10.2017
SEO - Reality is a Construction
19.08.2017 - 15.09.2017
Simply the best: Collages by Erró, Jiri Kolar, Hermann Nitsch, Larry Rivers, Hans Staudacher, Andy Warhol
17.06.2017 - 18.08.2017

25.04.2017 - 16.06.2017
Berenice Darrer - Let´s not do this again
16.03.2017 - 21.04.2017
Yigal Ozeri
02.02.2017 - 11.03.2017
Hans Staudacher zum 94. Geburtstag Bilder und Zeichnungen aus 50 Jahren
25.11.2016 - 21.01.2017
Julian Schnabel - Works on paper
20.10.2016 - 19.11.2016
curated by_vienna 2016 Chaotica. An Approach to Chaos from the Perspective of Cuban Fine Arts Curated by Luis Pedro Miret Perez (Havana) Sept 6 - Oct 15 2016
03.09.2016 - 15.10.2016
45 Years Galerie Ernst Hilger - the past, the present and something about the future
21.06.2016 - 03.09.2016
ERRÓ - From Max to Beckmann
10.05.2016 - 20.06.2016
On Paper 1984-1994
14.03.2016 - 06.05.2016
Andreas Leikauf, Our Perfect World
14.01.2016 - 13.03.2016
Christian Ludwig Attersee "Am Rande der Welt"
25.11.2015 - 09.01.2016
Mona Kuhn - PRIVATE
20.10.2015 - 21.11.2015
“CONDENSED TIMES AND IMPLODING WORLDS” curated by Jeanette ZWINGENBERGER (Paris)
10.09.2015 - 17.10.2015
Mel Ramos - Peek-a-Boo
18.08.2015 - 04.09.2015
ARMAN - The Colors of Music
27.05.2015 - 04.07.2015
Alex Katz-Prints
10.02.2015 - 03.04.2015

16.12.2014 - 06.02.2015
Miró: sculptures, drawings and prints
08.11.2014 - 13.12.2014
The Century of the Bed, curated by Alenka Gregoric, Points of View
01.10.2014 - 08.11.2014
Julie Monaco- Chemical Plates
26.08.2014 - 27.09.2014
Picasso - Master of Etching
24.06.2014 - 21.08.2014
Deborah Sengl_And Cut!
17.05.2014 - 21.06.2014
Moser Nikolaus, Zufall der Natur
19.03.2014 - 10.05.2014

05.02.2014 - 15.03.2014
Andreas Leikauf-poor but arrogant!
26.11.2013 - 01.02.2014
Allen JONES - Melody Maker (recent works)
16.10.2013 - 23.11.2013
Mel RAMOS - Works on Paper, Prints & Multiples
27.08.2013 - 12.10.2013
Josef Felix Müller - Evening
04.06.2013 - 24.08.2013
Erró - After Picasso
11.04.2013 - 01.06.2013

28.02.2013 - 07.04.2013
Hans Staudacher: 90 years against the Mainstream
09.01.2013 - 22.02.2013

30.10.2012 - 22.11.2012
Franz Grabmayr: Landschaften und Tanz
27.11.2012 - 22.12.2012
Eduardo Arroyo
23.08.2012 - 28.09.2012
Ai Kijima – „One Thousand Dreams“
21.06.2012 - 22.08.2012
sasa Makarova: Nie ohne Begleitung
22.05.2012 - 16.06.2012
Berenice Darrer: <BR>In zwölf Gesängen
13.03.2012 - 17.04.2012
Alfred Hrdlicka:
political works

19.01.2012 - 09.03.2012
Rudolf Schwaiger
06.12.2011 - 13.01.2012
Andreas Leikauf: Play my Game
03.11.2011 - 02.12.2011
Damien Hirst: Prints and Works on Papers
27.09.2011 - 29.10.2011
Josef Fischnaller:
PRÄCHTIG
dudes, hustlers and other weirdos

25.08.2011 - 23.09.2011
Comics Make Art - Art Makes Comics
21.06.2011 - 29.07.2011
Jacques Monory - Images
27.04.2011 - 18.06.2011
Mel Ramos - Works on paper
08.03.2011 - 22.04.2011
Gunter Damisch
paintings and scultpures

25.11.2010 - 23.12.2010
Christian Ludwig ATTERSEE: Evastunden - ein Reigenstück
19.10.2010 - 19.11.2010
summer break
01.08.2010 - 16.08.2010
BildTexte - TextBilder : Erik Binder, Daniele Buetti, Alfred Hrdlicka, Anton Henning, Robert Indiana, Peter Klasen, Andreas Leikauf, Leila Pazooki,Lukas Pusch, Mimmo Rotella, Mel Ramos, Lawrence Weiner, Leo Zogmayer
07.09.2010 - 15.10.2010
Summer Special: Erró - Jones - Lichtenstein - Ramos - Rivers - Sultan - Warhol - Wesselmann
13.07.2010 - 04.09.2010
Sebastian Weissenbacher- Der Sinn des Lebens
10.06.2010 - 10.07.2010

06.05.2010 - 05.06.2010
Josef Felix Müller- Feuer-Samen-Pflanzen
09.04.2010 - 04.05.2010
Wilhelm Mundt
11.03.2010 - 07.04.2010
Mel Ramos - Hollywood
12.01.2010 - 05.03.2010



 
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