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xposit / one sixteen. The alumni exhibition series at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Event Label
Artist talk
Organisational Units
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Wien
Location Room (1)
Rektorat, M5
Location Address (2)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (2)
1010 Wien
Location Room (2)

Each semester, works by three alumni recommended by professors at the Academy are exhibited in the offices of the Rectorate.

This semester, works by the artists Anke Dorothea Dyes (Master in Critical Studies under Diedrich Diederichsen) and Berenice Pahl (Fashions and Styles under Elke Gaugele), as well as by Lea Huck (Conservation and Restoration under Wolfgang Baatz) are on display.

Please note that the opening schedule has been updated!

Opening: Fri., 18 March 2016, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m
Office of the Vice-Rector for Art | Research, room M 21
Words of welcome: Andrea B. Braidt
Introduction to the work of Berenice Pahl: Elke Gaugele (Fashions and Styles)

Office of the Vice-Rector for Teaching | Promotion of Early Stage Artists/Researchers, room M 5
Words of welcome: Karin Riegler
Introduction to the work of Lea Huck: Wolfgang Baatz (Conservation and Restoration)

Meeting point: Office of the Rector, room M 5
Words of welcome: Eva Blimlinger
Introduction to the work of Anke Dyes: Diedrich Diederichsen (Theory, Practice and Communication of Contemporary Arts)
To be followed by refreshments

Opening hours (M 5 & M 21)
Fri., 18 March 2016, 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. (opening)
Wed., 22 June 2016, 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 h / Artist talks
21 March – 1 July 2016, by appointment. For visits outside of opening hours, please contact .

Anke Dorothea Dyes

Anke Dorothea Dyes was born in 1970. She received her Master’s degree in Critical Studies (with Distinction) from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2013.

In art mediating texts, the process of taking out of context and showing in a different context often becomes, for simplicity’s sake, a process of investigation. This masks enthusiasm and, without a digression into fantasy, the exhibited things become their own critique. For some, this means preferring to put everyday occurrences such as parents who have just screamed at their child in the street on show, rather than uncommon theatrics. I collected photos in the Internet,  street photography, from the current-day medium of worldliness. In reference, it may help to imagine the street as a machine, even though the experiences one can make there do not as yet correspond to such a metaphor. But somehow I have to invent a description for something that always just looks like fantasy, but in fact is hard reality in which I am naturally very interested.
Thank you for the invitation.

Anke Dyes, (c) Malene List Thomsen

Lea Huck

Lea Huck was born in 1988 in Carinthia. She studied conservation and restoration (mural paintings and architectural surfaces) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Wolfgang Baatz, receiving her diploma in 2015. She is a freelance restorer.

The theme of Lea Huck‘s installation is the privilege restorers have of enjoying a special perception of materiality, structure and dimensions through their proximity to works of art. Whereas, in the documentation process, temporal, material and damage layers are broken into, here they come together, overlapping and supplementing one another to give a new visual and informative quality to their perception. Haptic experience as well as clearly defined details provide insights into the special way in which experts perceive a work. The conservation and restoration of illusionistic Baroque ceiling frescoes serves as the point of departure and is presented in accordance with digital documentation standards and personal reception.

Berenice Pahl

Berenice Pahl was born in Munich and lives in Vienna. She trained as an actress and dancer, then completed the education in the arts program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, receiving her diploma in 2013. Since then she has been working on her doctorate. Berenice Pahl works, researches and teaches in the field of performance art.

Das Lachen der Thrakerin [The Laughter of the Thracian Woman] explores forms of laughter and humor that, since the splitting of life into two parts, the polis (public sphere) and the oikos (the household), are hidden in the latter. In contrast to the dominance of pure theory and the androcentric precept of competition, a laugh asserts itself in the midst of the female practices of childbearing, childcare, child-raising, caring for others and ministering to the dying. This work sheds light on the connecting, strengthening and comforting power of this humor, which – usually from its place of concealment – defies the calamities of life.

Berenice Pahl, Das Lachen der Thrakerin [The Laughter of the Thracian Woman], 2016