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Opening | 18.06.2019, 7.00 p.m.
Exhibition duration | 12.07.2019 - 14.07.2019
Venue | xE – Ausstellungsraum der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Eschenbachgasse 11, Ecke Getreidemarkt, 1010 Wien

Artists: Cana Bilir-Meier, Juliana Borinski, Verena Melgarejo-Weinandt, Stephanie Misa, Érika Ordosgoitti, Gaya Topow, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & Balitronica Gómez

Curaters: Mariel Rodríguez and Catalina Ravessoud


© Mariel Rodríguez, Klaus Leidorfer


What do I see? As this question could be shortly answered, with examples of possible descriptions made by the viewer, it could also become the starting point for a reflection about production of knowledge and all the structures embedded into it. Starting with this apparently simple question, the exhibition Field Within proposes to explore those viewpoints where what is called knowledge is produced. Anthropology and Ethnography consider the position of the observer as internal to the practice of these disciplines. In these cases, the role of the observer is defined from the beginning, and has a space in the issue researched. On the other side, when an artist is referring to practices coming from these fields, the task becomes double: while the position of the observer is part of the research, the position of the artist to these disciplines has to be defined. Without promoting deceitful visions and by encouraging decentralized perspectives, Field Within focuses on the myriad of viewpoints present in works dealing with interdisciplinarity, contextuality, and self-reflexivity. By inviting artists working with concepts and tools directly coming from the above-mentioned disciplines, the aim is to take them out of the comfort zone provided by the label of « scientificity ».. As matter of result, the exhibition will act as a platform for un-orthodoxe theoretical and scientific ventures, and will propose reflections by different artists in various formats, such as video, installation, performance, photography and culinary research.