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Hungry
for
Timeby Raqs
Media
Collective

Thicket of Ideas
Thicket of Times
9.10.2021
30.1.2022

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Opening Weekend | 08.10.2021 - 10.10.2021
Venue | Academy of fine art Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Wien

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will return to its historic building on Schillerplatz over the summer after extensive renovation and modernisation. Opening exhibitions in collaboration with the Indian curator trio Raqs Media Collective will mark the end of the move on 8 October 2021 and will be open to all visitors on 9 and 10 October from 10 am to 6 pm with free admission.

 

Hungry for Time.
An invitation to epistemic disobedience with Raqs Media Collective, in the Art Collections of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Opening: 8.10.2021, 7 p.m.
Free admission: 9. und 10.10.2021
Duration: 9.10.2021– 30.1.2022
Venue: Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

On October 9, 2021, the grand opening exhibition Hungry for Time by internationally active curators Raqs Media Collective will launch in the space of the Paintings Gallery at the newly renovated Academy at Schillerplatz. Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta were invited to interrogate the Academy's historical art collections from an external perspective and to accompany their thematic realignments through a dialogue with contemporary art. Based on the expertise of the institution, the exhibition opens up the possibility of reconsideration, incorporating the current discourse on decolonialism in art and cultural studies. The participating international artists, curators, theorists, and authors work across media in the fields of installation, sculpture, video, performance, and text at the intersection of contemporary art, philosophical speculation, and historical engagement. In Hungry for Time, historical works from the holdings of the Paintings Gallery, Plaster Cast Collection and Graphic Collection, such as those by by Willem van Aelst, Johann "Hans" Bitterlich, Hieronymus Bosch, Daniel Chodowiecki, Albrecht Dürer, Thomas Ender, Maria Sybilla Merian, Egon Schiele or Michael Wutky, among others, meet the contemporary artists of the Discursive Justice Ensemble (Lantian Xie, (Dubai), Michelle Wong (Hong Kong), Kabelo Malatsie (Cape Town)), Zachary Formwalt (Amsterdam), Paul Pallavi and Devasher Rohini (New Delhi) and the Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi).
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Thicket of Ideas - Thicket of Times
Students of the Academy in dialogue with the Raqs Media Collective

Opening: 8.10.2021, 7 p.m.

Duration: 09.10.2021–30.01.2022
Venue | Exhibit Gallery, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

The group exhibition Thicket of Ideas - Thicket of Times shows works by students from all institutes who approach works from the collections of the Painings Gallery, the Graphic Collection and the Plaster Cast Collection from a decolonial perspective. More information

Kronberger Julia Kronberger, disegno___colore, 2021 (Detail) © Julia Kronberger 

Bitter Paradise / Un Paradiso Amaro

Opening: 8.10.2021, 7 p.m.

Duration: 09.10.2021–16.11.2021
Venue | Exhibit Studio, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

The exhibition Bitter Paradise / Un Paradiso Amaro, curated by Valerie Habsburg and accompanied by Elke Krasny, is dedicated to remembering the forgetting of the Jewish sculptor Teresa Feodorowna Ries. She was one of the few artists of her time whose works were shown at the Vienna Secession, at the Venice Biennale, and at the Glaspalast in Munich. More information

Letters, Envelopes, Pictures  © Valerie Habsburg 

The Poiesis of Composting

Opening: 8.10.2021, 7 p.m.

Exhibition: 09.10.2021 - 12.02.2022
Venue | Exhibit Eschenbachgasse, Eschenbachgasse 11, at the Corner of Getreidemarkt, 1010 Vienna

In the context of the exhibition, curators Guilherme Maggessi and Rafal Morusiewicz explore gestures of composting and present artistic positions that rethink what is already there. The project presents situations of queer temporalities and rhizomatic relational synchronicities that, after being composed, are composted again. More information

wooden table and seats with plants on it Tabea Marschall and Sophia Garner, This year’s garden, 2020 © Sophia Garner 

Zachary Formwalt. But where are the Hundred-Handed Ones?

On the occasion of the recent painting restoration in the Aula of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Academy invited artist Zachary Formwalt to create a site-specific artistic work. The video Aber wo sind die Hundertarmigen? is an exploration of Anselm Feuerbach's ceiling paintings depicting the fall of the Titans and the architecture surrounding them. Zachary's artistic-essayistic reflection makes the triumph of culture over nature (Feuerbach) or of thought over the laws of time (Schiller) seem less assured than the frescoes and surroundings might at first suggest. More Information

Opening: 8.10.2021, 7 p.m.


Exhibition: 9.10.2021-30.1.2022


Location: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Aula, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna
Sponsored by the Mondriaan Fund

Formwalt © Zachary Formwalt 

Program

Tandem overview tours Hungry for Time and Thicket of Ideas - Thicket of Times

Tandem overview tours of the two exhibitions Hungry for Time and Thicket of Ideas - Thicket of Times with art mediators from the Gemäldegalerie and the art information desk of the Exhibit exhibition spaces.



Date: 9.10.2021 and 10.10.2021, both at 10.30 a.m.

Location: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Gemäldegalerie, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

Registration: gemaeldegalerie_anmeldung@akbild.ac.at, limited number of participants

Participation free of charge

Architectural tours

Insights into the building completed in 1877 by architect Theophil Hansen, who was also responsible for buildings in Vienna such as the Parliament or the former Stock Exchange.

Date: 9.10.2021 and 10.10.2021, both at 11.00 a.m.

Location: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, entrance area, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

Registration: info@akbild.ac.at or +43 (1) 58816 1301, limited number of participants

Participation: € 15,- (to be paid in cash directly before the start of the guided tour)

Zachary Formwalt. But where are the Hundred-Handed Ones?

Rector Johan F. Hartle in conversation with the artists Zachary Formwalt and Jannik Franzen (Thicket of Ideas - Thicket of Times)

Date: 9.10.2021, at 1.30 p.m.

Location: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Aula, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

limited number of participants

participation free of charge, event in English

Hungry for Time

Rector Johan F. Hartle in conversation with the Raqs Media Collective

Date: 9.10.2021, at 3.30 p.m.

Location: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Aula, Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

limited number of participants

participation free of charge, event in English


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