Annual Program

FOTOGALERIE WIEN PROGRAM: JANUARY 2019 – JANUARY 2020

Main focus 2019/20: RITUALS

In 2019/20 the main focus on the theme of Rituals in photography, video and installation is represented in four exhibitions (September, December 2019 / March, June 2020).
Everyone has rituals. Everybody needs rituals. Rituals consist of a fixed sequence of actions; they permeate all areas of life, are usually determined by social conventions and rules and practiced in the most diverse social contexts. Today, in a very general sense, they also point to complex symbolic acts. Ritual action takes place in all areas of family, group and society. The ritual can make dealing with the world easier by providing routinely repeated procedures according to fixed rules. Ritual actions are symbolic, i.e. they express something about the values of society, about social roles or individual states. In addition, rituals make it possible to deal with fundamental questions of human existence, such as the need for interpersonal relationships, the pursuit of security and order, the knowledge of one's own mortality.



JAN./FEB.      
BILDER 310
THE STARS LOOK SO DIFFERENT TONIGHT  
ANTHONY CARR (UK), NIKOLAUS GANSTERER (AT), WILLIAM MOKRYNSKI (CA/UK),
ANDREAS MÜLLER (AT), ANJA NOWAK (DE/AT), SHEUNG YIU (HK)
Opening:   28. 01. 2019             
Duration:   29. 01. – 02.03. 2019


MARCH/APRIL     
BILDER 311
SOLO X – OLENA NEWKRYTA (AT)   
if it all seems too abstract, let me provide a literally embodied image
In the context of FOTO WIEN 2019
Opening:  11. 03. 2019               
Duration:  12. 03. – 13. 04. 2019
Accompanying program I: Focus on the Ukraine – lectures and screenings,
Igor Manko and Kateryna Radchenko, Saturday, 23 March, 5 p.m.
Accompanying program II: Artist Talk, Wednesday, 3 April, 7 p.m.


APRIL/MAY   
BILDER 312 
ABSENT     
JUDITH HUEMER (AT), HERMES PAYRHUBER (AT/US), 
ELIZAVETA PODGORNAIA (RU/AT), HESSAM SAMAVATIAN (IR/AT),
OZAN TURKKAN (TK/AT), SOPHIA UCKMANN (DE/AT), PATRICK WINKLER (AT)
Opening:  24. 04. 2019               
Duration:   25. 04. – 25. 05. 2019


JUNE/JULIY    
BILDER 313 
NEXT (working title) 
Group exhibition with students of Austrian Art Universities
Opening:  03. 06. 2019                
Duration:   04. 06. – 06. 07. 2019

SEPTEMBER    
BILDER 314
Main focus: RITUALS I   
International group exhibition
Opening:  02. 09. 2019                
Duration:   03. 09. – 05. 10. 2019


OCT./NOV.      
BILDER 315
WERKSCHAU XXIV - MICHAELA MOSCOUW (AT)
Opening:   14. 10. 2019              
Duration:   15. 10. – 16. 11. 2019       
Accompanying program: Artist Talk

   

DEC./JAN.   
BILDER 316
Main focus: RITUALS II   
International group exhibition
Opening:   25. 11. 2019                          
Duration:   26. 11. 2019 – 18.1. 2020