supervision and guidance by Anamarija Batista
Is This Intimacy? is an experimental exhibition showcasing the work of
eleven artists, curated and produced by six international curators. Responding to the subject of ‘intimacy in the era of global
connections,’ the exhibition presents a collage of ideas and investigates the tensions in situating and searching for intimacy
today, its challenges and triumphs. Taking inspiration from the 2018 ‘Is this a pigeon?’ meme, which has become a saturated
illustration conveying enigmas of confusion, the title contextualizes the chosen field of reference.
be understood as not only the closeness to other(s) or the self but also to places, things, and space. An important focus
present in several exhibited artworks is technology and how, through digitalization, it seeps into our daily lives blurring
the boundaries between virtual/real, organic/inorganic, human/nonhuman, as we are desperately seeking to connect.
by Alfredo Ledesma Quintana, Anna Lerchbaumer, Anne-Clara Stahl, Bernadette Anzengruber, Darja Shatalova, Eva Rybářová,
Laura Stoll, Maximiliane Leni Armann, Mona Radziabari, Paula Flores, and Veronika Abigail Beringer
explore how we
produce, seek, or avoid intimacy through language, flows of affect, communicational modes, capital, love, heritage, and technology.
How do we form intimate moments with ourselves and others? How do we create distance or intimacy with our personal histories,
and how do we create new intimate publics in an environment dominated by affective capital and ‘successful’ images of public
As a prelude to the exhibition, a performance "Rapport (2019)" by Laura Stoll
on the 19th of October, at Villa Schapira.Curatorial Walk-through and Artist Talk with Bernadette Anzengruber
is scheduled for Saturday, the 26th of October, at 12 h, at KRINZINGER PROJEKTE.
The exhibition is accompanied
by a 24-page catalog
available at Is This Intimacy?
the Curators’ Agenda: Vienna 2019 program are the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Ukrainian Institute and KRINZINGER
PROJEKTE and it is supported by the City of Vienna.
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Thursday, 24 October, 19 h
On view: 25 October — 2 November 2019
Working hours: Wed - Fri 15
- 19 h / Sa 11 - 14 h