A cooperation between the University of Applied Arts
Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, and the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts in the framework of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2019.
Guided tour of the exhibition “Hysterical Mining” at Kunsthalle Wien MQ followed by an excursion to
the opening of “Pattern Recognition” at the Kunstfabrik Groß Siegharts.
Guided tour “Hysterical Mining”:
Bus departure from Museumsquartier, Vienna: 4:30 pm
Exhibition opening “Pattern Recognition”: 7:00 pm, return:
ca. 9:30 pm to Museumsquartier
Registration required (limited seats)
How is the current debate about gender equality reflected in the choice of artistic techniques, materials,
and production methods? The exhibition takes a closer look at patterns as a characteristic of textiles. Beyond their role
in the design process, they are also analysed and explored in their psychological aspects, as a behaviour pattern, and in
their function as an information carrier.
The pattern itself becomes a material, a signifier that speaks
of the situation of female and male artists today. In their recent works exhibited at the Kunstfabrik gallery the artists
address challenges related to gender equality, which they are confronted with on both a social and personal level.
Over the course of a semester, students of the University of Applied Arts Vienna (TransArts – Transdisciplinary Art Department)
also explored historical and contemporary forms of textile art production. Technology and industry, architecture and language
clearly reveal their inherent references to textiles. The exhibition will showcase the students’ new ideas and artistic approaches
in this context.
The objective is to generate a reflective impression that also points to future scenarios.
With its ambivalent connections to industrial, technological, intimate, traditional, and physical realms, textile craftsmanship
offers an ideal context for such a discourse. This is also conveyed through the site of the exhibition: the Kunstfabrik –
a former ribbon weaving factory, which is now complemented with a historical textile museum – is a fitting platform for investigations
into artistic production processes in terms of gender-specific affinities in the application of technologies.
Participating artists: Elena Apollonio, Oscar Cueto, Judith Fegerl, Lisa Großkopf, Kurt Hofstetter, Kaja Joo, Jakob
Kirchweger, Luzie Kork, Marlene Lahmer, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Julian Palacz, Laura Schlagintweit, Veronika Schubert, Kathrin
Stumreich, Kai Trausenegger
Concept: Judith Fegerlwww.transarts.athttp://www.galerien-thayaland.at/kunstfabrik/http://www.viennabiennale.orghttp://kunsthallewien.at