The British-American artist Henry Hudson is known for his ‘Jungles': a colourful collection of plasticine works that have been exhibited around the world. And while he has an upcoming exhibition in India showcasing exactly that, he’s also venturing outside of his comfort zone. Recently, he has been exploring other mediums; ceramics, oil and iPad paintings, some of which will be on display at another exhibition in Vienna this fall. I joined Hudson at his East London studio to discuss what he’s been up to during lockdown and the pandemic-inspired works that are currently in progress. Interview by Shelby Wilder
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Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien, Austria
Placed in the pavilion designed by Karl Schwanzer, Monica Bonvicini takes over the impressive open-plan ground floor of the Belvedere 21. Bonvicini’s pieces redirect the viewer’s experience towards a performative space that welcomes the outside world, touching on questions of politics and society. Using institutional ways of conditioning her subject, the artist highlights the impact of societal structures. Through her work, Bonvicini reflects on the relationships between this space and the viewer. Review by Alexandra Gamrot
Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Wien, Austria
Endeavouring to create yet another enhancing experience, the Austrian artist Philipp Timischl, in his exhibition ‘Artworks for all Age Groups’ at the Secession Wien, addresses questions of belonging, roots and queerness. Review by Alexandra Gamrot
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna
Florian Hecker uses synthetic sounds and the listener’s auditory process to create acoustic spaces of experience. His computer-generated compositions dramatize psychoacoustics as well as objective-physical stimuli and their individual, psychic and physical impacts.
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Before entering Camille Henrot’s solo exhibition ‘If Wishes Were Horses,’ the viewer is required to remove their shoes. While this serves the practical function of not damaging the floor, it is also an intimate gesture with associations of religious worship, the comfort of being at home, privacy, or even sensuality. Review by Deborah Krieger
Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Viennassion
Angelika Loderer's new sculptural works call conceptions of value in to question. Here, simple and commonplace forms are enhanced with precious materials, bearing witness to the ambivalence of perishability and meaning.
The Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria
The Secession presents the work of the young American painter Avery Singer, whose innovative art effortlessly integrates references to art history and contemporaneity with an exploration of the underpinnings and mechanisms of digital media.
Kunsthalle Wien GmbH, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
In 2016, the Kunsthalle Wien Prize jury decided in favour of Margit Busch and Andrej Polukord, two artists who clearly demonstrate a conceptual and aesthetic autonomy.
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
This exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien brings together Nathalie Du Pasquier’s paintings and patterns, sculptures and designs, constructions, carpets, and ceramics.
Association of Visual Artists, Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Oliver Laric's exhibition 'Photoplastik' transforms the Secession's main hall into a sculpture display, juxtaposing glyptotheques and plaster-cast collections alongside objects drawn from popular culture and the natural sciences and 3D printing techniques.
Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1,1070 Vienna, Austria
These days, machines and devices have their own means and ways to process information. They communicate with one another and with their environment without a human agent. This autonomy as well as the disappearance of their technologically defined appearance moves them into the vicinity of ritual artefact bearing their own meaning, and – whether people intended them to or not – seem to live a life of their own.