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Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Treitlstraße 2, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Camille Henrot: If Wishes Were Horses

Camille Henrot: If Wishes Were Horses, installation view at Kunsthalle Wien, 2017.

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

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Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Viennassion

Angelika Loderer

Angelika Loderer, installation view, Secession 2017, Photo: Matthias Bildstein

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.

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The Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Avery Singer: Sailor

Avery Singer: Sailor, installation view at Secession, 2016.

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.

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Kevin Space, Sperrgasse 6, 1150 Vienna

KOSMO

KOSMO, exhibition view, Antoine Renard, Untitled (2840178_Terror Mum) / Jeremy Shaw, Unseen Potential (Yopo Anadenanthera Peregrina), Kevin Space 2016, Photo: Georg Petermichl

Testing out, stripping down and reconstructing belief systems with ancient and contemporary mysticism, evolves a variety of subject positions. How can we imagine a point of view that is beyond what we conceive as “self” and “other”?

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Association of Visual Artists, Vienna Secession, Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Oliver Laric: Photoplastik

Photoplastik, Installation View

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.

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Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1,1070 Vienna, Austria

The Promise of Total Automation

The Promise of Total Automation, Installation View

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.

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Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna, Austria

Political Populism

Political Populism, Installation View

'Political Populism' is the extremely populist title for an exhibition which aims to critically question this phenomenon through artistic means. The exhibition is not designed to present a picture of the cultural and historical development of populist tendencies but instead gathers over twenty international artists’ works and showcases them according to diverse topics.

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Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz: LOVING, REPEATING

Toxic, Performance: Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Werner Hirsch

As part of Future Light - the visual art element of the Vienna Biennale 2015 - Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz present an atmospheric time-reflective installation, made up of sculpture and video-based works.

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Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna, Austria

Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil

Installation view: Gareth Long, Kidnappers Foil, Kunsthalle Wien 2014, Photo: Stephan Wyckoff

Kidnappers Foil is both the title of an exhibition by artist Gareth Long and the title of more than 200 films by American filmmaker Melton Barker. From the mid-1930s into the early 1970s Barker ventured around the USA making the same film over and over. Most prints of these films no longer exist, but around fourteen have been preserved and Gareth Long will assemble and screen them for the first time since the films were made at Kunsthalle Wien.

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Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

New Ways of Doing Nothing

Bartleby le scribe brickbat

New Ways of Doing Nothing devotes itself to a form of artistic production that opposes activity, doing and manufacturing. It instead gives an affirmative slant to forms of doing nothing.

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