Magic Circle

22 Mar 2018 – 15 May 2018

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Tuesday–Friday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Kunstraum Niederoesterreich

Wien, Austria


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Pentagram, witch talon, black cat. The Kunstraum Niederoesterreich won’t quite become the Blocksberg, but it will create space for an always topical figure: the witch.


In the group-exhibition “Magic Circle” curators Katharina Brandl and Daniela Brugger convene contemporary and historical positions related to the witch in queer-feminist cultural production. Power, knowledge, and identity are thematic fields explored in this exhibition. The history and present of female appropriation of power and magical practices play a central role. An exhibition about the social backgrounds of witch trials, nail art, magic spells, witch courses, fortune-tellers, and their queer-feminist power.

Artists: Johanna Braun (AT), Veronika Burger (AT), Veronika Eberhart (AT), Karin Ferrari (IT/AT), Roxanne Jackson (US), Robin J. Kang (US), Ariane Koch (CH) and Sarina Scheidegger (CH), Chantal Küng (CH) und Mara Züst (CH), Katja Lell (RU/DE) and Laura Nitsch (DE/AT), Tabita Rezaire (FR), Suzanne Treister (UK)


Curators Tour:

FRI 23 03 2018, 1:30 pm, WED 09 05 2018, 6:00 pm

Magic Gathering:

 FRI 13 04 2018 2:00–5:00 pm
Performance-Workshop “Le streghe son tornate or Activating the Archive” with Chantal Küng and Mara Züst

5:30–6:30 pm Curators Tour

7:00 pm Lecture by Ruth Noack (art historian and exhibition organiser)


TUE 15 05 201

6:00 pm Curators Tour

7:00 pm Lecture by Ulrike Rosenbach (media artist)

 DJ set with Therese Terror and Alexandra Von Doom

Curators:                   Katharina Brandl (AT), Daniela Brugger (CH)


Daniela Brugger

Katharina Brandl


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