Exhibition

The Impossibility of Being

17 Mar 2016 – 30 Apr 2016

Event times

TUE-FRI: 1 PM - 6 PM , SAT: 11 AM - 2 PM

Cost of entry

free

Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Vienna
Wien, Austria

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The artists of the group show reflect on the ambivalence of failure and tear the idea of the infallibility of mankind asunder.

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In the face of the current political situation and the ever more obvious consequences of environmental changes, an anthropocentric worldview can be put into question. In its transience and apparent imperfection, the supposed supremacy of mankind manifests as a fatal delusion. In various – often tragicomic – ways the artists of the exhibition deal with the futility of human action, the failure of perfection, and the demarcation and permanent pursuit of optimisation. Here, the fragility of the relationship between nature and culture, the limitations of material and technological progress, and an ineffective interpersonal communication as an individual as well as a socio-political phenomenon become visible in their works. In the end, however, it also becomes apparent that accidents, mistakes, and failure are a necessity in order to be creative in the first place.

Curators

Lena Fließbach

Hannah Beck-Mannagetta

Exhibiting artists

Diana Artus

Brad Downey

Sophia Domagala

Tillman Kaiser

Anina Brisolla

Andreas Greiner

Caroline Kryzecki

Sven Johne

Janina Lange

Via Lewandowsky

Julius von Bismarck

Armin Keplinger

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