2 November 2019 - 1 February 2020
"THE EXTENDED MIND"
'The Extended Mind' proposes that our cognition – that is our mind, thoughts, reasoning, perception, imagination, intelligence, emotion and experience – does not just take place within our brains. It also takes place through our bodies and the broader world and enabled by all the tools, technologies, institutions, materials and techniques we might use to orientate our understanding of where we are in the world. From shadow puppetry of extinct animals, to videos exploring the impact of electromagnetic waves on our thoughts and cultures, to robots that learn through contact and the idea that digital technology is driving us towards a new collective sense of self, 'The Extended Mind' is set across a diverse series of journeys to other real and imagined places. With work by Gianfranco Baruchello, Marcus Coates, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Joseph Grigely, Agnieszka Kurant & John Menick, Myriam Lefkowitz, Daria Martin, William McKeown, Goro Murayama, Angelo Plessas, Magali Reus. Curated by Miranda Anderson, Tessa Giblin and James Clegg at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, in Scotland.
27 October 2019 - 01 March 2020
"MADE IN MARL"
Over the past eight years, numerous artists were invited to exhibit at the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany and have created new works specifically for the occasion. The results include video works, sculptures, and photographs that reveal an intensive artistic preoccupation with the manifold aspects of urban life in Marl, its history and architecture, its art and its residents.
24 October - December 2019
"NIKOLAUS GANSTERER: TRACING (IN)TANGIBLES"
Opening of the soloshow "tracing (in)tangibles" by Nikolaus Gansterer at Galerie Crone, Vienna, Austria.
25 October - 17 November 2019
"CROSS-SECTIONS at EXLAB"
Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finnland hosts an extensive exhibition of the CrossSections project with 19 participating international artists.The festive opening is taking place at Ex Lab on 25th of Oct. CrossSections is designed as an interdisciplinary platform for explorations into artistic research and education through dialogue and production. The project employs an open format to reflect upon “process” with the intent to articulate critical reactions to the political, economic, and social disturbances facing us today. Participating artists include Heba Y. Amin, Nisrine Boukhari, Benji Boyadgian, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Inma Herrera, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Ebru Kurbak, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Egle Oddo, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow and Timo Tuhkanen. Curated by Basak Senova.
2 - 15 October, 2019
"CROSS-SECTIONS at KONSTFACK"
Konstfack Art University in Stockholm, Sweden hosts an extensive exhibition of the CrossSections project with 19 participating international artists.The festive opening is taking place at Konstfack Vita Havet space on 2nd of Oct at 18:00. CrossSections is designed as an interdisciplinary platform for explorations into artistic research and education through dialogue and production. The project employs an open format to reflect upon “process” with the intent to articulate critical reactions to the political, economic, and social disturbances facing us today. Participating artists include Heba Y. Amin, Nisrine Boukhari, Benji Boyadgian, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Inma Herrera, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Ebru Kurbak, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Egle Oddo, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow and Timo Tuhkanen. Curated by Basak Senova.
28 September 2019, 19:00
"BLACKMARKET FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE AND NON-KNOWLEDGE / SCHWARZMARKT FÜR NÜTZLICHES WISSEN UND NICHT-WISSEN"
The Berlin Mobile Academy is celebrating 100 years of “Red Vienna” with a supra-temporal topology in the grand hall of Vienna’s Rathaus. The audience is invited to engage in one-on-one talks with over 100 Viennese experts and praxeologists: the political economist, the residential historian and the Mars station architect, the former tax official, the expert on kineticism, the smart city manager and the activist for the homeless, the grandson of a resistance fighter, the science fiction author and a banana wine producer from the Gemeindebau. On one evening, in the rush of simultaneity, the history, present and future of Vienna will be retold and reinvented in 252 dialogues.
Artist and performer, Nikolaus Gansterer will accompany and translate three selected dialogues with a live Translecture performance. A project by Mobile Akademie Berlin (Hannah Hurtzig, Marian Kaiser and team) in collaboration with Wiener Festwochen. Please see detailed programme with all invited dialogue partners. Admission free at the Festsaal of Wiener Rathaus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, Vienna, Austria.
26 - 29 September, 2019
"ART FAIR VIENNA CONTEMPORARY"
21 September 2019 - 02 February 2020
"LA BONNE ÉDUCATION: REGARDS CONTEMPORAINS SUR L'ÉCOLE"
Opening of the extensive group show on 20th September, at 18:30 at Musée national de l'Education, FRAC Normandie-Rouen, France.
With works amongst others by Alice Anderson, Pierre Ardouvin, Ivan Bafoil, Gilles Barbier, Silvia Bächli, Glenn Baxter, Stéphane Bérard, Bertran Berrenger, Raphaël Bocanfuso, Christian Boltanski, Robert Breer, Denis Briand, David Bunn, James Lee Byars, Laurence Cathala, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Nicolas Chardon, Claude Closky, Gérard Collin-Thiébaut, Tony Cragg, Nicolas Darrot, Tacita Dean, Guillaume Dégé, Rodolphe Delauny, Jeremy Deller, Jan Dibbets, Mark Dion, Julien Discrit, Céline Duval, Noël Dolla, Sophie Dubosc, Eric Duyckaerts, Marcel Dzame, Uta Eisenreich, Véronique Ellena, Cevdet Erek, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Nicolas Floc'h, Aurélien Froment, Nikolaus Gansterer, Marco Godinho, Philippe Gronon, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Claudia Hart, Bernard Heidsieck, Thomas Huber, Gareth Jones, Sanna Kannisto, Barbara Kruger, Jean-Benoît Lallemant, Guy Lemonnier, David Liaudet, Gilles Mahé, Bevis Martin & Charlie Youle, Annette Messager, Wesley Meuris, Nicolas Milhé, Claire Morel, John Morgan, Simon Morris, Gianni Motti, Hans Schabus, Dorothée Selz, David Shrigley, Batia Suter, Eva Taulois, Nicolas Thurston. Curated by Véronique Souben.
13 September - 19 October 2019
"WHILE I KISS THE SKY"
When Jimi Hendrix released Purple Haze in 1967, he did not intend to issue a pop-environmentalist manifesto – yet this was precisely how the song was read by the Hungarian-American artist György Kepes. In the 1969 essay 'Art and Ecological Consciousness', the director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies interpreted the refrain of Hendrix’s hit record – “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” – as an expression of “hopes of the richer, expanded world” and anger at humankind’s “short-sighted selfishness”. Testifying to the first cosmic journeys, advance of first network media and birth of planetary capitalism, Kepes insisted that the closed circuits of information flows and economic exchange on the Earth must be re-imagined as if experienced from the outside. It was artists like Jimi Hendrix that Kepes saw fit for the task of dissociating the modern human’s self-centered perception of the world – trying to see it from within and beyond at once; staying engaged in the human affairs while acknowledging the existence of the temporalities, spaces and agencies that surpass the “here and now” of modernity. In works of many contemporary artists, the impending ecological catastrophe and globally relevant social issues are framed within a posthuman, planetary perspective.
The exhibition 'While I Kiss the Sky' traces the dissociative aesthetics’ development throughout the last century. With work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Alicja Kwade, Natalia LL, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Katja Novitskova, Otto Piene, Sung Tieu & Debora Delmar, Guan Xiao. On the 12th of September 2019, at 6 pm festive opening of the group exhibition at Galerie Gabriele Senn in Vienna, Austria in the framework of "curated by festival". Curated by Goschka Gawlik & Arkadiusz Półtorak.
9 September 2019, 19:00
"CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION: Drawing Between the Lines of Con-notation"
Presentation by Nikolaus Gansterer at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Based on images, materials and examples of his work Nikolaus Gansterer will introduce into his ongoing practice of notation and practices of translation. Gansterer understands the processes of thinking and drawing as analogous. He is thus concerned with the fundamental question of how to translate processes of thought, and explores how the act of drawing can become a tool of communication. In the course of the presentation Gansterer wishes to go in dialogue with the audience. In order to approach the materiality of perception Gansterer applies a unique performative grammar, in which the artist’s flow of observations in relation to his environment manifest as captivating live drawings, diagrams and arrangements. He questions how these situative constructions of meaning could be expanded towards a radical autopoiesis or even sympoiesis: where a line of thought becomes a line on paper, turns into a line in space, and then again a line articulated with the whole body or transforms into an expanded object.
RECENT & ONGOING:
23 August - 10 November 2019
"ECOCINEMA / ÖKOKINO"
In this moment of planetary crisis, how can we mobilize a joyful, responsive way of interacting with the planet? How can we engender non-anthropocentric ecologics where we no longer think in terms of personal rights or fair exchange but rather of mutual care and empathy, in order to contribute to the benefit of all beings? Would it be possible to move on (while at the same time going back) to concepts that might guide us to act kindly towards and in resonance with planetary needs? What if we were to think of ourselves as in a continuum with the non-human and non-animal, in an affirmative, perhaps even libidinal, relation? Could we free ourselves from the idea that we must renounce something and instead experience the pleasure of living in affinity with others – plants, animals and minerals alike? The ecocinema features moving image essays and propositions that sketch out the passionate entanglements of an ecoconspiracy. With contributions by Marwa Arsanios, John Chester, Adam Curtis, Greta Gaard, Nikolaus Gansterer & Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Jay L. McMullen / Rachel Carson, Rosalind Nashashibi, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Lucia Steinwender, Fabrizio Terranova / Donna Haraway, Greta Thunberg and Kjersti Vetterstad. Festive opening of Ecocinema at Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, in Innsbruck, Austria on 22 August 2019, at 19:00. Curated by Nina Tabassomi.
28 June - 28 July 2019
"UNDERSTANDING - ART & RESEARCH"
The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents exemplary approaches to its artistic research under the title UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH, it is about understanding as the very creative impulse. Through examples from research and teaching, science and art the transformation of society can be viewed, examined, sensed, discussed and experienced. Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch and Barbara Putz-Plecko. Festive opening of the show at MAK - Museum for Applied Arts Vienna, Austria on 27th of June 2019, at 19:00. A collateral Project of the Vienna Biennale for Change 2019.
5 - 27 June 2019
The exhibition and a workshop, “Fragile Narratives” addresses the distrust of contemporary art towards classical forms of narration on several layers, while at the same time inviting to reflect on the problems of a term that is currently very popular in political language. Not only are the works interpreted as fragile narratives, but curating itself is also addressed as a fragile narrative that is not determined by the works of the exhibition. In this way, different classifications of the topics are examined, which overlap or even contradict each other. With work by Katarina Burin, Nikolaus Gansterer, Benjamin Hugard, Dejan Kaludjerović, Michèle Pagel, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Tom Schmelzer, Nita Tandon. Opening of the exhibition & artist talk at Memphis - Art Space, in Linz, Austria on the 4th of June 2019 at 19:00. Curated by Klaus Speidel.
"NEW PUBLICATION: JOURNAL OF ARTISTIC RESEARCH"
The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities. JAR18 includes the following contributors: Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil-Moebius and Simona Koch, Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters. Take a look at JAR18 and read the full editorial.
25 May - 10 June 2019
"MODELL UND RUINE"
The Werkleitz Festival 2019, in Dessau, Germany takes an in-depth look at the legacy of Bauhaus from the perspective of contemporary productions, as inspired by the interrelated tensions between the concepts of model and ruin. Criticism of Bauhaus is legion. And yet we continue to utilize the elements of Bauhaus that are still relevant. Time is the central theme for Nikolaus Gansterers works for the festival. His new works take up the idea that modernity marked the beginning of a new linear notion of time that was open to the past and future but that older notions of time continued to exist in parallel to this new one. By means of subtle, ephemeral interventions in the park, the artist explores potential forms of representation for these different concepts of time.
On the occasion of the Bauhaus Centenary these artists have been invited to develop new commissioned work: Haseeb Ahmed , Rosa Barba, Aram Bartholl, Michael Beutler, Haris Epaminonda, Holmer Feldmann, Angela Ferreira, Nikolaus Gansterer, Christoph Girardet, Cornelius Grau, Romain Loeser, Andrea Pichl, Magdalena Rude. Curated by Alexander Klose und Daniel Herrmann.
8 May - 28 August 2019
"THROUGH PHENOMENA THEMSELVES: CONTINGENT AGENCIES" at Research Pavilion, Venice Biennial.
Each situation is endowed with a specific atmosphere: a significant but non-objectified, unstable and enveloping presence. Contingent Agencies is an artistic research project by Nikolaus Gansterer and Alex Arteaga and invited guests to collaboratively inquire into the agencies that enable the emergence of this kind of presences. This project aims at developing practices of notation and reflection that allow to understand these agencies and their relationships. The artefacts generated by these practices will be on display at the Research Pavilion until August 28th, 2019.
On Friday, May 10th from 5 to 6 pm and on Monday, May 13th from 5 to 6 pm, we will do a public presentation about the project discussing new artefacts and a screening of recent related work including the essay film Reflecting Relational Traces done in collaboration with Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Martin Siewert.
Contingent Agencies is a 4 year project funded by the Program for Arts-based Research (PEEK) and will be initiated at the Research Pavilion, in the framework of the research cell Through Phenomena themselves: a framework for the inquiry into artistic and phenomenological research practices, organized by Alex Arteaga. The Research Pavilion can be visited at Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo Giudecca, 621, 30133 Venice, Italy. Open every day 10:00 - 18:00, except Tuesday it is closed.
Festive Opening on Wednesday, May 8th from 17:30 with live music.
25 - 28 April 2019
Gallery Marie-Laure Fleisch presents new work by Christine Ödlund, Are Blytt, Alice Cattaneo, Patrick Carpentier, Nikolaus Gansterer,Nika Neelova, Christine Ödlund, Giuseppe Stampone at Art Brussels, Booth A11.
6 -27 April 2019
"UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH"
The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents 15 different examples of innovative artistic research projects for the first time at the Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, US. In cooperation with the the UCLA Art Sci center exemplary research approaches will be on display which are all challenging the established perspective of research. Amongst others the interdisciplinary research project "Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line" by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will be presented too. The exhibition is about understanding possibilities of research of and through art in new ways, about understanding as the very driving force of inquiry, artistic and scientific activity. Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch and Barbara Putz-Plecko.
28 March 2019, 15:00
"DRAWING MATTERS OTHER OTHERS"
A solo performance by Nikolaus Gansterer at Drawing Now Fair, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France. Nikolaus Gansterer explores thought, history and knowledge through diagrams, the body's language, memory, and uncompromised materials that expand drawing to the territory of story-telling and reflexion. Mid-way between a conference, a digression and a lecture, his performances enhance the power of association and schematic dreaming. Curated by Joana P. R. Neves.
22 March 2019, 11:15
"SCORING AESTHETIC ENCOUNTERS"
The artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures by Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil will present the research catalogue exposition “Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters" at the 10th SAR conference at ZHdK - Zurich University of the Arts.
21 March - 15 June 2019, opening 17:00 - 21:00
") ( ) DRAWING AS THINKING IN ACTION"
Nikolaus Gansterer, solo show, at Drawing Lab Paris, France.
In his artistic and performative practice, Nikolaus Gansterer applies an expanded and open notion of drawing based on his understanding of thinking and drawing being analogous processes. He is thus concerned with the fundamental question of how to translate and visualise thought processes, both conscious and subconscious. Presenting several new and on-site works next to existing ones, Gansterer's innovative methods such as ad hoc notations, self-reporting, or space-body diagrams are explored and together cast a fresh light on drawing, namely as a tool for thinking in action. During the process of developing and installing the new work for his solo exhibition Nikolaus Gansterer will be artist in residence at Cité Internationale des Arts. Curated by Jeanette Pacher.
7 March - 10 June 2019
"SHARJAH BIENNIAL 14" - Leaving the Echo Chamber in Sharjah, United Arabian Emirates. The Sympoiesis Observatory is a large scale site specific project at an abandoned Ice Factory in Kalba village, in collaboration with Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Martin Siewert. Curated by Claire Tancons.
29 January - 02 March 2019
"THE STARS LOOK SO DIFFERENT TONIGHT"
Groupshow at Fotogalerie, Vienna, Austria with contributions by Anthony Carr, Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with Emma Cocker, William Mokrynski, Andreas Müller, Anja Nowak, Sheung Yiu.
7 December 2018, 17:30
"NIKOLAUS GANSTERER - ARTIST TALK"
After a day of studio visits at the Jan van Eyck Academie Nikolaus Gansterer will give an introduction to his ongoing practices of line- and trace-making, his understanding of the notion of expanded drawing and present his recent projects and publications on the links between drawing, thinking and action. Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Free admission.
5 - 9 December 2018
"LE BOUC DIVIN"
Le Bouc Divin is a cross-reading of Jannis Skarimbas' novel The Divine Goat (1933) and the bizarre biotope behind WIELS' premises.
The Dionysian character of the book, a pervert, a seducer, or simply a bearer of life, Skarimbas' anti-hero becomes a vehicle for many sociological and political parallelisms. Eugenics, totalitarianism, bio-politics and the eternally enigmatic nature of human relationships all fall under the scope of the text. Due to the fact that the book has never been translated into English, artist Yiannis Papadopoulos shared the story aurally with his fellow residents, and through his selective translation they read and misread the novel, offering back a gesture to the WIELS Project Room as a joint act, where individual practices mingle and ask uncomfortable questions.
With contributions by Hiba Farhat, Nikolaus Gansterer, Oier Iruretagoiena
, Marlie Mul, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Markus von Platen, Jaanus Samma, Ula Sickle. Performative opening on the 5h of December, 18:00. Free admission.
29 November 2018, 20:30
"KASKlezing: NIKOLAUS GANSTERER - HOW TO DO THINGS WITH LINES?"
Nikolaus Gansterer will give an introduction to his ongoing practices of line- and trace-making, his understanding of the notion of expanded drawing and present his recent projects and publications on the links between drawing, thinking and action. At KASK, Campus Bijloke, Cirque, Louis Pasteurlaan 2, Gent, Belgium. Admission free!
19 November - 30 November 2018
"UNDERSTANDING – ART & RESEARCH"
The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents 15 different examples of innovative artistic research projects for the first time at ADM Gallery (81 Nanyang Drive) in Singapore. In cooperation with the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTO) exemplary research approaches will be on display which are all challenging the established perspective of research. Amongst others the interdisciplinary research project "Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line" by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will be presented too. The exhibition is about understanding possibilities of research of and through art in new ways, about understanding as the very driving force of inquiry, artistic and scientific activity. Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch and Barbara Putz-Plecko.
18 November 2018, 18:00
"WURZEL + WERK"
Part of the 20 year anniversary of The Vegetable Orchestra this unique ensemble will leave the safety net of the orchestral collective and take turns in performing excerpts from their solo or chamber projects. The core sections of the orchestra will for the first time lay bare their roots and display the complex web of the different artistic aesthetics that has made this orchestra so utterly unique during the 20 years of its existence. What they all have in common is the quest to test and exceed limits, the willingness to leave safe artistic terrain behind them and search out new artistic experience, even if it ends in failure, but all the more so, if it leads to growth. With contributions amongst others by the Institute for Transacoustic Research,zb, moestroem, Ulrich Troyer, Jürgen Berlakovich, Jörg Piringer. In the framework of Festival Wien Modern, Semperdepot, Vienna.
15 November 2018, 19:30
"AUTODUETT- PARADOXIE ALS STRATEGIE DER RESILIENZ" (Autoduet - Paradox as a Strategy of Resilience)
In contrast to psychological self-reflexivity in which short productive episodes of concrete cognitive problem solving are precisely recorded, artistic self reflexivity focuses on those phases in which a person prepares and makes possible these productive episodes. Nikolaus Gansterer, artistic researcher and researcher artist has been working on the latter and responds in real time during the performance AUTODUETT to the introspection exercises of the writer Thomas Raab who in turn responds in his lecture. If the experiment works then there will be a kind of empathic exchange of epistemologies if not then they will remain in their own worlds. The new performance AUTODUETT by artist Nikolaus Gansterer and writer Thomas Raab will take place at Künstlerhaus Wien in the framework of Funkenflug 11 curated by Maria Holter.
8 November 2018 - 31 March 2019
"MAC INTERNATIONAL ART AWARD 2018"
The MAC - Metropolitan Art Centre Belfast is pleased to announce the 13 artists shortlisted for the MAC International 2018: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Ali Cherri, Larissa Fassler, Nikolaus Gansterer, Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi & Simone Trabucchi), Ronan McCrea, Aisling O’Beirn, Vesna Pavlović, Renata Poljak, Larissa Sansour, Özge Topçu. MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC in Belfast. The MAC International 2018 Prize of 20,000 GBP was awarded to the artist Nikolaus Gansterer.
27 October 2018, 16:00
“THINKING THROUGH PRACTICES”
A presentation through practices of two books written through practices, as a framework to reflect collectively on the role of publishing in the context of artistic research. Although very different in form, the writing processes articulate practice and thought as two naturally and necessarily interwoven things. We invite to a moment where some of the practices through which these books are existing now will be performed and made present as ways of thinking. The two publications "Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line", Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker, Mariella Greil (eds.), DeGruyter, Berlin, 2017 and "Thinking Conditioning through Practice", Alex Arteaga and Heike Langsdorf (eds.) APE, Ghent, 2018 serve as platform for three performances in different media followed by a open discussion with the audience: Alex Arteaga & Nikolaus Gansterer: acousmatic translecture; Julien Bruneau: excerpt of the performance some crosscuts of some of our improbable bodies, with Anouk Llaurens and Sonia Si Ahmed; Miriam Rohde, Laetitia Gendre & Heike Langsdorf: From where we are (becoming a spatial participant); Kristof Van Baarle sends a series of postcards spelling a couple of questions and thoughts on the two books stimulating a conversation between contributors and audience. The event takes place at WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. Free admission.
13 October 2018 - 10 February 2019
"VOLATILE DREAMS - Art of the World’s Fair"
Parallel at two venues – in the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and in the Marta Herford Museum, Germany – this exhibition is devoted to the fascinating history of the Expo. In dialogue with contemporary artists, the “best expo in the world” places themes at the centre which are just as controversial as they were over a hundred years ago. The first world fair opened in 1851 in the legendary Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park. Since then it has developed to become a historic spectacle centring on national achievements, visions and ideologies. The arts also always played an important role in these massive events which still take place today in ever more extravagant form. Artists and their works appear equally as ambassadors and propagandists, as free-spirited actors and instrumentalized representatives of their nations. With powerful imagery and in a dense atmosphere, this double exhibition will resurrect five sample expos simultaneously with the Kunstmuseum Ahlen. Contemporary artists place the absorbing themes in contemporary contexts and pose questions as to the function of art in society. With artistic contributions a.o. by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Tim Berresheim, Robert Breer, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Robert Delaunay, E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), Angela Fette, Nikolaus Gansterer, Konsortium (Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch), Hugo Kükelhaus, Heinz Mack, Katja Novitskova, Otto Piene, Yvonne Roeb, Rob Voerman. Curated by Friederike Fast in cooperation with Thomas Schriefers.
4 October 2018, 19:00
"CONCERNING MATTERS AND TRUTHS"
Today, changed political providences are a challenge to postcolonial and poststructuralist theory. Much of what had long been the target of emancipatory, left-wing critique is now also being co-opted by nationalist-authoritarian movements; thus not only the political left, but also right-wing populists criticize neoliberalism, capitalism, and globalization and employ key concepts of French Theory, like deconstruction and simulation, to consolidate their power. Against this background, cultural scholars ask how they can defend the achievements of poststructuralism and its questioning of hegemonic truths.
In correlation with the keynote lecture by political theorist Chantal Mouffe on Agonistic Democracy and Left Populism artist Nikolaus Gansterer will do a live Translecture performance. Further contributions Eyal Weizman, Omer Fast, Helmuth Lethen. An event (4 - 6 Oct) at HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin organised by the Graduiertenkolleg "Das Reale in der Kultur der Moderne" under the direction of Albrecht Koschorke in cooperation with Karin Harrasser. Free admission.
27 September - 15 December 2018
"A FIST OF PURE EMOTION"
On Tuesday, 25 September 25, 2018, 19:00 opening of Gallery Crone Side - a new temporary project space for contemporary art at the former airport Tempelhof, Tempelhofer Damm 2, 12101 Berlin. Featured artist: Emmanuel Bornstein, Carola Dertnig, Nikolaus Gansterer, Monika Grzymala, Tobias Hoffknecht, Erez Israeli, Christine Sun Kim, Clemens Krauss, Daniel Lergon, Constantin Luser, Thomas Mader, Peter Miller, Robert Muntean, Rudolf Polanszky, Stefan Reiterer, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Markus Schinwald, Stephanie Stein, Antony Valerian, Peter Welz, Martha Wilson, Sahar Zukerman.
25 September 2018, 18:30
"SESSION 13 - PRESENTATION OF THE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY AT WIELS"
The artists in residency at WIELS - Centre for Contemprary Art Brussels this second semester will introduce themselves through a series of short presentations, in the presence of artists mentors Sylvie Eyberg, Willem Oorebeek and Simon Thompson. This evening will be the opportunity to meet Siminikiwe Buhlungu, Hiba Farhat, Nikolaus Gansterer, Oier Iruretagoiena, Marlie Mul, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Markus von Platen, Ula Sickle at the WIELS Auditorium. Free entrance!
22 September + 30 September 2018
"COOK’S NEW CLOTHES"
Assemble to critically reimagine and reconfigure the departure of James Cook’s Endeavour 250 years ago in two processional performances on the banks of the rivers Thames and Tamar. 'Cook’s New Clothes' is a collaboration between Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Kirill Burlov, Ludovica Fales, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ruby Hoette, Simon Layton, Mo’ong and Keren Ruki. These international artists invite you to join them in a series of events within a public procession carried by music, regalia, dance, drawings and spoken words.
On 22 September, 11:30 - 14:00: The gathering of returns for Tupaia (Cook's navigator) in a first procession begins in the Queen’s House at the Maritime Museum, London, SE10 9NF, after a performance lecture Stubb’s Dingo by Jessyca Hutchens and Tamara Murdock.
On 30 September, 2018. 14:30 - 16:30: Activation of the installation in a second procession at the departure place of the Endeavour at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP. The video and mixed media installation is part of The Atlantic exhibition and will be accessible till October 21st, 2018.
19 September - 20 October 2018
CrossSections_Intervals is the last and conclusive exhibition of a trilogy which started with CrossSections_Potentials and continued with CrossSections_Intensities at Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna. In this exhibition, the cumulative interdisciplinary input and data as the result of the process of the project is being transformed and translated to different kinds of narration and documentation as a set of intervals. They will serve as sources and potentials for other future implementations and articulations of the project. CrossSections is designed as an interdisciplinary platform for explorations into artistic research, dialogue, and production. The project employs an open format and curatorial model to reflect upon “process” with the intent to share and articulate diverse critical reactions and collective strategies in the context of art. Artists: Heba Y. Amin, Nisrine Boukrari, Benji Boyadgian, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Inma Herrera, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Ebru Kurbak, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Behzad K. Noori, Egle Oddo, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow, Timo Tuhkanen. Curated by Basak Senova.
15 September - 24 November 2018
"BETWEEN THE VISIBLE AND THE INVISIBLE"
The group exhibition, ‘Between the Visible and the Invisible’ at Maraya Art Centre, in Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates is featuring the works of artists Pia Sandstrom, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Chooc Ly Tan, Nikolaus Gansterer, Leah Fusco, Vladimir Nikolic and Oliver Ressler. The exhibition refers to innovative forms of artistic practice in relation to memory, time and space – a moment when nothing is certain, concrete or stable; and how artistic practice could capture this sense of being ‘in-between’. All the artwork included refers to temporality, to something that is about to happen which is not present or visible yet, to a potential to become something else. The show is organised around three thematics: Disappearance, Suspension and Becoming. ‘Disappearance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image; ‘Suspension’ expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through feelings, and ‘Becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time. Following the exhibitions’ opening, there will be a public talk with the curator Azadeh Fatehrad and the artist Nikolaus Gansterer on Wednesday 17 October in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai at 18:30, and a Curator Tour in Maraya Art Centre on Sunday 19 October at 14:00 by the curator Azadeh Fatehrad.
7 - 9 September 2018
"A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR - THE PANOPTICON EDITION, BRUSSELS"
The Panopticon, A Performance Affair’s first edition, transforms the Vanderborght Building (Schildknaapstraat, 50 rue de l’Ecuyer, Brussels) into an immersive space for three days of performances in collaboration with the Brussels Gallery Weekend. Inspired by the notion of the Panopticon and the building’s unique architecture, continuous and overlapping performance works by international artists will be presented throughout the dynamic venue. Selected by a highlevel committee APA is presenting a myriad of performances for sale by emerging and mid-career artists, such as Bruce Nauman, Philippe Parreno, Greg Finger, Alice Anderson, Elena Bajo, Sanna Helena Berger, Julien Bismuth, Anna Byskov & Lidwine Prolonge, Jeremiah Day, Lieven De Boeck, Marijke De Roover, Carole Douillard, Tim Etchells, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ariadna Guiteras, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Marc Leschelier, Emily Perry, Candida Powell-Williams, Mireia Saladrigues, Sarah & Charles, Flore Saunois, Sarah Trouche, Joris Van de Moortel, Laurence Vauthier. Free admisssion! Download full catalogue here.
7 September, 13:00 + 8 September 2018, 20:00,
"BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION FILMS at ARS ELECTRONICA 2018"
Screening of the video "Figuring Vitality", (2015) by Nikolaus Gansterer at the Best Austrian Animation film programme in the framework of Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria at Moviemento Kino. Admission free!
1 July - 31 December 2018
For a six month work period Nikolaus Gansterer is artist in residence at WIELS - Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels supported by the Austrian Arts Council researching on new modes and forms of translational processes. Upcoming presentations of the research in progress to be announced.