On the New

Young Scenes in Vienna

What interests young artists who live and work in Vienna? What subjects are in the air, what strategies do they use? The exhibition On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna is conceived as a stroll through local art communities.

In Vienna there is a varied and vibrant practice of art production and presentation by a new generation. In the numerous exhibition spaces and studios, currently anything seems possible. But how can an exhibition capture this diversity? On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna aims to reflect the vitality of Vienna’s art communities: artistic and curatorial formats combine to create a dynamic structure that will alter over the course of the exhibition.

On the one hand, constellations of existing and newly created work provide an insight into the practice of eighteen artists up to the age of thirty-five. On the other, twelve project spaces were invited to conceive one presentation each—without any guidelines—adding various perspectives from the city to the show. These presentations will be displayed in three spaces within the exhibition at an interval of three weeks.

The selection is obviously subjective and inevitably incomplete. And categories like ‘young’ and ‘the new’ are certainly problematic. Nevertheless, the curators relate the young Viennese art scenes, their protagonists, concerns, and attitudes to their expressive forms in an attempt to retrace “the new.” In the sum of the exhibition’s parts, tendencies become clear: For example, craft skills are once again playing a larger role than e.g., Post-Conceptual strategies. Virtuality and digital images are naturally part of the artists’ practice—as a means to an end or as the subject of their work. Questions of identity and representation are just as present as the examination of the body between social interaction and self-discipline. Moreover, a new nostalgia, a retreat to the private, the internal, to spiritual and fantastical concepts of the world can be understood as a response to the loss of utopias and future prospects.
Featuring works by Sasha Auerbakh, Anna-Sophie Berger, Cäcilia Brown, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Melanie Ebenhoch, Johannes Gierlinger, Birke Gorm, Maureen Kaegi, Barbara Kapusta, Angelika Loderer, Nana Mandl, Matthias Noggler, Lukas Posch, Lucia Elena Průša, Rosa Rendl & Lonely Boys, Marina Sula, Philipp Timischl and Edin Zenun.

Exhibitions within the exhibition curated by Bar du Bois, foundation, Gärtnergasse, GOMO, Kevin Space, MAUVE, new jörg, One Mess Gallery, PFERD, Pina, SORT und Ve.Sch

1 to 17 March 2019

Bar du Bois
Andreas Harrer, Florian Pfaffenberger, Julian Turner

new jörg
Publications and editions (2013—2019)
Steffi Alte, Harald Anderle, Owen Armour, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Christoph Bruckner, Karoline Dausien, Veronika Eberhart, Søren Engsted, Exo Exo, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Robbin Heyker, Martin Hotter, Paul Housley, Terese Kasalicky, John Kilduff, Axel Koschier, Diana Lambert, Lukás Machalický, Maria Meinild, Jakob Neulinger, Georg Petermichl, Stefan Reiterer, Nora Rekade, Florian Rossmanith, Ellen Schafer, Constanze Schweiger, Ditte Soria, Julian Turner

Anonym, Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Karoline Dausien, Nicole Haitzinger, Ludwig Kittinger, Anja Manfredi, Thea Moeller, Martin Vesely
22 March to 7 April 2019

One Mess Gallery
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Florian Botka, Bartosz Dolhun, Kasper Hesselbjerg, Lisa Jäger, Suzie Léger & Katarina Csanyiova, Xenia Lesniewski, Claudia Lomoschitz, Bert Löschner, Line Lyhne, Maitane Midby, Philipp Pess, Tobias Pilz, Julia Riederer, Christian Rothwangl

Über das Neue
Bildstein | Glatz, Melanie Ender, Jonas Feferle, Michael Gülzow, Simon Iurino, Eric Kläring, Jürgen Kleft, William Knaack, Axel Koschier, Magdalena Kreinecker, Matthias Krinzinger, Claudia Larcher, Sophia Mairer, Andreas Müller, Lukas Matuschek, Noële Ody, Vika Prokopaviciute, Jörg Reissner, Stefan Reiterer, Leander Schönweger, SOYBOT, Laura Wagner, Angelika Wischermann, Alexander Jackson Wyatt

Framers (idle hands)
Agnieszka Baginska, Juliane Bischoff, Martin Chramosta, Julia Grillmayr, Bob Schatzi Hausmann, Helmut Heiss, Nima Heschmat, Maruša Höglinger, Andrea Jäger, Lisa Kainz, Sebastian Klingovsky, Kluckyland, Sophia Mairer, Family Schmidt-Martinussen, Iwona Ornatowska-Semkowicz, Bianca Phos, Martyn Reynolds, Yves-Michele Saß, Anna Schachinger, Paulina Semkowicz, Lena Sieder-Semlitsch, Sophie Tappeiner, Lukas Thaler
12 to 28 April 2019

Ale de la Puente, Luzie Meyer, Nathalie Koger, Nadia Perlov, Laure Prouvost, Niclas Riepshoff, Vladimir Vulević, Nina Zeljković

the boy tumbled off a chair, he did not hurt himself
Nicoleta Auersperg, Gabriele Edlbauer, Maria Grün, Lore Heuermann, Laura Hinrichsmeyer, Nika Kupyrova, Mara Novak, Maša Stanić, Dorothea Trappel

Kevin Space
Ramaya Tegegne
3 May to 2 June 2019

Vertrau mir [Trust me]
Kareem Lotfy, Evelyn Plaschg, Fabio Santacroce, Anne Schmidt
Second part of the exhibition, 1 May to 31 May 2019:
foundation, Hainburger Straße 47/1, 1030 Vienna
Opening: 30 April 2019 / Finissage: 31 May 2019

Hanging of Traitors in Effigie (Part 1)
Titania Seidl, Lukas Thaler, Laura Yuile

Pina at Belvedere 21
Performances by
Ivan Cheng, Christiane Heidrich, Iku, Evelyn Plaschg & Marielena Stark, Julius Pristauz, Daniel Rajcsanyi & Nils Amadeus Lange (school)

Curated by Severin Dünser and Luisa Ziaja.