Specular Windows

Reflections on the Self and the Wider World

Windows are openings that frame the exterior from within, while viewed from the outside, they reflect ourselves. This exhibition follows such inner and outer views and how they interact.

Specular Windows brings together around sixty contemporary works and a selection of historical pieces from the Belvedere collection, all of which revolve around experiences of self and world. The artworks deal with utopias and crises, the horror of the everyday, phenomena of the spiritual, the politicization of the body, as well as sociophysics and psychonautics, surreal worlds and individual mythologies. Drawing from the notion of art as a window to the world, this exhibition takes a look at the tension between the individual and society and reflects its effects on the body and mind.

With works by Marc Adrian, Martin Arnold, Vittorio Brodmann, Georg Chaimowicz, Adriana Czernin, Josef Dabernig, Gunter Damisch, VALIE EXPORT, Judith Fegerl, Michael Franz / Nadim Vardag, Padhi Frieberger, Bernhard Frue, Walter Gamerith, Bruno Gironcoli, Samara Golden, Judith Hopf, Alfred Hrdlicka, Iman Issa, Martha Jungwirth, Jesper Just, Tillman Kaiser, Johanna Kandl, Joseph Kosuth, Susanne Kriemann, Friedl Kubelka / Peter Weibel, Luiza Margan, Till Megerle, Henri Michaux, Muntean Rosenblum, Walter Pichler, Tobias Pils, Arnulf Rainer, Ugo Rondinone, Isa Rosenberger, Gerhard Rühm, Markus Schinwald, Toni Schmale, Anne Schneider, Richard Teschner, Simon Wachsmuth, Rudolf Wacker, Anna Witt

Curated by Severin Dünser and Luisa Ziaja.