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Kunstraum exhibitions

Dangerous Bodies: Barbara Kapusta
12 October - 16 November
(PV 11 October 6:30 – 9pm)

To Ailsa Rock
Beatrice Loft Schulz and Lindsay McMillan
14 June – 28 July

Something soft: Julie Béna, Susie Green, Deniz Ünal & Zoe Williams
13 April – 25 May (PV 12 April, 6.30–9pm)

Nils Alix-Tabeling
Le Bétyle d’Ail
19 January – 22 February 2019

Anna Hulačová
Graceful ride
29 Sept – 24 Nov 2018

Shelly Nadashi
The Avocado Vampire
26 April – 9 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial)
9 March – 14 April 2018

Von Calhau!
PHANTOM BLOT BACK TO ATTACK / MANCHA NEGRA VOLTA A ATACAR
12 January - 10 February 2018

Merike Estna
fragments from the shattered toe
29 September – 25 November 2017

Jennifer Tee
Structures of Recollection and Perseverance
1 July – 9 September 2017

Sophie Jung
Producing My Credentials
14 April – 27 May 2017

Olivier Castel
Communicating vessels
25 November 2016 - 11 February 2017

Vanitè
9 September – 5 November 2016

Jumana Emil Abboud
Haunted Springs and Water Demons in Palestine
14 May – 30 July 2016

Dorine van Meel
Disobedient Children
23 October – 19 December 2015

New Pabulum
Aline Bouvy and Simon Davenport
6 September - 10 October 2015

Alex Cecchetti
The printing house of hell
27 June - 22 August 2015

Barbara Visser
Manual/2: The Patient Artist
25 April – 13 June 2015

Unlearning to speak
Tyler Coburn, Luca Frei, Joachim Koester, Jacopo Miliani
28 February - 11 April 2015

Nicoline van Harskamp
25 October - 13 December 2014

Zin Taylor
The Tangental Zigzag
14 June – 26 July 2014

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Dangerous Bodies: Barbara Kapusta
12 October - 16 November
(PV 11 October 6:30 – 9pm)


Our being in this world
is a public affair.

We live in relation.

Our bodies are open.

We touch.
We fight for each other.

This is not a fragile
formation!

We are true
dangerous bodies.

 

Dangerous Bodies narratives a multitude of characters from within a techno-humanity era. These disembodied entities are coming to terms with their own being. Kapusta’s protagonist(s) are one and are many, they are parts obscuring the centre, the partial body that speaks for a whole that cannot or does not want to be imagined as one. They speak simultaneously to the viewer, their language teetering between threat and caress, they address political and social urgencies that are distilled out of an observation of the contemporary social and political fabric. Kapusta’s protagonists ask how to imagine future societies, what tools or thought experiments we have left or have to invent to fully imagine an otherness.

Kapusta’s new publication titled Dangerous Bodies will be released in connection with the exhibition, bringing together her recent writing (designed by Sabo Day).

 

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A central, recurring element in Barbara Kapustas (*1983) practice is the conjunction of the body with materiality and speech. Materiality becomes entrusted with a queer agency that allows for diversity and vulnerability. She currently lives and works in Vienna.

Her objects, films and text-based works have been shown in, among others, Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien (2019), The Giant, Gianni Manhattan (Vienna 2018), Vice Versa: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is Their Earth (Prague 2018), Empathic Creatures at Ashley Berlin (2018), In Middens, Gianni Manhattan (Vienna, 2017), Instructions for Happiness (KUP, Athens 2016), Das Begreifen, and The Language of Things, 21er Haus (Vienna, 2016), The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2016), Dinge und Dialoge, Scriptings (Berlin 2015), Poesie, mumok cinema (Vienna, 2015).

Her most recent publication The 8 and the Fist was published in 2017 by Gianni Manhattan.  It brings together her recent writing and was designed by Sabo Day.

 

 

Supported by the Arts Council England and the Austrian Cultural Forum London