Kunsthalle Exnergasse

Colliding Worlds

13 Sep - 25 Oct 2012

© Adrian Paci
Centro di Permanenza temporanea, 2007
Courtesy the artist, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich and kaufmann repeto, Milan
Nodes of Mobility and Networks of Transient Communities
Curated by Michael Hieslmair
13 September - 25 October 2012

Artists: Katharina Copony (AT), Josef Dabernig (AT), Michael Hieslmair & Michael Zinganel (AT), Carolin Hirschfeld (DE), Heimo Lattner (AT/DE), Plinio Avila Marquez (DE/ MX), Christoph Oertli (CH), Adrian Paci (I), Barthelemy Toguo (FR/US/CM), Ingo Vetter & Annette Weisser (DE), Anna Witt (AT/DE)

If our everyday is shaped by multilocality – cyclically recurring brief stays at different places and the travel in-between them – then stations and nodes increasingly become important liminoid sites of mobility. Wherever people enter, exit, or transfer, and mobility flows break down for whatever reason, worlds collide and breed multilocal (protagonist) networks of recurring temporary communities.
COLLIDING WORLDS brings together artists whose work investigates places and social systems of a highly globalised and internationally networked mobility culture and attempt, by way of example, to represent the connected consequences for the protagonists and how they use their environment. The contributions address changes in the socio-spatial reference systems on the microlevel, whereas on the macrolevel, they focus on the economic and political transformation processes that become effective in connection with a globalised movement of goods and people.

A series of talks accompanying the exhibition will take place in cooperation with Depot Wien and Kunsthalle Exnergasse. Please visit http://tracingspaces.net/ for information and dates on the series of talks and guided tours led by the curator.

Tags: Josef Dabernig, Heimo Lattner, Adrian Paci, Barthélémy Toguo, Anna Witt