01 Jul 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
KISS presents a series of artistic contributions and works, commissioned by Kunsthalle Wien. The artists Eva Egermann, Thomas Geiger, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Rade Petrasevic, Margot Pilz, Johanna Tinzl ... are invited to engage in an act of social and cultural intimacy in the city and to realize projects that reduce the distance between contemporary art practices and their audiences.
Their works unfold from the current conditions and consequences of physical distancing, when all the power and potential embodied in the kiss seems to dissipate in awkwardness and insecurity and also the meaning of public space itself has been undergoing a complex transformation.
Therefore these projects will be presented in different urban situations and varying formats. By adding existing sites, artifacts, and narratives of cultural significance to its parcours, KISS expands on the traditional exhibition narrative, encouraging viewers to set off on an exploration of art, culture, and history in public space. The realized projects will be celebrated through an accompanying program.
KISS will be communicated and regularly updated on the website as well as on the Facebook and Instagram channel of Kunsthalle Wien.
Kunsthalle Wien curatorial team: Laura Amann • Anne Faucheret • Aziza Harmel • WHW