Submission
NEW NEEDS

curated by Rosa Rendl & Isabella Ritter


NEW NEEDS

curated by Rosa Rendl & Isabella Ritter

until July 1st, 2015

NEW NEEDS takes place at the Wittmann House (built 1970-75) designed by Austrian architect Johannes Spalt.
Johannes Spalt’s oeuvre can be classified as belonging to the „Third Generation“ of Modernists whose achievement it was to re-establish references to architectural history (especially achievements of High Cultures in Asia and the Orient) which Modernism had broken with before. Lightness, the constructive, the modular, the umbrella and skin are constitutive as well as recurring motives in Spalt’s vocabulary, which are also protagonists in the architectural language of the Wittmann House.
The exhibition aims to create a dialogue between the works and the architecture of the house in order to fathom potential contemporary meanings of Spalt’s principles which were visionary at their time. Within the exhibition each work should open up its own cosmos of references and meanings oft he former.

What meaning do concepts as lightness, the constructive, the modular, poetry and folly have today; how can they be thought of today against the backdrop of the digital era? How are terms as umbrella and skin understood in view of an increasing disembodiment? How can challenging visions and experimentations manifest themselves today?

Is it possible to speak of new needs?

Artists
Daphne Ahlers, Minda Andrén, Nadja Athanassowa, Anna-Sophie Berger, Juliette Bonneviot, Dora Budor, Adrian Buschmann, Tatjana Danneberg, Verena Dengler, Aleksandra Domanović, Flaka Haliti, HHDM with Lucia Stamati + Cathrin Ulikowski, Kathi Hofer, Nora Kapfer, Adriana Lara, Lonely Boys, Sarah Ortmeyer, Ivan Pérard, Lucia Elena Prusa, Hanna Putz, Jon Rafman, Rosa Rendl, Martyn Reynolds, Halvor Rønning, Signe Rose, Lennart Schweder, Lilli Thießen, Dena Yago, Min Yoon, Marcin Zarzeka.

Photo Credits: Tina Herzl
* All images are courtesy of Rosa Rendl, Isabella Ritter, and the artists

 

1 Installation
1 Installation
Verena Dengler
Verena Dengler
Tatjana Danneberg
Tatjana Danneberg
Signe Rose
Signe Rose
Rosa Rendl
Rosa Rendl
Nora Kapfer
Nora Kapfer
Nadja Athanassowa
Nadja Athanassowa
Minda Andren and Sarah Ortmeyer
Minda Andren and Sarah Ortmeyer
Min Yoon and Anna_Sophie Berger
Min Yoon and Anna_Sophie Berger
Marcin Zarzeka
Marcin Zarzeka
Lucia Stamati
Lucia Stamati
Lucia Stamati 1
Lucia Stamati 1
Lucia Elena Prusa
Lucia Elena Prusa
Lonely Boys
Lonely Boys
Lennard Schweder
Lennard Schweder
Kathi Hofer
Kathi Hofer
Juliette Bonneviot
Juliette Bonneviot
Juliette Bonneviot and Halvor Ronning
Juliette Bonneviot and Halvor Ronning
HHDM
HHDM
HHDM 1
HHDM 1
Hanna Putz
Hanna Putz
Halvor Ronning+Martyn Rey
Halvor Ronning+Martyn Rey
Flaka Haliti
Flaka Haliti
Dora Budor
Dora Budor
Dena Yago
Dena Yago
Dena Yago and Verena Dengler
Dena Yago and Verena Dengler
Daphne Ahlers, Hair clips, 2014, aluminium, dimensions variable
Daphne Ahlers, Hair clips, 2014, aluminium, dimensions variable
Cathrin Ulikowski
Cathrin Ulikowski
Adrian Buschmann
Anna-Sophie Berger, 4 seasons (Etsdorf), 2015, loden/cotton/silktaffeta/neoprene, dimensions variable
Anna-Sophie Berger, 4 seasons (Etsdorf), 2015, loden/cotton/silktaffeta/neoprene, dimensions variable
Aleksandra Domanović, Relay Runner, 2013, laser sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft- Touch & aluminum finish, yugoslav chestnut, 21x26x23cm, unique, courtesy of a private collection in Vienna
Aleksandra Domanović, Relay Runner, 2013, laser sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft-
Touch & aluminum finish, yugoslav chestnut, 21x26x23cm, unique, courtesy of a private
collection in Vienna
6 Installation
6 Installation
5 Installation
5 Installation
3 Installation
3 Installation
2 Installation
2 Installation