NEW NEEDS

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