A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021. A prologue to the exhibition will be on view from 1 June 2020 in public space, with its continuation scheduled for 2021.
AND IF I DEVOTED MY LIFE TO ONE OF ITS FEATHERS?
Visual Arts
© Jim Denomie, Standing Rock, 2016 Courtesy the artist
  • Please note

    Every admission ticket for Festwochen 2020 reframed 26 Aug – 26 Sep entitles the ticket holder to a EUR 2 discounted admission to this 2021 exhibition.

The exhibition And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers? is a joint project by the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunsthalle Wien that reflects the struggles for collective survival and the processes involved in restoring social bonds. Bonds disrupted by misogyny, colonialism and imperial violence. The exhibition brings together artists and artworks from various cultural contexts to initiate a conversation about self determination and social and ecological change. The showcased works are responses to the breakneck pace with which raw materials are mined and the environmental destruction inflicted by neoliberalism. Indigenous positions burst through the colonial legacy to postulate collective rights. The works tell the story of solidarity-based encounters in the struggle against capitalism and state oppression. Anthropocentric and hetero-patriarchal fantasies that accept human beings as the dominant life form on our planet are called into question. And in the process, the plurality of life choices and life concepts is reconquered.

A joint exhibition by the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunsthalle Wien

  • Curated by

    Miguel A. López

  • With artworks by

    Babi Badalov, Denilson Baniwa, Patricia Belli, Amoako Boafo, Anna Boghiguian, Victoria Cabezas, Giuseppe Campuzano, Manuel Chavajay, Chto Delat, Rosa Elena Churruchich, Annalee Davis, Vlasta Delimar, Jim Denomie, María Galindo, Nilbar Güreş, Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Hiwa K, Eduardo Hirose, Inhabitans with Margarida Mendes, Karrabing Film Collective, Daniela Ortiz, Prabhakar Pachpute, Amanda Piña, Shoyan Shëca (Roldán Pinedo), Sophie Utikal, Cecilia Vicuña, Anna Witt, Santiago Yahuarcani and others

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