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