Genossin Sonne
Kobby Adi, Kerstin Brätsch, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak, Sonia Leimer, Maha Maamoun, Wolfgang Mattheuer, The Otolith Group, Marina Pinsky, Katharina Sieverding, Huda Takriti, Suzanne Treister, Anton Vidokle, Gwenola Wagon, The Atlas Group
Tickets on site

Tickets are available at Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier.

Date
17 May
Friday
1 September
Sunday
Time Tue – Sun, 11am to 7pm, Thu, 11am to 9pm
 
17 May
Friday
1 September
Sunday
Time Tue – Sun, 11am to 7pm, Thu, 11am to 9pm
 
© NASA/GSFC/SDO

Before the term ‘revolution’ came to mean ‘a violent overthrowing of the existing political and social order’, designated such by the experience of the French Revolution, astronomers had used it to describe the orbital revolution of celestial bodies. The essayistic group exhibition Genossin Sonne is dedicated to works of art and artistic theories that connect the cosmos, and especially the sun – the most important provider of energy for life on earth – to social and political movements. In light of the decentering of the human being as the subject of history, we inquire into the extent to which not just the natural environment on our earth, but on a grander scale even the universe contributes to historical processes. For instance, is there a link between increased solar activity and revolutions on earth, as Soviet cosmists had claimed?
Do contemporary visual art, poetry and theory contribute speculative and enjoyable reflections on the topic?

For the Free Republic of Vienna and the Declaration of a Second Modernism, the exhibition casts a new light on the question: who are the agents of history? What effects and alters an understanding of revolution that removes the focus on human beings as the primary driving force?

Installation in public space

In collaboration with the kunsthalle wien, the Brunnenpassage presents an installation by Huda Takriti: In the promise of the rising sun

Artistic Team

With Kobby Adi, Kerstin Brätsch, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Nicholas Grafia & Mikołaj Sobczak, Sonia Leimer, Maha Maamoun, Wolfgang Mattheuer, The Otolith Group, Marina Pinsky, Katharina Sieverding, Huda Takriti, Suzanne Treister, Anton Vidokle, Gwenola Wagon, The Atlas Group Curated by Arns and Andrea Popelka

A joint exhibition

of Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien and Kunsthalle Wien

Curators Tour

18 May, 5pm, with Inke Arns and Andrea Popelka
Registration at kunsthallewien.at

Guided Tours

The power of the setting sun
As part of the free Thursday night, starting 1 hour before sunset:
6 June, 7.51 pm / 20 June, 7.58 pm / 4 July, 7.57 pm / 18 July 7.47 pm / 1 August, 7.30 pm

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