Originally scheduled for the early summer of 2020, And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?, an exhibition curated by Miguel A. López and produced in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Wien, has been postponed until next year.
For now, we invite you to a special preview of the exhibition: a selection of works designed for public settings. Starting June 1, 2020, creative statements by six artists and artist collectives—Manuel Chavajay, Chto Delat, Inhabitants with Margarida Mendes, Daniela Ortiz, Prabhakar Pachpute, and Sophie Utikal—created specifically for this occasion, will be featured on 250 billboards throughout Vienna.
This “Prologue in Public Space” is an attempt to translate some of the exhibition’s voices and topics into a medium that is compatible with the current obstacles and circumstances facing cultural presentations around the world.
Miguel A. López invited the artists to produce works that reflect on the current pandemic from the perspective of their own experiences, concerns, geographies, and political communities. Each work responds to and reflects a different outlook on a shared world that is collectively, but unevenly, being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with the spirit of the original exhibition, the interventions are meant to start a dialogue about self-determination and social and ecological change.
A joint project by the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunsthalle Wien.
The project is generously supported by EPAMEDIA.