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MQ Freiraum + Salon: l Foto Arsenal Wien

Beate Gütschow. Widerstand, Flut, Brand, Widerstand l Laure Winants. From a Tongue We Are Losing

22.03—23.06.2024, daily except Monday 11–19h
Opening: Thu 21.03., 19h, free admission

MQ Freiraum and MQ Salon
Tickets at the box office and MQ Point: €10 regular, €5 reduced rate


FOTO ARSENAL WIEN presents two solo photography exhibitions as part of the Klima Biennale Wien:

Beate Gütschow. Resistance, Flood, Fire, Resistance.

Dystopian situations, landscapes devoid of humans, and deserted villages —it takes a second look to realize that these photographs depict crowds of protesters, remains of civilization-related interventions after flood disasters, or traces of fires.
In long-term photographic studies, German artist Beate Gütschow ( * 1970) develops antitheses that counter the conventional images of catastrophes spread by the media. Gütschow is also part of the climate justice movement, documenting activities such as occupations and demonstrations as a participant and chronicler.

Laure Winants. From a Tongue We Are Losing

How does light filter our perception? What do icebergs sound like? What does a printout of the chemical composition of water look like?
For her extensive work, Laure Winants (* 1991) travels to places that are actively struggling with climatic change, including glaciers, melting Arctic ice, and changing summits of mountains. Using photography, Winants investigates the coverage and mapping of climate change and highlights the interdependence of ecosystems. With her approach she is creating a dialogue between art, science, and technology.


Image credits:
Beate Gütschow, Samstag, 14. Jänner 2023 um 14:00 Lützerath, Courtesy: Produzentengalerie Hamburg © Beate Gütschow, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Laure Winants, Time Capsule #12, 78° 55′ 26″ N, 11° 55′ 19″ E © Laure Winants



Ursula Biemann: Becoming Earth
Opening: Thu 26.09.2024
27.09. – 23.02.2025, MQ Freiraum
Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert

Swiss artist Ursula Biemann's first solo exhibition in Vienna focuses on her video works from the past ten years, in which she explores various ecological conditions, living realities and natural relationships: Forest Law (2014), Acoustic Ocean (2018), Forest Mind (2021) and Devenir Universidad (2019 - 2023). Ursula Biemann's artistic practice is research-driven, collaborative and based on traveling to remote places from Greenland to Amazonia, where she investigates climate change and the ecology of oil, ice, forests and water. "Based on field research in the forests of the Colombian Amazon, my recent art videos and collaborative action projects bring together different strands of knowledge about the intelligence of nature and the relationships between all the creatures that inhabit these spaces," says the artist. Biemann sensitively and astutely observes and analyzes the given social, knowledge-based and legal systems that shape the relationship to nature. In her multi-layered videos, she interweaves atmospheric and documentary landscape shots with science fiction poetry, individual stories, cosmological orders and scientific findings to illustrate a changing planetary reality and tell it with new narratives.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium at which Hernando Chindoy, former leader of the indigenous Inga community in Colombia, will give a lecture.

Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert

Forest Law © Ursula Biemann, 2014

Rodrigo Braga: Nullpunkt [Point Zero]
Opening: Thu 26.09., 19h
27.09. – 23.02.2025, MQ Salon

Brazilian artist Rodrigo Braga presents a site-specific installation from his Ponto Zero series in the MQ Salon. His works have a highly subjective content and indirectly touch on political themes that play a central role in current socio-ecological discussions by highlighting the contradictory relationships between humanity and its utilitarian use of nature.

Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert

Ponto Zero #04 © Rodrigo Braga, 2019


Karina Mendreczky & Katalin Kortmann Járay: Oasis

Karina Mendreczky & Katalin Kortmann Járay: Oasis

Exhibition at MQ Salon

date: 23.02.2023 to 07.05.2023

Frauke Huber & Uwe H. Martin: LandRush

Frauke Huber & Uwe H. Martin: LandRush

Exhibition at MQ Freiraum

date: 23.02.2023 to 07.05.2023

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