Exhibition View: ::KAIROS. Recall of Earth

from 2021/22

An exhibition about the relationship between humans and the phenomena of natural events. Curated by Sophia Panteliadou

curator and head of AIL opening the exhibition | Image by © Curator Sophia Panteliadou and head of AIL Alexandra Graupner opening the exhibition in front of Brigitte Mahlknecht, Invisible Worlds, Brush drawing, 2021
wall paper art | Image by © Mathias Kessler, Staging Nature, Installation, 2018–2021 / Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt
Video Projection | Image by © Ulla von Brandenburg, Die Straße (The Street), HD Video, black and white, sound, 11:20 min, 2013
Person in front of artworks, hanging on wall | Image by © Ruth Schnell, Enchantment of the Seas & Concertina, Print on gilded steel, UV print, Steel, electroplated 2017/19
media art with fridge | Image by © Laurus Edelbacher / Anna Watzinger, SMART RAINBOW 7.0, Livestream, 2019–2021
artist explaining the piece | Image by © Ruth Schnell, RISIKO, Installation, Robotic: Stefan Fischer, 2017–2021
round of people, guestes at opening night  | Image by © At the Opening Nigh of the Exhibition
People in front of prints | Image by © Maria Hubinger, WITNESS TO CHANGE Diptych Dichagyris musiva – Lost Diptych Furcula bifida – Lost, Gouache on paper, 2021
Thunder toy | Image by © Thomas Glänzel, Gewitter, Ready Made, Object, Sound installation, 2021
Patricia Reis in front of her artwork | Image by © PATRÍCIA J. REIS, SENSORIAL SCREEN #3, Installation, 2019–2021
Video work with thunder | Image by © Alfred Lenz, Lightning, Video installation, 2014
Screen with Ligthening  | Image by © Irini Athanassakis, HOW IS THE WEATHER 10 Drawings, 2020–2021 (back wall) and Josefina Nelimarkka, CLOUD MOMENTUM, Interactive installation, Scientific aerosol data measured at The Sonnblick Observatory (ZAMG), 2021 (front right)

::KAIROS. Recall of Earth addresses the relationship between humans and natural events. The term kairos relates to natural phenomena on the one hand and to temporality on the other – kairos is the modern Greek word for ‘weather’, but it also means ‘the right moment’. The ambiguity inherent in this word runs like a golden thread through the exhibition.

Starting out with meteorological aspects regarding the ‘weather’, the exhibition also tries to draw a picture of the psyche and its entanglement with natural phenomena.

The boundaries between different levels of perception dissolve; the influence of the outside world becomes tangible and visible; the illusion of being able to control perceptions falls victim to deception itself.

The show explores the contribution of the abstract cosmic and the concrete terrestrial conception of space in relation to space/time, which can no longer be reduced to a philosophical-transcendental a priori as the still prevalent division of social contexts and nature, of bodies and the psyche needs to be called into question.

Artists: Irini Athanassakis, Ulla von Brandenburg, Laurus Edelbacher, Thomas Glänzel, Maria Hubinger, Anni Kaltsidou, Mathias Kessler, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Lenz, Brigitte Mahlknecht, Josefina Nelimarkka, Patrícia J. Reis, Ruth Schnell, Christian K. Schröder, Helmut Swoboda, Anna Watzinger

Sophia Panteliadou

Curatorial consultants
Madalina Diaconu, Rainer Kaltenberger

Supported by
Bundesministerium. Kunst Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport; Stadt Wien; ZAMG. Zentralanstalt für Metereologie und Geodynamik