::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
Madalina Diaconu, Rainer Kaltenberger
Bundesministerium. Kunst Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport; Stadt Wien; ZAMG. Zentralanstalt für Metereologie und Geodynamik