Recommendations of what to see in the Vienna art scene this month by our local guide, Itai Margula. Discover even more on a private tour.

 

I.

Exhibition: Recurrence
Artist: Anna Jermolaewa
Venue: Zeller van Almsick Gallery
Dates: Until March 31st, 2018


With the exhibition "Recurrence”, Zeller van Almsick is welcoming Anna Jermolaewa as an artist of the gallery. Born in Petersburg and based in Vienna since 1989, Anna Jermolaewa is an important figure of the Austrian and international art scene. She works primarily in the mediums of photography, video, and installation and her main interest is the analysis of functional structures of society and social systems in everyday life. Jermolewa received the Outstanding Artist Award from the government of Austria in 2011 and last year was part of the MAK Schindler Scholarship Program at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles.

 Anna Jermolaewa, The Penultimate © Anna Jermolaewa 2017

Anna Jermolaewa, The Penultimate © Anna Jermolaewa 2017

II.

Exhibition: Current signs
Artists Pablo Chiereghin, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Johannes Gierlinger, Marina, Gržinić & Aina Šmid, Siggi Hofer and others
Venue: Das Weisse Haus Wien
Dates: February 21 to March 28, 2018


Das Weisse Haus is a non-profit art organization focused on the promotion and presentation of young art. Celebrating their 10 years anniversary in 2017, Das Weisse Haus has changed no less than 6 locations over the years, its nomadic character actively shaping its program Their show, ‘Current Signs’ curated by Enar de Dios Rodriguez addresses concerns related to our current political landscapes and the raise of far-right, xenophobic and racist ideologies. Sixteen contemporary artists (and artist groups) have been invited to produce protest banners having the question in mind of what statements need to be taken to the streets? What needs to be expressed publicly? Printed in editions of 50, the banners can be taken out of the space and brought to the street, having the public as active participant.

 Photo: Exhibition View © Lorenz Seidler (esel.at) 2018

Photo: Exhibition View © Lorenz Seidler (esel.at) 2018

III.

Exhibition: Procrustean Flatulence
Artist: Sebastian Jefford
Venue: Gianni Manhattan Gallery
Dates: March 9th to April 8th, 2018


One of the youngest galleries in Vienna, opened last year, Gianni Manhattan’s vision is creating a space of collaboration and experimentation between all actors of the art filed, while showcasing young and relatively unknown artists. Relatively is the word here, as their next show features the young upcoming British artist Sebastian Jefford with his first solo show in Vienna. His work, combining painting, sculpture, photography and digital platforms, deals with visual perceptions, and his installations are often constructing physical and mental environments.

 Photo: Vehicular Reliquary House 2017 © Sebastian Jefford

Photo: Vehicular Reliquary House 2017 © Sebastian Jefford