Opening, Exhibition

The Future is present

Aleksandra Kołodziejczyk, Karl Wratschko

Aleksandra Kołodziejczyk (*1982) writes, photographs, makes films, does radio work and is active in the realms of development aid policy, women’s rights and feminism. Karl Wratschko (*1978) works as a curator, filmmaker and artist.
24/11/2023 | 19:00
Artist Talk mit Aleksandra Kołodziejczyk, moderiert von Bernd Gutmannsbauer und Kristina Gorke (accomplices – Verein zur Erkundung multimedialer Ausdrucksformen)
24/11/2023 | 20:00
24/11 – 01/12/2023 Tue – Thu 16 – 20:00, from 27/11 on appointment
> Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220

The exhibition examines how the future manifests itself in our present and how our perception of nature is changing. Animals and plants are at the center of the artworks. Different artistic practices like documentary series art, analog photography and field recordings are combined. While nature is present in the images, humans remain absent, yet always prevalent.

The short 16mm film »traces« portrays arctic animal sculptures in Vienna during a heat summer, questioning if we will soon only know these animals from zoos and depictions while »more traces« focuses on tropical animal sculptures in Vienna. The exhibition thus examines how our present is transformed by future imaginings.