Macro photographs, camera-less photographs and the use of different printing techniques are characteristic of the work of the Belgian artist, who artist, who sees social problems reflected in natural social problems in natural occurrences. In the trees form the starting point for a critical for a critical reflection on territorial conflicts, biodiversity and the communal use of landscape.
Tree and Soil
Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth
The Dutch artist duo Antoinette de Jong & Robert Knoth will present their new two-channel audio-video installation "Tree and Soil" together with photographic works from the series of the same name in the KUNST HAUS WIEN Garage from mid-October. The series was created in Fukushima, Japan, where significant amounts of radioactive material were released from the damaged nuclear power plant in 2011 as a result of a tsunami triggered by an earthquake. They show evacuated villages, fields and surrounding forests as well as the slow transformation of the landscape and nature.
In autumn, KUNST HAUS WIEN is dedicating an extensive personal exhibition to the great American Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas in an Austrian premiere. Since the mid-1970s, Meiselas has been addressing the social and political upheavals in our society in her artistic work. Meiselas documents the role of women in the series "Prince Street", in which she accompanies young girls over 14 years in their becoming women. Meiselas became known for her work in the conflict zones of Central America in the 1970s and 1980s with her photographs of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua. One of her pioneering projects for documenting cultural and social memory is the Kurdistan Archive on the history of the Kurdish diaspora.