“Fame / Fake / Fail and Fear – Black Melange” / Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

04.04.2019 – 18.05.2019; Vienna
Constructed facts in the media, flood of information and the question of the truth in times of digitization. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse shows an artistic analysis based on the Austrian election campaign 2017.

In times of digitization, we are daily exposed to a flood of information that moves us, controls us, influences us and above all arouses emotions in us. Whether consciously or unconsciously, language and images continue to work in each of us, they make a difference.

The artists of the exhibition explore the effects of language and image and analyze, document and expose them. It becomes clear – information, rumors, humbug, media spectacle, blame, abuse of power – all this can only be recognized or anticipated by deliberate, closer examination and confrontation.


© Sissa Micheli
The visual arts and PR work has always used images and language as design and formative elements. Based on the Austrian election campaign 2017, the exhibition will focus on PR work in a political context.
Filmstill_Bitte liebt Österreich © Paul Poet

Christoph Schlingensief’s appeal “Please love Austria” as part of his container campaign at the Wiener Festwochen in 2000 could not be politically more explosive. Paul Poet’s documentary on the action can be seen throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition is also an appeal to question information critically and to check its validity.

With works by Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Konrad Kager / Baptiste el Baz, Paul Poet, Sissa Micheli, Eleni Kampuridis, Martina Montecuccoli, Kamen Stoyanov, Gabriele Sturm, Center for Political Beauty.
Curated by Eleni Kampuridis, theoretical accompaniment by Roland Schöny, collaboration Jakob Gurschler.
Accompanying film program in the cinema Fotogalerie Wien, WUK

Fame / Fake / Fail and Fear – Black Melange
04.04.2019 – 18.05.2019
Kunsthalle Exnergasse
Währinger Straße 59, 2nd stairs, first floor
1090 Wien