14.12.2019 – 28.03.2020; Linz.
The exhibition in the Wunderkammer deals with the forgotten matriarchy and sets out on a search for the El Dorado in the Upper Austrian reality of today.
According to legend, Upper Austria was once an El Dorado, a land of incredible wealth, ruled by women with legendary powers. Over the centuries, however, the secret women’s unions were forgotten – like the gold in the Alps. But the gold caps are still a powerful symbol of the matriarchy of the time, and traces of the former gold can be found in unexpected places.
“The Upper Austrian Gold Crested Women, whose activities enable a high degree of charitable and social promotion, are an example of self-determined action, as are communities and alliances that are culturally and probably also politically differently positioned,” say the two curators Manfred Heller and Julia Stoff.
So the exhibition also contains a form of approach and discussion. At a time when what is meant by “belonging” or even “home” is being socially negotiated with great ideological effort, it is rightly necessary to question critically.
Laurien Bachmann / Sebastian Six, Reinhold Bidner, Sam Bunn, Karin Fisslthaler, Katharina Gruzei, Hannes Langeder, Rainer Nöbauer, Elisabeth Peterlik, qujOchÖ, Claudia Seigmann, Oona Valarie Serbest, Betty Wimmer
El Dorado (ob der Enns)
14.12.2019 – 28.03.2020
OK Offenes Kulturhaus im OÖ Kulturquartier
OK Platz 1