Sílvia das Fadas, from: The Book of Natural Magic, 16mm film, 2011, Courtesy Sílvia das Fadas

Hauntopia/what if

Research Pavilion in Venice
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 18:00
Research Pavilion
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna's exhibition at the Research Pavilion in Venice

The exhibition welcomes the appearance of specters: events, signs, images, practices and objects that point towards a violent past and sketch a possible future in one gesture. In the context of arts-based research the show introduces conjuring specters as a proper method. Building on a glossary of hauntopia the exhibited works are looking for traces or even negations of things, stories and future visions, while in many instances making use of formats that employ ephemeral, opaque or sci-fi elements. As hauntopia's prospects for unsettling is tested out, the exhibition explores the range of a ghostly aesthetics.

Artists: Aline Benecke, Katalin Erdodi, Zsuzsi Flohr, Sílvia das Fadas, Till Gathmann, Moira Hille, Zosia Holubowska, Hristina Ivanoska, Janine Jembere, Ruth Jenrbekova, Belinda Kazeem-Kaminski, Mihret Kebede, Annette Krauss, Sandra Monterroso, Rafal Morusiewicz, Lisa Nyberg, Reading Group, Naomi Rincon-Gallardo, Masha Seligerus, Keiko Uenish

Curators: Annette Baldauf and Renate Lorenz

The Research Pavilion 2017 The Utopia of Access consist of three contemporary art exhibitions and over forty multidiscliplinary artistic activities called Camino Events. The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.  #researchpavilion #artisticresearch #caminoevents


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