4 October 2021
Vienna Insights: 'Kleines Haus der Kunst' opens with the Galerie König exhibition 'One Decade Of Female Sculptors' (8 October - 5 December 2021)
Fashion.at has previewed the press material which was sent on occasion of the upcoming opening of the new Kleines Haus der Kunst. The KHK is located vis-à-vis of the legendary Secession at the Friedrichstraße 7 in the 1st district Innere Stadt (map). It's not only the neighborhood with Academy of Fine Arts, Wien Museum, Kunsthalle and Secession - last mentioned was once founded by art rebels and members of the art movement Vienna Secession - which is strongly associated with art by emerging artists communicating socially critical positions, the people behind the new house of art let expect interesting contemporary art events. It's very probable that the KHK will become the most glamorous art location of the area.
The KHK - Kleines Haus der Kunst was founded by Martin Ho who runs with his DOTS Group several trendy gastronomy locations - bars, restaurants, clubs - in Vienna. The restaurant '404 - Don't Ask Why' was recently opened at the KHK (article).
The curating gallery behind the artist selection is the internationally renowned in Berlin headquartered Galerie König. The director of the Viennese dependence of the gallery at the KHK is art specialist Katharina Abpurg (worked for Sotheby's, Vienna Contemporary, Spark Art Fair,..). Abpurg opens the new art location with the presentation of 30 sculptures by female artists from all over the world who have one in common: New perspectives on our world such as Amalia Pica who explores problems of communication.
Image: 'In Praise of Listening 7' by Amalia Pica, 2018; pink marble, grey marble, paint, silicone tubes pink marble: 38 x 34 x 22.5 cm; 15 x 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in grey marble: 44 x 42 x 11 cm; 17 1/3 x 16 1/2 x 4 1/3 in unique. COURTESY KÖNIG GALERIE AND THE ARTIST.
List of artists whose works will be shown: Alicja Kwade, Alice Anderson, Amalia Pica, Anna Uddenberg, Anne Schneider, Ayako Rokkaku, Brigitte Kowanz, Camille Henrot, Caroline Mesquita, Chiharu Shiota, Claudia Comte, Eva Schlegel, Helen Marten, Isa Genzken, Jessica Stockholder, Katharina Grosse, Kathryn Andrews, Kitty Kraus, Koo Jeong A, Loie Hollowell, Monica Bonvicini, Nairy Baghramian, Sarah Morris, Sarah Ortmeyer, Sonia Leimer, Tatiana Trouvé, Xenia Hausner