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NEW NEEDS / HAUS WITTMANN, Etsdorf/Kamp (Austria)

NEW NEEDS
curated by Rosa Rendl & Isabella Ritter 
until July 1st, 2015

Artists: 
Daphne Ahlers, Minda Andrén, Nadja Athanassowa, Anna-Sophie Berger, Juliette Bonneviot, Dora Budor, Adrian Buschmann, Tatjana Danneberg, Verena Dengler, Aleksandra Domanović, Flaka Haliti, HHDM with Lucia Stamati + Cathrin Ulikowski, Kathi Hofer, Nora Kapfer, Adriana Lara, Lonely Boys, Sarah Ortmeyer, Ivan Pérard, Lucia Elena Prusa, Hanna Putz, Jon Rafman, Rosa Rendl, Martyn Reynolds, Halvor Rønning, Signe Rose, Lennart Schweder, Lilli Thießen, Dena Yago, Min Yoon, Marcin Zarzeka.



Pavilion curated by HHDM (founded by Daphne Ahlers, Philipp Timischl and Roland Gaberz)



NEW NEEDS, Installation view
NEW NEEDS, Installation view


NEW NEEDS, Installation view
NEW NEEDS, Installation view
NEW NEEDS, Installation view
Aleksandra Domanovic
Anna-Sophie Berger
Cathrin Ulikowski

Daphne Ahlers
Dena Yago
Dora Budor
Dena Yago and Verena Dengler
Flaka Haliti
Halvor Ronning+Martyn Reynolds 
Hanna Putz
HHDM with Lucia Stamati and Cathrin Ulikowski
HHDM with Lucia Stamati and Cathrin Ulikowski + Mercedes Music (Dan Bodan / Howie B / VIPRA / Dawn Mok / Raju Arara / WHY BE )
Juliette Bonneviot and Halvor Ronning
Juliette Bonneviot
Kathi Hofer
Lennard Schweder
Lonely Boys
Lucia Elena Prusa
Lucia Stamati 
Lucia Stamati 
Marcin Zarzeka
Min Yoon and Anna-Sophie Berger
Minda Andren and Sarah Ortmeyer
Nadja Athanassowa
Nora Kapfer
Rosa Rendl
Signe Rose
Tatjana Danneberg
Verena Dengler



Lilli Thiessen, Placement green, 2014, video loop


Ivan Perard



Adriana Lara



Adrian Buschmann

Jon Rafman, You, the World and I, 2010, Video
https://vimeo.com/88812836 


NEW NEEDS takes place at the Wittmann House (built 1970-75) designed by Austrian architect Johannes Spalt.

Johannes Spalt’s oeuvre can be classified as belonging to the „Third Generation“ of Modernists whose achievement it was to re-establish references to architectural history (especially achievements of High Cultures in Asia and the Orient) which Modernism had broken with before. Lightness, the constructive, the modular, the umbrella and skin are constitutive as well as recurring motives in Spalt’s vocabulary, which are also protagonists in the architectural language of the Wittmann House. 

The exhibition aims to create a dialogue between the works and the architecture of the house in order to fathom potential contemporary meanings of Spalt’s principles which were visionary at their time. Within the exhibition each work should open up its own cosmos of references and meanings oft he former. 

What meaning do concepts as lightness, the constructive, the modular, poetry and folly have today; how can they be thought of today against the backdrop of the digital era? How are terms as umbrella and skin understood in view of an increasing disembodiment? How can challenging visions and experimentations manifest themselves today? 

Is it possible to speak of new needs? 


Artists: 
Daphne Ahlers, Minda Andrén, Nadja Athanassowa, Anna-Sophie Berger, Juliette Bonneviot, Dora Budor, Adrian Buschmann, Tatjana Danneberg, Verena Dengler, Aleksandra Domanović, Flaka Haliti, HHDM with Lucia Stamati + Cathrin Ulikowski, Kathi Hofer, Nora Kapfer, Adriana Lara, Lonely Boys, Sarah Ortmeyer, Ivan Pérard, Lucia Elena Prusa, Hanna Putz, Jon Rafman, Rosa Rendl, Martyn Reynolds, Halvor Rønning, Signe Rose, Lennart Schweder, Lilli Thießen, Dena Yago, Min Yoon, Marcin Zarzeka. 

Photo Credits: Tina Herzl 
* All images are courtesy of Rosa Rendl, Isabella Ritter, and the artists