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Aldo Giannotti © Aldo Giannotti/Bildrecht, Wien

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Aldo Giannotti

HOUSE OF CONSTRUCTS // in collaboration with Karin Pauer

13.06.2024 - 30.06.2024

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What is an exhibition space today? How do we use it? Visual artist Aldo Giannotti and choreographer Karin Pauer, together with curator Lisa Ortner-Kreil, have developed an extraordinary project that transforms the exhibition space into a construction site where the boundary between art and work becomes blurred over time to find answers to these questions.

HOUSE OF CONSTRUCTS sees itself as a site for various practices of collective meaning-making and opens up a field of action between the perception of time, working practices and the canonized approach to an exhibition space. Walls become the surface for constantly growing messages and drawings, the audience is invited to "do the work" themselves. Stage elements, scaffolding, paint, and instruments become tools to achieve the common goal. Sound, light and the security guards are integrated into the process.

The audience is encouraged to engage with the project in a self-determined way, which takes place between exhibition, performance, participation, and music. The premises of the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien - used since 1989 for exhibitions of visual art in the classical format - function as a space for encounters and the unfinished, the process, the vulnerable in-between in which art is created.

 

 

The project is being realised in cooperation with brut Wien and with the support of the City of Vienna's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

 

Opening on Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Book presentation on Monday, 24 June 2024, 6 p.m. 

PROGRAM NINETEEN MUSEUMS

For each of the nineteen days of the exhibition, Aldo Giannotti has worked out a different process-oriented scenario. Together with choreographer Karin Pauer, visual artists, choirs, performers, musicians, museum guards and further staff of the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien explore the multifaceted potential of exhibition spaces. The main hall of the institution transforms daily through instruction-based interventions, proposing NINETEEN MUSEUMS – nineteen alternative museums. Workshops, performances, discussions and encounters turn the space into an arena of human interaction.

 

DAY 1

OPENING: Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 7 p.m.

MUSEUM OF SECURITY

For the opening, 30 additional museum guards will be on duty at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien.
 

DAY 2

Thursday, 13 June 2024

MUSEUM OF RECREATION

A sculpture spelling out dopolavoro is created live during the exhibition's opening hours. For the rest of the show, it serves as an after-work meeting spot for museum staff, visitors, and artists alike.

A collaboration with Peter Sandbichler.

DAY 3
Friday, 14 June 2024

MUSEUM OF INCLUSION

A call centre is set up in the main space of the institution with the task to reach out to random citizens of Vienna and invite them to the exhibition. These calls are broadcasted live.

 

DAY 4

Saturday, 15 June 2024

MUSEUM OF VOICES

Different choirs with diverse musical specialization from all over the city are invited to hold a collective rehearsal in the institution.

A collaboration with Construction Choir Collective.

 

DAY 5

Sunday, 16 June 2024

MUSEUM OF DRAWING 

An nude-drawing class is organized in which the artist himself poses as model.

A collaboration with Peter Fritzenwallner.

DISCLAIMER: HOUSE OF CONSTRUCTS is hosting the act-drawing class featuring Peter Fritzenwallner today. In this context, Peter Fritzenwallner will be posing nude as a model. Visitors under the age of 14 may only attend the exhibition if accompanied by a guardian. Visitors who might find the sight of a naked man offensive or disturbing are advised to avoid the life drawing class.

 

Day 6

Monday, 17 June 2024

MUSEUM OF REFLECTION

Two performers engage in an ongoing listing of things that worked and things that didn’t work throughout the history of mankind.

A collaboration with Pierluca Coiro & Anna Mendelssohn.

 

Day 7

Tuesday, 18 June 2024

MUSEUM OF RESONANCE

A drum set is divided into all its parts. Seven drummers are invited to each play one of the elements simultaneously throughout the opening hours of the exhibition.

A collaboration with Stefan Frankenberger.

 

Day 8

Wednesday, 19 June 2024

MUSEUM OF PRODUCTION

The office staff of Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien move their workplace to the main exhibition space for the day.

 

Day 9

Thursday, 20 June 2024

MUSEUM OF CHOREOGRAPHY

All the institution’s technicians will join in an all-day work-in-progress to create a choreographed performance.

A collaboration with Karin Pauer.

With: Fabio Balestra, Ingrid Brunecová, Remo Cocco, Thomas Gallhuber, Jonas Nielsen.

 

Day 10

Friday, 21 June 2024

MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE

Italians living in Vienna are invited to meet and socialize on a square podium in the main exhibition room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., recreating the social architecture of a forum.

 

Day 11

Saturday, 22 June 2024

MUSEUM OF EXPOSURE

A spontaneous performance takes place throughout the day by people dancing and singing along to their favourite playlists.

 

Day 12

Sunday, 23 June 2024

MUSEUM OF PREPARATION

Various conferences are continuously organized and re-organized throughout the day.

A collaboration with Carolina Cappelli.

 

Day 13

Monday, 24 June 2024

MUSEUM OF CONTEXT

A performance takes place throughout the day in which the museum guards engage in conversations with visitors. At 6 p.m. there will be a book presentation of the artist’s latest publication “the upside down museum”.

A collaboration with the daily newspaper Kurier.

 

DAY 14

Tuesday, 25 June 2024

MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS

A workshop is organized with children aged 6 to 10 years. After showing them the entire infrastructure of the institution, they are encouraged to draw imaginary alternative museums. The outcome is displayed in the main hall for the rest of the day, officially making it the children’s first exhibition.

A collaboration with Soho in Ottakring.

Registration necessary: vermittlung@kunstforumwien.at

Free admission for children

Reduced admission for accompanying person: EUR 6.-

Workshop from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

 

Day 15

Wednesday, 26 June 2024

MUSEUM OF DIALOGUE

A situation is set up where visitors find themselves in conversations about labour.

A collaboration with Anna Maria Nowak & Alexander Gottfarb.

 

Day 16

Thursday, 27 June 2024

MUSEUM OF FEEDBACK

A film crew produces a documentary all day at the exhibition, asking visitors about their relationship to art.The outcome is screened at 8 p.m.

A collaboration with Viktor Schaider.

 

Day 17

Friday, 28 June 2024

MUSEUM OF SURPRISES

This day is kept free for last-minute ideas.

 

Day 18

Saturday, 29 June 2024

MUSEUM OF DECONSTRUCTION

Artists and technical staff gather to dismantle parts of the exhibition and to prepare the main hall for the final intervention.

 

Day 19

Sunday, 30 June 2024

MUSEUM OF TOGETHERNESS

“This is where we draw the line” – a performance developed by Karin Pauer and Aldo Giannotti in 2019 – concludes the exhibition. 

Performance at 7 p.m.

A collaboration with Arttu Palmio & Paolo Monti/the starpillow.

 

 

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curated by

Lisa Ortner-Kreil

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brut Wien

with support of the City of Vienna's Department of Cultural Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport

Strabag Kunstforum

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