Curator´s Tour through the Exhibition DURST with Alice Wilke

THU 02 07 2020, 5 pm


Undead, sex maniac, bloodsucker: The myth of the vampire and the associated attributes – immortality, seduction, power – are firmly anchored in society’s collective fears and desires. In the exhibition DURST (= THIRST) the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich explores the vampirism of the present. For guest curator Alice Wilke, this metaphor for acts of depletion and parasitic existences, for transformation and symbiotic relations represents a fundamental sociocultural phenomenon: “What drives us, how do our fears and cravings manifest? And how do we align these essential aspects of being with the everyday life that surrounds us? I see the figure of the vampire – and its main drive, thirst – as a pars pro toto of these questions and as a lasting, relevant mirror of mechanisms at work in our society.”


How can the desire for immortality be linked with our constant pursuit of self-optimization? And what keeps the interest in the figure of the vampire alive for generations? Answers to these questions will be addressed on a guided tour with guest curator, Alice Wilke, as the opportunity presents itself to further examine the works of the exhibition.


Artists: Inka ter Haar, Lauren Huret, Céline Manz, Alexandra Meyer, Sarah Rechberger, Katharina Swoboda, Anne Cathrin Ulikowski

Duration of the exhibition: WED 01 07 – FR 14 08 2020


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