Thomas Geiger: Bust Talk with Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Raiffeisen

Thomas Geiger, Bust Talks with Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Raiffeisen

- FR 07 06 2019, 6:30 pm (during the opening of Nature \ nature)
- SA 22 06 2019, 2:00 pm
- SA 20 07 2019, 11:00 am

Bust Talks is a performative series, by the artist Thomas Geiger, based on the assumption that a bust is not only a cold, soulless bronze casting, yet a potential conversational partner whose experiences and views develop a new impression in the present. The audience will witness a rare conversation. During the exhibition, Geiger will talk to Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen (1818-1888), whose bust is in the courtyard of the Palais Niederösterreich. Raiffeisen was a pioneer and social reformer of the cooperative principle. Numerous organizations are named after him, for example, the Raiffeisen cooperation in Austria.

Thomas Geiger (* 1983 in Lörrach, lives in Vienna) works with interdisciplinary formats. He is often working between public and private / institutional space. His works can be described as stages, which develop new dialogues, communication and confrontational situations. Therefore, the audience frequently plays a central role. Among his most famous works is Kunsthalle3000, with the institution as an intervention in public space. Kunsthalle3000 has been executed in numerous places, including Beirut, Paris, Johannesburg, and Nice.In recent years, Geiger additionally realized individual projects in collaboration with the Museum Tinguely (Basel), the Fondations d'entreprise Ricard (Paris) and Despacio (San José). Currently, his work is on display as an annual project in the Kunstverein Langenhagen (until October) as well as in the Simultanhalle in Cologne (until July).

Bust Talks are a part of the exhibition Nature \ nature, curated by Mirela Baciak.


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