rivane neuenschwander in group show at kunsthalle vienna

27 June 2014
Gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander is in a group exhibition at Kunsthalle Vienna in Austria. ‘New ways not to do' is focused on the nature of productivity, a response to the modern day obsession with growth and progress. Productivity can be understood in different contexts: man-made, natural and artistic. The exhibition tells the story of a particular type of plant that fails to bring forth productivity; looking at this omission as not only a critical but also a creative moment.

The exhibition will include Rivane Neuenschwander's '00:00', 2011, consisting of 24 modified flip clocks which have been altered so that the minute and hours rotate from zero to zero. Neuenschwander, one of the most well known of the Brazilian conceptual artists to appear in the past decade, frequently employs a simple framework and materials (ant-eaten rice paper, coconut powder, ground spices) to convey complex ideas. She tests her hypothesis numerous times and allows her subject to determine its own evolution exploring nature's hidden and often chaotic logic.

Artists include: Robert Breer, Alejandro Cesarco, Etienne Chambaud, Natalie Czech, Oskar Dawicki, Edith Dekyndt, Mathias Delplanque, Heinrich Dunst, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Marina Faust, Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Julia Hohenwarter, Karl Holmqvist, Sofia Hultén, Jiri Kovanda, George Perec / Bernard Queysanne, Superflex, Mario Garcia Torres.

'New ways not to do' is curated by Vanessa Joan Müller and Cristina Ricupero.

The exhibition runs from 27 June until 12 October 2014.

Rivane Neuenschwander at Kunsthalle Vienna.