Angewandte Innovation Lab
des AIL sind in Analogie zu den bundesweiten Bestimmungen für Kunsthallen und Museen geschlossen.
sind bis auf weiteres verschoben.
:: KAIROS. Recall of Earth addresses the relationship between
humans and natural events. The term kairos relates to natural phenomena on the one hand and to temporality on the other –
kairos is the modern Greek word for "weather", but it also means "the right moment". The ambiguity inherent in this word runs
like a golden thread through the exhibition. Starting out with meteorological aspects regarding the “weather”, the exhibition
also tries to draw a pic- ture of the psyche and its entangle- ment with natural phenomena. The boundaries between different
levels of perception dissolve; the influence of the outside world becomes tangible and visible; the illusion of being able
to control perceptions falls victim to deception itself.
The show explores the contribution
of the abstract cosmic and the concrete terrestrial conception of space in relation to space/time, which can no longer be
reduced to a philosophical-transcendental a priori as the still prevalent division of social contexts and nature, of bodies
and the psyche needs to be called into question. The exhibi- tion tries to trace possible dividing human resources. Because,
as Bruno Latour points out, “[…] the Terrestrial […] is political, […]; but it is not statist. It is, literally, atmospheric.”*
* Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Polity Press,
Irini Athanassakis, Ulla von Brandenburg, Laurus
Edelbacher, Thomas Glänzel, Maria Hubinger, Anni Kaltsidou, Mathias Kessler, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Lenz, Brigitte Mahlknecht,
Josefina Nelimarkka, Patrícia J. Reis, Ruth Schnell, Christian K. Schröder, Helmut Swoboda, Anna Watzinger
leader Sophia Panteliadou
Curatorial consultants Madalina Diaconu, Rainer Kaltenberger
AIL– Angewandte Innovation Lab
Picture on cover Ruth Schnell, Enchantment of the Seas, 2017/19, © R. Haas
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