Visiting MUSA | THE SCHOOL OF PROSPERITY. A Class of the School of Kyiv | Kyiv Biennial 2015

Visiting MUSA | THE SCHOOL OF PROSPERITY. A Class of the School of Kyiv | Kyiv Biennial 2015

  • Begin: 3/12/2016
  • End: 3/19/2016
  • curated by: Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer
  • Opening: Fri, March 11, 2016, 6pm

THE SCHOOL OF PROSPERITY
A Class of the School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennial 2015

Based on the present situation in Ukraine, The School of Prosperity at MUSA addresses important political issues and frames outlooks on an egalitarian and alternative future beyond crisis, war and corruption within the counterworlds of art. The School of Prosperity constitutes the start of four Schools, which are curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer in cooperation with The School of Kyiv, the Kyiv Biennial 2015 (theschoolofkyiv.org), and will take place in spring 2016 in Vienna. The different Schools will deal with subjects such as Europe, migration and post-revolutionary traumata, and with realism, landscape and the ideological and nationalist image of present-day wars. This introduces a new format for art biennials, beginning with exhibitions and public forums at 17 locations in Kyiv and expanding to a range of institutions in cities across Europe. The Visual Culture Research Center in Kyiv plays a vital role here and has recently become one of the most important spaces for discussion in the Ukrainian capital.

The School of Kyiv will establish The School of Prosperity at MUSA in Vienna. Along with presenting art projects by biennial participants such as Serhiy Bratkov, Alice Creischer, Anna Jermolaewa, Zhanna Kadyrova, Franz Kapfer, Dariia Kuzmych, Yuri Leidermann, Mykola Ridnyi, Mikhail Tolmachev, Titre Provisoire (Marcel Dickhage/Cathleen Schuster) and Stas Volyazlovsky, there are plans for various events dealing with the present situation in Ukraine, Russia and Europe. The School of Kyiv is sponsored by SHIFT.

The School of Kyiv in Vienna:
The School of Prosperity | The School of the Devil | The School of the Lonesome | The School of the Displaced

More Information about the SUPPORTING PROGRAMME at the MUSA.
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Anna Jermolaewa, Leninopad, 2015/16, photographies, video, found object, variable dimensions
©Stefan Lux | Courtesy: The artist and Kerstin Engholm Gallery
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Zhanna Kadyrova, YOURS/MINE, 2016
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Yuri Leiderman, Andrey Silvestrov, Odessa. Fragment 205, 2015
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Mykola Ridnyi, Sheter, 2011 - 2013 (Politics of Form, Museum for contemporary art Leipzig, 2015) 
©Michael Ritzmann
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Franz Kapfer, Me or the Chaos, exhibition view 2016
©Franz Kapfer
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