Curator’s Tour

Curator’s Tour through the exhibition HYSTERICAL MINING with Anne Faucheret and Vanessa Joan Müller

Anne Faucheret and Vanessa Joan Müller, discuss the role of technology in the formation of local and global configurations of power, forms of identity, and ways of life.

Hysterical Mining
The exhibition HYSTERICAL MINING analyses the material worlds we are creating through technology and technology’s role in shaping local and global configurations of power, forms of identity, and ways of living. It draws on radical feminist and ecofeminist theories from the 1970s until now that criticized and revised the nexus tying new technologies and techno-science to patriarchal ideas. Its agenda is both intellectual and political. The works of the artists included in the show go beyond critique to think and enact other kinds of knowledge, skills, and bodily practices regarding the use as well as production of (new) technologies.

Anne Faucheret
Anne Faucheret is an art historian and art critic. She has been a curator at Kunsthalle Wien since 2014, where she has curated among others the group shows The Promise of Total Automation (2016), Work it, feel it! (2017) or Saâdane Afif’s solo show, This Is Ornamental (2018). From 2010 to 2015, she was a curatorial advisor for visual arts at the steirischer herbst festival, Graz, Austria, where she organized exhibitions including Adaptation (2012) and Liquid Assets (2013) and co-curated the 24/7 marathon-camp Truth is concrete (2012). She regularly contributes to art magazines and artist publications.

Vanessa Joan Müller
Vanessa Joan Müller is a curator and holds a PhD in art history. Since 2013, she has been Head of Dramaturgy at Kunsthalle Wien. She has curated a number of group exhibitions such as New Ways of Doing Nothing (2014), The Brancusi Effect (2014, with Nicolaus Schafhausen), Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality (2015, with Luca Lo Pinto), Béton (2016, with Nicolaus Schafhausen), More Than Just Words [On the Poetic] (2017, with Luca Lo Pinto) and solo shows by Marcel Odenbach and Florian Hecker (both 2017). Prior to projects realized in Vienna she was director of the Kunstverein for the Rhineland and Westphalia in Düsseldorf (2007-2011), research curator of the project European Kunsthalle in Cologne (2006-2007), and curator at the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2000-2006).


TUE, 03.09. / 18:00

Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier


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