previews

  • “PETER FRIEDL: TEATRO”

    Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
    Museumsplatz 1 & at Karlsplatz
    March 22–June 9

    Curated by Anne Faucheret and Vanessa Joan Müller

    In Peter Friedl’s intimate, theatrical, multimedia oeuvre, he sifts through the loose sands of history and representation to shape new political and cultural viewpoints. The artist’s first comprehensive exhibition in his home country of Austria will foreground his unsettling of the comforting separation between self and other. From Peter Friedl, 1998, his collection of animal costumes, to his recent video installation Report, 2016—in which a diverse group of people recite fragments of Kafka in their native languages—the selection of works for this show can be rightly described as incisive and multi faceted. The catalogue will add to the plurality of readings with contributions from writers with literary backgrounds, including Madeleine Thien and Mark von Schlegell.