Honza Zamojski, The Body, 2019, mixed media. Installation view. From “4 × 1 = 30.”

Honza Zamojski, The Body, 2019, mixed media. Installation view. From “4 × 1 = 30.”

“4 × 1 = 30”

Christine König Galerie

Since opening in 1989, Christine König Galerie in Vienna has been a beacon for both established and emerging international contemporary art. The gallery’s driving concerns can be located at the intersection of art with feminism and activism, politics and literature, concept and environment—all of which could be found in the group show marking its thirtieth anniversary. For this exhibition, playfully titled “4 × 1 = 30” and curated by a new generation of gallery associates—Robby Greif, Teresa Kamencek, Elsa König, and Andrea Kopranovic—four young artists were each invited to contribute a site-specific work in response to the gallery’s program.

Without an explicit overarching theme, the show was nonetheless strikingly oriented toward the present crisis of anthropogenic climate change. It traced human involvement in the world while presenting the human as a cipher, an uncertain referent for

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