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    Ezgi Erol

    krieg kuratieren (C) Hito Steyrl, Matthew Septimus

    Artists are persecuted in times of war. However, art can also profit from war. The exhibit „curating war“ takes a closer look at art production and the art market, their complicity with the arms trade and war, but also their resistance against them.

    A hand holds the image of a man: the police officer Ayhan Çarkın. In her video, belit sağ not only tells the story of mass murderer, but also of an art gallery that wants nothing to do with it. Her piece „Ayhan and Me“ will be shown in Vienna in September, in an exhibit conceived and curated by Ezgi Erol.

    Art finds many ways to talk about war, but art can also make profits from it. With a simple cartridge case, *Hito Steyerl* draws attention to the fact that the main sponsor of the 13th Istanbul Biennial increases their capital with the arms trade – what does that mean for the artwork on display? Ana Hoffner takes a look at the living room of art collector and heiress to the Thyssen fortune, Francesca Habsburg, founder and director of the Thyssen-Bornemysza Art Contemporary Collection. Both Habsburg‘s inheritance and the funds used for the collection originate from an equity participation in ThyssenKrupp, which produces submarine parts for the arms industry.

    When is art able to break with warmongering, when does it become a part of the system? Which narratives about war are valid? Curator Ezgi Erol puts the relationship between art and war up for negotiation with a number of international artistic positions, on display in the DESSOUS Gallery in Meidling.

    Ezgi Erol is a freelance curator, artist and sociologist. She works on the cutting edge of art, politics and activism.

    Exhibited artists:
    Baran Çağınlı, Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Ana Hoffner, Fatoş İrwen, İhsan Oturmak, belit sağ, Songül Sönmez, Hito Steyerl

    Curator: Ezgi Erol
    Exhibited artists: Baran Çağınlı, Alice Creischer & Andreas Siekmann, Ana Hoffner, Fatoş İrwen, İhsan Oturmak, belit sağ, Songül Sönmez, Hito Steyerl
    Idea & concept: Ezgi Erol_
    Project assistant: Dilan Şengül
    Set up: Piotr Reisig, Johann Schoiswohl
    Graphic: Toledo i Dertschei
    Production: WIENWOCHE

    Event language(s): German, English, Turkish

    Photo credits key visual: © Hito Steyerl & Andrew Kreps Gallery; Foto: Matthew
    Septimus

    detailed program

    Sat, 15. 9., 19:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition opening

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sun, 16. 9., 13:00 - 18:00

    Exhibition curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    Sun, 16. 9., 14:00 - 16:00

    Exhibition: curating war - Artist Talk with Ani Gülgün Mayr (ORF III)

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    German, English, Turkish


    Mon, 17. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Tue, 18. 9., 16:00 - 22:00


    Tue, 18. 9., 17:30 - 18:30

    curating war: guided tour of the exhibition with curator Ezgi Erol

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Tue, 18. 9., 19:00 - 21:00

    Lecture by Neşe Özgen: The reconstructions of „motherland“ in times of Conflict

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Languages: English, Turkish


    Wed, 19. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Thu, 20. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    Fri, 21. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 16:00 - 22:00

    Exhibtion: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:30 - 18:30

    curating war: guided tour of the exhibition with curator Ezgi Erol

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 19:00 - 21:30

    Exhibition: curating war - Film screening Sulhname – Settlement

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    A film by Şehbal Şenyurt, original version with English subtitles
    Followed by a talk between Hêlîn Çelik and Şehbal Şenyurt


    Sun, 23. 9., 14:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition: curating war

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sun, 23. 9., 14:00 - 16:00

    Arrived, now what? - Reflections of two LGBTIQ Activists on War (Politics)

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    With Fedaa Alarnaoot (Queer Base) and Mücahit Yıldız (ÖH Uni Wien Department for Queer Issues, Austrian Students‘ Union)

    Languages: EN/ DE


    Sun, 23. 9., 16:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition: curating war - closing event

    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

     

    Dates

    Sat, 15. 9., 19:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition opening
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sun, 16. 9., 13:00 - 18:00

    Exhibition curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    Sun, 16. 9., 14:00 - 16:00

    Exhibition: curating war - Artist Talk with Ani Gülgün Mayr (ORF III)
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Mon, 17. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Tue, 18. 9., 16:00 - 22:00

    Tue, 18. 9., 17:30 - 18:30

    curating war: guided tour of the exhibition with curator Ezgi Erol
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Tue, 18. 9., 19:00 - 21:00

    Lecture by Neşe Özgen: The reconstructions of „motherland“ in times of Conflict
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Wed, 19. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Thu, 20. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    Fri, 21. 9., 16:00 - 20:00

    Exhibition: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 16:00 - 22:00

    Exhibtion: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 17:30 - 18:30

    curating war: guided tour of the exhibition with curator Ezgi Erol
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sat, 22. 9., 19:00 - 21:30

    Exhibition: curating war - Film screening Sulhname – Settlement
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sun, 23. 9., 14:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition: curating war
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna

    Sun, 23. 9., 14:00 - 16:00

    Arrived, now what? - Reflections of two LGBTIQ Activists on War (Politics)
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Wien

    Sun, 23. 9., 16:00 - 22:00

    Exhibition: curating war - closing event
    The DESSOUS Galerie, Anton-Scharff-Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna