Andrew Gilbert : “Emperor Andrew’s vision of the flowers of Hlobane blossoming on the fields of Königgrätz, 1866” May 11, 2023 – June 30, 2023
Scottish artist Andrew Gilbert presents a solo exhibition of his works for the first time in Vienna. Long-known for his radical installations, drawings, and paintings that address the historic and ongoing violence of imperialism in imaginative ways, Gilbert reminds us that we are far from the postcolonial future that we would like to envision. In his upcoming exhibition, Andrew Gilbert will continue to confront our romantic notions of the past by showing us that empires of oppression are very much alive, from today’s great power games playing out on the geo-political stage to the everyday violence used to bring products to the market.
Exhibition Courtesy of the artist and Sperling, Munich
…the sky is falling asleep on the desk of the time… a solo exhibition by Gonzalo Reyes Araos: March 16 – April 28, 2023
Having recently returned to Berlin after seven months of working with artists in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, the title of the exhibition comes from an AI series of predictive text prompts that was generated from his past correspondence. Computer code will be turned into puzzle pieces where meaning can be shifted by moving the blocks. There will also be patterned grids of multiple paper strips with glitches representing the constellations of the indigenous Atacameño people of the desert who because of the absence of light pollution have too many intensely bright stars and instead seek their constellations in the empty black space between the stars.