Subversive or pop? Vandalism or art? Street art and skateboarding polarize. They are at once creative and destructive, art and irritation, a sport and lifestyle. Currently under renovation, Wien Museum now dedicates its hollowed-out gallery spaces to street art and skateboarding – two urban subcultures that appropriate unused areas, thus challenging our understanding of participation in public space.
On four evenings in July, Kaleidskop presents a cinematic TAKEOVER at Karlsplatz in collaboration with Wien Museum. Two coming-of-age films create a visual and musical arch between 1990s California and contemporary New York in which urban youths claim public spaces and seek ultimate freedom. In four Eastern European cities, Ina Ivanceanu follows artists and activists as they reclaim with a delightful sense of humor their right to city spaces and freedom of expression. Banksy’s award-winning mockumentary – indirectly (or directly) revealing the mysterious street artist himself – celebrates its 10-year-anniversary on screen.
In any society, technology is a fundamental sphere in which gender is being articulated. In its current exhibition, Kunsthalle Wien examines material worlds constructed by technology, and the role of technology in developing local and global structures of power, identities and ways of living.
In collaboration with Kunsthalle Wien, Kaleidoskop presents HYSTERICAL MINING on stage and screen. Two films – the documentary of the life and ideas of DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL and the extraordinary feature of world football star DIAMANTINO – delve into the feminist posthuman, as well as techno-feminist positions present at the exhibition.
Ahead of each film screening at 8pm, we welcome to a special tour of the exhibition led by curators of Kunsthalle Wien and Kaleidoskop.