in the context of The Dissident‘ Goddesses‘ Network


Students at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Class of Elisabeth von Samsonow
Co-curated by Kate Strain
Smolka Contemporary Wien

This exhibition starts with the simple theory that art specialises in perception. So what form of perception is needed to respond appropriately to the ecological and climate crisis? How can art capture, represent and project the intertwining of subject and milieu? What forms of mapping can art develop when it comes to sketching out a new concept of “environment”? In this exhibition, several groups of students from the Academy of Fine Arts will focus on different levels and dimensions of the perception of environments and present their results and proposals. The show highlights both very empathetic and molecular mappings, reactions and translations of internal and external environments.