NEW NEEDS at The Wittmann House

Flaka Haliti

Artists: Daphne Ahlers, Minda Andrén, Nadja Athanassowa, Anna-Sophie Berger, Juliette Bonneviot , Dora Budor, Adrian Buschmann, Tatjana Danneberg, Verena Dengler , Aleksandra Domanović, Flaka Haliti , HHDM with Lucia Stamati + Cathrin Ulikowski , Kathi Hofer, Nora Kapfer, Adriana Lara, Lonely Boys, Sarah Ortmeyer, Ivan Pérard, Lucia Elena Prusa, Hanna Putz, Jon Rafman, Rosa Rendl, Martyn Reynolds, Halvor Rønning, Signe Rose, Lennart Schweder , Lilli Thießen, Dena Yago, Min Yoon, Marcin Zarzeka

Exhibition title:  NEW NEEDS

Curated by: Rosa Rendl & Isabella Ritter

Venue:  The Wittmann House, Etsdorf, Kamp, Austria

Date:  May 23 – July 25, 2015

Photography: Tina Herzl, images courtesy of the artists and the Wittmann House

NEW NEEDS takes place at the Wittmann House (bui l t 1970-75) designed by Austrian archi tect Johannes Spalt.

Johannes Spalt’s oeuvre can be classified as belonging to the „Third Generation“ of Modernists whose achievement it was to re-establish references to architectural history (especially achievements of High Cultures in Asia and the Orient) which Modernism had broken with before. Lightness, the constructive, the modular, the umbrella and skin are constitutive as wel l as recurring motives in Spalt’s vocabulary, which are also protagonists in the architectural language of the Wittmann House.

The exhibition aims to create a dialogue between the works and the architecture of the house in order to fathom potent ial contemporary meanings of Spalt ’s principles which were visionary at their time. Within the exhibition each work should open up its own cosmos of references and meanings of the former.

What meaning do concepts as lightness, the constructive, the modular, poetry and folly have today; how can they be thought of today against the backdrop of the digital era? How are terms as umbrella and skin understood in view of an increasing disembodiment? How can challenging visions and experimentat ions manifest themselves today?

Is it possible to speak of new needs?

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Jon Rafman, You, the World and I, 2010

Adrian Buschmann

Adrian Buschmann, MODERN GUILT, 2015. courtesy of Gabriele Senn Galerie

Adriana Lara

Adriana Lara, Hybrid Slanted Figure 1.1, 2014

Aleksandra Domanovic

Aleksandra Domanović, Relay Runner, 2013

Anna_Sophie Berger

Anna-Sophie Berger, 4 seasons (Etsdorf), 2015

Cathrin Ulikowski

Cathrin Ulikowski

Daphne Ahlers

Daphne Ahlers, Hair clips, 2014

Dena Yago and Verena Dengler

Dena Yago

Dena Yago, Ehrgeiz und Flöhe springen gern in die Höhe, 2015

Dora Budor

Dora Budor, Hunt You To The Edge Of The World For This, 2014

Flaka Haliti

Flaka Haliti, Just Hanging Around, 2014

Halvor Ronning+Martyn Reynolds

Halvor Ronning and Martyn Reynolds

Hanna Putz

Hanna Putz, Untitled 04, 2015


Pavilion curated by HHDM (founded by Daphne Ahlers, Philipp Timischl and Roland Gaberz)


Pavilion curated by HHDM (founded by Daphne Ahlers, Philipp Timischl and Roland Gaberz)

Ivan Perard

Ivan Perard, Untitled (Skinsuit)

Juliette Bonneviot and Halvor Ronning

Juliette Bonneviot and Halvor Ronning

Juliette Bonneviot

Juliette Bonneviot, PET Woman #4, 2015

Kathi Hofer

Kathi Hofer, Rosa, 2015

Lennard Schweder

Lennart Schweder, Yysytems, 2015

Lilli Thiessen

Lilli Thiessen, Placement green, 2014

Lonely Boys

Lonely Boys, untitled, 2014

Lucia Elena Prusa

Lucia Elena Prusa, XII I II III VI V VI VII VIII IX X XI (11.33 Uhr), 2015

Lucia Stamati 1

Lucia Stamati

Lucia Stamati

Lucia Stamati


Marcin Zarzeka, Ostatni Dzień Lata #1, 2015

Min Yoon and Anna_Sophie Berger

Min Yoon and Anna Sophie Berger

Minda Andren and Sarah Ortmeyer

Minda Andren and Sarah Ortmeyer

Nadja Athanassowa

Nadja Athanassowa, Untitled, 2009-2015

Nora Kapfer

Nora Kapfer, Untitled (nose), 2013

Rosa Rendl

Rosa Rendl, Empty, 2015

Signe Rose

Signe Rose, Ursula, 2014

Tatjana Danneberg

Tatjana Danneberg, untitled, 2015


Verena Dengler, The happy Goth, 2012