PEACE NOW – The Artist’s Voice

An Exhibition by Peter Noever

The expansive installation presents 28 positions / manifestos by the participating artists on the theme of peace, with posters designed especially for the exhibition that are available in a limited edition.

Subject to change
Marina Abramović, "The Hero" C-print, Spain, 2001 Photo: TheMahler.com Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Programline
Contributors

Marina Abramović, Sergei Bugaev Afrika, Bazon Brock, Julius Deutschbauer, Kendell Geers, G. Gutenberger, Jenny Holzer, Edgar Honetschläger, Freddie Jelinek, Donald Judd, Ilya + Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Zenita Komad, Andrea Lenardin, Mark Mack, Peter Noever, Raymond Pettibon, Wolf dPrix, Eva Schlegel, Kiki Smith , Iv Toshain, Paul Virilio, Manfred Wakolbinger, Peter Weibel (Artists)

Galerie Petra Seiser (Project leader)
Oona Zyman (Produktion / Kuratorische Assistenz)
Studio Noever Design (Planung)

Simone Barlian (Head of Programme Visual Arts)
Teresa Kranawetter (Assistance Visual Arts)

 

When
August - September 2024

About the project

The expansive installation presents 28 positions / manifestos by the participating artists on the theme of peace, with posters designed especially for the exhibition that are available in a limited edition. The works are freely designed in their formal language and reflect the concept of peace in artistic, political, social and cultural relevance.

At a time when unreflected reports of war and violence dominate the media, the exhibition ‘Peace Now! – The Artist’s Voice’ exhibition also serves as a critical channel for analysing power structures, counteracting anti-democratic tendencies and simultaneously initiating peace processes.
Especially today, war is portrayed as a controllable instrument to which there is no alternative.

Artists who advocate the confrontation of free thought and other points of view are defamed or hushed up. The intention of the exhibition ‘Peace Now ! – The Artist’s Voice’ is to open up a forum, a platform, a space for artists for a moment. In this exhibition, the Trinkhalle in Bad Ischl becomes a physical place where a place of silence and harmony, a ‘shrine of peace’ is to be created.