Opening: sudhaus

art with salt and water

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Sudhaus: Motoi Yamamoto
© Mitchell Kearney


14:30 Official opening (Limited capacity of people)
bis 20 Uhr geöffnet

It was once called “white gold”: salt is a crucial element for the entire Salzkammergut region; even today it remains an important trade good, which leads some to prosperity and a few to richness.

Water and wood are both critical factors; without them, the extraction of salt would not be possible. – Salt and water are also both of critical importance for our bodies. Our organism is to 65 % made up of water and requires a daily ration of at least five grams of salt. – After all: salt and water are actually adversaries, which mutually devour each other and dissolve each other and are cursed to exist symbiotically until they are perhaps separated once again in a brew house. sudhaus is the central art exhibition of the European Capital of Culture. With the international and interregional participation of renowned artists, a spectrum of topics that is as broad as possible will be presented, which is introduced by documents from the history of the region. With a wide variety of facets and points of entry, the topics of salt and water will be presented in the form of objects, sculptures, installations, films, photography and sound works. A part of the exhibit will make reference to the conference Open Water Dialogues, which concerns itself with urgent problems such as disappearing glaciers and the increasing scarcity of water around the world.


Hicham Berrada (Paris), Christine Biehler (Hanau), Marion Eichmann (Berlin), Caterina Gobbi (Courmayeur/Berlin), Norbert W. Hinterberger (Berlin), Anouk Kruithof (Brussels), Sigalit Landau (Tel Aviv), Radenko Milak (Banja Luka), Wolfgang Müllegger & Georg Holzmann (Obertraun), Lucy+Jorge Orta (Paris), Kati Roover (Helsinki), Michael Sailstorfer (Berlin), Eva Schlegel (Wien), Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch (Wien), Simon Starling (Glasgow/Copenhagen), Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (Reykjavik), Motoi Yamamoto (Kanazawa), Wenting Zhu (Shanghai/NY) (artists)

Gottfried Hattinger (Curator)
Elfi Sonnberger (Production Manager)

With the support of: Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour

Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the exhibition.

Sharing Salzkammergut – Die Kunst des Reisens, Macht und Tradition, Kultur im Fluss, Globalokal – Building the New

Event info

Sudhaus Bad Ischl