Kunstausstellung · Architektur Ausstellung

Hitze Takes Command


An exhibition by the Institute for Art and Architecture.

Digital opening:
7 May 2021, 19:00 via Zoom*
Johan F. Hartle, Rector
Ingeborg Erhart, Vice-Rector
Celestine Kubelka, Vice-Rector
Wolfgang Tschapeller, IKA
Exhibition team, IKA

*To receive the Zoom-Link please visit http://www.akbild.ac.at/ika or contact us via arch(at)akbild.ac.at

The exhibition HITZE TAKES COMMAND will occupy the building of the Academy at Schillerplatz with a spatial installation, which will also be the first public event after the general renovation.
Dealing with COLD has so far been the dominant climatic condition for architectural design in Central European latitudes. HEAT has now taken over this position.
The students and teachers of the Institute for Art and Architecture (IKA) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna addressed this necessary paradigm shift as part of the annual theme HITZE TAKES COMMAND in the academic year 2019/2020. The focus of the investigations was the city of Vienna as a common field of observation and investigation. A systematic mapping of the local climate and particularly affected neighbourhoods commissioned by the city, the "Urban Heat Island Strategy for Vienna", is contrasted by IKA with projects from an architectural, artistic perspective.
The resulting projects will be on display from May 7-28 in the Academy’s main building at Schillerplatz, which is currently under construction. Insights into the exhibition are also given on the IKA website.
Based on specific questions, an extensive collection of projects and outlines of possible futures will be shown, which mutually reference each other, overlap thematically and emphasize mutual references as well as contradictions. In addition to the exhibition itself, the lecture series HITZE LECTURES will open up and discuss further perspectives.

As the site is still under construction, access is limited to a small number of people. Please note that barrier-free access is not possible. Time slots start at full hour at the Schiller monument. Please contact us for any questions at arch(at)akbild.ac.at.

HITZE-Lectures*
Claudia Bosse | tba
Brian Cody | tba
Peter Sellars | tba
* All lectures are held via Zoom. To receive the respective link, please visit www.akbild.ac.at/ika or contact us at arch(at)akbild.ac.at.

The HITZE TAKES COMMAND project 2019/2020 is generously supported by IMMOBILIEN PRIVATSTIFTUNG.


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