Unrest of Form, Exhibition view, Secession 2013, Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger

Unrest of Form. Imagining the Political Subject

Thomas Arzt, Neïl Beloufa, Banu Cennetoğlu, Cordula Daus, Carola Dertnig, Jimmie Durham, Gustav Ernst, Antonio Fian, Heinz Frank, Franzobel, Dora García, Thomas Glavinic, Dmitri Gutov, Hannah Hurtzig, Schorsch Kamerun, Hassan Khan, Julius Koller, Chris Kondek, KwieKulik, Henrik Olesen, Boris Ondreička, Yasemin Özcan, Ewald Palmetshofer, Judith Nika Pfeifer, Ad Reinhardt, David Riff, Kathrin Röggla, Ferdinand Schmatz, Franz Schuh, Tino Sehgal, Vladimir Tatlin, Tris Vonna-Michell, Jeronimo Voss, Tanja Widmann, Shiri Zinn

Curated by Karl Baratta, Stefanie Carp, Matthias Pees, Hedwig Saxenhuber, and Georg Schöllhammer, Display: Johannes Posch

May 11 – June 16, 2013

Exhibition parcours
A project by Wiener Festwochen, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and Secession in cooperation with Museumsquartier Wien

The annual group show has become a firm fixture in the Secession’s program of exhibitions and events. The curators invited to stage this exhibition are tasked—like the artists themselves—with creating a new project premised on as much latitude as possible with regard to content. Among the internationally acclaimed personalities who have risen to the challenge in recent years are Pierre Bal Blanc, Moritz Küng, and Catherine David.

This year, the series will continue with a very special project: Unrest of form. Imagining the Political Subject, an exhibition parcours curated by Karl Baratta, Stefanie Carp, Matthias Pees, Hedwig Saxenhuber, and Georg Schöllhammer with their concept of inquiry into the political subject and possible forms of aesthetic action at the interface of stagecraft, performance, and the fine arts.


Neïl Beloufa, born in Paris in 1985, lives and works in Paris.
Banu Cennetoğlu, born in Ankara in 1968, lives and works in Istanbul.
Jimmie Durham, born in 1940, lives and works in Naples and Berlin.
Dora García, born in Valladolid in 1965, lives and works in Brussels.
Dmitri Gutov, born in Moscow in 1960, lives and works in Moscow.
Hassan Khan, born in London in 1975, lives and works in Cairo.
Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, lives and works in Berlin.
Henrik Olesen, born in Esbjerg in 1967, lives and works in Berlin.
Boris Ondreička, born in Zlaté Moravce in 1969, lives and works in Bratislava.
Yasemin Özcan, born in Istanbul in 1974, lives and works in Istanbul.
Tino Sehgal, born in London in 1976, lives and works in Berlin.
Tris Vonna-Michell, born in Rochford in 1982, lives and works in Stockholm.
Jeronimo Voss, born in Hamm in 1981, lives and works in Frankfurt a. M.
Tanja Widmann, born in Villach in 1966, lives and works in Vienna.