Maria Hassabi

HERE
May 14 – June 20, 2021
Hauptraum

First day of the exhibition: Thursday, May 13, 10a.m.–6p.m.
Free admission

 

Six dancers move at a measured pace. They morph their bodies at imperceptible velocities, appearing in various constellations amongst one another and throughout the space as they alternate between representation and abstraction. Subtle lighting changes imitating the natural shifts of daylight along with a metrical sound score accentuate the unbroken time. Commissioned by the Secession and the Wiener Festwochen, the live installation HERE occurring during the Secession’s opening hours invites visitors to share the main exhibition hall with the performers.Since the early 2000s, Maria Hassabi has carved a choreographic practice that concentrates on stillness, slowness, and the in-betweenness of bodies in motion. Shepherding the strategies and languages of dance into the spaces of visual art across the globe, Hassabi decelerates movement to the point where it touches upon the definitions of sculpture and image, testing the conventional rhythms of viewership. As the ‘now’ slides into the boundless, the ‘here’ becomes the focus.
A joint project of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Festwochen
Maria Hassabi was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1973 and lives and works in New York and Athens.
HERE is commissioned by Vienna Secession and Wiener Festwochen
Co-produced with Onassis Culture, Athens, and OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino.
Developed with the support of Milvus Artistic Research Center (MARC), Knislinge, Sweden and Onassis Stegi, Athens.

 

With Elena Antoniou, Maria Hassabi, Michael Helland, Alice Heyward, Oisín Monaghan, Robert Steijn, Sound Design: Stavros Gasparatos, Outfits: Victoria Bartlett, Architectural Study: Maria Maneta, Maria Hassabi, Production Management: Eva Theofanidou, Natasha Katerinopoulos


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Exhibitions 2021

 

– March 14, 2021
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Galerie

– March 14, 2021
Till Megerle, Grafisches Kabinett

February 19 – April 18, 2021
Tess Jaray, Hauptraum

March 26 – June 20, 2021
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Galerie

March 26 – June 20, 2021
Yuji Agematsu, Grafisches Kabinett

May 14 – June 20, 2021
Maria Hassabi, Hauptraum

July 2 – September 5, 2021
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Hauptraum

July 2 – September 5, 2021
František Lesák, Galerie

July 2 – September 5, 2021
Karimah Ashadu, Grafisches Kabinett

September 17 – beginning of November, 2021
Danh Vo, Hauptraum

September 17 – beginning of November, 2021
Carlos Bunga, Galerie

September 17 – beginning of November, 2021
Rana Hamadeh, Grafisches Kabinett

Mid-November 2021 – end of January, 2022
Nairy Baghramian, Hauptraum

Mid-November 2021 – end of January, 2022
Sarah Rapson, Galerie

Mid-November 2021 – end of January, 2022
Nora Turato, Grafisches Kabinett

More information about the exhibitions:
Secession Exhibition Program 2021


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Rescheduled exhibitions

The exhibition by Danh Vo will be shown in September 2021.
Dineo Seshee Bopape
‘s and DIS‘ exhibitions have been postponed to 2022.


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