Oliver Ressler - "How To Occupy A Shipwreck" till 2 April 2018, Vienna, Austria
Venue: Kunst Haus Wien
Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert
Oliver Ressler, an artist and filmmaker, explores topics such as the economy, democracy, climate change, forms of resistance, and social alternatives installations, films and works in the public space.
This exhibition features four films in which Ressler documents pivotal moments in the current climate movement and seeks out flashpoints of resistance: the ZAD (or zone à défendre, i.e. zone to defend) near Nantes, France, featuring Europe’s largest autonomous territory that emerged from opposition to the construction of a new airport; the demonstrations surrounding the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015; the blockades of an open-cast lignite mine in Lusatia, Germany, in 2016; and the occupation of Europe’s second largest coal port in Amsterdam in June 2017.
15 February 2018, 6 PM
Ressler will present some of this works related to the resistance to the global heat death. This presentation will be followed by a discussion with Maja & Reuben Fowkes (Translokal Institute, Budapest).
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