The Art of Whining and Complaining
About the weather, the half-full glass or the job: Viennese always find things worth whining about. A Vienna without celebrated complaining: hardly imaginable.
For the curator Osama Zatar, this supposedly Viennese invention is so familiar – probably as it is for many people who live in Vienna – that it seems almost natural and has been internalised.
But what is this “yammering” that one is constantly confronted with in Vienna and that seems so deeply rooted?
Is it part of a life coping strategy? Recognising problems, complaining about them (at length), accepting them and trying to solve them. An approach that should not only be familiar to every Viennese.
In the new exhibition as part of the Salon of Cultures, the visual artists Koloman Kann and Julia Bugram, Lani Kotz and Samuel Linus Gromann will enter into an artistic discourse on “The Viennese Yammering” under the curatorial direction of Osama Zatar. The exhibition opening will be accompanied musically by a concert by Orwa Saleh.
EDUCULT invites you to the vernissage in Q21 of the MuseumsQuartier Wien with free admission on 17 November 2021 from 7 pm, in compliance with the 2 G rule.
We look forward to an evening of yammering and whining together!
Salon of Cultures – “Die Wiener Jammerei” (“The Viennese Yammering”)
Vernissage: 17 November 2021, 7 pm – Concert: 7:30 pm
Exhibition: 18 November 2021 – 15 May 2022
Location: EDUCULT, Q21 (at MuseumsQuartier Wien), Museumsplatz 1/e-1.6, 1070 Wien
(Staircase behind the glass door in the main entrance, to the right of Café Daily – 3rd floor)
Artists: Julia Bugram, Samuel Linus Gromann, Koloman Kann, Lani Kotz und Orwa Saleh
Curation & Artistic Direction: Osama Zatar
Greetings: Oliver Löscher & Marlene Kalnein / EDUCULT
We would like to thank the Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (MA7), Abteilung Stadtteilkultur und Interkulturalität for their financial support of this event!
The exhibition at EDUCULT’s premises in Q21 of the MuseumsQuartier Wien can be visited by appointment at email@example.com within our opening hours (Monday to Friday 09:00 -17:00).
The 2 G rule applies to participation in on-site events: attendees must be vaccinated or convalescent. Vaccinated persons must bring a vaccination certificate, persons who recovered from a COVID-19 infection must be able to show a medical confirmation or a certificate of segregation. In addition, proof of identity must be shown upon entry.
We must also point out that prevention measures are subject to change.
People who are ill, feel ill or are not sufficiently healthy are asked to refrain from the event for safety reasons.
Picture: Pencil and fineliner by Julia Bulgram from “Sexualisation and Self-Determination”. Photo: Jolly Schwarz