Art Exhibition featuring Webster Alumna
Alexandra Ungern-Sternberg Prufer, BA '11 is a founding member of The Sucuri Project, a cultural event sponsored by Brazilian artists living and working in Austria and Brazil. The project consists of a series of preparatory workshops to promote the exchange of experiences between the artists, followed by an exhibition. The theme of this event is "the myths and prophecies of doom." This theme will be artistically designed by tackling the most pressing issues facing our planet - political and social insecurity, natural or human-caused disasters, social, technological and ecological upheaval and the immediate impact on people's lives.
Location: Kabelwerk ARTspace, Gertrude Wondrack Platz, 1120 Vienna
Opening reception: August 16, 2012, 7.00 pm
Opening speech: Dr. Monika Schwaezler, Art and Visual Culture Department Head, Webster University, Vienna
Exhibition from August 17 through August 30, 2012
Open Tuesday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"As a group we decided to work on a theme which has been keeping peoples’ curiosity, anxieties and fears on the rise: the widespread belief provoked by interpretations of the Mayan Calendar that the world will come to an end on December 21st, 2012.We found the theme relevant, because the fear of the end of the world seems to rise proportionally to the rising of other widespread social fears, such as wars, natural events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, global warming, and so forth. Instead of trying to develop a theory about this recurrent phenomenon, we decided that each of us would research, think and elaborate our own ideas and translate these ideas into a work of art." (Marlene Rodrigues)