Undoing Landscape at Erste Campus

Exhibition in the windows of ERSTE Foundation





Despite the current lockdown, those interested in art will have the opportunity to visit an exhibition by students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna between 28 April and 27 May. The windows of ERSTE Foundation, located on the ground floor of building F of Erste Campus, serve as exhibition space.

The exhibition “Undoing Landscape” was created in connection with the seminar of the same name at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna led by Adam Szymczyk, which was initiated by the Kontakt Collection and supported by ERSTE Foundation.

Undoing Landscape” at ERSTE Foundation’s Display, 2021. Photo: Anthia Loizou

The seminar dealt with the topic of landscape. The nature of the experience of landscape is associated with diverse perception and movement. Such an experience was not possible for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of walks and site visits, the discussion of this topic was limited to digital conversations with Adam Szymczyk and international artists. The students documented the outcome of this digital exchange about landscape with silkscreen printings. They intentionally used a technique that they are not familiar with. The technique and format were standardized for everyone. The resulting silkscreens are on display in the ERSTE Foundation’s windows and can be viewed from the outside.

In the silkscreen workshop preparing for “Undoing Landscape”, 2021. Photo: Kanako Tada

Works by Viktoria Bayer, Anna Bochkova, Emma Carlén, Kristina Cyan, Louise Deininger, Marie Yaël Fidesser, Lisa Grosskopf, Anthia Loizou, Clemens Matschnig, Taro Meissner, Kamryn Pariso, Ursula Pokorny, Rasmus Richter, Olga Shapovalova, Rini Swarnaly Mitra and Kanako Tada.

Undoing Landscape” at ERSTE Foundation’s Display, 2021. Photo: Anthia Loizou

The exhibition “Undoing Landscape” was on view from March 16 to 23, 2021 at xhibit, the exhibition space of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Cover picture: In the studio working with silkscreens for “Undoing Landscape“, 2021. Photo: Anthia Loizou

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.