‘A RIBBON AROUND A BOMB’ were the words André Breton chose to describe Frida Kahlo’s artworks during the time of her first solo show in New York in 1938. The title is both an ode to the father of surrealism and to Frida Kahlo but also a powerful metaphor which functions as a perfect reminder of how art was and can always be a limitless weapon of political and emotional impact.
Under the title DISKOGRAFIE [discography] Illustrators Stefanie Hilgarth and Katharina Ralser are showing a broad scope of their latest works. From commissioned works for major cultural institutions and advertising clients to very private, personal works that are shown to the public for the first time.
A 4-days pop-up exhibition with the aim to raise awareness of avoidable food waste in our modern society and in our own environment and household. The project features a group of artists, that address this issue in their artwork which will be exhibited and presented to a broad audience. During the exhibition, additional installations, talks, and interactive learning elements will take the visitors on a journey that raises the awareness and – hopefully – kindles a change in their own habits.
The show is a personal interpretation of the cycling culture. The concept is free expression, a freewheel of thoughts, spinning in the environment which can be understood nothing but friendly and happy. Keeping the value of the artistic idea high, it is not about anything too direct, but more about the personal approach of each artist.
Rather than using paper or canvas, HNRX paints on walls in public spaces - materials with errors and irregularities, surfaces with character. Each artwork has its own individual story. In the exhibition #COMICSURREAL the whole gallery room becomes an artwork. He will paint on walls and furniture, realizing a full room painting concept. There will also be a live mural on Saturday, 10 September - everyone is welcome to enjoy, according to his idea that inspires his work: creating fun, joy and love, because the world is beautiful!
BIGTIME is the first solo exhibition of the Viennese artist Axel Schindler. His works deal in a humorous way with the consumer society and play with the viewer’s perception.
BIGTIME invites to discover the hidden side behind the obvious and the ugliness of the nice.
BIGTIME is a sum up of the extremities of subjects, objects and actions.
BIGTIME to be discovered.
Contemporary Illustration stepped far beyond the random doodle you see and forget in a blink of the eye when browsing through your newspaper. It stepped far beyond the sole purpose of illustrating a subject matter for the sake of teaching, showing, or clarifying something to the viewer. Illustration today is no longer the tool to serve a purpose, it is the purpose. With these strong words we will hopefully initiate a broad view and discussion of contemporary illustration.
Your personality is based on DNA and develops following your basic patterns during childhood and teenage years. Disorders only occur in a few percent of the worldwide population. But who doesn’t know the feeling of “That’s me!” when reading about disorders? Who are you in this minute and who will you be in the next? We invited Lym Moreno and Markus Tozzer to exhibit at Improper Walls. The process of communicating and working together on this exhibition is the main inspiration. Being two individuals with very opposing personalities the artists decided to work on the complexity of these everyday issues. Lym and Tozzer are creating personas and characters, influenced by their personal experiences, music and observations.
Improper Walls is turning 2!!!
In these years we`ve experienced so much, hosted amazing artists within our walls, had awesome parties, met cool people and made new friends.
TWO very Improper years have passed.
So it's time to celebrate our second anniversary. Come and drink champaign with us, listen to smooth beats and enjoy a retrospective of the most representative artworks by our favorite artists: nita., Rob Perez, Peter Phobia, Boicut,Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska, Münster Studio, Sens OC, Luis Pinto, diffuse, Lisk Feng, Riccardo Guasco & Ale Giorgini!
In 'KNOCKOUT' Peter Phobia presents a new series of works which deal with personal experiences, bananas, pop culture & life in general. Recorded thoughts are translated into a visual language, images are composed in order to create a dialoge with the viewer and to narrate a kind of abstract story about moments of everyday life. The works especially created for this exhibition will range from smaller drawings to large scale works on paper and 3D objects.
Placed side by side, complementing & contrasting
2 artists, 2 countries
Münster Studio & Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska
While using different techniques, Münster Studio & Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska come to a similar style of expression: the absence of outlines, minimal representation - and still details can be found, that add to another. They are complementing and contrasting each other - placed side by side in one exhibition.
Improper Walls is glad to announce its first exhibition abroad in cooperation with Casa Nueve, in Puebla, Mexico. THERE ARE NO KANGAROOS IN AUSTRIA is a group show of six young and talented Austrian artists all living and working in Vienna, Austria`s capital city.
THIS IS ME is a trip through Ale Giorgini's unique geometric world, starting with his "classic" movie posters, passing by "That's Amore" project and moving to his brand new art prints serie that has never been seen before called "In the Mood of Wood". You will have a funny walk through cult movies, couples in love and his imaginary world hiding in the woods.
THIS IS ME is also a brand new artbook that collects Ale's artworks from the last few years, commented by the artist himself.
AN OLD FLAME NEVER DIES The three artists Roman Achitz, Benjamin Hammerschick and Bernhard Weber grew up in the industrial-romantic town of Linz. In the so called steel-city their passion for representative arts, music and film found common confluence. Their love for obscure music genres, independent cinema, comics, Burroughs & Co marked their youth, during which they lived and found common phases of self-discovery, destruction and reassurance. Their common fields of interest built their foundation that was not bound to get wasted instantly. In spite of several years dominated by silence as everyone pursued his individual path, their paths are trespassing today evermore in the pursuit of their art.
This exhibition is an effort to depict their individual ways and at the same time to reveal some of their hidden analogies – for an old flame never dies!
lost in reverie. Constant interplay between daydream & night watch, surface & depth of flotation. Lost in reverie is a visual funambulation among kitch & melancholia – trying to hijack the visitor into a surreal forest, where creatures mutate & forgotten ancestors reveal on leaves.