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  • Everything we see could also be otherwise.

    Everything we are able to describe could also be otherwise.

    There is no order of things a priori.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein


    We consider ourselves as an open space in which class, discourse and exhibition come together and intertwine.

    We are interested in the circumstance of sculpture, its environment, its materials, its structure, its form and the relations that emerge.

    We understand sculpture as a tool to discuss society and vice versa.

    We strive to sharpen our perception through the attempt to verbalize what we see, in a consequent manner.


    The Skulpturinstitut was founded by Hans Schabus in the framework of a course at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 2014 the Skulpturinstitut is run as a project by the Department Sculpture and Space.

TUE 07 NOV 2023

  • Barbara Kapusta, born 1983, lives and works in Vienna. Her work is characterized by a long-standing preoccupation with the relationship between the body and language, and between materiality, language and architecture. Her textual works ground a very physical artistic practice that demonstrates that all things are endowed with agency, that all things in the linguistic-physical world are relational and queer, diverse and vulnerable. In her recent immersive four-channel sound installation The Fragiles Kapusta unfolds a science fiction narrative, reporting from an apocalyptic future telling of the grim consequences and entanglements of past and present ideologies. But speaking from an imagined future also raises the question of how we organize our community. How can we live together in the midst of disagreement, difference, and ambivalence?


    Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Fragiles, Klosterruine Berlin (2023), WORDS DON’T GO THERE, Kunstverein Braunschweig (2023), The Palace of Concrete Poetry, Writers’ House, Tbilisi, (2022); Let your () do the talking, NAK Aachen (2022); Futures, Kunsthalle Bratislava (2022); Lo(l) – Embodied Language, Kunsthaus Hamburg (2022); Dissolving Matter & Value, Lothringer 13, Munich (2021); Enjoy, museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien, Vienna (2021); Europa Antike Zukunft, Halle für Kunst Steiermark, Graz (2021); The Leaking Bodies Series, Gianni Manhattan Vienna (2020); Dangerous Bodies, Kunstraum London (2019), Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2019), Empathic Creatures at Ashley Berlin (2018).



    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since 2010.


THU 02 NOV 2023

  • Meeting place Desider-Friedmann-Platz, 1010 Wien.

    At Desider-Friedmann-Platz, a terrorist attack began shortly before 8 p.m. on November 2, 2020, and ended almost 10 minutes later at Ruprechtsplatz.

    We want to encounter the silence in the period of the attack.
    We want to remember all the victims and those affected with the connection of voices of the choir Kördölör.


    Kördölör is a choir founded in 2009 and based in Vienna's 2nd district with members from the fields of art and culture.

TUE 03 OCT 2023

  • Space, endless expanses. In the swamps of Dornlockda the dark ruler stirs, the production of androids will continue to receive no attention, new materials are made from old matter, many drones are shot down and the next season is sure to come. It is no mistake to question things again, even if amply considered, but at some point a sediment should settle out of the whole mishmash in which one no longer sinks. I still have to take turns. The interval has slowed down and sometimes I have to remind myself not to neglect the sculpture.


    The central work in this exhibition is a series of four female figures carved from oak, each carrying a bell. After having produced some sculptures that can be described as furniture and many other commissioned works, I wanted to carve these bodies to emphasize my preference for classical sculptures. In the working process, I tried to work on all of them at the same time, as simultaneous as possible. I was interested in repetition and reproduction, as well as trying to work economically, and my perception of time.

    Then there is a diamond connection, also a theme that has preoccupied me for decades, and a small leftover commissioned work that I like.



    Fabian Fink, born in Salzburg in 1979, lives and works in Vienna. He trained as a wood sculptor at the School of Sculpture in Hallein and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He was artist in residence in Paris (2008), Yogyakarta (2012), Berlin (2014), Varanasi (2015) and Beijing (2016).


    Paulusplatz 5, 1030 Wien / Austria

    Skulpturinstitut is run as a project by the Department Sculpture and Space.

TUE 18 APR 2023

  • Collecting archaic, easily accessible, often accidentally found material such as jute, terracotta, wood, and metal is characteristic of the work of Birke Gorm. Her sculptures convey a raw, appealing immediacy whose multilayered levels of meaning can be decoded upon closer inspection. By re-appropriating domestic labour processes — acts that have historically connoted unpaid work by women — the artist shows the potential, contained in the production and circulation of everyday objects, for the dismantling of patriarchal gender hierarchies.


    Birke Gorm (b. 1986, Hamburg) lives and works in Vienna. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include 'dead stock' at MAK, Vienna (2023); 'routes and routines’ at Martina Simeti, Milan (w. Marie Lund); and ‘full stop' at Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen (2021). Upcoming and recent group exhibitions include Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin; Museum Sønderjylland, Tønder (both 2023); mumok, Vienna; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, and Kunsthalle Vienna (all 2022).

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since 2010.