“WEATHER FOR TOMORROW” – a KÖR project in public space in the context of the climate crisis

Floridsdorf is the scene of eleven temporary artworks / first-class opening and information days on June 3 – 5, 2022

Vienna (OTS) Initiated with one of the central (survival) problems of mankind, the climate crisis and fundamental changes in our living space in mind KÖR art in the public space Vienna design THE WEATHER FOR TOMORROW in Vienna Floridsdorf. Applications became an open call nine temporary projects selected by the KÖR jury, which until spring 2023 can be seen in the central squares and streets of Floridsdorf, such as Schlingermarkt, Pius-Parsch-Platz and Franklinstraße. They are also two other joint projects – with VHS Floridsdorf and BOKU – see you there. On Thursday evening, a top-class opening of a comprehensive exhibition project took place.

Climate change and the urgency of sustainable action have become an important and urgent topic in art and culture, which was fortunately also reflected in the huge number of ideas submitted to the WEATHER FOR TOMORROW competition– says Veronica Kaup-Hasler, City Councilor for Culture and Science. “I am glad that the works are so diverse – from classic facade painting to performative and musical projects that move around Floridsdorf – because it also means the variety of perspectives that we gain through art.

In his opening speech, city councilor for climate and environment Jürgen Chernohorszky stressed the importance of raising awareness:We are in the midst of a climate crisis that affects our whole lives. Summers are getting hotter and extreme weather events are getting worse. My task as a climate councilor is to prepare Vienna for this in such a way that the quality of life in our city remains high despite the climate crisis. As city authorities, we have detailed how we want to achieve this in the Vienna climate roadmap. But the climate crisis is affecting all of us, so it is just as important to convince the Viennese of this by raising awareness. The WEATHER FOR TOMORROW exhibition certainly contributes to this“.

City Councilor and MEP Waltraud Karner-Kremser: “Art in public space takes people to where they are in the city – for example, in their residential neighborhood or on their way to work. I think that making climate protection a topic is a great idea for even greater awareness of the future of our Vienna“.

Vienna Floridsdorf, one of the most populated districts of the city, is one of the most important areas of urban development in Vienna. Georg Papai, district manager, about the exhibition project: “Art in public space is always a challenge. For just as there are different tastes, the attitude towards art is also individual. However, especially in the public space, art also gives the opportunity to take up socio-political issues and stimulate public discourse. That’s why I support this project“.

The works range from installations and performances to participatory, activist and research forms. They address the effects of climate change and its importance for society in many ways. For example, Irena Eden and Stijn Lernout have developed a fun in a forest environment with their students, Folke Köbberling in cooperation with BOKU shows a mobile wagon equipped with plants, Christoph Schäfer presents a large-scale wall work on the facade of Floridsdorf of the adult education center Hybrid Dessous discovers the importance of water in Floridsdorf, play : vienna organizes bird watching tours and Conny Zenk invites you to joint cycling and sound tours around the district.

Information days from June 3 to 5 with free admission

During the opening weekend from 3 to 5 June, the guides on Franz-Jonas-Platz will provide information about the projects and propose exciting short trips as part of the information days. For more information campaigns, visit www.koer.or.at.

June 3, 2022, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
June 4, 2022, 10: 00-18: 00
June 5, 2022, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Participating artists

Böhler & Orendt; Riccardo Buonafede; Veronika Dirnhofer and Anna Chodorkowska; Irena Eden and Stijn Lernout; Hybrid underwear (Marlene Hübner & Amelie Schlemmer) in collaboration with Susanne Mariacher, Simone Körner and Joanna Zabielska; Koebberling’s Folk; Dora Medveczky and Fabio Spink; play: Vienna; Christopher Schaefer; Katarina Schmidl; Conny Zenk in collaboration with Verena Dürr, Gischt, Birgit Rampula / amateur, Flonky Chonk and 7 RAD performers

exact information
www.koer.or.at

press material
www.koer.or.at/presse/

Questions and contact:

Catharina Cramer, Susanne Haider
art: phalanx – culture and urbanity
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