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Click to enlargeVIENNA - LONDON: PASSAGE TO SAFETY
Mar 15 - Apr 27, 2018
Vienna-London: Passage to Safety is a photographic documentary project by Marion Trestler that highlights the life stories of 21 Austrians who fled to the United Kingdom during the 1930s to escape National Socialism and remained there. Many of them arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport.
 
All 21 contemporary witnesses are portrayed in a SYNEMA book Vienna-London: Passage to Safety. Emigré portraits in photographs and words which will be presented and available for purchase at the exhibition opening.
 
The project and book have been produced with the support of the Austrian Zukunftsfond (Future Fund) and The TANA TRUST.

LANGUAGE STRATEGIES
May 17 - Jul 20, 2018
Language Strategies presents a collection of artists whose work, in varied ways, engages with the challenges of communicating. The majority of the artists deal directly with the political topics of migration, fake news, discrimination and bureaucracy, while others engage with the potential presented to you when using language in alternative ways. Brought together these artists address how, as George Orwell claimed, language could be ‘an instrument which we shape for our own purposes.’ Featuring artists based in Vienna and London, there is not one singular plan, nor a short-term tactic, nor definitive solution. The artists’ works cover sculpture, video, collective production, works on paper, sound and performance. Through these varied artistic languages, varied strategies for communication emerge. Exhibiting artists: Alaa Alkurdi (Vienna), Alexander Jackson Wyatt (Vienna), Andrea Maurer (Vienna), Eva Schach (London), Jennifer Walshe (London), Marika Schmiedt and collaborators (Vienna), and Shao-Jie Lin (London).

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