RAPID is the culmination of a week’s worth of immersion in Viennese culture and art, and features creative and collaborative responses from the participants.
In addition to visiting world famous instituions such as MUMOK, Schloss Belvedere and the Leopold Galerie, students have had a good insight into contemporary art and culture in Vienna from a curated programme of talks by local artists, activists and art workers in the city. We have also had a day in Bratislava, comparing and contrasting Slovak visual culture with what we have encountered in Vienna.
Strong themes have emerged in discussion of the week’s experiences. In RAPID, students will present across the disciplines, from painting and 3-D intervention, to perfomance, video and sound art. Emphasis has been placed on a creative response to the space of Galerie AU, and adaptible use of found materials.
The dynamics of the cities of Vienna and Bratislava, the previous footprints of Scots in Vienna, construction and materiality, the ever-changing mix of languages and nationalities in this ancient capital, and seeing Vienna as an outsider, are some of the themes that will be considered in our work.
We and Galerie AU really look forward to welcoming you for the opening at Brunnengasse 76 from 1900 onwards, tomorrow Friday 5th February.