University of Applied Arts Vienna

A multi-layered open-ended documentation project (publication – film – exhibition) providing insights into current projects of Art & Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna about transforming understanding, understanding transformation and the development of the relations beyond.

Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Barbara Putz-Plecko.

Based on projects with a focal point on artistic research activities, the Angewandte offers an overview of possible positions and illuminates current research perspectives.

Together we understand research without topical limits — focusing on artistic methods — as a font of vivid examples that can give rise to an inviting milieu of challenge and exchange. A working environment that avoids limits and fosters curiosity heightens achievement. This understanding flows into all areas of activity, including science and art, design and architecture. The transformation of society must constantly be considered anew.

We present

  • different formats of artistic practice, challenging and reshaping our perspectives of understanding,
  • collective endeavours that explicitly open / direct artistic practice towards the development of new ways of understanding and cognising specific themes and topics.
  • We further take “research-based teaching” (Humboldt) to its core meaning as the notion of research-based teaching should be expanded by and grounded in art, making it art-research-based teaching.

The exhibition’s first international location is at the Angewandte’s cooperation partner Dunedin School of Art. The opening will take place April 12 2018, 5 pm — 7 pm.

Current exhibition dates:
April 12 — May 11 2018
Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand

More information and download for the exhibition at the Dunedin School of Art:

Image: HammerAlbrecht, 2018.

Project Partner


The University of Applied Arts Vienna would like to thank the cooperation partner, the Austrian Embassy Canberra, for their support.