Caught by the River

Klima Biennale Wien

5th March 2024

A new biennale dedicated to the urgency of the climate crisis will take place in a month’s time in Vienna.

The first biennale of its kind, Klima Biennale will start on 5 April and end on 14 July 2024. For 100 days, the focus across Vienna will be on the potential of art, design, architecture, and science with regard to a sustainable and liveable future and the societal implications of climate change. Initiated by the departments of Climate, Culture and Business of the City of Vienna, the Biennale will be hosted by the KunstHausWien and thanks to more than 60 cooperation partners, the performances and exhibitions will extend into the entire urban space.

Abel Rodríguez, Bosque vega, 2019 © Sofía Toscano

The KunstHausWien will serve as the Biennale’s headquarters. Into the Woods, curated by Sophie Haslinger, will showcase 16 contemporary contributions across the museum.

Songs for the Changing Seasons, a group exhibition curated by Lucia Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos and taking place on the premises of the Nordwestbahnhof,  brings together a global and transgenerational group of artists. Artists who will be exhibited include Yussef Agbo-Ola/Olaniyi Studio, Cooking Sections, Patricia Dominguez, Eva Fábregas, Dominique Knowles, Sofia Jernberg, Joan Jonas, Lin Mae Saaed, Natalia Montoya, Thao Nguyen Phan, Studio Ossidiana, Laure Provoust and Adrián Villar Rojas. Songs for the Changing Seasons brings together an international group of artists from diverse backgrounds and contexts to reflect on the ways, at once concrete and poetic, in which art addresses the effects, consequences and reality of planetary transformation.

Dominique Knowles, Morning Pasture, 2022, courtesy of the artist, Layr Vienna

Studio Ossidiana, The Birds Palace, Courtesy of Studio Ossidiana © Riccardo de Vecchi

Find more information on the mesmerising Klima Biennale website.