Blue Sky Monument

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The first Covid-related lockdown in spring 2020 caused severe turbulence in the global media cov- erage, with news stories coming thick and fast. But in the skies, it was the opposite: the combination of greatly reduced air traffic due to the global lock - down and a highly unusual weather constellation created a brilliant blue, undisturbed in any way. This was the period during which Judith Huemer com- piled a collection of photographs of the ‘blue sky over Vienna’. The artist’s own photographs were complemented by others from colleagues in Austria and abroad. Blue Sky Monument is the title the art- ist gave this collection of images, all taken using mobile phones.

Snapshots of the sky in various shades of blue are evocative of the global state of emergency. In their poetic and contemplative reduction lies the power needed to reflect on the turbo-capitalism of our age. The artist also designed a poster featuring a collage of photographs, for visitors to take home. Thus, Judith Huemer’s Blue Sky Monument has acquired a sphere of influence independent of its actual location. As the stacked height of this com- pact block steadily decreases within the exhibition space, the ‘sky monument’ spreads ever further afield in the public and private space.

Posters for free withdrawal while stocks last.

Artist
Judith Huemer

1 Festivalzentrale: Atelier Augarten

Scherzergasse 1A, 1020


Exhibition Duration
9 – 27 Mar 2022
daily 11:00– 19:00

Opening

Mar 9, 2022, 17:00