Archeology of undefined Future

Nives Widauer


This week Swiss-born, Vienna-based Nives Widauer´s solo show „Archeology of undefined Future“ started at Wienerroither & Kohlbacher. It is very rare that a space and the art works shown in it work so well together as in the case of the baroque Palais Schönborn-Batthyány and the selection from Widauer´s oeuvre: One might even say the surroundings add another shade or layer to her pieces, as for example in the series „Portraits of Centuries“ (2019) in which the painted mirrors not only reflect the visitors but naturally the room as well; or in „Subcultures“ (2017) for which the artist mounted wooden masks and figurines from different cultures on images of Greek and Roman gods/ godesses and heroes/ heroines. Nives Widauer manages to describe something in her pieces, that formulated verbally would be distinctly limited – the „ingredients“ of her works add up to tender webs, open, poetic and often delicate, though at the same time present and manifest. Dreamlike and with intuition she associates elements from different cultures and eras and thus creates new possibilities and perspectives to have a look at the world.

There will be a curator´s tour on April 2nd, 5p.m., and a book presentation and artist talk on April 25th, 7p.m. - for both dates please sign up via


Julia Maurer










W&K – Palais Schönborn-Batthyány
Renngasse 4
1010 Wien







Header, 1-10: Ausstellungsansichten Nives Widauer, „Archeology of undefined Future“, Wienerroither & Kohlbacher, Wien, 2019