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The quote of Agnes Denes “Seeing reality and still being able to dream” is the motto of this year’s kunstakt exhibition from which students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna have drawn their inspiration in preparing an exhibition already for the 16th time for our law firm. Our trust that freedom, health and our “society” may be taken for granted has been shaken and challenged in the year 2020, and thus also the freedom and ease of artistic production were affected.

“To dream” means to stand up to this uncertainty, continue to think ahead, to experiment, to play, to perceive and adopt, as well as to exchange views. Art as the essential force driving interpersonal existence, the search for reality, the quest for a basis in reality.

Nine young artists took individual and very personal approaches in dealing with our age and its issues, and created equally diverse, complex and interesting works of art. In addition, their goal this year was once again to create works of art intended to inspire insights, discovery and discussion among onlookers amid the interplay between the law firm fwp, art, and society as a whole.

The kunstakt exhibition has been successfully building bridges between art and law since 2005 with the aim of presenting and promoting young artists from the Academy of Fine Arts. Within its scope, the artists work on a specifically chosen topic that has a strong reference to law. Domains characterised by rationality such as systems of order, systemic structures and controlling were already examined and manifested in the form of individual works of art. The diverse art works give an insight into the way contemporary young Austrian artists see art and they provide unconventional perspectives of the legal system.

Philipp Mürling

Natürlich (Detail), 2020
Oil pen on canvas
250 x 150 cm

Julia Goodman / Gabriele Edlbauer

Deja View, 2019
Acrylic resin, spray paint, acrylic paint, galvanized steel, clear coat
Installation variable
Exhibition view Hoast Vienna

Sophia Davislim

Off the ground, 2020
Felt wool knitted
67 x 52 cm

Joachim Bøgedal

Untitled 5 (stream of consciousness), 2019
Digital C-print, framed with museum glass, painted mansonia wood
90 x 72 cm

Valerie Ludwig

Oh Boy, 2020
Acrylic on paper
42 x 30 cm

Max Mucha

Begegnung am Wasser, 2020
Oil and guache on canvas
115 x 150 cm

Alexandra Feusi

Ich habe zwar geschaut, aber nicht gesehen, 2020
Mixed media on canvas
250 x 200 cm

Dmitrij Ritter

notebook drawing, 2020
Ink on paper
19 x 25 cm

Virtual Art Walk

Immerse yourself in the virtual world of this year's fwp kunstakt and join us on a digital walk through the exhibition.

We use the exchange in a virtual setting as an opportunity to enable an even larger audience to enter into dialogue. Enjoy the exhibition remotely. We wish you exciting and inspiring moments.

During the following panoramic tour, the easiest way to navigate is to use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

360 Degree Panoramic Tour

The Movie

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Photo Gallery Exhibition Opening


21/kunstakt programme flyer (designed by B. Erlach)

The programme flyer (available in German only) provides you with an overview of this year´s exhibition.


Mag. Maria Kaufmann

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