The exhibition Emotional Lands, curated by Achraf Remok and Elisabeth Piskernik in collaboration with philomena+ Vienna, explores the complexity of human emotions in a rapidly changing world. What experiences trigger feelings? What causes our feelings to change?
The artists Maria Hanl (Vienna) and Ziad Naitaddi (Salé) explore these questions and look at the topic of migration and political manipulation from their own perspective.
Ziad Naitaddi’s artistic work invites us to examine our own prejudices and preconceptions by questioning the dichotomy of good and evil and looking at the subtleties of the behaviour of people who are exposed to external and internal changes while migrating.
In her work, Maria Hanl addresses the tension between the individual and society. She is interested in people as social and emotional beings who always relate to a community in their existence. This characteristic makes not only the individual but also entire collectives vulnerable and susceptible to manipulation. Based on Gustave Le Bon’s “Psychology of the Masses”, she examines the influence of emotions as an instrument of power.
21 March, 7pm
Program in cooperation with Salam Music Festival:
Filmscreening AYYUR by Zineb Wakrim
Curator’s tour by Elisabeth Piskernik