Johanna Pichlbauer

There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!

Tue, 14.12.2021–Sun, 13.02.2022

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

In her solo exhibition There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!, the designer Johanna Pichlbauer devotes a diverse, complete installation entirely to the sun. We human beings have perfected our interaction with the sun with a great deal of design effort: we let its light into our homes, our food products ripen underneath it, our skin tans from it, and photovoltaic systems shine on our roofs with abstract patterns.
 
In her Copa Solar (2021) installation, a solar park goes on vacation, Johanna Pichlbauer invites visitors to find a spot on her “sun deck” and enjoy the power of the sun. Instead of a semi-conductor coating, it is, however, soft terrycloth towels that provide the underlay for invigorating minutes of contemplation. The designer designed the towels, which adopt the aesthetic of solar panels, but at the same time gently deform their rigid patterns, in cooperation with the manufacturer of terry goods, Vossen. 
 
While the solar park dreams of a timeout, Johanna Pichlbauer orbits the MAK Collection once with the sun: selected objects tell of the design work that is required to transform solar energy into a sense of time, dreams of living, and other stories. In the process, Pichlbauer develops her own narrative of objects, collages, quotes, and characters, which all refer to different associations with the sun.

As a central element of our visual culture, the sun educes new forms of representation from every generation. With pop-cultural images and memes, as well as historical references from the MAK collection, the exhibition illustrates how the sun and solar energy is manifested in our objects and rituals, also tracing its poetic qualities in the process.
 
Curator: Marlies Wirth, Curator Digital Culture and Design Collection, MAK

Kindly supported by
VOSSEN

Program (1 Events)

Tue, 01.02.2022 6.00 pm
Im Sommer-Outfit

(young)MAK am Sonnendeck

mit der Künstlerin Johanna Pichlbauer
(young)MAK am Sonnendeck
There will be! People! On the sun! Soon! - und wir werden bald wieder im MAK sein.

Triff mit uns die Designerin Johanna Pichlbauer in ihrer Ausstellung, wo Sie uns ganz persönliche Einblicke in Ihre Arbeit gibt. Die Sonne scheint hier auch in grauen Zeiten, also komm im Sommeroutfit, wir kümmern uns um den richtigen Summer Sound.
 
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Limitierte Teilnehmer*innen-Zahl

CORONA SCHUTZMASSNAHMEN 
Für die Teilnahme ist die 2G-Regel einzuhalten: Geimpft, Genesen.
Zusätzlich PCR-Test erforderlich!
 
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CORONA SCHUTZMASSNAHMEN 
Für die Teilnahme ist die 2G-Regel einzuhalten: Geimpft, Genesen.
Während des gesamten Museumsbesuchs ist verpflichtend eine FFP2-Maske zu tragen. Mehr Infos zu (y)MAK unter mak.at/youngMAK
 

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Media

Theresa Hattinger, key visual of the exhibition, 2021
© Theresa Hattinger/MAK
Mrs. Volt, a character from Die stadt der Temperamente [City of Temperaments]
A play by the designers Johanna Pichlbauer and Mia Meusburger in collaboration with Wien 3420 and the MAK in the context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2019
© Stephanie Kneissl
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Der letzte Sextant [The last sextant], 2021
© Mia Dragicevic
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Can you please photoshop the sun between my hands?, 2021
Digital collage on the basis of a photograph from the MAK Metal Collection and the Wiener Werkstätte Archive Hagenauer
Execution of the object shown: Werkstätte Hagenauer, Vienna
© Johanna Pichlbauer
 
Euphrosino di Lorenzo Volpaia, armillary sphere, measuring instrument, 1553
© MAK
 
Sundial, 1st half of the 16th century, southern Germany
© MAK
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Copa Solar, 2021
Towels, small series, manufacturer: Vossen
© Marlene Mautner
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Copa Solar, 2021
Towels, small series, manufacturer: Vossen
© Marlene Mautner
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Copa Solar, 2021
Towels, small series, manufacturer: Vossen
© Marlene Mautner
 
Johanna Pichlbauer, Meme Look what they need to mimic a fraction of our powe, 2021
Adaption of a well-known meme featuring a lustre by Josef Hoffmann
© Johanna Pichlbauer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
Marlene Mautner, Copa Solar. A Solar Park goes on Vacation, 2021
Photographic Interpretation of the work of Johanna Pichlbauer
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
Johanna Pichlbauer, Orange papers, 2021
Installation with specimens from Italy and France, as well as newly produced after Binder, Brus, Steyerl, Pichlbauer
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
Johanna Pichlbauer, Orange papers, 2021
Installation with specimens from Italy and France, as well as newly produced after Binder, Brus, Steyerl, Pichlbauer
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
(left to right) Euphrosino di Lorenzo Volpaia, Armillary sphere, measuring device, Lyon, 1553
Johanna Pichlbauer, The Last Sextant, 2021
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2021
JOHANNA PICHLBAUER. There will be! People! On the Sun! Soon!
Johanna Pichlbauer, The Last Sextant, 2021
MAK GALLERY
© Marlene Mautner