22 SEPTEMBER 2022 – 08 JANUARY 2023
Hito Steyerl, "Animal Spirits“
Exhibition view National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), 2022. Photo by Hong Cheolki, MMCA, Korea
© Hito Steyerl, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Esther Schipper, Berlin, und Bildrecht, Vienna 2022

What is a garden, a habitat, a sphere, a cave? In collaboration with the Kunsthaus Graz, German artist and film-maker Hito Steyerl (b. 1966) presents an installation in Space01’s dark dome that grows and interlocks on both digital and physical levels.

In the wake of pulsating images, digital rhythms and sounds, Steyerl invites the public to speculate on the relationship between language and aesthetic form, technological structure and power-preserving systems.

Known for her sharp analyses of our highly technological society, Steyerl creates many-layered, intertwined installations with multiple, partially interactive, narratives. In her work, ‘reality is expanded by technology’ and engages both critically and subversively with ecological systems and their ties to globalization, to migration and participation in existing power structures. Playing with the manipulative power of the image, Steyerl engages in an institutional critique that extends far beyond the museum.