The collective Chto Delat [What Is to Be Done?] was founded in early 2003 in St. Petersburg by a group of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism.

Chto Delat’s contribution to „And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?“ includes a textile map and a film based on the collective’s interactions with the Zapatista Army of National Liberation while visiting the Mexican state of Chiapas. These works engage the recent past, the present, and also possible futures through mise-en-scénes that generate aesthetic experiments to test the possibilities of art, as a reality and dimension of its own, in extreme conditions.

„And if I devoted my life to one of its feathers?“
15/5 – 26/9 2021, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier

A joint exhibition with Wiener Festwochen, curated by Miguel A. López.

More information: Kunsthalle Wien

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