Start Sniffing / Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

From September 25 to October 31, 2024, the exhibition “Start Sniffing” will take place at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, in which works by me will also be on show.

“The exhibition Start Sniffing focuses on collaborations between human and nonhuman artists, highlighting the scope of interspecies dialogue at eye level and integrating neighbouring fields of research in interdisciplinary human-animal studies, philosophy, and animal ethics. The question of how we can abandon human exceptionalism in an anthropocentric world order has also arisen within the art world – latest since the artistic method of “Artistic Interspecies Collaboration” coined by Lisa Jevbratt. From insights into the creative practices of non-human animals and co-creations by diverse interspecies collectives to artistic research projects in public spaces and pioneering human-animal scenarios, the exhibition brings together an array of passionate perspectives on interspecies art.”
– Lena Lieselotte Schuster

CMUK, Benjamin Egger, Ivana Filip, Lisa Jevbratt, Hartmut Kiewert, Aidan Koch (IFIAAR), Lisa Korpos, Paris van der Thunder

Lena Lieselotte Schuster

WUK workshops and cultural center
Währinger Straße 59, 2nd floor, second floor
1090 Vienna

Wednesday, 25.9.2024, 6 pm

Exhibition duration
16.09. – 31.10.2024

Opening hours

Tue – Fri: 1 – 6 pm
Sat: 11 am – 2 pm
Sunday, Monday and public holiday closed

(in german language)

Thursday, July 18, 7 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition
with Dr. Ralf F. Hartmann, Dr. Kathrin Herrmann and Hartmut Kiewert

Thursday, August 8, 7 pm
Panel: Transformation and the future of human-animal relationships
with Melanie Bujok, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Friederike Schmitz

Thursday, August 15, 7 pm
Panel: Animal Turn in the Art World
with Alicja Czupryk, Hartmut Kiewert and Dr. Jessica Ullrich

current and upcoming exhibitions

16.03. – 18.08.2024
Solo exhibtion, Zitadelle, Berlin

02.05. – 31.08.2024
Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen

05.05. – 28.07.2024
Cubus Kunsthalle, Duisburg

07.07. – 06.10.2024
Bitte zu Tisch!
Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot

15.09. – 26.10.2024
Natur – Mensch
St. Andreasberg

26.09. – 31.10.2024
Start Sniffing
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien

03.10.2024 – 02.03.2025
Hello Nature. Wie wollen wir zusammen leben?
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

24.10.2024 – 06.04.2025
Verrückt nach Fleisch
Museum Brot und Kunst, Ulm

Herbst 2024
Solo exhibition, Galerie KK Klaus Kiefer, Essen


“The position that non-human animals occupy in our cultural imagination is proof for how easy it is to accept the lower status of some beings without even a second thought.”

― Aph Ko