Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond
Vienna, Austria


Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond

Thresholds all
This is the hinge, the pivot, the radical one-ness (from radix, the Latin root; here also routed) that is the meeting of the two. It is present in everything they have crafted, explicitly or not. This is work as potential. A threshold is a pause offered as a gift of what is possible.
Gareth Evans

              Born in 1976 + 1977 in Graz, Austria, Ruth and Leonhard began working as an artist collective in 1999. In 2007 they published Notizen zu einer Küste (Notes on a Coast). The book, a collaboration with editor Giora Rosen and author and literary critic Klaus Zeyringer, included their eponymous photo series and the first anthology of contemporary Hebrew lyric poetry ever translated into German, featuring Israeli and Palestinian poets. In January 2012 they launched their on-going  screening and discussion series HASENHERZ, inspired by Arnold Schönberg’s Society for Private Musical Performances. 2013-2014 they worked together with writer and essayist Anna Kim on a year and a half long project that follows the construction of a new district in Vienna and therby reflects on the process of converting utopian ideals in urban design into reality. In 2014 Ruth and Leonhard started their cross-disciplinary artistic-research project Dizziness–A Resource. With Katrin Bucher Trantow, chief curator of Kunsthaus Graz, they developed the exhibitions Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz (2017) and Utrata równowagi, U-jazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2018); a further cooperation is in progress. With philosopher Karoline Feyertag they currently edit the book Dizziness–A Resource with Sternberg Press.

              Ruth’s and Leonhard’s exhibitions and screenings include: What Would Seeing Be Without Us? mumok cinema, Vienna; Trees are Companions, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Camera Solaris, CCA-Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Museum for Applied Art, Vienna; Construction Site As Far As The Eye Can See, Institute for Art in Public Space Styria, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Shattered Horizon, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai; Film Centre Pompidou, Paris; Paradise Now! — French Essential Avant-Garde Cinema (1890-2008) Tate Modern, London; Notes on a Coast, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Relative Strength, museum in progress, Vienna.
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Anderwald + Grond GnbR
Schüttelstr. 21/14, 
1020 Vienna - Austria
ATU 67347249
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