Exhibition Opening #1
Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Dear Mr. R.
Today I learned that you own a work by You Never Know. It's supposed to be a photograph that is part of the Pneumatic Prototypes series. Would you lend it to us? For a couple of weeks. I organise exhibitions in a venue that is funded by the Angewandte. As part of a months-long project, we are looking at the activity of You Never Know between 1989-1995. Until January, multiple exhibitions will be superposed. Some works will change over time, others will disappear and some will stay. We want to show existing works by You Never Know and in some cases remake them, but we also want to engage with the archive materials appropriately. A new work is being discussed. At the opening on Friday, a locked attaché case that contains parts of the archive (a fanzine, audio tapes, a flyer, etc.) will be in the exhibition space. When Peter arrives, he will put a sticker on the case and place it. Maybe some tapes will be played. This arises so last-minute because I only found out today that you own this work. We would be very happy if we could borrow the photograph—then the first part of this exhibition would reach a point that is good.
Tenzing Barshee

In this exhibition there are two hats by Richard Hoeck and John Miller, leftovers by Philipp Köster and a carpet in collaboration with Kathrin Wojtowicz, a fountain and an ornament by Philip Pichler, a flower arrangement by Sonia Leimer and books by Laura Lee Burroughs, a pool by Jakob Neulinger (with Diana Barbosa Gil, Joanna Coleman, Xaver Gschnitzer, Mathias Janko, Thekla Kaischauri, Lukas Maria Kaufmann, Leonhard Münch, Martin Schlögl, Noushin Redjaian) and remnants by Joon Yeon Park, and some parts of the archive of You Never Know.

Images by Marina Faust.

The curator and wellwellwell thank all the participating artists, Hans Mayerhofer, Margarete Hiesberger, Marina Faust, Melanie Ohnemus, Rita Vitorelli, Martha Kirszenbaum, Ariane Müller, Marie Angeletti, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Lucie Stahl, Vittorio Brodmann, Dominic Zwissler, Fabrice Stroun, Marianne Farahmand, and everyone else who helped.

This project was made possible with the support of Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, hufak (student union of the University of Applied Arts), Jetskeee Customs (http://jetskeee.com), Klasse Skulptur Raum, Seba, and Schlauchtechnik Mayerhofer. It ends on March 5th, 2016.