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Final Exhibition: DEMEDARTS

Blue Aquarell Painting on a Leaflet
Cordial invite to

"DEMEDARTS" final exhibition at Künstlerhaus

From 23rd February to 5th of March 2023

Location: Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna Austria

How can we meet the growing challenges that the issue of dementia poses to our society?

DEMEDARTS, Dementia.Empathy.Education.Arts. sets itself the task of sensitizing society to the topic of dementia. In the exhibition of the same name, we provide insights into our artistic research work and show the results and findings of the project. DEMEDARTS develops artistic-research, art-didactic strategies and works with experts from the fields of art, science, education (schools, universities), art therapy, health and care. DEMEDARTS consists of a team of art, music, dance and design educators, artists, teachers, multimedia art therapists, authors, designers and performers.

DEMEDARTS is an artistic research project of the Center for Didactics of Art and Interdisciplinary Teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. It is funded by the FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) to develop and open up the arts: A-609 PEEK. Project Duration: February 2020 - October 2023

+ Opening Wednesday, 22.02.23

@ 6:30pm admission ( Künstlerhaus Wien, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna)
@ 7:00pm start
@ 7:00pm Opening speech: Gerald Bast (tbc) and Ruth Mateus-Berr (project leader FWF PEEK AR-609)
@ 7:15pm Opening piece: 'Score of the Staircase' - "Memories of our grandmother Marta Bäuerle, née Šegula. "
@ Musicians: Alexander Wladigeroff: trumpet a.o., Konstantin Wladigeroff: piano a.o., Wagner Felipe dos Santos: percussion, Eckhard Mützner: cello, Teresa Indjein: Harp, Pavel Naydenov: voice, performance

To see more impressions of the Opening click here

++ Other dates to mark.

@ Sunday, 26.2.2023: Our Team is on site with guided tours + workshops, from 10am - 6 pm

@ Thursday, 2.3.2023: Panel discussion with the Wiener Zeitung 7pm

@ Sunday, 5.3.2023: Our Team is on site with guided tours + workshops, from 10am - 6 pm

+++ Special Workshops

In case you wan to arrange your individual workshop, either for school classes or for individuals too, we are happy to cater your specific needs / dates. Simply contact Pia at pia.scharler(at) for special workshops for your desired dates (with previous notification only).

Look at the Workshop List to find out more (only German).

++++ Workshop Overview

Further workshop offers and events will be published here continuously!


With pigments we investigate and mix the color that feels right for each participant for the moment. We enrich this momentum with wax and cast individual blocks from it. Painting, drawing and writing tools for all people, individual and personal. Made to be painted and drawn on, we will conduct first writing tests and painting experiments before each participant draws her own lines with her wax block.


In this workshop we will work interdisciplinary (design & music) with different materials. The misplaced glasses, the lost key or the forgotten solutions from the math school work and many more will get images from Fimo, 3-D scan, 3-D print and melodies.


In this workshop we will work interdisciplinary (art & scent) with different materials and discover interesting and beautiful moments while fading.


In this workshop we will work interdisciplinary (art & music) with different materials. The patterns on the steps and walls to the door of the beloved grandmother, the beloved grandfather will be translated in a painterly way and serve as graphic notation for instrumental interpretation.


Here, experiences are made into jam and thus preserved for eternity. In this workshop we tell each other stories and make them visible with different materials. Listening attentively and empathizing is very important. We choose materials for the story told by the other person and fill the glass with them. All senses should be addressed. What smell is related to the story? Which taste is related to the story? What sounds/music are related to the story? What color represents the story? At the end, a label is designed and each story is given a title.

Join us + read more here:

++ Special Thanks to:

Zentrum Didaktik für Kunst und interdisziplinären Unterricht

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien

FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds - Wien (PEEK 609)


Wiener Zeitung

Haus der Barmherzigkeit


MDW - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Alzheimer Austria

Profumo Verde

Bertha von Suttner

With Künstlerhaus-Membership Contributions by:

Katharina Acht

Stella Bach

Hartwig Bischof

Malgorzata Bujnicka

Asta Cink

Judith P. Fischer

Reinhard Gieselmann

Christian Giesser

Karin Hannak

Ana Maria Heigl

Hermine Karigl-Wagenhofer

Kitty Kino

Darina Kmetova

Lena Knilli

Dora Mai

Zhanina Marinovaa

Matthias Mollner

Viktoria Popova

Martina Reinhart

Susanna Schwarz

Christiane Spatt

Konrad Stania

Larissa Tomassetti

Martin Veigl

Violetta Wakolbinger

Laurent Ziegler

Astrid Friedl

Erika Seywald

Christian Kammerhofer

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