Manfred Wakolbinger

Into the Black

09.03. – 15.04.2022

Exhibition view

Selection of exhibited work

About the exhibition

Manfred Wakolbinger

Into the Black

Smolka Contemporary is pleased to present photographic works by Manfred Wakolbinger as part of a two-part exhibition in the gallery.


Parallel to the exhibition, six short films will be shown in the Blickle Kino at Belvedere 21 on March 22nd.


Into the Black I – Opening

Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 4 – 8 pm
Duration of the exhibition: March 9th – 26th


Into the Black – Movie Night

Six short films about journeys into the depths of the oceans

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7pm
Blickle Kino – Belvedere 21
Arsenalstrasse 1, 1030 Vienna


Into the Black II – Opening

New sculptures
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 4 – 8pm
Duration of the exhibition: March 29th – April 15th


The photographs that Manfred Wakolbinger brings back from his expeditions into the oceans, show the dance of the thaliacea, which seems to have originated from an ocean galaxy. He subsequently deconstructs both the colour and the complexity of this rare phenomenon, until finely shimmering membrane stars shine in the dark water, which he projects into the sky. With your head tilted back and your gaze directed upwards, the supposedly fixed categories above and below, air and water, sky and earth are shaken for a moment – and causes, for some of us, free-floating thoughts.


Mona Horncastle


Lobkowitzplatz 3, 1010 Vienna


09.03. – 15.04.2022