Bassem Yousri and Oscar Cueto invite residents of Vienna’s 2nd district to share their personal stories, vicissitudes and any miracles they may have experienced along the way.
Inspired by the ex-votos from his home country, Mexico, Oscar Cueto will paint the stories onto small plates. The band Luna y Son will include some of the stories into their lyrics and perform them during the presentation of Oscar Cueto’s collection of wonders at philomena+ garden.
Bassem Yousri is interested in challenging stereotypical notions of otherness. He will embark on an open-ended adventure during his residency at philomena+ (June 1st – 21st, 2021). He will work on an intervention based on his encounters with people and businesses near Rabbiner-Friedmann Platz. It is an area that has become a retreat for displaced persons from Praterstern. Rabbiner-Friedmann Platz hosts the last night bar in gentrified Heinestraße. Bassem Yousri’s open-ended encounters might result in a collaborative artwork in the public space, a text, a video, or any other medium or form of expression.