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 paints the stories onto small plates. The music group Luna y Son will include some of the stories into their lyrics and perform them during the presentation of Oscar Cueto’s painting collection at philomena+ garden.
Bassem Yousri is interested in challenging stereotypical notions of otherness. He embarks on an open-ended adventure during his residency at philomena+ (June 1st – 21st, 2021). He works 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 also hosts the last night bar in gentrified Heinestraße.