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The other conquest

An alternative view of conquest imagines how conquest could occur in a peaceful and cooperative way. The exhibition and festival "The Other Conquest" presents life stories of artists from Latin America while illustrating how, through collaboration and openness, cultural views and ways of life can be shared with the host society. The event offers a unique opportunity to live an enriching experience through both the works of Latin American artists and the artistic creativity of European artists. In this unique presentation, different perspectives merge into a harmonious mosaic that respects differences and values commonalities to build a bridge between cultures. Xolot- Samael Agüero and Chespi Mexico and Austria share a common history: Charles V (also known as Charles I of the Holy Roman Empire) ruled in the 16th century and his empire extended across much of Europe, including Spain. When Hernán Cortés reached the shores of Mexico in 1519, the conquest of the Aztec Empire began in the name of Charles V and the Spanish crown. So Spanish colonization of Mexico began under the reign of Charles V and continued through the following centuries until Mexico declared its independence from Spain in the early 19th century. In 1864, Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria was named Emperor of Mexico by France's Emperor Napoleon III after French troops, supported by conservative Mexican forces, conquered the country. Maximilian I then ruled as Emperor of Mexico. This chapter, known as the Mexican Empire, lasted from 1864 to 1867. It ended tragically for Maximilian I when he was captured by republican forces and eventually executed in 1867. After his death, Mexico became a republic again under the leadership of Benito Juárez.

In recent decades, Latin American artists have successfully conquered cultural spaces in Europe by developing their creativity in different parts of the continent. This movement was driven by a diverse range of talents from Latin America, who not only found a stage for their works in European cities, but also a platform for conveying cultural diversity and stories of their countries of origin.


The presence of Latin American artists in European galleries, museums and cultural events has not only enriched the local art scene but also generated fascinating intercultural dialogues. Through disciplines such as painting, sculpture, music and dance, these artists have overcome geographical barriers and conveyed their unique experiences, identities and perspectives. This process not only promotes the diversification of the European art scene, but also enables cultural exchanges that stimulate European audiences' interest and admiration for emerging artistic expressions from Latin America.

Invitation to Sechsschimmelgasse Gallery

Invitation from the Sechsschimmelgalerie

Mestizo from Lalok
Lalok - Mestizin 
Rancid menu from Chespi
Chespi - Ranziges Menü
Barroco invitation for Facebook

Invitation from the association LichTraum by Sonia Siblik

Let us take you by storm!

Video of the vernissage

The exhibition was realized with funds from the 9th District Cultural Committee.

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