A project focused on promoting the cooperation between galleries and curators. 20 Viennese galleries will show artistic positions at the interface of art&film. Each of the participating galleries has invited one artist to curate a show on art&film. The artists are encouraged to present the unexpected and new, and also to include artists living and working in Vienna. This project allows visitors to compare the selected artworks and strategies of the individual galleries and curators and to gain valuable insight into both artistic and curatorial practices.
curated by_vienna is an ambitious Viennese project focused on promoting the cooperation between galleries and curators. As a truly multicultural metropolis at the crossroads between Europe’s North and South, between East and West, between tradition and avant-garde, Vienna boasts a vibrant contemporary art scene. In addition to its world-class museums and non-profit art institutions, there are an amazing number of first-rate galleries that have established an international reputation for cutting-edge programming and are regular participants at the finest art fairs.
2010: Following a successful start in 2009 curated by_vienna will take place for the second time in Vienna from May 6 through June 5, 2010. For this year’s project the 20 participating galleries have invited artists to curate exhibitions on the topic of “art&film“ in the respective gallery premises.
art&film: In 2010 curated by_vienna will focus on references to cinema in art. In view of the long tradition of cross-fertilization between art and film, what still interests artists today about the moving picture and its representations? What opportunities are presented by the use of moving images in the gallery space? What foundations do new works build on, what role is played by issues of historicity and narration, by projection, installation or immersion, Hollywood and experimental film, feature films and sitcoms?
The range of artistic works today that make use of the filmed image or pointedly reference it is enormous. Documentary approaches are just as significant as performative or conceptual routes. Likewise to be considered are references to film as a pop and mass phenomenon, i.e. as a symptom or indicator of social change.
curated by_vienna 2010 attempts a comprehensive dissection of what is currently a particularly virulent web of relations in the cultural field – an exciting analysis that puts up for discussion currently prevailing institutional conditions as well as aesthetic explorations of space and time, and the quest for artistic and social scopes for action.
20 Viennese galleries will show artistic positions at the interface of art&film. Each of the participating galleries has invited one artist to curate a show on art&film. The artists are encouraged to present the unexpected and new, and also to include artists living and working in Vienna. This project allows visitors to compare the selected artworks and strategies of the individual galleries and curators and to gain valuable insight into both artistic and curatorial practices.
Galerie Dana Charkasi - Curated by Pawel Althamer
Galerie Martin Janda - curated by Martin Arnold
Layr Wuestenhagen - curted by Julien Bismuth
Christine König Galerie - curated by Pierre Bismuth
Knoll Galerie Wien - curated by Blue Noses
Galerie Andreas Huber - curated by Josef Dabernig
Charim Galerie Wien - curated by Valie Export
Engholm Galerie Wien - curated by Anna Jermolaewa
Galerie Senn - curated by Marko Lulić
Krobath Wien - curated by Ursula Mayer
Galerie Mezzanin - curated by Albert Oehlen
Galerie Steinek - curated by Tony Oursler
Mario Mauroner - curated by Fabrizio Plessi
Galerie Meyer Kainer - curated by Mathias Poledna
Lukas Feichtner Galerie - curated by Stephan Reusse
Galerie Krinzinger - curated by Erik Schmidt
Galerie Ernst Hilger - curated by Walter Seidl
Galerie Georg Kargl - curated by Nadim Vardag
Galerie nächst St. Stephan - curated by Clemens von Wedemeyer
Opening Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6 pm - 10 pm
art & film, this year's theme of curated by_ vienna 2010, will be discussed in several panel discussions. The panels are held in the departure lounge at VIENNAFAIR and all panel discussions are held in English.
Thursday 6 May
Living and Working in Vienna
In association with the major exhibition on view at the KUNSTHALLE wien this panel will address Vienna’s dynamic contemporary art scene and its further development.
Carola Dertnig, Artist, Vienna and New York
Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Co-Director, Athen Biennale, Athens
Gerald Matt, Director, KUNSTHALLE wien, Vienna
Sabine Schaschl, Director, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
Karol Winiarczyk, Gallery Karol Winiarczyk, Vienna
Moderation: Simon Rees, Curator and Writer, Vienna
Vienna at the Crossroads
This panel will explore Vienna's potential as a "world city" for contemporary art from the perspective of international artists and art experts who have a close connection with the city.
Gülsen Bal, Head of Project and Programme Development, Open Space, Vienna
Martin Guttmann, Artist, Vienna and New York
Mark Rappolt, Editor, ArtReview
Lisa Ruyter, Artist, Vienna and New York
Moderation: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Managing Director, departure, Vienna
Friday 7 May
Art and the Moving Image
In association with the citywide art event "curated by_vienna 2010 / art&film" leading artists and curators will discuss the long tradition of cross-fertilization between art and film and what fascinates artists about moving pictures and their representation.
Mathias Poledna, Artist, Los Angeles and Vienna
Julien Bismuth, Artist, London and New York
Eric de Bruyn, Academic and Curator, Amsterdam
Amy Yoes, Artist, New York
Moderation: Elisabeth Fabrizi, Head of Exhibitions, British Film Institute, London
Artists becoming Auteurs
Join four artists, who stepped into filmmaking in a discussion of the hallmarks of artists made movies.
Pierre Bismuth, Artist, and Oscar winner for best original screenplay, Brussels
Jessica Hausner, Filmmaker and Author, Vienna
Michael Rush, Museum Director, Curator, Author and Critic, New York
Moderation: Stuart Comer, Curator of Film, Tate Modern, London
Saturday 8 May
Where are we now? A Conversation with AA Bronson
Renowned Canadian artist AA Bronson, co-founder of General Idea and artist publishing house Printed Matter, will address questions of the agency of artwork dealing with AIDS and its corollary with queer identity.
Moderation: Frank Wagner, Curator and Writer, Berlin
Join two leading curators and two private collectors for a discussion about the increasing importance of time-based work (including film, video and performance) within collections.
Haro Cumbusyan, Collector, London and New York
Berta Sichel, Head of the Moving Image Department of the Reina Sofia National Art Museum, Madrid
Joao Fernandes, Director of the Museo Serralves, Porto
Paul Willemsen, Director, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels
Moderation: Henriette Huldisch, Associate Curator of the Media Archive at the National Galerie at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
The panels will take place at the departure Lounge at VIENNAFAIR 2010, Messe Wien, hall A, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. For further information visit http://www.viennafair.at
media information: Birgit Huber
Opening Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6 pm - 10 pm
Different venues and Departure lounge at ViennaArtFair
Tue - Fri, 12 pm - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 3 pm
gallery breakfast Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11 am - 1 pm