Slavs and Tatars
Anetta Mona Chisa
Michele Di Menna
Mariana Castillo Deball
Alain Della Negra
The third edition of curated by_vienna entitled Eeast by South West describes a geographical conundrum, which is to be solved by using a contemporary art compass. Vienna's competency regarding Central and Eastern Europe is being put to the test against the background of globalized mechanisms of contemporary art. 21 internationally renowned curators were invited to develop special exhibitions in cooperation with 21 leading Viennese galleries.
Wien (OTS). The gallery–curator project curated by_vienna opens up new opportunities of cooperation between galleries and curators. The third edition of curated by_vienna entitled EAST by SOUTH WEST describes a geographical conundrum, which is to be solved by using a contemporary art compass. Vienna’s competency regarding Central and Eastern Europe is being put to the test against the background of globalized mechanisms of contemporary art. 21 internationally renowned curators were invited to develop special exhibitions in cooperation with 21 leading Viennese galleries.
“What makes curated by_ so special is the fact that it allow to obtain new findings on the chosen topic based on a wide range of top-quality exhibitions. “EAST by SOUTH WEST” is not meant as a review of Vienna’s CEE competency of the past decades from a historical point of view. The idea is rather to demonstrate by means of exemplary exhibitions how Vienna–as a worldwide networked gallery location–deals with such an important and complex question today. Thus this year again we expect a significant stimulus, which can only be triggered by projects as innovative as curated by_,” explains Christoph Thun- Hohenstein, Managing Director of departure, the creative agency of the City of Vienna.
The participating curators span three generations and present exhibitions in which 102 artists have participated. The exhibitions delve into the formations of art made in the territories being examined and consider the work of some of the most influential artists of the periods of radical experimentation and protest associated with the various anticommunist undergrounds. In addition assaying new artists, current trends, and new conceptual and critical developments are presented as well as their impact upon the
international contemporary art scene.
Experienced as a whole, curated by_vienna 2011: EAST by SOUTH WEST, will enable audiences to chart intersections, connections, and diversions across the exhibitions and the sociopolitical geography they encompass – a space that features Vienna. A bilingual exhibition catalog (German/English) accompanying curated by_vienna 2011 is published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. With a foreword by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein and texts by Sabine B. Vogel and Simon Rees. The catalog is edited by the participating galleries.
Participating Galleries, Curators, and Artists:
Galerie Grita Insam curated by Joseph Backstein: Nadezhda Busheneva, Kirill Gluschenko, Arseniy Zhilyaev
Charim Galerie Wien curated by Ami Barak: Mircea Cantor, Calin Dan, Adrian Ghenie, Iosif Kiraly, Victor Man, Olivia Mihaltianu Ciprian Muresan, Ioana Nemes (†2011), Serban Savu
Galerie Krinzinger curated by Rene Block: Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Miklos Onucsan, Sener Ozmen, Cengiz Tekin, Gabriela Vanga
Galerie Dana Charkasi curated by Iara Boubnova: Stefania Batoeva, Alexandra Galkina, SOSka Group, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Ivan Moudov, Samuil Stoyanov, Sibin Vassilev, Kostis Velonis
Kerstin Engholm Galerie curated by Adam Budak: Armen Eloyan, Mekhitar Garabedian, Agnieszka Kurant, Markus Miessen, Hans Schabus, Slavs and Tatars – featuring cinematic appendix: Sergiej Paradjanov, Abbas Kiarostami
Mario Mauroner curated by Ivica Buljan: son:DA (Metka Golec, Horvat Miha)
Christine Koenig Galerie curated by Dessislava Dimova: Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova
Galerie Martin Janda curated by Silvia Eiblmayr: Flaka Haliti, Sanja Ivekovic, Hannes Zebedin
Galerie Steinek curated by Ewa Gorzadek: Wojciech Bakowski, Anna Baumgart, Dorota Buczkowska, Norman Leto
Galerie Mezzanin curated by Ion Grigorescu: Vladimir Bulat, Florina Coulin, Ovidiu Fenes, Andrei Gheorghiu, Paul Gherasim, Nicu Mihali, Ghenadie Popescu, Bogdan Vladuta, Peter Alexander
Georg Kargl Fine Arts curated by Ana Janevski: Vlatka Horvat, Vlado Martek, Galerija Nova, Vladimir Petek, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak
Lukas Feichtner Galerie curated by Magda Kardasz: Bartosz Mucha, Ania Witkowska & Adam Witkowski
Krobath Wien curated by Marie Klimesova: Jiri Kolar, Bela Kolarova
Galerie Emanuel Layr curated by Duenser/Kobald: Liudvikas Buklys, Stano Filko, Michele Di Menna
Galerie Andreas Huber curated by Raimundas Malasauskas: Judith Braun, Audrey Cottin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Gintaras Didziapetris, Nicholas Matranga, Elena Narbutaite, Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita, Benjamin Seror
Gabriele Senn Galerie curated by Roberto Ohrt: Dorota Jurczak, Tomasz Kowalski, Philipp Schwalb, Strupek Group
Knoll Galerie Wien curated by Liliana Popescu: Peeter Allik, Ana Banica, Razvan Boar, Harijs Brants, Alina Buga, Catalin Burcea, Raul Cio, Nicolae Comanescu, Adomas Danusevicius, Teodor Graur, Ritums Ivanovs, Mihkel Kleis, Kaloyan Iliev-Kokimoto, Gyorffy Laszlo, Oana Lohan, Peter Mintchev, Gili Mocanu, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Nedko Solakov, Roman Tolici, Ecaterina Vrana, Andrius Zakarauskas
Projektraum Viktor Bucher curated by Laura Rutkute: Zilvinas Landzbergas
Galerie Meyer Kainer curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen: Thea Djordjadze
Galerie Naechst St. Stephan curated by Adam Szymczyk: Daniel Knorr
Galerie Hubert Winter curated by Derya Yucel: Nil Yalter
curated by_vienna 2011 has a special project website that is the best place to find out more about the individual exhibitions, and access information about special events. Browse: www.curatedby.at
The project is accompanied by a bilingual (German/English) catalogue published by Verlag fuer moderne Kunst Nuremburg, containing essays by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Sabine B. Vogel, and Simon Rees as well as curatorial statements about each of the exhibitions, information about the participating artists and curators, and full-colour reproductions.
A suite of three panel discussions involving 10 of the participating artists and curators, plus 5 invited international guests will be held at the Messe Wien on Saturday 14 May, 1–6.30 pm. Exploring three major themes connecting the 21 exhibitions—the status of feminism in art from the region, on-going colonial legacies, and periphery complexes—the panels provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about the socio-political and conceptual contexts underpinning the project.
The opening days of curated by_vienna 2011 coincide with VIENNAFAIR (May 12–15, 2011) and Fruits, Flowers, and Clouds (May 12–14, 2011).
curated by_vienna 2011 is presented and funded by departure in cooperation with the 21 participating galleries. departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna and a company of the Vienna Business Agency, is Vienna’s point of contact and funding organization in the field of creative industries including visual arts and the art market. www.departure.at
For further information please contact:
departure wirtschaft, kunst und kultur gmbh
Hoerlgasse 12, A-1090 Vienna
T +43 1 4000-87107
Press conference In the presence of curators and artists Thursday, May 12, 2011, 10:30 am
Place: Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna
Opening: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6 to 10 pm
Differents venues, Vienna
Opening hours: Tue to Fri 12 noon to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 3 pm;
Sat May 14, 2011, and Sun May 15, 2011, 11 am to 5 pm