In the form of an experimental exhibition setting, the project investigates both the socio-economic conditions of the "Call for Proposals" process as well as its potentials for artistic and curatorial practices.
Martin Beck, Ulrich Bröckling, Anne Faucheret, Nikolaus Gansterer, geheimagentur, Alexandra Grausam, Georgia Holz & Claudia Slanar, Suzana Milevska, Klaus Neundlinger, Read-in, Katja Stecher, Studierende der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Team of Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Julia Wieger, amongst others
Display by Seth Weiner
Curated by Vera Lauf and Barbara Mahlknecht
The “Call for Proposals” is a common and increasingly widespread practice in the global art and culture world. The invitation process is a component of an exhibition business practice in which budgets become smaller, work more precarious, the market more global, and the competition increasingly intense. It is the expression of a field of competing projects, whose assessment standards are bound to the logic of providing a prospect.
On the other hand, the “Call for Proposals” method presents a space of the possible: The invitation focuses its attention on potentially new, not yet established projects. The submitted proposals are ideas for scenarios that have not yet been embedded in reality and actual conditions; they speak of a diverse range of creative approaches.
In the form of an experimental exhibition setting, A Proposal to Call investigates both the socio-economic conditions of the “Call for Proposals” process as well as its potentials for artistic and curatorial practices.
Image: Nikolaus Gansterer, Thinking Drawing Diagram, 2011 (c) the artist
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OPENING November 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
THE CALL BETWEEN COMPETITION, PARTICIPATION, AND CRITICAL REAPPROPRIATION?
November 13, 2015, 6:00 pm
Round table discussions
With Ulrich Bröckling, Giorgia Holz & Claudia Slanar, Suzana Milevska, Klaus Neundlinger. TransLecture by Nikolaus Gansterer
A PROPOSAL TO CALL?
November 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
Discussion and Workshop
With Anne Faucheret, Alexandra Grausam, Andrea Löbel, Julia Wieger, Katja Stecher, and the Kunsthalle Exnergasse team
Discussion and workshop in the framework of Viennaartweek
CALL & RESPONSE: A BETTING SHOP
CALL: November 27, 2015, 8:00 pm, Kunsthalle Exnergasse
RESPONSE: November 28, 2015, brut bar (Location: brut, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna)
A cooperation between Kunsthalle Exnergasse and brut Vienna
MODULAR SYSTEMS, FLEXIBLE SIGNS
December 1, 2015, 7:00 pm
Artist Talk with Martin Beck
MANIFESTO FOR MAINTENANCE AGAIN!
December 11 and 12, 2015, 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Workshop with Read-In
FINISSAGE December 18, 2015, 3:00 pm
Wahringer Strasse 59 Wien
Tue-Fri: 1 pm - 6 pm
Sat: 11 am - 2 pm