An innovative project that brings 18 Viennese contemporary art galleries together with international curators of high distinction. It aims to explore novel ways of cooperation between curators and galleries. The participating galleries have formed four groups of 4-5 galleries each. Each group has selected a curator (or a team of two curators). The shows will take place within the exhibition spaces of the galleries constituting each group.
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.
curated by_vienna 09 is an innovative project that brings 18 Viennese contemporary art galleries together with international curators of high distinction. It aims to explore novel ways of cooperation between curators and galleries. The participating galleries have formed four groups of 4—5 galleries each. Each group has selected a curator (or a team of two curators). The shows will take place within the exhibition spaces of the galleries constituting each group. Each group is strongly encouraged to treat the exhibition spaces of the participating galleries as a single exhibition zone. Each group decides together with its curator on further principles such as whether to organize the show thematically or to focus on artists not represented by the respective galleries.
curated by_vienna 09 encourages systematic cooperation between galleries and curators. It allows visitors to compare the artworks selected as well as the strategies adopted by the four groups of galleries and their respective curators and thereby gain valuable insight into curatorial practices
The project is coordinated and funded by departure, Vienna’s point of contact and funding organization in the field of creative industries including visual arts and the art market.
The curated by_vienna 09 exhibitions will be on view from May 6 through June 6, 2009. The official opening will take place on Friday, May 8, 2009, 6 pm—12 am (a shuttle bus service will be organized for the opening night). In addition, a gallery breakfast to highlight the curated by_vienna 09 shows will be scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2009, 11 am—1 pm.
The opening of curated by_vienna 09 coincides with the forthcoming VIENNAFAIR (May 7—10, 2009; VIENNAFAIR VIP opening on May 6, 2009), allowing visitors traveling to Vienna to view the exhibitions and VIENNAFAIR.
galleries & curators:
Dan Cameron & María de Corral:
- Galerie Grita Insam
- Galerie Krinzinger
- Layr-Wuestenhagen Contemporary
- Galerie Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
- Galerie Bleich-Rossi
- Charim Galerie
- Lukas Feichtner Galerie
- Galerie Ernst Hilger
- MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna
- Galerie Martin Janda
- Galerie Meyer Kainer
- Galerie Mezzanin
- Galerie Steinek
- Engholm Engelhorn Galerie
- Georg Kargl Fine Arts
- Christine König Galerie
- Gabriele Senn Galerie
for further information please contact:
departure wirtschaft, kunst und kultur gmbh
Hörlgasse 12, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43 1 4000-87107
Fax: +43 1 4000-87109
Preview and vernissage, may 6, 2009 6 pm-12 am
Different venues, Wien
opening hours: tue – fri 12 pm -6 pm, sat 11 am - 3 pm
opening: friday, may 8, 2009, 6 pm – 12 am
gallery breakfast: saturday, may 9, 2009, 11 am - 1 pm