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Vier Richtungen

The Dogenhof, Wien

Austrian artists open the 'Buro fur Weltausstellung' in the former 'Buro der Weltausstellung' 1873 (Office for the World's Fair 1873). About the same time in imperial Vienna, the idea was born to move Italians into the quarter.

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Büro für Weltausstellung


The exhibition will take place in the house at Praterstrasse 42 during June 2002. Austrian artists open the "Büro für Weltausstellung" in the former "Büro der Weltausstellung" 1873 (Office for the World's Fair 1873). About the same time in imperial Vienna, the idea was born to move Italians into the quarter. A house on Praterstraße, the "Dogenhof", a replica of the Dogen Palace in Venice, is witness to this idea and appears to show an effort to make the Italians moving into the quarter "feel at home". This rather strange idea escalated to the opening, in 1895, of "Venice in Vienna", an exact replica of Venice in the Prater....a forerunner of Disneyworld. This provided the impulse for the VICE VERSA invitation to Italian artists to consider this and use it as starting point for the development of on-site work, researching and filtering the available history and information.

QUATTRO STAZIONI will present multimedial positions from Sara Serighelli/Antonio Rovaldi (Performance), Lidia Fiabane (Research), Fabrizio De Pasquale/Daniele Poletti (Photo/History), Casaluce-Geiger (Video/Instaation). VIER RICHTUNGEN, the exhibition in the "Buro für Weltausstellung" concentrates on the meaning of "World" and investigates the possibilities of it's exhibition through construction/de-construction (Roswitha Ennemoser), outside-inside of space and "mirrored" image (Kurt Spurey), trans-action/trans-fer/trans-port (Beverly Piersol) and with global myths and their impenetrability (Gertrude Moser-Wagner).

Exhibition opening on June 7, 2002, 8:00 P.M.

Finissage with sound installation from Josef Reiter on June 28, 2002 at 8:00 P.M. VICE VERSA Project documentation. Closing party

"Vier Richtungen": Exhibition: June 8-28, 2002, Büro für Weltausstellung, Thurs.-Sat. 2:00-6:00 P.M.

"Quattro Stazioni" Projection, performance 7.6.2002, 9 P.M, courtyard/horse stable

Installation Show Case, May 15- June 15, 2002;

Presentation June 8-15, 2002 Horse Stable and courtyard, Thurs.-Sat. 2:00-6:00 P.M.

Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Beverly Piersol (VICE VERSA)

Participating Artists:
Roswitha Ennemoser, Gertrude Moser-Wagner, Beverly Piersol, Kurt Spurey Casaluce-Geiger, Fabrizio De Pasquale/Daniele Poletti, Lidia Fiabane, Antonio Rovaldi, Sara Serighelli

A-1020 Vienna, Praterstraße 42/1/3

Vier Richtungen
dal 6/6/2002 al 28/6/2002

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