Bernhard Cella

Collecting Books

A conceptual snapshot of the arts in book form.

My first selection of Austrian art books and artists’ books produced over the last two years. Who publishes art books and artists’ books today and what content do they articulate? This collection contains a synopsis of statements by the actors, their descriptions of themselves, and a brief introduction to each of the curated books. Participants: Museums, firms, private foundations, small publishers, and individual artists.

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Valie Export: Archiv

This catalogue presents VALIE EXPORT's work in conjunction with her extensive archive. Works such as "Tapp und Tastkino" and "Aktionshose: Genitalpanik" are shown not only autonomously, but also within the context of reference material from the archive. This includes newspaper articles and sketches, film scripts, polaroids, collages, and conceptional drawings. The publication also contains essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Jürgen Thaler, and Astrid Wege.

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The 1950's: Art and Art Appreciation in Vienna

'The 1950s: Art and Art Appreciation in Vienna' marks the beginning of a series of exhibitions and catalogues that gives an insight into the extensive collection of the Department for Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna (MUSA), decade by decade.

artist exhibition vienna painting collection

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Space Affairs / Raumaffären / Affaires d'Espace

Affairs of space, provided the latter is one with things, are affairs with things. That space is a space with things cannot be taken for granted, however, for there is also space without any things at all. Space with things is spache both araound things and in things. As affairs of space are affairs with things, such a space always has an affair with itself, too. Yet it cannot embark on an affair with itself from the outset, which results

space catalogue

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Michael Kienzer: Logic and Self-Will

Michael Kienzer marks a significant position in contemporary Austrian art. His work examines and at the same time looks to break away from accepted viewing habits using a minimalist-inspired sculptural idiom that is dissected into its tactile, semantic and communicative elements. We are invited on a journey through some of the seemingly permanent structures of everyday knowledge.

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Public Art Lower Austria: Vol. 10

The 10th volume marks a special anniversary: precisely 20 years ago, the first book in this series on art in the public spaces of Lower Austria was published. Since then this movement, situated at the interface of landscape, cultural history and architecture, has continued to expand in Lower Austria, the undiminished demand for the issues it addresses being reflected e.g. in the constantly growing number of requests and commissions received by the artists.

artist public space

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Franz West and Benedikt Ledebur: Extroversion

The talk between Franz West and philosopher Benedikt Ledebur revolves around Wittgenstein and Heidegger, language and space, „the democracy of the ugly“ in art and the human need to philosophize.

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Marilyn Manson and David Lynch: Genealogies of Pain

Marilyn Manson’s interest focuses on the analysis of both extremities and cavities of the human body, i.e. exactly those parts of it which are most vulnerable and incessantly arouse primeval fears: mouth, fingertips, eyes, or genitals. The exhibition also comprises short films by filmmaker David Lynch as a counterpart to and historical reference for Manson’s paintings.

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Re-Play: Beginnings of International Media Art in Austria

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, artists in Austria—some coming from action art and Expanded Cinema—started to work with audiovisual home technologies which then were new on the market (video equipment, stereo magnetophone, audio cassette). In doing so, Austrian media-art pioneers were fully integrated in an international information network on current art trends.

new media austrian artists

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Cindy Sherman: The early Works 1975-1977

For more than 35 years, Cindy Sherman (born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) has been visualising a multitude of role models and female identities. The artist elevated the game of transformation into her artistic concept and, in her early years, created numerous hitherto unknown photographs. Sammlung Verbund has academically edited the conceptual beginnings of her œuvre into a comprehensive Catalogue Raisonné.

artist photography

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Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties

With his humorous and profound depictions of everyday objects Claes Oldenburg is one of the most important and admired artists since the late 1950s. One central point of reference in Oldenburg’s oeuvre is the industrially produced object—the object as a commodity which, in ever-new metamorphoses of media and form, becomes a conveyor of culture and a symbol of the imagination, desires, and obsessions of the modern world.

exhibition artist public space installation

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EVN Collection: 2006-2011

The volume EVN Collection: 2006-2011 documents the extension of the EVN Group's collection within the past five years. The wide panorama of contemporary positions that unfolds here reveals a variety of ways of leaving traditional views behind. Eight associatively chosen themes such as "Archive," "Politics," or "Resource" establish a reference system beyond conventional schemes of order.

collection catalogue

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Hans Schabus: Vertical Endeavor

The first solo show of an artist at the newly inaugurated 21er Haus welcomes the visitor as an expansive, even monumental installation confronting the architectonic order oft he building´s rigorous and uniform modernist design with the raw energy, violence, and uncontrollability of the outside world. In it, abstraction encounters realism.

artist vienna installation

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Los Carpinteros: Handwork Constructing the World

In addition to the "Los Carpinteros" monograph, TBA21 published a special edition of the book: Taking up Los Carpinteros’ watercolor drawings of sandals that are combined with maps of cities, Los Carpinteros conceived a very special slipcase which is available as a limited edition.

los carpinteros special edition artist south america

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Liu Xiaodong: The Process of Painting

The painter Liu Xiaodong uses the language of form of Socialist Realism and conventional documentary media to lend a voice to daily life against the background of radical change.

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Manfred Wakolbinger: Up from the skies

Die umfassende Monografie zeigt unter dem von Jimi Hendrix inspirierten Titel »Up From the Skies« einen repräsentativen Querschnitt durch Manfred Wakolbingers bildhauerisches und fotografisches Schaffen von 1980 bis heute.

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Terence Koh: Gone, yet still

In his work, Terence Koh mobilizes seduction, lust and desire. These moments exemplify a strategy that integrates a queer, polymorphously perverse approach into art production.

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Shandyismus: Autorschaft als Genre

Elements of Shandyism can be found in all artistic disciplines, but there are also traces of it in philosophy and politics. Its influence on art in particular has hardly been studied to date.

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Tom Burr: Moods

Tom Burr’s works act out past discourses on sculpture—from site-specificity and contextuality through theatricality—in different variants.

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Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break

This publication offers a stunning array of images drawn from a variety of sources, including WPA documentary photographs, Old Master oil paintings, contemporary art, and photographs by Lockhart herself.

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Michael Ashkin

In the Secession’s Galerie space, American artist Michael Ashkin is showing a video work and a series of sculptures made of recycled cardboard represen-ing proliferating settlements, designs for public squares, and prison architectures.

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Rudolf Stingel

With his art, Rudolf Stingel has made a considerable contribution to breaking up the aura of the white cube.

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Slavs and Tartars: Not Moscow Not Mecca

The Slavs and Tatars collective sees itself as a "a faction for polemics and intimacy that is interested in the region known as Eurasia to the east of the Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China."

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Robert Wilson: Video Portraits

The styles of high and pop culture come together with the classical and new media in Robert Wilson's video portraits.

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Günter Brus: Expositions

A symposium-based tribute to Günter Brus by international contributors, philosophers, art critics and historians, curators, artists and musicians (with a CD containing a musical composition by Olga Neuwirth and Burkhard Stangle).

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Bruseum

With this publication, the newly founded BRUSEUM at the Neue Galerie Graz is showcasing the international importance of Viennese action artist Günter Brus (*1938 in Styria) based on works from his various creative areas and periods.

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Die 60er-Jahre. Eine phantastische Moderne

The economic upturn of the 1960s and the resulting social as well as ideological shifts created a new atmosphere in Vienna that made the city a highly congenial environment for the arts. The palette of forms of artistic expression and individual possibilities and—sometimes polemical—perspectives expanded in an unprecedented fashion.

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Sonia Leimer & Stephanie Taylor: Bend a Bow

"Bend a Bow" was created by Sonia Leimer in collaboration with artist Stephanie Taylor with the goal of investigating the layered dynamics of narrative and its construction. Because they felt her work resonated with theirs, the artists invited acclaimed avant-garde filmmaker Barbara Hammer to include her film "Bent Time" as part of their installation.

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Omer Fast: The Casting

The Casting examines the relationship between images and storytelling to pose the question: ‘where do we seek truth?’

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Nadim Vardag: ∆

At first glance it seems as though Nadim Vardag’s art devotes itself to the cinema: it adopts the principle of the moving image, and it engages the technological and material presentation apparatus of the cinema hall, this spatial set of projector, darkroom, and canvas.

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Forbidden Love: Art in the Wake of Television Camp

Forbidden Love: Art in the Wake of Television Camp explores the garish mannerisms television employs to seduce the viewer and describes television as an aesthetic world of experience with its manifold formats and languages and their inherent ambiguities – explicitly referring to Susan Sontags Notes on Camp.

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Irena Lagator Pejovic: The Society of unlimited Responsibility

In her spatial installations and frequently interactive works, Irena Lagator Pejovic combines art, architecture and research with questions related to society.

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Candice Breitz: The scripted Life

Identity formation and media life – two dominant and recurring themes in the work of Candice Breitz – form the leitmotif of the artist’s solo show Candice Breitz: The Scripted Life at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, where major existing works will be shown alongside more recent installations.

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Ai Weiwei: Art / Architecture

Since constructing his own studio in 1999, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has designed or realized together with other architects a wide range of architectural projects. Architecture has become a discipline within the artist’s creative work by means of which, over and above the visual arts, he is able to develop a physical and lasting effect on society.

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Yvonne Rainer: Space, Body, Language

The catalog for the exhibition Yvonne Rainer – Space, Body, Language at the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, explores themes and topics in the work of the American choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker.

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Friedrich Kiesler, Designer

This book devoted to the contributions of the Austro-American artist and architect Friedrich Kiesler (1890-1965) to the field of design presents previously unpublished material relating to his innovative furniture designs and prototypes from the 1930s and 1940s.

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Gunter Damisch: Skulpturzeichen

"Sculpture character" is the title of this book, referring to the close relationship of the drawings with the plastic work of Gunter Damisch, but which nevertheless may well be understood as autonomous.

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Markus Schinwald

Since the end of the 1990s, the human body has become the focus of Markus Schinwald's works as a projection surface for the individual being and as a shell that can be manipulated, and in which you have little trust.

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Ana Torfs: Album / Tracks A+B

Album/ Tracks A+B heißt der erste umfassende Katalog der belgischen Künstlerin Ana Torfs. Das Buch umfasst Torfs’ Schaffen von 1993 bis 2010, wobei die einzelnen Arbeiten von unterschiedlichsten Stimmen in betont kurzgefassten und subjektiv gehaltenen Beiträgen kommentiert werden.

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Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch: Raum für / Space for 17'

Die Unausweichlichkeit der Selbstwahrnehmung und die Tatsache, dass man dem eigenen Dasein nicht entfliehen kann, übersetzt das Künstlerduo in eine filmische Situation.

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Brian McKee: Re-Build-ings

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Brian "McKee – Re-Build-ings".

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Christoph Meier

While the situations staged by Christoph Meier are characterized by an abstract, geometrical formal vocabulary, the objects used appear to represent a plot. The emphasis here is on the performative and narrative potential of the media and presentation formats themselves.

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Mutations II: Moving Stills

A catalog accompanying the group exhibition of the network of the European Month of Photography composed of the cities Berlin, Bratislava, Luxembourg, Moscow, Paris, Rome and Vienna.

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BostonConsulting & Belvedere Contemporary Art Award

Offering a prize money of 20,000 euros, the BC21 Art Award carries the highest value among prizes for contemporary art donated by the private sector in Austria. Besides its prize money, the BC21 also includes an exhibition and a monographic publication.

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Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk

"Utopia Gesamtkunstwerk" attempts to analyse a phenomenon, which has been hotly debated for more than 100 years. Avant-garde art, in which the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk came into bloom, has installed a first shift in meaning of the term as a unit of art and life.

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Maria Bussmann: Long Beach, NY

The defining feature of Maria Bussmann’s artistic oeuvre (in which drawing is of central significance) is its semiotic nature. The works, usually organized in cycles, always refer to sources to which they are subordinate in the fashion of a commentary.

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Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy: Sod and Sodie Sock

Sad Sack is an American children's cartoon figure that reflects everyday life in the army. The book deals with the power play of the US Army with the aid of Sad Sack and associations with Georges Bataille, Wilhelm Reich and Clement Greenberg.

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Phung Vô: Danh Vô

In the installations of Danh Vo, comprising arrangements of objects, photographs, documents, craft objects, and souvenirs, the private meets the public, his own biography meets political history, and the original meets the copy.

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Peter Senoner: Cosmorama

Eine intensive Auseinandersetzung mit Bildnissen steht im Zentrum der künstlerischen Arbeit des Südtirolers Peter Senoner. Sein Werk ist der Erschaffung einer eigenwilligen Welt visionärer Typen gewidmet, deren Wirkungszusammenhänge er in unterschiedlichen öffentlichen wie musealen Kontexten untersucht.

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Lewis Baltz: Hannover 2012

This catalogue was made in close collaboration with Lewis Baltz and approaches his work through various angles. The texts highlight how Baltz's photographies relate to the art of the 1970s, how he applies filmic strategies and why he does not call himself a photographer.

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The Body as Protest

The exhibition The Body as Protest highlights the photographic representation of the human body - a motif that has provided a wide variety of photographers with an often radical means of expression for their visual protest against social, political, but also aesthetic norms.

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Shadowplay

This exhibition booklet encompasses over 100 years of the art of film stills in as many illustrations, seen through the selfreflexive topic of the shadow.

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Hans-Peter Feldmann: Katalog

Hans-Peter Feldmann's independent artist books are probably the most important part of his oeuvre. "Katalog/Catalog" is being published in conjunction with his major international exhibition tour.

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Bernhard Hosa: Framework

In seiner ruhigen, monumentalen Arbeit für die Ausstellung "framework" im Kunstraum Niederösterreich beschäftigt sich Bernhard Hosa mit der Nominierung und Kategorisierung des Menschen durch vorgegebene soziale und architektonische Strukturen.

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Cyber Arts 2012

The CyberArts 2012 exhibition features works honored in Hybrid Art, Interactive Art, Digital Musics & Sound Art, and Computer Animation, as well as the recipient of the Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Award.

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The Big Picture

If every crisis is also an opportunity, then what opportunities are we failing to take advantage of solely on account of our perplexity and our unwillingness to come to terms with the changes happening now?

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Gunter Damisch: Malerei

Kopf, Steher, Feld, Weg, Welt – die Begriffe, die Gunter Damisch beim Formulieren seiner Bildtitel verwendet, verweisen auch auf das Formenrepertoire, aus dem er seine Bilder zusammensetzt.

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G.R.A.M.: Reenactments 1998-2011

This publication provides the first overview of G.R.A.M.s comic-political performances, recorded in photographs and video works.

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Olafur Eliasson: A Laboratory of mediating Space

The model room of Olafur Eliasson is a cabinet of studies, which exists both as a spatial structure and a viewing platform for dozens of intricately constructed models of various scales.

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Hans Hollein

An extensive publication on the first retrospective by this versatile artist in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Universalmuseum Joanneum

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Birgit Jürgenssen

Exhibition catalogue published in cooperation between Sammlung Verbund and Bank Austria Kunstforum

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KRIWET: Yester 'n' Today

The KRIWET – Yester 'n' Today exhibition, which is organized retrospectively at the Galerie im Taxispalais, presents a comprehensive survey of Kriwet’s complex oeuvre for the first time in Austria.

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Peter Sandbichler: Truth is the Invention of a Liar

The first publication for this young Austrian artist, this exhibition catalog combines reproductions and installation photos of his innovative and exciting sculptural works and installations.

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David Maljkovic: Temporary Projections

In his installations, videos, and collages, Croatian artist David Maljkovic (born in 1973) is concerned with aspects of the eventful history of his country. The far-reaching consequences of the transformation from a communist to a capitalist social system and the linked economic and cultural impacts form the subtext of his artistic production.

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Die Welt als Kulisse

Thematically and spatially, the exhibition The World as a Backdrop traces the positions of nine different artists living in Austria and so investigates the increasingly staged, emblematic quality of our real environment.

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Vergangenes Begehren / Past Desire

What connects a personal history to an official historical narrative? What role does the unconscious play when constructing the past and collective thought? What desire is hidden between the different forms of memory culture and historical awareness – the personal, the subjective and the collective – with regard to major social and cultural changes, political transformation and technological evolution?

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Anonymous Sculptures

Anonymous Sculptures examines how a selection of ten contemporary artists have explored the sculptural presence of the video image and the video screen. Works by Nathalie Djurberg, Matias Faldbakken, Zilla Leutenegger, Aernout Mik, Yves Netzhammer, Tony Oursler, Paul Pfeiffer, Tracey Snelling, Fiona Tan and Diana Thater are considered.

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Tal R: Mann über Bord

Die Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck zeigt eine umfassende Werkschau des dänischen Malers Tal R, der seit Ende der 1990er Jahre ein intensives, außergewöhnliches und international viel beachtetes Œuvre entwickelt hat. Tal R recycelt die klassische Malerei, indem er verschiedene Stile und Kontexte zu einer außergewöhnlichen und komplexen Bildsprache collagiert und vermischt.

tal r artist exhibition

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Wade Guyton: Zeichnungen für ein kleines Zimmer

Wade Guyton's work recalls the production aesthetic of movements like Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. His praxis addresses issues of appropriation and the originality of the artwork, as well as timely manifestations of ordinary everyday copying and pasting. Using a standard inkjet printer, he reproduces non-figurative compositions on canvas or paper.

artist drawing

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Ver Sacrum

The exhibition The Death of Audience takes place in Vienna in one of the mythical sites that helped launch modernism, a site that is considered the first white cube.

exhibition secession vienna

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David Claerbout: Diese Sonne strahlt immer

According to Claerbout, the once opposing characteristics of film (= movement) and photography (= the frozen moment) are no longer so clear. And this is the point from which he developed his own philosophy. Claerbout manipulates time by using the principles of the media of photography and film for both.

artist photography film visual art

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Claire Breukel: Coca-Colonized

Coca-colonized is a selection of works by South-, Central America- and Africa-based artists (both physically and intellectually). It is a response to the ideology that the influence of mass culture on another, what is termed less established or developing region, implies an absolute relationship between the influence and the impressionable.

artist exhibition

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Made 4 You

This exhibition uses over 80 examples of designers’ output to examine new tendencies and strategic approaches of the 21st century that point out forward-looking social, ecological and cultural innovations.

design exhibition

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Eva Schlegel: in between.

Published for her exhibition at MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, this broad overview of the work of Eva Schlegel (born 1960) documents works ranging from pornographic paintings to works in lead and installations of airplane propellers.

artist exhibition

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Austria Davaj!

“AUSTRIA DAVAJ!” This is the programmatic title which the MAK has chosen for its first large-scale exhibition of Austrian contemporary art, architecture and design in Russia, to be mounted in cooperation with the Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow and the Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow.

exhibition austria

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Heidrun Holzfeind: Strictly Private

Based on theoretical considerations on architecture as a social space and the reflection of power relations in urban systems, Holzfeind questions the utopian promises of modernist residential buildings. Closely combining this interest in architec- ture and urban development with issues of individual life plans, she has produced a highly original and unmistakable oeuvre.

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Clegg & Guttmann: Portraits and Other Cognitive Exercises 2001-2012

For their exhibition Portraits and Other Cognitive Exercises 2001 – 2012 at BAWAG Contemporary, Clegg & Guttmann take a fresh look at their defining work from a present-day perspective. A selection from their body of work Cognitive Exercises, in continual development since 2001, is juxtaposed with early and recent examples of their irresistibly attractive portrait photography. The result is a visual and substantive span between austerity and opulence, between glamour and discourse.

photography

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Joachim Brohm: Color

This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition „Joachim Brohm: Color“ from November 10th 2011 to February 2012 at Landesgalerie Linz.

artist exhibition

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Stéphane Couturier: Melting point (continued)

An extensive monograph/exhibition catalog on Stephane Couturier, who is undeniably one of the most important French contemporary photographers, an influential presence on the international exhibition scene since the mid-1990s with his large-format, brilliantly elaborated photographic tableaux.

artist exhibition

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Haubitz+Zoche: Facelift

Engagement with urban space and sensitisation to the mechanisms at work in it is a core theme of the artist duo Haubitz + Zoche. Architectural structures of urban space are also the focus of their series Facelift, begun in 2006, which is presented in this publication with a selection of approx. 50 works and accompanied by a literary contribution by Andreas Neumeister.

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"Mike Kelley" / (Franz West)?

Dialogue in which the artists reflect the development of their artistic oeuvre in the Avantgarde-scenes of Los Angeles and Vienna since the 1970’s.

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Raimund Abraham: [UN]BUILT

The drawing of architecture occupies a central position in the evolution of Raimund Abraham's work but challenges the predominant notion of built architecture.

architecture public space

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Maria Bussmann: Skulpturale Arbeiten

Eigentlich ist Maria Bussmanns Metier die Zeichnung. Sie ist ihr bevorzugtes Medium für Inhalte, die durch einen eigenen Schwebezustand zwischen Philosophie, Poesie und Verschlüsselung charakterisiert sind. So wie hier der Raum gleichsam zum Komplizen der Zeichnung gemacht wird, stehen Maria Bussamanns skulpturale Arbeiten ihrerseits in einem komplizenhaften Verhältnis zu den Zeichnungen.

artist exhibition scultpure

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I have no Faith left for the Devil to take

One of the major characteristics of Rahbar’s work is to restore the dialogue between history and aesthetics. Her originality is in bringing art - not only in its new forms, such as video and performance, but also in traditional forms that have been reappraised today - onto social and political terrain.

sara rhabar photography

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Erró

An interview between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Erró.

contemporary art

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Blut & Honig

Anlässlich seiner Ausstellung Blut & Honig - Zukunft ist am Balkan in der Sammlung Essl in Klosterneuburg äußert sich der Ausstellungsmacher und Kurator Harald Szeemann über Kunst aus Südosteuropa, über das alte und das neue Österreich und über die Allgegenwart des Balkans.

east europe exhibition group shows

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Simon Wachsmuth: Aporia / Europa

In his series Fehlstellen, Simon Wachsmuth (born 1964) replicates the missing and destroyed parts of Piero della Francesca's Legend of the True Cross fresco cycle. Using black paint, he thereby creates a fictitious cartography from these holes in visual information to which he adds current newspaper cuttings on Turkey's accession to the European Union and old photographs of Istanbul.

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Gender Check: Feminity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art

The catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (13 November 2009 - 14 February 2010) and Zachęta National Gallery of Art (20 March - 13 June 2010). The exhibition focused on gender in the art and social history of Eastern and Southeastern Europe–a field that has been unjustifiably neglected to date and that, as a result, is almost completely unknown.

exhibition gender east europe society and politics

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1989: End of History or Beginning of the Future?

The exhibition investigates the metaphors connected with the collapse of the bipolar division of the world into East and West and the political upheaval, metaphors that are more than ever of relevance for a wide variety of different spheres of life. A highlight of the show will be Ilya & Emilia Kabakov’s installation The Big Archive (1993) taking up an area of 160 square meters.

history public space exhibition

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Project Vienna: How to react to a city

Project Vienna explores the question of how to react to a city. This special map of Vienna compiles the jury’s selection of the 20 best projects from a competition of ideas developed by MAK & departure. The chosen projects represent a cross section of international and interdisciplinary submittals, ranging from subversive proposals, socially and ecologically motivated design concepts, to hypothetical scenarios.

vienna city guide design

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Ingo Nussbaumer: Restraint versus Intervention

In Nussbaumer’s work, the concept of entwined image spaces must also be taken into consideration. The method of retraction refers to the sensitive aspect, guiding the perception. The method of intervention means the conceptual aspect, driven by ideas,whereby a dialectic relationship unfolds here between the two methodical poles.

artist painting

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Martha Rosler: Positions in the Life World

Martha Rosler constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of a patriarchal culture. In her diverse work, be it photography, installation, performance, video, critical writing, or fiction, Martha Rosler constructs incisive social and political analyses of the myths and realities of a patriarchal culture.

artist public space exhibition

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Mary Kelly: Rereading Post-Partum Document

Rereading Post-Partum Document brings the concept, the context, and the historical and current reception of Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document into closer view. It thus represents an important supplement to the historical reprint.

artist exhibition feminism

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Mary Kelly: Post-Partum Document

One indication of the importance of Kelly’s work is the rigor of the criticism and discussion it has provoked, and the extent to which it is infiltrating the broader feminist dialogue. Few artists can claim this for their work, few have been ambitious enough to try.

artist feminism exhibition

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Zoe Leonard: Photographs

Photographs is the first major survey of the work of American artist Zoe Leonard. In addition to early works, the mumok exhibition will include Analogue, a series of 412 photographs produced between 1998 and 2009 in which Leonard investigates the changes in the urban landscape and economy resulting from a rapidly advancing globalization.

artist book photography

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Gustav Klimt: Erwartung und Erfüllung

In celebration of the 150th birthday of Gustav Klimt, MAK Vienna presents the cartoons for the mosaic frieze at Stoclet House.

mosaic frieze adolphe stoclet jugendstil vienna artist

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Modernism as a Ruin

The architecture and design concepts by the artists represented in the exhibition contemplate “models” of utopian, pure design in their state of deterioration. Sometimes preserving moments of the crystalline, they are riddled with decay, entropy, ruin, and “rust” (Robert Smithson), yet find nourishment from the idea of the bricolage, the implementation “of that which is there,” from the concept of recycling, so to speak.

architecture exhibition modernism

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Tacita Dean: Seven Books Grey



The title of the show plays with multiple readings of line drawing, the path of 'lifelines' and the linearity of filmic narratives and image sequences. Just as lines can connect up different points, the artist connects up different media–film, photography, drawing, and books–in her work.

film exhibition drawing artist book photography

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Museum of Desires

The exhibition and catalog places the collection’s potential in a new light and provides for transformed and broadened perspectives on art since modernism. It disrupts conventional patterns of thought by juxtaposing works from different temporal and topographical contexts with each other.

exhibition new collection

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Claire Hooper: Nyx - Aoide - Eris

The film is set in the stations of U-Bahn line 7, designed by Rainer Rümmler between 1971 and 1984, along the route between Neukölln, the Turkish neighbourhood of Berlin – and Spandau.

video art exhibition

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Reflecting Fashion

The exhibition and catalog focuses on clothing and fashion as an essential component of art, where particularly since the mid-1960s they have played a major role in the work of such artists as Ellsworth Kelly, Cindy Sherman, Niki de Saint Phalle and Daniel Buren.

fashion exhibition