SKULPTURINSTITUT
  • Welcome to the Skulpturinstitut

    Everything we see could also be otherwise.

    Everything we are able to describe could also be otherwise.

    There is no order of things a priori.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein

     

    We consider ourselves as an open space in which class, discourse and exhibition come together and intertwine.

    We are interested in the circumstance of sculpture, its environment, its materials, its structure, its form and the relations that emerge.

    We understand sculpture as a tool to discuss society and vice versa.

    We strive to sharpen our perception through the attempt to verbalize what we see, in a consequent manner.

     

    The Skulpturinstitut was founded by Hans Schabus in the framework of a course at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 2014 the Skulpturinstitut is run as a project by the newly established Department Sculpture and Space.

WED 14 JUN 2017
  • Presentation/Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Benjamin Hirte

    Benjamin Hirte was born in 1980 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He lives in Vienna. Hirte works in the fields of sculpture and text and organizes exhibitions. Participant of the Schindler Residency Program in Los Angeles. Award from the Ponto Foundation (2016) – the prize includes an exhibition at the Museum für moderne Kunst Frankfurt (MMK 3). Selected individual and group exhibitions include the MAK, Vienna, Grazer Kunstverein, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Christian Andersen Gallery, Copenhagen, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

WED 31 MAY 2017
  • Presentation/Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Herwig Kempinger, talk with Ruth Horak

    Herwig Kempinger was born 1957 in Steyr. Studied at the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna (1976 - 1980), Lecturer for media art at the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna (1984 - 1994). Outstanding Artist Award for Artistic Photography of the Federal Ministry of Education and Art (1987), Austrian Art Prize for Artistic Photography of the Federal Ministry for Education and Art (1992), Cultural Prize of the State of Upper Austria for Artistic Photography (2006), Prize of the City of Vienna for Fine Arts (2010). Since 2013 President of the Vienna Secession.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

WED 26 APR 2017
  • Presentation/Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Marlene Hausegger

    Marlene Hausegger (b.1984 in Leoben, Austria) studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the École des Beaux Arts in Montpellier. She is particularly interested in the hidden limitations and restricted possibilities of social situations, which she primarily discovers in the public realm. The results of this work are often temporary interventions and installations - as well as the accompanying drawings and videos which are notable for their formal lightness, cryptic humour and visual power. (Text by Liquid Frontiers)

     

    Selected exhibitions: Aeromoto, Mexico City (2017), Kyoto Experiment Art Festival, Japan (2016), Biennial Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havanna, Cuba (2015), Stedelijk Museum, s´Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands (2013), Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (2017/2012/2011), Steirischer Herbst (2015/ 2010), rotor, Graz (2014/2010), Museum LENTOS, Linz (2010).

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

WED 15 MAR 2017
  • Presentation/Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Henning Bohl

    Henning Bohl (b.1975, Oldenburg, Germany) currently lives and works in Hamburg and Vienna. He studied at the Kunsthochschule, Kassel and at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main where he completed his studies in 2004.

     

    Selected solo exhibitions: Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston (2015), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Berlinische Galerie (2013), Pro Choice, Vienna (2012), Kunstverein Hamburg (2011), Artpace, San Antonio, Cubitt, London (2010), Grazer Kunstverein, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (2009), Oldenburger Kunstverein (2008).

     

    Selected group exhibitions: Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2013), Kunstverein Reutlingen, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2015), Bar Du Bois, Vienna, Bergen Kunsthall, ICA London (2014), Kunsthalle Bonn, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013), Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2012), Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Seattle Art Museum (2011), Kunstverein Schattendorf, Kunstverein Hannover, CCA Andratx, Mallorca (2010), White Columns, New York, Sammlung Grässlin, St. Georgen (2009).

     

    Bohl is Professor for Painting at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

WED 15 FEB 2017
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Ground Score

    Myles Starr  /  Chloe Stead  /  Daniel Stubenvoll

     

    Reading Chloe Stead 7:30 pm

     

    The authenticity of mimicry, good and bad kitsch, to be or not to be naco, and unexpected parallels: suddenly pensioners on a North German island and teenagers hanging around Frankfurt Central Station are wearing the same label. Myles Starr, Chloe Stead and Daniel Stubenvoll in very different ways all work with unstable codes and elusive phenomena that communicate value.

     

    Myles Starr is born in 1987, lives and works in Vienna, attends the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2015, recently studied Economics and Asian Studies at City College New York.

    Chloe Stead, born in 1988, is a writer and art critic, lives and works in Berlin. She attended Goldsmiths University London and HFBK Hamburg.

    Daniel Stubenvoll is born in 1984, lives and works in Frankfurt a. M. and attended Kunsthochschule Kassel.

     

    Philip Pichler is born in 1985, lives and works in Vienna. He attended the University of Appllied Arts Vienna and HFBK Hamburg.

     

    Ground Score is organized by Philip Pichler.

     

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WED 18 JAN 2017
  • Presentation/Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Judith Fegerl

    Judith Fegerl's artistic work focuses on the symbiotic connection of people and machines, of body and technology, of space and time. She produces organically grown material by inorganic means and thus initiates a poetic interplay between science and art. The human body serves as the raw material source and as a resonant body which is exposed to sensory experiences. Electric current, both as a metaphysical source of energy and as a metaphor of industrialization, and as a precondition for the lifestyle of our modern society, is used strikingly to bring life to the objects and to take them back again to make energy visible and perceptible. (Christiane Krejs, 2010)

     

    Exhibitions (Selection): Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Kunstverein Leipzig, Kunsthalle Wien (2016), Kunsthaus Glarus (2015), Fine Art Society, London (2014), Museion, Bolzano, Art Basel (2013), MMoMA, Moscow (2012), Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns (2011), Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (2010).

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

WED 07 DEC 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7:30 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Nicola Pecoraro

    Nicola Pecoraro was born in 1978 in Rome. He lives and works between Vienna and Rome. Through a mainly sculptural practice, his work revolves around the manipulation of materials, and the resulting shifts in the information it can contain and deliver.

     

    Pecoraro studied Graphic Design at Central St. Martins, London, and received a MA in Sonic Arts from Middlesex University, London. He was co-publisher of Nero magazine (2008-2014).

     

    Selected solo exhibitions include: Ermes - Ermes, Rome, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, Fondazione 107, Turin, collicaligreggi, Catania, Ve.Sch, Vienna, S.A.L.E.S., Rome, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, MACRO, Rome.

     

    His work was shown in several group exhibitions including: Ermes - Ermes, Milan, Giorgio Galotti, Turin, Icastica festival, Arezzo, Kunsthalle Vienna; MAXXI, Rome, collicaligreggi, Catania, Nomas Foundation, Rome, La Maison Rouge, Paris, MACRO, Rome, Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

WED 16 NOV 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Lone Haugaard Madsen

    Lone Haugaard Madsen was born in Silkeborg (Denmark). She lives and works in Copenhagen and Vienna. From 2001 to 2004 Madsen studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and from 1997 to 2002 at the Det Jyske Kunstakademi Århus.

     

    Selected solo exhibitions: Fox, Vienna (2016), Galleri Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin (2014), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2013), Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel (2012), Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (2009), Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (2008).

     

    Selected Group exhibitions: Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (2015), Semper Depot, Vienna (2015), Galerie Thoman, Vienna (2014), Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin, 21er Haus, Vienna (2012) , Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2010), Ve.Sch, Vienna (2009).

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

MON 07 NOV 2016
  • Lecture/book presentation, 8 pm

    Richard Dailey - Unplugged Yellow

    Richard Dailey is an American writer, artist, and independent film maker based in Paris. His films have been screened at the London Independent Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival (London), New Filmmakers Film Festival (New York), Cannes Independent Film Festival, Africa World Documentary Festival (St. Louis), La Peniche Cinema (Paris), Jonkoping Film Festival (Jönköping), E.S.R.A. (Paris), as well as Les Voûtes (Paris).

     

    At the Skulpturinstitut he will present his new book Unplugged Yellow. Artists, collectors and punks in a 1979–80 novel about a love triangle on the Lower East Side, Haiti, Paris and Timbuktu. An art-world novel in memoir form: Zachary, a contemporary art collector with roots in the flea markets, and FleX, an eccentric and self-destructive artist, are both in love with Rachel, a model from Haiti. Zachary is instrumental in creating FleX’s meteoric career, even as he impregnates Rachel. The resulting chaos is corrupt, funny, and eventually catastrophic.

    https://opiumbooks.com/unplugged-yellow/

     

THU 27 OCT 2016
  • Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Heinrich Dunst

    Heinrich Dunst was born in Hallein, Austria. He lives and works in Vienna.

     

    A selection of his recent solo exhibitions include: Galerie der Stadt Schwaz (2015); KOW, Berlin and Vienna Secession (2014); Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Scharzwälder, Vienna (2013).

     

    Selected Group exhibitions: Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz; Kunsthalle Krems; Nationalgalerie Prag (2016); Galleria Collicaligreggi, Italy; Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna; 21er Haus, Vienna; Kunsthalle Mainz, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany (2015); MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2014); Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus, Austria, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria (2012).

     

    Selected performances: TBA21 Augarten, Vienna; Národní Galerie v Praze, Trade Fair Palace, Prague(2016); 21er Haus, Vienna; Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria;  Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria (2015); Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Departure, Viennafair; Generali Foundation, Vienna (2013).

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

FRI 07 OCT 2016
  • Autumn School, public workshop, 9 am - 5.30 pm

    Erika Balsom, Giuliana Bruno, Ursula Frohne, Volker Pantenburg, Vinyl -terror & -horror

    Re-Mediating Cinematic Experience

     

    Workshop 2, FWF Project A Matter of Historicity - Material Practices in Audivisual Art

    organized by Kristina Pia Hofer, Eva Kernbauer and Marietta Kesting, University of Applied Arts VIenna with Erika Balsom (King's College London, United Kindgom), Giuliana Bruno (Harvard University, USA) Ursula Frohne (Westfälische Wilhelms-Univesität Münster, Germany), Volker Pantenburg (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and Vinyl - terror & -horror (Artists, Berlin).

     

    9:00-10:30 Giuliana Bruno, Material Encounters: Surface Tension, Screen Space

     

    10:30-11:30 Erika Balsom, Unreproducible: Cinema as Event

     

    11:45-12:45 Volker Pantenburg, Aggregate States of the Moving Image

     

    14:30-16:00 Ursula Frohne, The Materiality of Memory in Contemporary Video Installations

     

    16:00-17:00 Vinyl -terror & -horror, Performance and discussion

     

    17:00 Wrap-up

     

    The multiplicity of screening situations afforded by contemporary audivisual technologies and exhibition practices has expanded cinematic experience in its social, spatial and sensory dimensions. Galleries and museums presently offer ample space to engage with outmoded formats like analog projectors and 16mm film, while current digital video and cinematic formats invite a renegotiation of their medium specificity and material relations, and artistic approaches to audiovisual media's performative charge. In this workshop, we ask how these re-mediations connect to the production and communication of history and media archaeologies, and the possibility of documentation and recording in art and experimental film. Our focus lies on the productive tensions building up between the reproducibility of film as material and its unreproducibility as event or performance, between the intangibility of digital projection and social encounters in installative environments.

     

    www.amatterofhistoricity.net

     

THU 06 OCT 2016
  • Autumn School, morning lecture, 9-10 am

    Elisabeth Oberzaucher

    Urban Space – Where Anonymous Space Can Turn Into Neighbourhoods

     

    Urban space design has to satisfy various needs at the same time. A downtown setting generates pressure to make its space useful for economic purposes and for transport. City councils are keen to make urban settings unique by adding an element of art to them. Between considerations of functionality and art, there remains little room for addressing matters of usability and human behavioural tendencies. In this talk, I will challenge the prioritisation of economics in design decisions. Urban space is much more than an empty room between more relevant areas. It is the place where urban dwelling can grow into a socially coherent form. In order to fulfil its critical role of establishing a sustainable social structure, public space needs to be designed to invite social interaction. Human evolutionary history can instruct us into how to achieve this goal. This lecture will outline core elements of human landscape preferences that allow for inclusive urban design.

     

    Elisabeth Oberzaucher studied zoology and anthropology at the Universities of Vienna and Würzburg. Her research themes are nonverbal communication, evolutionary aesthetics, and human-environment-interactions. Her research is informed by evolutionary theory. She is the scientific director of Urban Human, tenured lecturer at the University of Vienna, researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Technology, Work, and Culture, and the editor in chief of the “Human Ethology Bulletin.” Starting in October 2016, she will be professor for gender studies at the University of Ulm. Her book Homo urbanus will be published early 2017 by Springer.

     

WED 05 OCT 2016
  • Autumn School, morning lecture, 9-10 am

    Jakub Szczęsny

    The 4th S is the Symbolic

     

    The usual antinomy of pragmatic versus symbolic is strongly embedded in art theory, literary history and in the teaching system. The binary perception of the two “oppositions” is thus an academic or cultural simplification: our contemporaneity as well as our European past suggest that there's no socio-technical tool more useful than the symbolic. It is perfectly visible in today's “engineered history,” skillfully created and disseminated by various political powers of radically different societies, from Russia and China through to Europe and both Americas. The practice of shaping symbolic meaning grows in importance when embodied as commemoration and participation. Architecture, public art or mere monument-making achieve a new-found importance for past-oriented powers who treat cities as their battle-grounds and as starting points for media-run propaganda. How can we unravel these manipulations, unveil the weaknesses of these constructs and propose our own symbolic strategies?

     

    Jakub Szczęsny is the first Polish architect whose work (“Keret House”) has been included in the collection of MoMA in New York. His practice is oriented towards interdisciplinary projects in various scales - from urban masterplans and  buildings (like the sport hall in Bieruń, the new Polish Ministry of Digitalization, and Podkowa House), to private interiors, furniture and clothing. In 2008 he started working on installations for public spaces in Europe, Middle East and Western Australia, both within the Centrala Designers Task Force and in collaboration with other artists. He is collaborating with a range of international NGO's (IASKA, Musagetes, Anadolu Kultur, IDEAS Louisville), institutions (Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Polish Jews and the Castle of Contemporary Art), and with the private sector (GE appliances, BMW Poland, Simple House). His main interests relate to the matter of memory and its interpretation, especially in reference to local history and social relationships. His favorite strategy uses a pretextual practicality of design and architecture in order to unveil symbolic meanings hidden by either banality or the conscious oblivion of city dwellers. Jakub teaches as visiting lecturer in FAU Sao Paulo, GSAPP New York, Warsaw School of Fine Arts, Department of Design and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. He lives in Warsaw, Poland.

     

TUE 04 OCT 2016
  • Autumn School, morning lecture, 9-10 am

    Volker Kirchberg

    Legitimizing Museums as an Agent of Social Change?

     

    It is an ivory-tower concept  of museums to declare for themselves an existence outside of society, and to insist on their autonomy and self-determination. At all times, they are dependent on societal factors, be it the political climate or socio-demographic shifts. Agreeing to this obvious fact, museums must then become more actively oriented to their social surroundings. It is the task of museums to assimilate to these surroundings and to make themselves able and ready to shape their environments actively and self-confidently. Basing myself on sociologist Robert Merton’s classification of institutions as either ‘conventional,’ ‘ritualistic,’ ‘innovative’ or ‘rebellious,’ and having extensively reviewed the literature on museums as potential social agents, I classify museums into eight types: 1) the responsive museum, 2) the engaging museum, 3) the participatory museum, 4) the legitimate museum, 5) the community museum, 6) the inclusive museum, 7) the new museum, and 8) the contesting museum. I will provide references and examples for all eight classes of agent-oriented museums. At the end of these remarks I will return to Merton’s classification and range the eight classes of museums accordingly. I will then ask – based on the literature and the examples – what museums can be classified as ‘conventional,’ ‘ritualistic,’ ‘innovative’ or ‘rebellious,’ and have there been changes within the international museum landscape in recent years and among national museum associations? My lecture will end with a request to museums to become more socially reflective and active with respect to the urgent needs of our contemporary lives.

     

    Volker Kirchberg is Professor of Arts Organization and Director of the Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization at Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany. His interests are the sociology of the arts, organizational sociology, and cultural sustainability, focusing on the interfaces of art and the city and on the social functions of museums. He received his PhD (1992) in sociology from the University of Hamburg, and a post-doctoral habilitation degree in sociology from the Free University Berlin (2003). He was an assistant researcher in urban studies at the University of Hamburg until 1989, and held a research fellowship on urban arts consumption at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Baltimore until 1994. In Hamburg he founded the Basica Research Institute, and taught as an adjunct professor in sociology and cultural studies at several universities in Germany. From 2000 to 2004 he was a tenure-track assistant professor for sociology at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

     

MON 03 OCT 2016
  • Autumn School, morning lecture, 9-10 am

    Hans Schabus

    From Lassnitz to Vechte

     

    For a sculptural project an old train steel truss bridge was transported from south-eastern Austria to north-western Germany. The enormous size of the bridge – 3.8 x 5.6 x 25.5 meters – defines the greatest dimensions of a single transportable object over a highway. The bridge at Lassnitz had to be replaced by a new one due to increasing load capacities. Instead of being recycled, the bridge travelled 1,500 km via heavy-duty transport over six nights to reach its future location. On the new site the isolated steel bridge has become a sculpture that crosses the river Vechte. This lecture will be about the development of the entire project as part of a sculptural program along the river Vechte.

     

    www.raumsichten.org

     

    Hans Schabus was born in 1970 in Watschig, Austria. From 1991 to 1996 he studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Since 2014 he has been Professor at the newly founded Department of Sculpture and Space at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. From 1992 on his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Vienna.

     

THU 04 AUG 2016
  • Book presentation, 7 pm

    Anna-Sophie Berger, Lucia Elena Prusa - Pandora Vienna Release

    Anna-Sophie Berger and Lucia Elena Prusa wrote a story about a fictional character called Pandora. At the occasion of the Vienna Release of Pandora, Melanie Ohnemus will be reading from the book. The book will be available for purchase. Anna-Sophie Berger and Lucia Elena Prusa are artists based in Vienna.

     

    www.anna-sophie-berger.com

    www.luciaelenaprusa.com

     

FRI 08 JUL 2016
  • Opening, 7 pm

    Jim Brown, Robert Schwarz, Black Pages

    Performance and Fanzine Release

     

    Jim Brown (James Carrington Brown IV) is an American Artist currently living in Los Angeles California U.S. Browns work explores the processes which promote the human psyche to transcend the boundaries which limit its potential.

    His body of work is unrestrained by medium or a prescribed discipline, although the majority of his work centers around sound. Working in abstract and conventional formats, Brown's compositions create formulaic patterns to enhance the potential for individual and collective consciousnesses to achieve a state of positive feedback by using sound as the primary stimuli.

    Other variables that Brown often implements to assist in governing this process are visual and sculptural works which carry a central expression rooted from psychological research that will engage and assist in the transcendental experience.

    Browns deep involvement with Native American Indian ceremony is highly influential in his work.

    Jim Brown is the the first person to have been given permission and formal teaching by deconstructionist artist; Raphael Montanez Ortiz, to perform Ortiz's Piano Deconstruction Concert. Brown first performed the composition outside in an open meadow in the Santa Monica Mountains of Malibu California and then again at the renowned gallery Blum & Poe in Los Angeles California which was curated by artist Dave Muller in part of  Muller's Three Day Weekend performance series  / 2 pianos. After receiving great reviews and much attention Brown returned to study with Ortiz in which time the legendary artist instructed Brown to take and make the work his own and move it further in its development. The piano deconstruction performance by Jim Brown at the Skulpturinstitut on July 8 2016 will be the first time that Brown will perform the work with the new constructs in the sound evolution of the original Raphael Ortiz Piano deconstruction concert. On this occasion Brown exclusively invited the Austrian artist Robert Schwarz to electroacousticly extend his performance.

     

    http://holloys.com/

    http://r-schwarz.tumblr.com/

     

    BLACK PAGES is an often releasing artist-fanzine in an edition of 300 copies.

    BLACK PAGES comes in the format A5, including 20 pages, printed in black&white.

    BLACK PAGES invites one artist to collaborate and renames after his/her forename.

    BLACK PAGES continues with issues #67 - #69 featuring Benjamin Hirte, Barabara Kapusta and Marius Engh.

    BLACK PAGES is a project by Vienna based artists Ute Müller, Nick Oberthaler and Christoph Meier.

    BLACK PAGES is available at 21er Haus (Vienna), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Salon für Kunstbuch (Vienna), Secession (Vienna), Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), WIELS Center for Contemporary Art (Bruxelles), Kiosk (Ghent), Sunset Résidence (Lyon), Florence Loewy (Paris), Institut d'art contemporain (Villeurbanne), do you read me?! (Berlin), OMMU Distribution (Athens), Inc. livros e edições de autor (Porto), Andreiana Mihail Gallery (Bucharest), Ooga Booga (Los Angeles) and Printed Matter (New York).

    BLACK PAGES is funded by the Federal Chancellery of Austria and Wien Kultur.

     

    http://www.blackpages.at/

     

THU 09 JUN 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Titania Seidl

    Titania Seidl was born in 1988. She lives and works in Vienna. In addition to her artistic practice she teaches at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Together with Daniel Ferstl and Lukas Thaler she runs the art space MAUVE.

     

    Exhibitions (selection): Club Pro, Los Angeles; Drop City, Newcastle; ____Tim Nola, Vienna; we are hercules, Munich; MUSA, Vienna; mo.ë, Vienna; wellwellwell, Vienna; AIRY, Korfu; Collection Lenikus STUDIOS, Vienna; Je regrette, Berlin; Vane Gallery, Newcastle.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

THU 12 MAY 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Anna Artaker

    Anna Artaker studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris as well as art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is an artist and currently Elise-Richter-Research-Fellow at the Academy in Vienna where she is preparing her habilitation project MEDIUMS OF HISTORY. Artaker’s works have been internationally exhibited – recently at the New Museum in New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum in London or the mumok in Vienna – and have been awarded several prices like the Hilde-Goldschmidt-Award or the National scholarship for artistic photography. Furthermore Artaker was artist in residence in Mexico City and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and lecturer at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart and at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

THU 14 APR 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Thomas Baumann

    Thomas Baumann was born 1967 in Altenmarkt, he lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. Baumann studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

     

    Selected exhibitions: Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Secession, Vienna; Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna; Kunsthaus, Graz; Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunstverein Bonn; Museum Bochum; PAN Neapel; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Kunstverein Ludwigsburg; Museum Sift Admont, Styria; Festival der Regionen, Upper Austria; OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz; Museum Moderner Kunst, Carinthia; Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin; Neue Galerie, Graz; Slought Foundation, Philadelphia; Kunsthaus Basel Land, Basel; Museum des 21. Jahrhunderts, Belvedere Vienna; für Zeitgenössische Kunst Winzawod, Moscow; Muescarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest; Museum Würth, Erstein; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; Renaissance Society, Chicago

     

    Selection of film festivals: AVE Arnhem; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Filmfestival Rotterdam; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Diagonale Graz; Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart; International Filmfestival, Barcelona; Viennale, Vienna; Diagonale, Graz

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

THU 10 MAR 2016
  • Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Anne Speier

    Anne Speier was born in Frankfurt and currently lives in Vienna. She teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Last year she exhibited "Smuggeler" at Neue Alte Brücke Frankfurt, "Seeing the Contemporary" at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz and "Feeling the Contemporary" at Silberkuppe Berlin. She has participated in group exhibitions, among others at Künstlerhaus Bremen, wellwellwell Vienna, MOT International Brussels, Treize Paris and Black Bridge Offspace Beijing.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is artist run since its founding in 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

SAT 20 FEB 2016
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Coperto

    7.30 pm Performance by Peter Fritzenwallner

     

    Sculptors have to build on sand, but sometimes underneath the sand is a very cozy ground like this one made of polished concrete. Puddles of epoxy resin and traces of black coal powder covered the basement most of the time. Back then, the fridge was filled with molding yoghurt, that had passed its expiration date long ago. “ONE MORE OBJECT” Jan de Cock wrote in capital letters with a blue textmarker on the walls of the Skulpturinstitut two months ago. The letters have been overpainted in the meantime. In Pompeii scientists found words scratched into the walls of an excavated toilet. Those short slogans were made by someone unknown and still sound so fresh they could be from last week. It is a good question whether the neighbours could hear the Jawbone's rasping bass late at night. I guess the music still is stored deep inside the walls and will tumble out eventually between some very exclusive products of a yet anonymous boutique that is possibly moving in soon.

     

    Before its move the department Sculpture and Space invites artists to participate in the show COPERTO at Skulpturinstitut. From the beginning of March we will be located on Paulusplatz 5 in the third district, next to where Franz West had been working for decades. He was invited because he was faster than us.

     

    Victoria Braith  /  Dana Degiulio  /  Dejan Dukic  /  Peter Fritzenwallner  /  Johann Groebner Marlene Hausegger  /  Christian Ingemann  /  Julia Kolbus  /  Emanuel Mauthe  /  Michèle Pagel Peter Sandbichler  /  Fabian Seiz  /  Susanne Strasser  /  Franz West

     

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THU 21 JAN 2016
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Christoph Bruckner

    Christoph Bruckner born 1975 in Amstetten, lives as a writer, art theorist and visual artist in Vienna, 1998-2004 studied art at the Academy of fine Arts in Vienna, 2006 Award for young art from the city of Vienna, since 2009 publishes literary and theoretical texts in magazines, anthologies and catalogues, since 2011 teaches three-dimensional design at the Vienna University of Technology.

     

    The artist run program Artist Lecture Series Vienna exists since 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

THU 03 DEC 2015
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Hugo Canoilas

    Hugo Canoilas was born 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal, he lives and works in Vienna.  Canoilas studied Fine Art at the Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal and at the Royal College of Art, London.

     

    Solo exhibitions and projects this year include: The sun in darkness, Weingruell Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany; Someone a long time ago now, curated by Sophia Hao. Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK; Dinosaur paintings, LA contemporary, Workplace gallery, Los Angeles, US.

     

    Selected group exhibitions and projects include: Dio Horia in Mykonos, curated by Marina Vranopoulou, Dio Horia, Greece; Import Export, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna; Dromosphere, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, Italy; Cold places, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; Granpallazzo, curated by Ilaria Gianni. Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zaragolo, Rome, Italy; Destination Wien, curated by Anne Faucheret, Luca Lo Pinto, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Vienna; Ciao!, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, Italy; Lesen, curated by Ingeborg Strobl. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna; and Time and mode, curated by Paulo Mendes and Emília Tavares, Pavilhão 31, Lisbon, Portugal.

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is a project curated by Ezara Spangl and Rainer Spangl since 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

THU 12 NOV 2015
  • Presentation/Lecture, 7 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Roland Kollnitz

    Roland Kollnitz born 1972 in Klagenfurt, he lives and works in Vienna. Kollnitz studied sculpture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He worked in the Studio of Franz West from 1994 until 2000. Since 2001 Kollnitz teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a member of the Secession, Vienna.

     

    Selected exhibitions: Zacherlfabrik, Vienna; Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague; Gallery Grita Insam, Vienna; Ve.sch, Vienna; MUMOK, Vienna; Gallery Catherine Bastide, Brussels; Gallery Hohenlohe, Vienna; Neue Galerie Studio, Graz; Gallery Heimer und Partner, Berlin; CAT open MAK, Vienna; Kunstverein Kärnten; Selected group exhibitions: Korea Kulturhaus, Vienna; Forum Stadtpark, Graz; 21er Haus, Vienna; Caja Blanca, Mexico City; Kunstverein Nürnberg; MMKK, Klagenfurt; Secession, Vienna

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is a project curated by Ezara Spangl and Rainer Spangl since 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

     

    For the situation of Artist Lecture Series Vienna the lecture piece emerged as a setting

    Skulpturinstitut 13 - 21 November 2015

     

    Photos © Roland Kollnitz

     

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THU 22 OCT 2015
  • Lecture, 8 pm

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna / Anna-Sophie Berger

    Anna-Sophie Berger creates objects that connect individual perception and intimate use with questions of material reality as part of a socio-economic circulation and consumption. Populating body as much as space, they freely traverse sites and systems of value physically as much as through image. While preserving this mobility they complicate a reading as discrete objects encompassing elements of material transience such as decay, malleability or modularity. Symbolic of the complexity of human desire her works address the ambiguity of a sensual need to yield and a conscious effort to resist.

     

    Anna-Sophie Berger (b.1989) studied fashion design and trans-disciplinary art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She has held solo exhibitions with JTT, New York; 21er Haus, 21er Raum, Vienna; Ludlow 38, New York; and Mauve, Vienna. She has been included in group exhibitions with Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Clearing, Brussels; 247365, Brooklyn; Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien KM-, Graz; Futura, Prague; Cura Basement, Rome; Mathew Gallery, Berlin; and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, frieze d/e, Kaleidoscope and Mousse Magazine. Berger lives and works in Vienna.

    www.anna-sophie-berger.com

     

    Artist Lecture Series Vienna is a project curated by Ezara Spangl and Rainer Spangl since 2010.

    www.artistlectureseriesvienna.com

     

    Photo: Artist Lecture Series Vienna

MON 21 SEP 2015
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    dreaming dict cc

    Maria Cozma

    Philipp Friedrich

    Laurids Oder

    Johanna Odersky

    David Peschka

    Evelyn Plaschg

    Titania Seidl

    Jumpei Shimada

    Emmanuel Troy

    Eugen Wist

     

    invited by Eugen Wist

     

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FRI 05 JUN 2015
  • Concerts, 5 pm

    Music and Space

    within the exhibition Import Export

    organized by Rafaella Isnit and Susanne Schwarz

    Nordbahnhofgelände next to the high poplar

     

    Sweet Sweet Moon, that’s first and foremost Vienna based multiinstrumentalist Matthias Frey. While his debut EP was shaped by a rather traditional guitar singer songwriter approach he has now accomplished to integrate his great skillset creating almost orchestral arrangements live on stage merly relying on a violin and his favourit sidekick – the loop pedal. For his studio recordings Matthias Frey also plays the drums, guitar or accordion himself.

    http://www.siluh.com/artists/sweet-sweet-moon/

     

    David Obenaus alias Voodoo Jürgens presents independent songs – "Miles away from mainstream or A-sides. From the Indian snake charmer´s song to the singing Marlboro cowboy." (Self portrayal)

     

    DJs: Andras Eichstaedt alias Stand / Benedikt Fritz and Josef Freistetter alias Tasteofunk

     

SAT 30 MAY 2015
  • Exhibition opening, 3 pm

    Import Export

    17 artists are invited to realize a work on the compounds of the former freight railway station Wien Nord. As an equivalent all 17 positions of the class sculpture and space take part in the exhibition. Import Export wants to activate this fallow location set between a turbulent history and sparkling future promises, before it becomes subject to construction measures of urban developement.

     

    Steffi Alte  /  Udo Bohnenberger  /  Cäcilia Brown  /  Hugo Canoilas  /  Ines Doujak

    Eva Engelbert  /  Peter Fritzenwallner  /  Matthias Gabl  /  Philipp Gehmacher  /  Marcus Geiger

    Rafaella Isnit  /  Ludwig Kittinger  /  Jakob Klima  /  Philipp Köster  /  Roland Kollnitz

    Axel Koschier  /  Sonia Leimer  /  Thea Möller  /  Franz Mussner  /  Flora Neuwirth  /  Laurids Oder

    Sarah Ortmeyer  /  Philip Pichler  /  Hans Schabus  /  Leander Schönweger  /  Susanne Schwarz

    Eva Seiler  /  Misha Stroj  /  Emil Wetter  /  Eugen Wist  /  Kathrin Wojtowicz  /  Hannes Zebedin

     

    31 May - 12 July 2015

    Nordbahnhofgelände

    Meeting point at "Gasthaus zur Alm"

    Innstraße 16, 1020 Vienna

     

    Map

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zwssw_9xAlnM.kyQYA4XMfUME

     

    Events

    26 June - guided tour: 3 pm, U1 Praterstern, exit Lassallestraße

    03 July - video tour

    12 July - guided tour "Finnisage": 3 pm, tram station "Am Tabor"

     

     

    Steffi Alte, Railbaord SL-1, 2015Udo Bohnenberger, seven necks of the fool, 2015Cäcilia Brown, Geräucherte Treppe, 2015; Mülltonne, 2015; Mistkübel, 2015Hugo Canoilas, And the new, unknown to me, 2015Ines Doujak, Ohne Titel, 2015Eva Engelbert, Modell Populus, 2015Peter Fritzenwallner, Plötzlich diese Übersicht! marker No.1-No.34, 2015Matthias Gabl, Keine Hoffnung - Kein Seil zum Erhängen, 2015Philip Gehmacher, Flagge, 2015Marcus Geiger, 2015Rafaella Isnit, P3x3, 2015Ludwig Kittinger, Zwischen Knochenkette und Schwimmbad, 2015Jakob Klima, Ohne Titel, 2015Philipp Köster, Entrée (90s D.), 2015Roland Kollnitz, Punto del Caffe, 2015Axel Koschier, Ohne Titel, 2015Sonia Leimer, Ohne Titel, 2015Thea Möller, NOIR, 2015Franz Mussner, PM10, 2015Flora Neuwirth, Früchtestillleben mit einem Amazonenpapagei, 1824/2015, 2015 (1995)Laurids Oder, Succession, 2015Sarah Ortmeyer, Rapid, 2015Philip Pichler, wetter, 2015Hans Schabus, Sturmglocke, 2015Leander Schönweger, Zwiegespräch, 2015Susanne Schwarz, LIFTED, 2015Eva Seiler, below the BQE, across from Libro and McDonalds, 2015Misha Stroj, Das Meer oder la liberación (del mar de Mondrian), nach Jusep Torres Campalans, über den berichtet wird von Max Aub, was wiederum verbreitet wird von Luis Camnitzer in Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation!, 2015Emil Wetter, Schmelzofen, 2015Eugen Wist, calisthenic dreaming, 2015Katrin Wojtowicz, Ohne Titel, 2015 Hannes Zebedin, Ein Stück Kohle aus der Nähe von Dhanbad, Indien. Werttransfer auf einem wertverändernden Areal, 2015<>

TUE 28 APR 2015
  • Lecture, 7 pm

    Hotel Charleroi

    BAUBESPRECHUNG

     

    In November 2014 the 5th edition of HOTEL CHARLEROI - LA FORCE DU CHANGEMENT took place. The department Sculpture and Space participated in the event by organizing a table tennis tournament. On occasion of the in-turn invitation, HOTEL CHARLEROI will bring along a gift for the hosts and invites a guest lecturer, Georg Petermichl (b 1980, Austria). Together they will try to find answers to pending questions, that the project over the last five years has raised. Colored images will be projected.

     

    HOTEL CHARLEROI (founded 2010, Belgium) is an applied research project, which deals with the post-industrial Belgian city of Charleroi. During the last five years the artists Adrien Tirtiaux

    (b 1980, Belgium), Antoine Turillon (b 1982, France), and Hannes Zebedin (b 1976, Austria), annually organized artist residencies and public events in different neighborhoods and buildings of the city. For the invited artists and HOTEL CHARLEROI the city serves as a lab for Art in Public Space, in order to reflect the changeful restructuring and make up possible scenarios of the local and global future of cultural policies.

     

    The lecture wil be held in German.

     

SUN 19 APR 2015
  • Tournament, 3 pm

    Stanislaus Medan

    Registration: 3 pm or raumtennis@gmail.com

    Start: 4 pm

    Dress code: White shirt and shorts

     

    Organized by Stanislaus Medan

     

    The tournament RAUM TENNIS will be played with table tennis rackets built by Stanislaus Medan. The table tennis culture by the end of the 19th century provides a basis for the tournament. "Raum-Tennis", a new sport at that time, served as a field of research for both, technicians as well as artists. Over the following decades the rackets were produced in a wide range of forms and materials (vellum, sandpaper, cork, aluminum, leather, rubber foam, etc.). As a parlor game of the english society it competed with typical games such as billiards and backgammon. In recent years table tennis developed into a mere action sport, the free, experimental and artistic approach became circumstantial. Newly developed table tennis rackets, consisting of different materials and simultaneously antagonizing the effectiveness of the game, will play an important role through undermining the efficiency-oriented structure of the tournament. Marble, stone and iron breaks.

     

    Stanislaus Medan, born in 1988 in Graz, lives and works in Vienna. He is studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is a member of the Viennese table tennis association WTTV since 2013.

     

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TUE 16 DEC 2014
  • Talk, 7 pm

    Manisha Jothady, Christoph Meier, Franz Part, Hans Schabus

    Please, never say: That's boring, I already know it.

    That is the greatest catastrophe of all! Keep on saying:

    I have no idea, I'd like to repeat the experience.

    Heinz von Förster

     

    On the occasion of Franz Parts exhibition Schule, Manisha Jothady will moderate a talk between Christoph Meier, Franz Part and Hans Schabus on variations of repetition in art, teaching and society. What is a replica? Why is reproducing so important? What about the authorship? Are we moving in circles? What makes us leave the house?

     

    During the talk, photographs by Hannes Böck will be projected, showing Franz Part's replicas within the school building.

     

    The talk will be held in German.

     

    Manisha Jothady (b. 1971) is an independent art critic based in Vienna. Apart from contributions in daily papers and art magazines her writings were published in exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. In 2013 and 2014 she served as a project manager of the gallery festival "curated by_vienna" organised by departure, the creative unit of the Vienna Business Agency.

     

    Christoph Meier (b. 1980) lives and works in Vienna. He graduated from the TU Wien with a degree in architecture as well as from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he studied under Heimo Zobernig. Recently his works were presented in solo exhibitions at Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania, Italy; Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany and he has participated in several group exhibitions including the Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; the Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy; the 21er-Haus, Vienna; and the Frac Auvergne, Clemont-Ferrand, France. He is co-editor and co-founder of the artist fanzine Black Pages.

     

    Franz Part was born in 1949 in Vienna and grew up in Raabs an der Thaya. In 1975 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he studied under Walter Eckert and Rudolf Hausner. Since then his works were i.a. exhibited at Galerie Gabriel, Vienna; Galerie Statpark, Krems; Galerie Schnittpunkt, Steyr; Neue Galerie, Vienna; Schneiderei, Vienna and the Kunstverein Horn, Horn. Franz Part worked as an art teacher at the BG and BRG Waidhofen an der Thaya since 1975. There he installed the replica museum that stretches across the entire school building. Furthermore he is a member of the Galerie Stadtpark, Krems and served as its chairman during the 1990s.

     

TUE 18 NOV 2014
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Franz Part - Schule

    Franz Part is an artist. Until recently he was teaching art at the secondary school BG and BRG Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria. Throughout a period of almost 30 years he reproduced milestones of art history from the 20th century. Works of key figures like Beuys, Duchamp and Man Ray. In this manner he mediated contemporary art while at the same time involved his students in those production processes. Part and his students placed the replicas in the hallways, staircases and common rooms of the school. As a consequence the school building turned into one of the largest and most comprehensive displays of 20th century modern art. His students thank him by pursuing creative jobs way above average. On the occasion of the newly founded Department Sculpture and Space at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Skulpturinstitut shows works out of Franz Parts exceptional collection.

     

    Franz Part was born in 1949 in Vienna and grew up in Raabs an der Thaya, Austria. In 1975 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he studied under Walter Eckert and Rudolf Hausner. Since then his works were i.a. exhibited at Galerie Gabriel, Vienna; Galerie Statpark, Krems; Galerie Schnittpunkt, Steyr; Neue Galerie, Vienna; Schneiderei, Vienna and the Kunstverein Horn, Horn. Franz Part worked as an art teacher at the BG and BRG Waidhofen an der Thaya since 1975. There he installed a replica museum that stretches across the entire school building. Furthermore he is a member of the Galerie Stadtpark, Krems and served as its chairman during the 1990s.

     

    The exhibition is on view from November 19th, 2014 throughout January 16th, 2015. For further information please contact info@skulpturinstitut.at or +43(0)664 8260728.

    Our opening hours are Thursday, Friday 2–6 pm.

     

    All replicas on view date between 1985 and 1995.

    Photos © Stefan Lux

     

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MON 03 NOV 2014
  • Lecture, 7 pm

    Chris Sharp

    Manners of matter

     

    In addition to presenting his curatorial practice, Chris Sharp will consider issues such as medium specificity, three-dimensionality, the human body, images and (im)materiality. The lecture will be illustrated by a series of recent exhibitions, notably Manners of Matter, Salzburger Kunstverein/Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France (2014); Le Mouvement, co-curated with Gianni Jetzer, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (2014); and The Registry of Promise (2014–15) various venues.

     

    Chris Sharp (b. 1974, USA) is a writer and independent curator based in Mexico City, where he runs, with the artist Martin Soto Climent, the project space Lulu. Together with Gianni Jetzer, he co-curated the 12th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, entitled Le Mouvement, in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and he is currently curating the cycle of exhibitions The Registry of Promise, at Fondazione Giuliani, Rome; Le Parc St. Léger, Pogues-les-Eaux, France; Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine, France; and De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland. He is editor-at-large of Kaleidoscope magazine, a contributing editor of Art Review, and his writing has appeared in many magazines and on-line publications including Artforum, Fillip, Afterall, Mousse, Metropolis M, Spike, Camera Austria, artpress, Art-Agenda, and others.

     

    The lecture will be held in English.

     

TUE 24 JUN 2014
  • Lecture, 7 pm

    Sonia Leimer

    Space junk

     

    Sonia Leimer is interested in the concrete physical space and its relationship to artistic production. In her work she interrogates our perception per se, which we conceive through our individual, historical and media-driven experiences. Based on a conceptual approach she combines details from film and architecture using minimalistic vocabulary. The implicit connotations of the used materials are being transformed during the working process. The categories of space and time, as well as the meaning of matter in the context of its conceptual treatment, are extensively being examined in Sonia Leimer's artistic practice.

     

    The lecture will be delivered in German.

     

    Sonia Leimer, born 1977 in Meran, Italy, lives and works in Vienna. She received her education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

     

    Exhibitions (selection): 2014 Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich; LAMOA, LA Museum of Art Los Angeles; Austrian Cultural Forum London / New York; 2013 5th Moscow Biennale, Wien Museum, ABC Berlin; 2012 Artothek, Cologne, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Museion, Bolzano, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; 2011 Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt/M.; 2010 BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Triennale Linz; 2008 Manifesta 7, Rovereto; 2006 Kerava Museum, Helsinki.

     

    The students of the Skulpturinstitut are invited to develop performative interventions which are presented in the course of the evening of the various events. This time the performance will be presented by Joseph Knierzinger from the department of Digital Art / Ruth Schnell.

     

TUE 27 MAY 2014
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Ein Plan reicht uns nicht aus

    Linda Berger

    Sebastian Doplbaur

    Georg Feierfeil

    Peter Hoiß

    Nana Mandl

    Lukas Matuschek

    Julia Rohn

     

    All participating artists are students of the Skulpturinstitut and derive from the departments Digital Art / Ruth Schnell, Photography / Gabriele Rothemann, Graphics and Printmaking / Jan Svenungsson, Painting, Painting and Animated Film / Judith Eisler as well as Transmedia Art / Brigitte Kowanz at the Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art.

     

    Photos © Peter Hoiß

     

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MON 12 MAY 2014
  • Reading / Talk, 7 pm

    Jakob Lena Knebl

    There are more things

     

    An evening in spring. A novel by Jorge Luis Borges. Objects. Desire. Objectophilia. At what point a thing becomes a sculpture and how does it relate to me? We are handles. The life of things. I do not exist. But what calms me down is: Reality is just another fraud amongst many.

    A reading? Presentation for sure! I take my new cup with me. Somebody fixed it long time ago. Metal staples hold the crack in the porcelain together. Mary Shelly. I love her.

     

    The reading and talk will be held in German.

     

    Jakob Lena Knebl was born in 1970 in Baden, Austria. The artist was educated at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Fashion / Raf Simons) and at the University of Fine Arts Vienna (Textual Sculpture / Heimo Zobernig). Recently Knebls works and performances were presented at the following exhibitions (selection): There are more things, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, Austria; Look at me, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland; Sculpture me, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria; Schwule Sau, Morzinplatz, KÖR, Vienna, Austria; An eye on a Disposition of a Cloud, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria; Erfinde dich selbst, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; The only performances that make it all the way, Künstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria. S/he lives and works in Vienna.

     

THU 27 MAR 2014
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Wir gehen mit dem Kopf

    0946010

    Nicoleta Auersperg

    Nouria Behloul

    Stephan Genser

    Stephanie Kaiser

    Josef Knierzinger

    Gudarz Moradi

     

    All participating artists are students at the Skulpturinstitut and derive from the departments Stage and Film Design / Bernhard Kleber, Digital Art / Ruth Schnell, Graphics and Printmaking / Jan Svenungsson, Painting, TransArts and Transmedia Art / Brigitte Kowanz at the Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art.

     

    Photos © Peter Hoiß

     

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MON 27 JAN 2014
  • Lecture, 7 pm

    Thomas Edlinger

    On the occasion of the current exhibition Episode einer Fortschreibung by Werner Würtinger, Thomas Edlinger gives a lecture titled

     

    Who owns the city?

     

    On the history of public art in Vienna and its present in Istanbul.

     

    From the drop-sculpture to performative installations, from the temporary intervention to urban district development from below, from the research on urbanism to the aesthetics of demonstrations: The institutionalization of public art corresponds the differentiation of its forms and purposes. Public art takes place in urban spaces, which - as Michel de Certeau concisely puts it - are not just spaces, which you do something with, but also spaces, which do something with you.

     

    This lecture will be held in German.

     

    Thomas Edlinger works as a radio host, journalist, writer and occasionally as a curator. From 2002 to 2004 he served as a curator at the O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, and from 2004 to 2006 at Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz. From 2009 onwards he was a lecturer at the Institute of Fine Arts and cultural theory at the Kunstuniversität Linz, currently he serves as a lecturer in information design at the FH Joanneum in Graz. Recent exhibitions include: Hauntings – Ghost Box Media, Medienturm Graz, in collaboration with Christian Höller, 2011; Vollmilch. Der Bart als Zeichen, Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz, 2012. Recent publications: In Anführungszeichen. Glanz und Elend der Political Correctness, in collaboration with Matthias Dusini, 2012. Thomas Edlinger lives in Vienna.

     

    The students of the Skulpturinstitut are invited to develop performative interventions which are presented in the course of the evening of the various events. Linda Berger, studying at the Department of Graphics and Printmaking / Jan Svenungsson, shows her performative intervention EINE HOCH ZWEI at the beginning of this evening, followed by Julia Rohn, student of the Department of Photography / Gabriele Rothemann, who as well prepared a performative intervention titled RA.

     

MON 13 JAN 2014
  • Lecture, 7 pm

    David Quigley

    On the occasion of the current exhibition Episode einer Fortschreibung by Werner Würtinger, David Quigley delivers a lecture titled 7 scenes - Werner Würtinger.

     

    The lecture is composed of the following scenes:

     

    1) We do not know what sculpture is.

    2) I asked her if a sculpture ever gave her goose bumps--if it was possible to be so moved by a sculpture that one would get goose bumps or start to cry…

    3) On an article from 1967 by Theodor W. Adorno on Fritz Wotruba

    4) 2 texts by Marc Adrian

    5) Stephen Mathewson on the Sankei Stereo Entertainer Organ

    6) On conviviality, post-conviviality, Otto Kobalek and a cover

    7) Reflections on the death of the meta-level (reading the "American Sculpture" issue of Artforum from June 1967)

     

    During the lecture a selection of slides from Werner Würtinger's archive Arbeiten von StudentInnen, 1980 - 2003 will be projected. The slides archive documents works of students from 1980 until 2003 and consists of approximately 8.000 pieces. The slides archive is a loan from the University Archive of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. With special thanks to Dr. Eva Schober and Heimo Zobernig.

     

    David Quigley serves as professor for cultural theory at the Merz Akademie, Stuttgart. Recent lectures include The History of Art #1 at the Galerie 5020, Salzburg, The History of Art #2 on vinyl at the Kunstverein Baden, The History of Art #3 in the course of the Sommerakademie Salzburg, as well as lectures at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; at the University of London; at the Kunstverein Hamburg; the Secession, Wien and at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg. He published a monography on Carl Einstein and has contributed articles to Afterall, Spike Art Quarterly, Multitudes, as well as various articles in catalogues and books. David Quigley lives in Vienna.

     

    The students of the Skulpturinstitut are invited to develop performative interventions which are presented in the course of the evening of the various events. Nicoleta Auersperg is student of the TransArts Department and shows her performative intervention Materialwaage prior to the lecture. After the lecture Stephanie H. M. Kaiser presents her die Mann Studie. She is a student of the Department of Painting.

     

MON 16 DEC 2013
  • Talk, 7 pm

    Brigitte Huck, Kathrin Rhomberg, Werner Würtinger

    Brigitte Huck and Kathrin Rhomberg discuss aspects of social and sociopolitical actions within artistic approach with Werner Würtinger. The talk is titled Pendelbewegungen and will be held in German.

     

    Brigitte Huck is an art historian, curator and critic. She worked at the Dept. of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York; as a curator at the MAK, Vienna and serves as expert at the Dorotheum, Vienna. Since 1993 she works as a freelance curator in Vienna. She curated projects for the São Paulo Biennal, Brazil; museum in progress, Vienna; Public Art Lower Austria, Austria; KÖR, Vienna; kunstzürich, Zurich; Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna; BAWAG Foundation and BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; evn Sammlung, Maria Enzersdorf. She writes for ARTFORUM, Parnass and springerin. She is a corresponding member of the Wiener Secession.

     

    Kathrin Rhomberg studied art history and classical archaeology and worked as a curator and exhibition organizer at the Wiener Secession, Vienna. From 2002-2007 she was the director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne. Recent curatorial projects include Petrit Halilaj, Kosovan Pavilion, 55. Venice Biennale, 2013; Christoph Schlingensief. Fear of the Core of Things, BAK, basis voor aktuele kunst, Utrecht, 2012 and Galerija Nova, Zagreb, 2012; 6. Berlin Biennale, 2010; Roman Ondák – Loop, the Slovak and Czech Pavilion, 53. Venice Biennale, 2009; Ion Grigorescu. In the Body of the Victim 1969–2008, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, 2009. Additionally, Rhomberg works as a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

     

    The students of the Skulpturinstitut are invited to develop performative interventions which are presented in the course of the evening of the various events. Prior to the lecture Peter Hoiß shows Kinetik #1 from his ongoing series of work Die Gerade Linie. Peter Hoiß is student of the Department of Photography / Gabriele Rothemann at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

     

TUE 26 NOV 2013
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Werner Würtinger - Episode einer Fortschreibung

    A cigarette packet is a sculpture

    is a church is a foil.

    A church is a sculpture

    is a costume is a photo.

    A sculptor is an architect is a poet is a bohemian

    is a costume designer is a sculptor.

    Werner Würtinger is Otto Kobalek is Fritz Wotruba.

     

    Art is essence of its sociopolitical surrounding. In his work Werner Würtinger opens and expands its potency from diverse positions and perspectives. He seeks to increase cultural communication.

     

    Werner Würtinger was born in Hallein, Austria in 1941. He graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Class of Fritz Wotruba) in 1964. As a member of the Secession he initiated the Junge Szene ("New Scene"), an exhibition series at the Secession, focussing on young Austrian artists. From 1995 until 1999 he was president of the Secession. Additionally he was teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1975 until 2003. In recent years he participated in exhibitions at the Secession, Vienna (2002), Kölnischer Kunstverein (2003), Cologne, and Galerie 5020, Salzburg (2006). He lives and works in Vienna.

     

    Photos © Peter Hoiß

     

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WED 05 JUN 2013
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

    Aufstellung

    The participants in this group exhibition are students at the Skulpturinstitut during the summer semster 2013

     

    Johanna Binder

    Emanuel Ehgartner

    Simon Goritschnig

    Flora Hauser

    Camilla Hägebarth

    Lukas Janitsch

    Oliver Kowacz

    Philipp Köster

    Cornelia Lein

    Maria Mäser

    Benjamin Nachtigall

    Gert Resinger

    Janine Schranz

    Simon Sramek

    Céline Struger

    Thomas Streitfellner

    Julia Tazreiter

     

    The students derive from the departments Stage and Film Design / Bernhard Kleber, Digital Art / Ruth Schnell, Photography / Gabriele Rothemann, Graphics and Printmaking / Jan Svenungsson, Painting / Johanna Kandl, Painting and Animated Film / Judith Eisler, TransArts and Transmedia Art / Brigitte Kowanz at the Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art.

     

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THU 24 JAN 2013
  • Exhibition opening, 7 pm

     

    The participants in this group exhibition are students at the Skulpturinstitut during the winter semester 2012/2013

     

    Kerstin Borchert

    Bartosz Dolhun

    Melanie Ender

    Philipp Friedrich

    Peter Fritzenwallner

    Marie-France Goerens

    Michael Heindl

    Alfred Lenz

    Marta Masternak

    Matthias Noggler

    Hannah Rosa Öllinger

    Manfred Rainer

    Karl Salzmann

    Konrad Strutz

    Anna Vasof

    Eugen Wist

    Reinhold Zisser

     

    The students derive from the departments Stage and Film Design / Bernhard Kleber, Digital Art / Ruth Schnell, Photography / Gabriele Rothemann, Graphics and Printmaking / Jan Svenungsson, Painting / Johanna Kandl, Painting and Animated Film / Judith Eisler, TransArts and Transmedia Art / Brigitte Kowanz at the Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art.

     

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