Generali Foundation

Non-profit Art Association to foster Contemporary Visual Arts

Wiedner Hauptstrasse 15

1040 Vienna, Austria

Curated by Guillaume Désanges

Opening: January 17, 2013, 7 pm

Exhibition on view: January 18–April 21, 2013

Very interesting exhibition about conceptual art! This show is the first part of a three part exhibition series through 2013 at the Generali Foundation. Good and clear displays, nice accesses in history of conceptual art!

Exhibition view: Amazing! Clever! Lingustic! An Adventure in Conceptual Art, 2013 © Generali Foundation. Photo: Margherita Spiluttini

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Generali Foundation, three international curators—Guillaume Désanges, Helmut Draxler, and Gertrud Sandqvist—will each organize a show using a unique presentation format to shed light from individual angles on the Generali Foundation’s collection, its institutional and exhibition policies, and hence its contribution to historiography on the basis of institutional work. Additional discussions and lectures taking place throughout this anniversary year will take their cue from the curators’ different personal approaches, the questions they raise concerning the definition of what is called Concept (Conceptual) art and what it means to collect and curate it, and their reflections on the relationship between Conceptual and historical display strategies and the artworks themselves. The first show is by French curator and critic Guillaume Désanges.

With works by Robert Barry, Gottfried Bechtold, Marcel Broodthaers, Ernst Caramelle, Lili Dujourie, VALIE EXPORT, Andrea Fraser, Bruno Gironcoli, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Sanja Iveković, Jarosław Kozłowski, Richard Kriesche, Friedl Kubelka, Dóra Maurer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Dennis Oppenheim, Ewa Partum, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, Gerhard Rühm, Allan Sekula, Goran Trbuljak, Ian Wallace, Peter Weibel, Franz West, and others.


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