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PARKFAIR 2014

www.parkfair.at

In the wake of the successful ENTARTAINER (2011) and ARTE NOAH (2012), Vienna’s avant-garde art fair PARKFAIR will present TERMINARTOR this year.   The exhibition is placed Open-Air, on the roof top of the „Äusseres Burgtor“ next to the Hofburg in Vienna. Artists have been invited to create  a text-based work for this special show. But when you walk in you can see only black posters like on my pictures i took. Only by using a night-vision camera you can watch the messages clearly. This is a very interesting concept to present artworks in combination with questions of taking photos of an exhibition, copyright, reception, perception, … 🙂

TERMINARTOR is differnt to prior shows in the series of PARKFAIR and a big step forward!

EHRENHALLE

ÄUSSERES BURGTOR, HELDENPLATZ
1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
 Duration 27.09.-10.10.2014

„PARKFAIR 2014“ weiterlesen

STEIRISCHER HERBST 2014

On Saturday I visited the opening Tour of Steirischer Herbst in Graz.

This Festival takes place from 09/29 – 10/19 2014 all over the city of Graz and outside in selected towns and villages.

This years main theme is „I PREFER NOT TO … SHARE

steirischer herbst presents and supports current artistic working methods, characteristic styles and discourses. However, presenting productions is only the most visible part of the programme. Research, processes and developments are just as much part of this festival as spectacular performances, large-scale exhibitions, space-dominating concerts of New Music, architectural research, public debates and night after night of celebration.

I visited this Exhibitions / Openings:

10.00 < rotor > Territories
11.00 Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten Dort wo unsere Sprache endet, komme ich jeden Tag vorbei
12.00 Haus der Architektur Druot, Lacaton & Vassal – Tour Bois le Prêtre
12.30 Kunsthaus Graz / musikprotokoll The Enclave
13.00 Camera Austria The Militant Image
14.30 esc medien kunst labor Ministry of Hacking
15.00 Grazer Kunstverein Ronald Jones and Elio Montanari
16.00 KM- Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien ordinary freaks – The Principle of Coolness in Pop Culture, Theatre and Museum
17.00 Forum Stadtpark Parallel Borders 1
18.00 Festival centre Fortress of Backyards / Forms of Distancing
19.00 Antoniuskirche / Dennis Feser Rauhnacht

 

Just to name two projects of a long list that impressed me most: „STEIRISCHER HERBST 2014“ weiterlesen

FOTOSAFARI WALDVIERTEL

Little hiking trip through the Waldviertel (Lower Austria).  The trip (Panoeramarunde) started in Bad Traunstein and leads you through a typical area of the Waldviertel. Many stones, much wood, many fields, sparsely populated.

VOESTALPINE STAHLWELT

Today I visited voestalpine Stahlwelt. Voestalpine Stahlwelt is a museum of voestalpine, one of the biggest european companies in steel production. The Museum is setteled in the company location in Linz (Austria). The Exhibition represents the history of the company and explains the production of steel.

Inside the voestalpine Stahlwelt hangs an enormous steel rotunda, modeled after a steel plant crucible. The crucible – the central world of discovery – features 80 large, chrome plated spheres measuring up to 2.5 meters in diameter and serving as brilliant points of reference. The biggest spheres include Video- and Soundpresentation. There are many Touch Screens to make your own choises and invite you to be part in this exhibition. After the opening of voestalpine Stahlwelt in 2009 the display and presentation is still on top and a perfect advertisement example for a company.

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A MASTER OF MOTIVATION

Berlin and Vienna based danish Artist Däne Christian Falsnaes writes, dances , makes Music and paints in his Performances – and motivates the audience to participate.

Christian Falsnaes starts his performances with a simple sentence: „Hi, I am Christian, and I would like to do a performance now.“ Then he invites the audience to participate. And he does it well. Christian knows how to motivate people to do something „unusual“. Dancing, singing, painting, destroying, … in order of the artist.

http://falsnaes.com/
http://www.art-magazin.de/kunst/62859/christian_falsnaes
http://rebelart.net/tag/christian-falsnaes/

Falsnaes is a nearly diabolic master of motivation. He studied the mechanisms of praticipation and social masses several years. Chistian knows how to handle the popcultural tools to capture the audience.

Don’t miss Christian Falsnaes if he is in town!

 

BUSAN BIENNALE

Interesting Theme + nice  Logo

 

apr3_busan_img.jpgBusan Biennale 2014
Inhabiting the World
September 20–November 22, 2014

 

www.busanbiennale.org

 

 

 

Venue: Busan Museum of Art, Busan Cultural Center, etc.

Artistic Director: Olivier Kaeppelin (Director of Fondation Maeght, France)
Host: Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
Support: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

The Busan Biennale 2014, titled as Inhabiting the World, will be shaped with a main exhibition, two special exhibitions, diverse academic programs, international exchange events and participatory events.

First of all, the main exhibition, curated by Olivier Kaeppelin, the artistic director, will be opened at the Busan Museum of Art. Kaeppelin claims that artists may have more efficient, sustainable analysis and alterations for various social issues and transformations than experts of a certain field or academics would do. In this light, as he adds, Inhabiting the World implies active attitudes and liveliness towards the world as well as willingness to respond to the world as well as change it, which resemble the characteristics of the city of Busan. By exhibiting art pieces that could constitute evidences of the contemporaneity and implement the future, Kaeppelin would like to represent the consciousness that still remains in contemporary art and artists during the most incongruent, incoherent time of the most materialist society.

At the same time, Kaeppelin attempts to develop particular education programs so that not only can the exhibited works be smoothly understood and appreciated, but also so that the exhibition spaces can act as pedagogical venues.

Along with the main exhibition, special exhibitions will be comprised: Biennale Archive and Asian Curatorial. The Biennale Archive exhibition, titled Voyage to Biennale—50 years of Contemporary Korean Art in Overseas Biennales—will be curated by Lee Kenshu (the previous editor in chief of Monthly Art). Bringing together leading Korean artists‘ works, Biennale Archive will exhibit artworks that may represent the new contemporary. This archive exhibition will survey the biennale history from Biennale de Paris and exhibit the related references chronologically, which will become a great opportunity to see the modern history of Korean art becoming radically international.

Another special exhibition, Asian Curatorial, will be co-curated by young Asian curators working in major cities of Asia. Together with about five emerging curators who are recommended by a few Asian biennales, the special exhibition will create a hugely experimental scene in which diverse Asian artists‘ and curators‘ brand-new works and their original insights may be disclosed. Moreover, this exhibition attracts more expectations, as it will be the palpable visual outcome of years of interchanges with other Asian biennales situated in port cities, such as Busan.

In addition, during the opening of the exhibition, there will be various events, including academic programs, international exchange programs, participatory programs and so on. The academic programs include lectures, field trips, a public hearing, panel discussions that will open a discursive platform for the Busan Biennale 2014 and forums in association with AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art). Discussions with representatives from Asian Biennales and with chief editors of major Asian art journals will be held as a part of the international exchange programs. Plus, the Busan Biennale will be boosted with Agora projects with smaller forums and artist-talk events and Biennale Lounge as a participatory program. The Agora project and Biennale Lounge as participating events will be conceived and realized in cooperation with other local institutions and organizations in Busan.