Galerie Martin Janda is exhibiting at Art Basel 2019. We are showing woks by:
Adriana Czernin Svenja Deininger Milena Dragicevic Werner Feiersinger Nilbar Güres Jakob Kolding Július Koller Mangelos Asier Mendizabal Jan Merta Roman Ondak Tania Pérez Córdova Roman Signer Mladen Stilinović
Book presentation, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, 23.05.2019, 7 pm
The book Imagine Human Rights – Artists celebrate the Universal Declaration is a project by Andrea Fuchs, Manfred Nowak and Petra Stelzer.
The publication will be presented at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna on 23rd May 2019, 7 pm.
From the day of its ratification on 10 Dezember 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has lost non of its relevance and urgency. This presentation aims to deliver and diseminate its message into the heart of our digital age.
Andrea Fuchs developed the idea of publishing this art book with the support of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights in Vienna, Austria, represented by Professor Manfred Nowak, as well as in cooperation with curator Petra Stelzer. The book IMAGINE HUMAN RIGHTS – Artists celebrate the Universal Declaration presents the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the six official languages of the United Nations. It juxtaposes Human Rights [...]
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 26.09.2018–18.02.2019
Adriana Czernin, Selfportrait II, 2018
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present Women.Now, a group exhibition showcasing contemporary female artists based in Austria and the United States. This transmedial show unites artists from different generations, commenting on women’s role in society and the arts.
The exhibition pays homage to major anniversaries: In 1918 and 1920 women in Austria and in the U.S., respectively, were given the right to vote, a milestone in political equality. Second, it recalls 1968, a year in which social norms defined by patriarchal structures were put under radical scrutiny as the feminist avant-garde was formed. In Women.Now, curator Sabine Fellner sheds light on the legacies of these historic developments and how they impact current artistic discourse.
A video by Margot Pilz sets the precedent for the show. Her short film explores female figures which traditional historical narratives belittle, encouraging the spectator to reflect on stories [...]
Patchworks and decorative patterns on the one hand and a political-emancipatory claim on the other – the Pattern and Decoration movement combines apparent contradictions. In the mid-1970s, the movement developed in the USA as one of the last art movements of the 20th century, in which the participation of women was as prominent as never before. The movement was supported among others by feminist artists, such as Joyce Kozloff, Valerie Jaudon, Robert Kushner and Miriam Schapiro. In reclaiming fantasy, color, variations of forms as well as sensuality, they radically distinguished themselves from the predominant Minimal Art and Concept Art at that time. The movement questions not only traditional notions of art, but also addresses broader political and social issues like the position of women, of Native Americans, or ethnic minorities in the global art scene. Pattern and Decoration represents a counter project to a male-dominated understanding of art that is globally influenced [...]