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 [...]
The World on Paper, the inaugural exhibition at PalaisPopulaire, features around 300 highlights and new discoveries from the Deutsche Bank Collection.
Artists: Doug Aitken, Josef Albers, RichardArtschwager, Yto Barrada, Georg Baselitz, Thomas Bayrle, Joseph Beuys, Marc Brandenburg, Günter Brus, Michael Buthe, John Cage, Johanna Calle, Los Carpinteros, Carlfriedrich Claus, William N.Copley, KerenCytter, Adriana Czernin, Hanne Darboven, Michael Deistler, Felix Droese, Marcel Dzama, Maria Eichhorn, Larissa Fassler, Gunther Förg, Parstou Forouhar, Ellen Gallagher, Rupprecht Geiger, Isa Genzken, Hermann Glöckner, Ludwig Gosewitz, Katharina Grosse, IvanGrubanov, Karl Haendel, Eddie Hara, Lucy Harvey, Bernhard Heisig, Arturo Herrera, Eva Hesse, Rebecca Horn, ShirazehHoushiary, Leiko Ikemura, Jörg Immendorff, YangJiechang, Anish Kapoor, William Kentridge, Bhupen Khakhar, Waqas Khan, MartinKippenberger, Imi Knoebel, Eva Kotatkova, Norbert Kricke, [...]