The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, in cooperation with the Federal Chancellery, is issuing a call to tender for the renewal of the Austrian national exhibition at Auschwitz. The tender documents regarding the positions of Curator and Scientific Director for the redesign of the Austrian exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau became available on 22 October 2013.
The call to tender was first issued in May 2013 but had to be revoked due to an insufficient number of valid and qualified offers. A call to tender with improved terms for the positions of Curator and Scientific Director is now being published. On 22 October, the Austrian national exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) will be closed until further notice. During its closure the exhibition building, the former Block 17 – which used to house camp inmates and is subject to monument protection – will be subjected to conservational investigations, renovated, and a new exhibition developed.
The call to tender is for the development of a concept for the new Austrian exhibition which is in keeping with the most recent educational methods and latest academic findings. In addition, a website accompanying the exhibition is to be developed in close consultation with the contracting entity. A Curator and a Scientific Director are sought to execute these tasks.
The aim of the new exhibition is not only to provide historical information but also to provide an opportunity for individual and collective remembrance. The main themes of the exhibition shall be the fates of Austrian victims in Auschwitz and the acts of resistance by Austrian inmates, as well as the involvement of Austrians as perpetrators and accomplices in the crimes committed there.
Photos of the old exhibition can be viewed at http://www.de.nationalfonds.org/Galerie_10.html
The Curator shall bear the overall responsibility for guiding the realization of the project and define the fundamental idea on which the new exhibition shall be based. The Scientific Director is responsible for ensuring the quality and historical accuracy of the exhibition.
How to apply:
An electronic version of the tender documents can be directly requested from the Federal Chancellery (Mr. Aegidius Winkler: Department I/8, E-Mail: email@example.com, Phone +43-1-53115 ext 2441) For additional information on the download of the tender documents, please consult www.nationalfonds.org. Enquiries regarding the tender document are to be made at the issuing office with Mr. Winkler.
The application deadline is 26 November 2013 (subject to change), the five best applicants shall then be invited to submit a proposal. An expert Board of Appraisal shall select the best of the drafts submitted. For more detailed information on the procedure, please consult the tender document.
Omi International Arts Center, a not-for-profit organization, provides residency programs for visual, literary and performing artists, offers Arts and Education programming to the public. Created in 1992, Ledig House International Writers Residency is named after the German publisher Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt. Ledig House has hosted hundreds of writers and translators from roughly 50 countries around the world.
The residency program is located approximately two and a half hours north of New York City in the town of Omi, in the scenic Hudson River Valley. Writers and translators from all fields are encouraged to apply for a residence lasting up to two months.
The residencies include room and board and opportunities to meet with New York City publishing professionals. During each session, several guests from the New York publishing community are invited for dinner and discussion. Fellows are offered a variety of public reading opportunities both on campus and in NYC while in residence. All writers should be proficient in English. Bicycles, a swimming pool and nearby tennis court are available for use.
How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted electronically at OMI’s website. They must include:
- A brief statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits (a maximum of 2 pages – CV format).
- A writing sample (no more than 50 pages). Indicate if the writing is published or unpublished. Please provide details if it has been published.
- A one-page description of the work to be undertaken while residing at Ledig House.
- A letter of recommendation, which must be submitted separately. The letter can be provided by a fellow writer, teacher, editor, literary agent, or any informed individual who can speak to the applicant's character and work.
- A cover letter.
Detailed information on the application process and all necessary documents is available at www.artomi.org/
Questions pertaining to the application may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Neue Galerie Graz will host a comprehensive solo exhibition of the painter, graphic artist, illustrator and author Wilhelm Thöny (1888, Graz – 1949, New York), which will culminate in an extensive survey of his oeuvre as well as an update of the current research status, to be presented in 2013.
The Neue Galerie Graz has, moreover, built up its own Wilhelm Thöny Archive, which preserves personal papers (letters, diaries, photographs, indexes etc.) from the estate of Thea Thöny, and which has been added to successively through acquisitions up to the present day. Up to now this archive has only in part been scientifically evaluated within the framework of exhibitions covering Austrian art from the first half of the 20th century. Numerous pointers have resulted fro m these exhibitions, which in their interrelation shed new light on the life and work of Thöny.
The planned research project with accompanying exhibition attempts to fill the partially large gaps in the artist’s biography; moreover, it seeks to consolidate the work, which up to now has only been presented and published in portions. As Thöny was born in Graz, and not only spent a part of his life in the city, cultivating personal contacts here, but set in motion key cultural-political initiatives (founding the Grazer Secession in 1923), it is of particular importance for the Neue Galerie Graz that the research into the man and artist that was Wilhelm Thöny be made as up to date as possible. With this comprehensive exhibition and the catalogue raisonné that accompanies it, a long-held wish on the part of the Neue Galerie Graz and the public is finally realised, enabling an Austrian pioneer of Modernism once again to be brought closer to a wider audience.
The Neue Galerie Graz is currently looking for further works by Wilhelm Thöny and any further information on the artist. If you have relevant information please contact:
Mag. Angela Fink, Weinzöttlstraße 16, 8045 Graz, Austria
0043-316-8017 9314 / email@example.com