THURSDAY MAY 17 - SUNDAY AUG 26
Open Daily, 10AM - 6PM. Free Admission.
Artists: SABINE BITTER/HELMUT WEBER, JUDITH FEGERL, RAINER GANAHL, MATTHIAS HERRMANN, JOHANNA KANDL, MATHIAS KESSLER, FABIAN PATZAK, RAINER PROHASKA, TIME'S UP, WOCHENKLAUSUR*
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is proud to present Our Haus, an exhibition in celebration of its ten year anniversary. Curated by Amanda McDonald-Crowley, Our Haus forgoes a typical survey, instead examining the many facets of the Forum’s mission as a place for the presentation of contemporary culture, as a center for the discussion of ideas and establishing cross-cultural relationships. These aspects are presented through recent and newly-commissioned works by ten artists with ties to Austria and New York, who employ the landmark architecture of the Forum to explore themes that celebrate the history and mission of the ACFNY and its role within the city.
The show's bilingual title, Our Haus, speaks to these bilateral cultural navigations. The works included in Our Haus explore the relationship between the building and it’s environment and the architecture of New York, while simultaneously providing the audience with an invitation to participate in the discussion. Our Haus is an exhibition that recognizes the ACFNY as a cultural center, but also as a space for conversation, contradiction, intimacy, and conviviality.
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[Illustration by artist Rainer Prohaska]
The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s landmark midtown building, which was designed by the late Raimund Abraham, as what Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times called a "lucidly rational modern glass tower" that provides a “gateway into the tradition of modernity associated with Vienna at the turn of the last century.” A host of different events and series throughout the year will commemorate these past ten years on many different levels.
* WOCHENKLAUSUR EVENTS
Throughout the summer months, WochenKlausur have invited nine New York-based organizations, associations, interest groups, and activists who deal with issues of housing and the urban built environment to use the ACFNY Gallery space for one week each. Several events will take place in conjunction with these "NPOs-in-residence":