Display of the Centuries. Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art.


TUESDAY APR 1, 2015 – JUL 27, 2015 

Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Artists: ONA B., Josef DABERNIG, Wolfgang GEYER, Michael HUEY, Richard JOCHUM, Karl-Heinz KLOPF, KRÜGER & PARDELLER, Hanns KUNITZBERGER, Christoph MEIER, Ute MÜLLER, Eva PETRIČ, Gregor SCHMOLL, Hani RASHID, Gerold TAGWERKER, Josef TRATTNER, Heimo ZOBERNIG

Curated by Peter BOGNER

The group exhibition Display of the Centuries. Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is dedicated to the work and ideas of the Austrian American architect, designer, artist, and theoretician Frederick Kiesler, as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of his death, his 125th birthday, and the 50th anniversary of the completion of his most famous work, the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.

16 contemporary artists examine strategies of representation and display, not only referencing the works of Frederick Kiesler, but also grappling with Raimund Abraham's intricate design of the building that hosts this exhibition. They will investigate questions of art production and its subsequent presentation.

Curated by Peter Bogner, the works on view contrast and often are at odds with the architectural conditions of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s interconnected gallery floors, and thus appropriate the space for themselves. With great sensibility for the arrangement and relationship of objects in their spatial environment, the participating artists use ideas of both Frederick Kiesler and Raimund Abraham to present them in new conceptual contexts.

Details to the OPENING EVENTS.

[Image: ONA B. The Hay is Already Dry in the Mountains, 2014. C-print. Unframed 37.4 in x 76.8 in. Courtesy of the artist]

images

ONA B.

The Hay is Already Dry in the Mountains, 2014
C-print
Unframed 37.4 in x 76.8 in
Courtesy of the artist

JOSEF DABERNIG

Design concept and installation views from exhibition Rock the Void, mumok Vienna, 2014
8 digital prints
11.7 in x 16.5 in (each)
Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Andreas Huber Vienna, and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

WOLFGANG GEYER

Space for Movable Thoughts, 2014
Mobile in 70 pieces
Wood, brass, paper
98.4 in x 78.8 in
Courtesy of the artist

MICHAEL HUEY

Psyche, 2015
Assemblage of 25 laboratory flasks with stoppers, beeswax seals, paper labels, table with adapted top
35.8 in x 41.25 in x 41.25 in
Courtesy of the artist

RICHARD JOCHUM

What Was I Thinking?, 2015
3D animation
Courtesy of the artist

KARL-HEINZ KLOPF

Tower House, 2013
HD video, sound, 62 min
Courtesy Sixpackfilm, Vienna

KRÜGER&PARDELLER

Emigrant, 2015
Installation
OSB, Formica, aluminum, and others
78.75 in x 39.38 in
Courtesy of the artists

HANNS KUNITZBERGER

abbild
Film
55:25 min, 2006
Based on the project abbild. Room for 16 Paintings and one String Quartet
Project idea, concept and painting by Hanns Kunitzberger
III. Streichquartett by Beat Furrer, played by the KNM Quartett Berlin. MAK Wien / wien modern 2005
Courtesy of the artist

CHRISTOPH MEIER

Untitled, 2015
Installation
Steel, powder-coated steel
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

UTE MÜLLER

Untitled, 2015
Installation
Plaster, foam, aluminum, and others
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

EVA PETRIČ

White Box, 2013
Video Installation
Courtesy of the artist

HANI RASHID

Hani Rashid & Lise Anne Couture / Asymptote
Velo Towers, 2012
Installation
Wood, Plexiglas, acrylic, polyurethane, LED strip lights
Courtesy Asymptote Architecture, New York

GREGOR SCHMOLL

Behind the Screen – Der Inwändige Blick, 2012–ongoing
Installation
15 Black and white Polaroids, gray fabric, stage screen
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

GEROLD TAGWERKER

construct_unfinished, 2007/2008
Installation
16 aluminum laminated and white-coated chipboards
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of Poligrafa Obra Gràfica Barcelona, Spain

JOSEF TRATTNER

Untitled, 2014
Sculpture
Painted cast aluminum
18.5 in x 13 in x 13 in
Courtesy of the artist

HEIMO ZOBERNIG

Untitled, 2010
Sculpture
Plaster, cotton, wood, particle board
89.37 in x 41.34 in x 29.13 in
Courtesy of the artist and Petzel Gallery, New York

credits

Exhibition Producer: Christine Moser
Curator: Peter Bogner
Assistant Curator: Natascha Boojar

Exhibition Assistants: Judith-Maria Brand, Stephanie Falkeis, Katharina Luger, Sophie Schneider

Partners: Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation Vienna
Supporters: Esterházy Winery, RB International Finance USA and Stiegl

 

For media inquiries and high resolution images please contact Katharina Luger: kluger@acfny.org