the artist as troublemaker


THE ARTIST AS TROUBLEMAKER
DECEMBER 10 2008 - MARCH 28 2009
ACFNY



ARTISTS
Günter BRUS, CLEGG & GUTTMANN, Olafur ELIASSON, Martin KIPPENBERGER, Dorit MARGREITER, Diana THATER, Sofie THORSEN


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Press Release

> The Artist as Toublemaker


Director's Statement

> Andreas Stadler on the Artist as Troublemaker


Günter Brus, Zerreißprobe (Aktionsdokumentation), 1970/2001, Photo print, 19.7 x 23.6 inches, Courtesy Neue Galerie, Graz

Günter Brus, Wiener Spaziergang (Aktionsdokumentation), 1965/1989 , Photo print, 19.7 x 23.6 inches, Courtesy Neue Galerie, Graz

Günter Brus, Wiener Spaziergang (Aktionsdokumentation), 1965/1989, Photo prints, 19.7 x 23.6 inches each, Exhibiton poster „Günter Brus – Werkumkreisung“, 26.02.-18.04.2004, Neue Galerie, Graz, All courtesy Neue Galerie, Graz (photo David Plakke)

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Günter Brus, ANA (Aktionsdokumentation), 1964/1984, Photo prints, 19.7 x 23.6 inches, Courtesy Neue Galerie, Graz (photo David Plakke)

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Clegg & Guttman, "Sha'at'nez oder die verschobene Bibliothek, recontextualized - A Social Sculpture ", 2004/2005, mixed media, 106.3 x 70.9 x 49 inches, Courtesy Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (photo David Plakke)

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Clegg & Guttman, Detail from "Sha'at'nez oder die verschobene Bibliothek, recontextualized - A Social Sculpture ", 2004/2005, mixed media, 106.3 x 70.9 x 49 inches, Courtesy Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (photo David Plakke)

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Olafur Eliasson, Sketches (30 pieces), 2008, 30 prints, 11.7 x 8.3 inches each, Courtesy Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (photo David Plakke)

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Martin Kippenberger, Ansprache an die Hirnlosen, 1984, Broken Neon, 1987, 2 posters, 35 x 25.3 inches each (framed), Courtesy Kunsthaus Graz, (photo David Plakke)

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Dorit Margreiter, Global Village Discovery Center, 2006, 2 color photographs, 17.7 x 27.5 inches each (framed), Courtesy Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna (photo David Plakke)

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Diana Thater, Delphine Drawing for Carnegie International, 1999, Mylar with ink, graphite, pantone film, and inkjet prints (diptych), 16.5 x 23 inches, Courtesy David Zwirner Gallery (photo David Plakke)

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Sofie Thorsen, Slide projection, 2008, 2 slide projections, Courtesy the artist (photo David Plakke)

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View of the Austrian Cultural Forum Entrance (photo David Plakke)

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credits

Producer Andreas Stadler
Curator Peter Pakesch
Curatorial Consulting Elisabeth Fiedler
Exhibition Coordination Elisabeth Haider (New York), Elisabeth Ganser (Graz)
Editorial Assistance Karin Meisel
Exhibition Assistants Natascha Boojar, Karin Meisel, Isabella Schrammel, Kerstin Schuetz-Mueller, Maria Simma

In cooperation with Landesmuseum Joanneum, Kunsthaus Graz, Neue Galerie Graz.
With generous support from the Office of the Styrian Government, Austrian Airlines, NOUS-Guide
Supporting institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: Austrian Airlines, Botstiber Foundation, RZB Finance, Zumtobel Staff