Austrian Cultural Forum NYC

our haus

10th Anniversary Exhibition
THURSDAY MAY 17  - SUNDAY AUG 26, 2012

Presented by the
Austrian Cultural Forum New York

>> OPEN DAILY, 10 AM - 6 PM. 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 has launched the exhibition Our Haus in celebration of its ten year anniversary. Curated by Amanda McDonald CrowleyOur 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.

>> OPENING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 | 7-9PM

[The exhibition poster features an illustration by artist Rainer Prohaska. This image was used by the Austrian Postal Service on the face of a stamp in honor of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.]

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Exhibition poster
design by Ahoystudios.com

Sabine BITTER / Helmut WEBER 
Detail from From Our House to Bauhaus - Occupy Modernity (2012)
Site-specific black & white wallpaper
161.5 x 257 inches
Courtesy of the artists

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Sabine BITTER / Helmut WEBER

Judith FEGERL
Untitled (cauter) (2012)
Electric cable burn, drywall
51.18 x 35.43 inches
Courtesy of Galerie Hubert Winter

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Judith FEGERL

Rainer GANAHL
Haunted Houses - Vacant buildings on Third Avenue between 99th and 120th street (2012)
16 mm color film
10 min
Courtesy Alex Zachary Peter Currie Gallery, New York

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Rainer GANAHL

Rainer GANAHL
Running in Circles in Front of Daniel Buren's Stripe Paintings at the MoMA on Super Bowl Sunday (2012)
Video
1:16 min
Courtesy Alex Zachary Peter Currie Gallery, New York

Matthias HERRMANN
30 Days of Sustiva on Bruce Nauman's Body Pressure, 1974, (2012)
One of 6 postcards, stacked
8.3 x 5.8 inches each
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Steinek, Vienna

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Matthias HERRMANN

Johanna KANDL
Wir haben viele Freunde (2010)
Tempera on canvas
106.3 x 141.73 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Johanna KANDL

Helmut & Johanna KANDL
Still from Brünnerstraße 165 (2009)
Video
4:44 min
Courtesy of the artists

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Johanna KANDL

Mathias KESSLER
Das Eismeer, Die gescheiterte Hoffnung (2012)
Installation
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist

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Mathias KESSLER

 

Fabian PATZAK
Macon Yard (Roy's Place) (2011)
Oil on canvas
39.4 x 55.1 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Fabian PATZAK

 

Rainer PROHASKA
Floor Cuisine, ACF New York (2012)
Ink on paper
16.6 x 23.4 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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Rainer PROHASKA

TIME'S UP
Unattended Luggage (2012)
Installation 
Dimension variable
Courtesy of the artists

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TIME'S UP

credits

Curator Amanda McDonald Crowley
Exhibition Coordinator Natascha Boojar
Curatorial Assistants Hephzibah Druml (New York), Hannah Menne (Vienna)
Exhibition Assistants Mandana Hambrusch, Sara Oran, Ines Raub, Antonia Zippermayr

The installation by Mathias Kessler is made possible through generous support from Stiegl.

Supporting Institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: Austrian AirlinesRB International Finance (USA) LLC, Zumtobel

For media inquiries please contact desk[at]acfny[dot]org

 
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