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BEAUTY CONTEST | OPENING
TUESDAY, SEP 20 2011, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
6PM - 8PM | OPENING RECEPTION
Official opening with artists and curators, and special performances by Jessica DoRight, Kalup Linzy, and Jakob Lena Knebl with Hans Scheirl.
(No reservations required.)
5PM - 6PM | ARTIST TALK
with artists Clarina Bezzola, Mehmet Emir, Leslie De Melo, Jakob Lena Knebl, Evangelia Kranioti, Kalup Linzy, and Maria Petschnig
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York and MUSA Vienna are proud to present Beauty Contest, an exhibition featuring works by 20 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists who reflect critically on contemporary global society’s obsession and fascination with physical appearance. Following its run at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the exhibition will then travel to Vienna in February 2012 where it will be shown in the galleries of MUSA Vienna.
Artists: Clarina BEZZOLA, Petra BUCHEGGER, Mehmet EMIR, Leslie DE MELO, Sissi FARASSAT, Matthias HERRMANN, Anna JERMOLAEWA, Birgit JÜRGENSSEN, Jakob Lena KNEBL / Hans SCHEIRL, Evangelia KRANIOTI, Maria LASSNIG, Kalup LINZY, MUNTEAN/ROSENBLUM, Rashaad NEWSOME, Maria PETSCHNIG, Lisl PONGER, Katarina SCHMIDL, Cindy SHERMAN
[Image: Katarina Schmidl. A Beautiful Piece of Austria (2002), Sculpture made of straws, 13.7 x 14.5 x 14.5 inches, Courtesy of MUSA Vienna]