Visiting Curators VIENNA 2018
24. September - 3. October

For its first edition, five international mid-career curators were chosen based on the quality of their work and the exhibition project(s) they submit.
With the wide-ranging exchange with established curators, artists, academics and other representatives of the Viennese contemporary art scene...

Verein K is happy to announce the launch of Visiting Curators VIENNA 2018, a new residency program taking place in Vienna!

Visiting Curators VIENNA 2018
24. September - 3. October

Verein K is happy to announce the launch of Visiting Curators VIENNA 2018, a new residency program taking place in Vienna. For its first edition, four international mid-career curators will be chosen based on the quality of their work and the exhibition project(s) they submit.
With the wide-ranging exchange with established curators, artists, academics and other representatives of the Viennese contemporary art scene...

Visiting Curators VIENNA 2018
24. September - 3. October

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CRIT CROSS: A Forum on Art Criticism

CRIT CROSS #1

CRIT CROSS is an open discussion group of current writing about art. It has the aim to create a platform for the sustainable promotion of art- and sociocritical dialogue as well as art-related topics in Vienna. Furthermore it aims to promote the ability to read and exchange critically.

 

The premise of the project is that art texts are part of a social discourse, which also lives from direct exchange and that critical reflections on art and society are essential at a time when art is under pressure of justification in the face of shrinking resources and political change.

 

CRIT CROSS takes place in the form of six meetings per year, for which texts from international and national art magazines such as Artforum, Frieze, Texte zur Kunst, Artpress, Monopol, Kunst, Spike, Camera Austria, Eikon or Springerin are selected, prepared and discussed. Occasionally, texts from newspapers such as Der Standard, F.A.Z., N.Z.Z. or New York Times are also being selected. 

 

Twice a year, international critics are invited to put their own texts up for discussion in order to allow the Viennese audience a direct exchange with international representatives of art criticism.

The events take place in Viennese art and cultural institutions (mumok, Belvedere 21, Depot).

 


Text selection

 

Texts are proposed by participants. The call for submission of text proposals takes place at the end of the previous session, a reminder per mailing list follows at least four weeks before the meeting, two weeks before the text selection will be announced.

 

From the proposals, three texts are selected for a two-hour open discussion, considering a balance between formats (essay or exhibition criticism, etc.), authors, as well as national and international art criticism. Although the classic format of the exhibition criticism should not be neglected, the selected texts are intended to open the discussion to a larger artistic or social context and thus also be relevant for readers who are unfamiliar with the exhibition or artists discussed.

 

Texts explaining, discussing or problematizing the tendencies of contemporary art or society should be given special consideration, so that not only experts can get involved in the discussion.

 

Depending on the participants, the discussions take place in German and/or English. 

 

 

 

The program is supported by the 7. District of Vienna.

Thursday, 24. May, 6:30pm 

mumok, museum of modern art 

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

 

The three texts for the first Crit Cross are:

 

Kunst: Der zwiespältige Boom der Privatsammlungen in den Museen (Profil, 13.2.2018). Nina Schedlmayer critically reflects the practice of exhibiting private collections in public museums (bit.ly/2rysyVb) (English translation available on request at critcross@verein-k.net).

 

Why is there no criticism in fashion? (Spike 55, Spring 2018). Jack Self argues that art has lost its role at the forefront of contemporary culture (https://bit.ly/2Ie71fM).

 

Anselm Kiefer and Leon Golub: Separate and Together at The Met Breuer, (Talking Pictures, 27.4.2018). Cathy Nan Quinlan discusses the absence of women in Kiefer’s and Golub’s art and the impossibility for German artists to „recreate‚ the amber waves of grain‘ so a new generation can see them, really see them and find new meaning in them“, without being accused of being a Nazi (bit.ly/2wED3w7).

 

 

 

CRIT CROSS #2

 

Friday, 13. July 2018, 6:30pm 

Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

 

The two texts for Crit Cross #2 are:

 

Let’s be clear: “We are at war” by Mohammad Salemy, Ocula, https://ocula.com/magazine/reports/10th-berlin-biennale-lets-be-clear-we-are-at-war/ (Thanks to Christoph Chwatal for his suggestion).

 

Conversation between Steffen Mau and Uwe Vormbusch, Texte zur Kunst, Texte zur Kunst, https://www.textezurkunst.de/110/likes-and-performance/ (Thanks to Sabeth Buchmann for her suggestion).

 

 

CRIT CROSS #1

 

Thursday, 24. May, 6:30pm 

mumok, museum of modern art 

Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria

 

The three texts for the first Crit Cross are:

 

Kunst: Der zwiespältige Boom der Privatsammlungen in den Museen (Profil, 13.2.2018). Nina Schedlmayer critically reflects the practice of exhibiting private collections in public museums (bit.ly/2rysyVb) (English translation available on request at critcross@verein-k.net).

 

Why is there no criticism in fashion? (Spike 55, Spring 2018). Jack Self argues that art has lost its role at the forefront of contemporary culture (https://bit.ly/2Ie71fM).

 

Anselm Kiefer and Leon Golub: Separate and Together at The Met Breuer, (Talking Pictures, 27.4.2018). Cathy Nan Quinlan discusses the absence of women in Kiefer’s and Golub’s art and the impossibility for German artists to „recreate‚ the amber waves of grain‘ so a new generation can see them, really see them and find new meaning in them“, without being accused of being a Nazi (bit.ly/2wED3w7).

 

 

CRIT CROSS #2

 

Friday, 13. July 2018, 6:30pm 

Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

 

The two texts for Crit Cross #2 are:

 

Let’s be clear: “We are at war” by Mohammad Salemy, Ocula, https://ocula.com/magazine/ reports/10th-berlin-biennale-lets-be-clear-we-are-at-war/ (Thanks to Christoph Chwatal for his suggestion).

 

Conversation between Steffen Mau and Uwe Vormbusch, Texte zur Kunst, Texte zur Kunst, https://www.textezurkunst.de/110/likes-and-performance/ (Thanks to Sabeth Buchmann for her suggestion).

 

 

 

Verein K is an independent arts and cultural organization from Vienna, founded in January 2018. Verein K focuses on projects in the field of contemporary art and culture connecting diverse cultural and social interests: critical approaches to contemporary art, creating curatorial platforms as well as enabling innovative cultural practices including diverse social groups.

 
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