CRIT CROSS #8
From Hito Steyrl's criticism of the Sackler family through the «Tear Gas Biennale» statement leading a board member to step back from the Whitney’s board, public outcries kept making headlines in the artworld in 2019.
At this Crit Cross we want to step back and reflect on what’s happening. What are the forms the critique takes? What are its reasons and effects? What’s its relationship to art as art? Are there more reasons to be critical now than before or are the critics more empowered?
Tuesday, 12. November, 6:30pm
Museumsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Visiting Curators Vienna 2019
Visiting Curators Vienna 2019 is the second edition of the curators-in-residence program for four international established curators. In the course of a ten-day program 25. November – 4. December 2019, the selected participants will be given comprehensive and profound insights into the contemporary Viennese art scene, with the aim that the participating curators curate Austrian artists in their next project outside of Austria within the upcoming two years and thereby present the Austrian contemporary art scene internationally.
With the wide-ranging exchange with established curators, artists, academics and other representatives of the Viennese contemporary art scene, Visiting Curators Vienna offers four curators an ideal supporting program for the development of lasting network, which can serve as the basis for future international cooperation in the field of contemporary art and culture.
The residency program will consist of artists’ studio visits, museums, off spaces, art collections, galleries guided tour through selected exhibitions, meetings with other critics and curators.
The program will be created by the selection comittee as well as by the Verein K team both for the whole group as well individually for each participant according to her/his requests.
The selection committee will make a selection from the submitted applications and make a selection of participating artists and curators from the Viennese contemporary art scene.
The professional background of the applicants, their geographical origin and gender balance will be taken into account.
The networking and bringing together of different experts of the arts and industry, Visiting Curators Vienna aims to make a lasting contribution to Vienna as an art and cultural location by providing the Viennese scene and the curators with experience and contacts for future activities, thereby underlining Vienna‘s international perception as an important center of contemporary art is further strengthened.
The program is supported by the Austrian Federal Chancellery, City of Vienna and Ukrainian Institute.
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.