curated by_Mark Rappolt: "Now Forever"

Heman Chong, VALIE EXPORT, Josef Hoffmann, Mark Manders, Djordje Ozbolt, Paul Poet, Egone Schiele, Christoph Schlingensief, Anna Witt, Ming Wong, Nil Yalter

“Now Forever” is part of “Curated_by”, an annual festival gathering 21 Viennese galleries who invite 21 international curators to organise 21 exhibitions based on a common theme. This year’s motto, “Viennaline”, looks at the Austrian capital as a “permanent laboratory of modernity and destruction”.

Mark Rappolt addresses the topic through a wide variety of works from the past 120 years that epitomise two complementary facets of global modernity: the quest for cultural identity on the one hand, and fear and rejection of the stranger on the other.

The focus of the exhibition lies on Christoph Schlingensief’s political and artistic performance from 2000 titled “Bitte liebt Österreich!” (Please love Austria). This action by the German theatre director, performance artist and filmmaker took aim at the country’s government, a coalition of the conservative ÖVP and the national-liberal party FPÖ that marked the first time since 1945 that a right-wing populist party came to power in Austria. The works of the other artists in this exhibition also touch upon the origins, patterns and mechanisms of traditional and new right-wing populism. Rappolt consciously places them in the larger context of Schlingensief’s performance, although – or perhaps because – they reach far beyond Austria or Europe to look at global North-South and East-West conflicts, underlining the fact that “Vienna is everywhere”.

 

 

Venue

Galerie Crone Wien

Getreidemarkt 14/Eschenbachgasse
1010 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 25 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Sep 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tue. 02 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

October

  • Tue. 09 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tue. 16 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Oct 2018, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.