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10 02 2018 — 22 04 2018
John Baldessari, Erica Baum, Joseph Beuys, Jörg Buttgereit, Anne Collier, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Karl Holmqvist, Ito Ryusuke, Björn Kämmerer, Johann Lurf, Bernd Oppl, Katrin Plavčak, Eric Rondepierre, Constanze Ruhm, Hans Scheugl, Viktoria Schmid, Michaela Schwentner, Haim Steinbach, John Stezaker, Mika Taanila, Antoinette Zwirchmayr
Cooperation: Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films; Österreichisches Filmmuseum
Thanks to: Finnland Institut in Deutschland
Curators: Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Sandro Droschl
Crossing genres and generations, this exhibition contrasts historical and contemporary artistic positions with selected examples of historical films, in order to trace the impact and resonance of cinema on art and “cultural memory.” Without a doubt, the enormous social relevance of film—the leading medium of the twentieth century—belongs to the past. Today, cinema is just one of many types of pop cultural entertainment, just a continuous flow in a chain of synchronized market segments.
The thematic show presents hybrid passions and individual obsessions revolving around the cinematic cosmos. The artworks in the show address "The Remains of Cinema," subjecting them to diverse transformational processes, and thus paying critical tribute to them. Besides films, the exhibition gathers a selection of film-specific works of art and artifacts left behind by the cinematic world, whereby the object and fetish character of these artifacts, as well as their specific materiality are of primary interest.
"The Remains of Cinema" is an extensive show, studded with prominent artists, produced in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum and the Diagonale, the festival of Austrian film, which will also present a companion film program. Besides its own educational program and a weekly program of events—offering informative lectures and experimental concerts every Thursday at 6 p.m. free of charge—the project will be accompanied by the new online journal from the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, further exploring the show’s themes.
Art Education Program
KM– Journal Online Publications Plattform
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Erica Baum, Tiger (Naked Eye), 2015 Archive
pigment print, 45.72 x 37.47 cm, Courtesy the artist
and Crèvecoeur, Paris