curated by_vienna 2011

12 May–18 June 2011

Thursday, May 12, 6–10 pm

21 international curators
21 exhibitions
21 Viennese galleries

curated by_vienna, now in its third year, commissions co-operations between renowned international curators and contemporary art galleries in Vienna.

Under the title EAST by SOUTH WEST, curated by_vienna 2011 has invited 21 leading curators to present works by an extensive range of artists from the former-communist states and Turkey—and western artists fascinated by those places—in a time, and in a world, largely governed by global mechanisms and ways of thinking.

Featuring 102 artists, the project facilitates comparative research and viewing experiences attuned to cultural forces at work in the places encapsulated by the project and the way they impact upon contemporary art production.

Participating Galleries, Curators, and Artists:
Galerie Grita Insam curated by Joseph Backstein: Nadezhda Busheneva, Kirill Gluschenko, Arseniy Zhilyaev

Charim Galerie Wien curated by Ami Barak: Mircea Cantor, Calin Dan, Adrian Ghenie, Iosif Kiraly, Victor Man, Olivia Mihaltianu Ciprian Muresan, Ioana Nemes (†2011), Serban Savu

Galerie Krinzinger curated by Rene Block: Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Miklos Onucsan, Sener Ozmen, Cengiz Tekin, Gabriela Vanga

Galerie Dana Charkasi curated by Iara Boubnova: Stefania Batoeva, Alexandra Galkina, SOSka Group, Pravdoliub Ivanov, Vikenti Komitski, Ivan Moudov, Samuil Stoyanov, Sibin Vassilev, Kostis Velonis

Kerstin Engholm Galerie curated by Adam Budak: Armen Eloyan, Mekhitar Garabedian, Agnieszka Kurant, Markus Miessen, Hans Schabus, Slavs and Tatars – featuring cinematic appendix: Sergiej Paradjanov, Abbas Kiarostami

Mario Mauroner curated by Ivica Buljan: son:DA (Metka Golec, Horvat Miha)

Christine Koenig Galerie curated by Dessislava Dimova: Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova

Galerie Martin Janda curated by Silvia Eiblmayr: Flaka Haliti, Sanja Ivekovic, Hannes Zebedin

Galerie Steinek curated by Ewa Gorzadek: Wojciech Bakowski, Anna Baumgart, Dorota Buczkowska, Norman Leto

Galerie Mezzanin curated by Ion Grigorescu: Vladimir Bulat, Florina Coulin, Ovidiu Fenes, Andrei Gheorghiu, Paul Gherasim, Nicu Mihali, Ghenadie Popescu, Bogdan Vladuta, Peter Alexander

Georg Kargl Fine Arts curated by Ana Janevski: Vlatka Horvat, Vlado Martek, Galerija Nova, Vladimir Petek, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak

Lukas Feichtner Galerie curated by Magda Kardasz: Bartosz Mucha, Ania Witkowska & Adam Witkowski

Krobath Wien curated by Marie Klimesova: Jiri Kolar, Bela Kolarova

Galerie Emanuel Layr curated by Duenser/Kobald: Liudvikas Buklys, Stano Filko, Michele Di Menna

Galerie Andreas Huber curated by Raimundas Malasauskas: Judith Braun, Audrey Cottin, Mariana Castillo Deball, Gintaras Didziapetris, Nicholas Matranga, Elena Narbutaite, Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita, Benjamin Seror

Gabriele Senn Galerie curated by Roberto Ohrt: Dorota Jurczak, Tomasz Kowalski, Philipp Schwalb, Strupek Group

Knoll Galerie Wien curated by Liliana Popescu: Peeter Allik, Ana Banica, Razvan Boar, Harijs Brants, Alina Buga, Catalin Burcea, Raul Cio, Nicolae Comanescu, Adomas Danusevicius, Teodor Graur, Ritums Ivanovs, Mihkel Kleis, Kaloyan Iliev-Kokimoto, Gyorffy Laszlo, Oana Lohan, Peter Mintchev, Gili Mocanu, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Nedko Solakov, Roman Tolici, Ecaterina Vrana, Andrius Zakarauskas

Projektraum Viktor Bucher curated by Laura Rutkute: Zilvinas Landzbergas

Galerie Meyer Kainer curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen: Thea Djordjadze

Galerie Naechst St. Stephan curated by Adam Szymczyk: Daniel Knorr

Galerie Hubert Winter curated by Derya Yucel: Nil Yalter

curated by_vienna 2011 has a special project website that is the best place to find out more about the individual exhibitions, and access information about special events. Browse:

The project is accompanied by a bilingual (German/English) catalogue published by Verlag fuer moderne Kunst Nuremburg, containing essays by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Sabine B. Vogel, and Simon Rees as well as curatorial statements about each of the exhibitions, information about the participating artists and curators, and full-colour reproductions.

A suite of three panel discussions involving 10 of the participating artists and curators, plus 5 invited international guests will be held at the Messe Wien on Saturday 14 May, 1–6.30 pm. Exploring three major themes connecting the 21 exhibitions—the status of feminism in art from the region, on-going colonial legacies, and periphery complexes—the panels provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about the socio-political and conceptual contexts underpinning the project.

The opening days of curated by_vienna 2011 coincide with VIENNAFAIR (May 12–15, 2011) and Fruits, Flowers, and Clouds (May 12–14, 2011).

curated by_vienna 2011 is presented and funded by departure in cooperation with the 21 participating galleries. departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna and a company of the Vienna Business Agency, is Vienna’s point of contact and funding organization in the field of creative industries including visual arts and the art market.

For further information please contact:
Birgit Huber
departure wirtschaft, kunst und kultur gmbh
Hoerlgasse 12, A-1090 Vienna
T +43 1 4000-87107
[email protected]