curated by_vienna 2012:
art or life: aesthetics and biopolitics
20 September–25 October 2012

Opening: Thursday, 20 September, 6–10pm

Hours: Tue–Fri, 12–6 pm; Sat, 11–3 pm
Sat–Sun, 22–23 September, 11–5 pm

25 international curators
22 exhibitions
22 Viennese galleries

curated by_vienna is a programme that commissions collaborative projects between Vienna’s leading contemporary art galleries and internationally renowned curators. Now in its fourth year, curated by_vienna 2012 will be held in 22 galleries throughout the city, opening on 20 September and running until 25 October.

Under the title art or life: aesthetics and biopolitics, this year’s project, conceived by Eva Maria Stadler in cooperation with the galleries, explores the interconnections between work, economy, knowledge, and politics. 25 curators have been invited to develop special exhibitions for the participating galleries.

Experienced as a whole, curated by_vienna 2012: art or life: aesthetics and biopolitics will enable audiences to chart intersections, connections, and diversions across the exhibitions and the sociopolitical geography they encompass—presented in Vienna.

Participating galleries/curators
Christine König Galerie / Marius Babias
Galerie Meyer Kainer / Will Benedict
Galerie Mezzanin / José Luis Blondet
Gabriele Senn Galerie / Margrit Brehm
Galerie Ernst Hilger / Claire Breukel
Galerie Andreas Huber / Adam Carr
Krobath Wien / Karel Císař
Galerie Emanuel Layr / Florence Derieux
Galerie Martin Janda / Thomas D. Trummer
Kerstin Engholm Galerie / Christoph Doswald
Galerie Krinzinger / Katya García-Antón
Galerie Hubert Winter / Suzy M. Halajian, Marlies Wirth
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman / Michael Scott Hall
Lukas Feichtner Galerie / David Harper, Martha Kirszenbaum
Mario Mauroner / Lóránd Hegyi
Galerie nächst St. Stephan / Agata Jastrzabek, Dirk Snauwaert
Projektraum Viktor Bucher / Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Georg Kargl Fine Arts / Thomas Locher
Knoll Galerie Wien / Simina Neagu
Galerie Steinek / Julien Robson
Galerie Raum mit Licht / Alexander Streitberger
Charim Galerie Wien / Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

Browse to track the project’s genesis, find out more about the individual exhibitions, and access information about special events. The full list of expositions and artists included in curated by_vienna 2012 will be available by the end of July.

The opening days of curated by_vienna 2012 coincide with VIENNAFAIR (20–23 September 2012).

curated by_vienna 2012 team: Bettina Leidl, Eva Maria Stadler, Birgit Huber, and Dorothea Schellhorn

curated by_vienna 2012 is presented and funded by departure in cooperation with the 22 participating galleries. departure, the Creative Agency of the City of Vienna, is Vienna’s focal point and funding organization in the field of creative industries including visual arts and the art market.