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
Additional hours during VIENNAFAIR:
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 September 20 and running until October 25.

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.

The focal point of curated by_vienna is the mutual commitment of galleries to dedicate their efforts to a specific topic or explorative question for a set limit of time, and to subject their own work to outside reflection. The exchange taking place among international curators and the contacts made to various artists, museums, and art institutions all have a lasting impact. They create a network that today more than ever proves crucial for contemporary art. In hosting this project, Vienna occupies a special position amidst manifold initiatives, all of which strive to devote as much attention as possible to contemporary art.

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 is now available.

Educational program
Guided tours on request ([email protected]) on:
Sat, September 29, 2012, 1pm. Meeting point: Projektraum Victor Bucher, Praterstraße 13/1, 1020 Vienna
Sat, October 20, 2012, 1pm. Meeting point: Galerie Krinzinger, Seilerstätte 16, 1010 Vienna

Press tour
Thursday, September 20, 10pm
Meeting point: Christine König Galerie, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, 1040 Vienna
Limited attendance, please register at Syliva Marz-Wagner via [email protected]

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

curated by_vienna 2012 team: Bettina Leidl, Eva Maria Stadler, Michaela Reichel, 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.