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Presseinfo, 5 May 2010

TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0

Contemporary Art in Austria

3 June  –  26 September 2010

Opening: Thursday, 3 June 2010, 2 pm

2010 marks the kick-off of the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0, an exhibition format that is to be newly established in Austria: a topical survey of art production in this country.

On the Wings of Linz09

Linz continues with the impetus from the Capital of Culture year 2009 to present a compact selection of generations of artists significantly working in Austria today. Together, the State Gallery Linz, LENTOS Art Museum Linz, and the OK “Offenes Kulturhaus” Upper Austria show a representative cross-sectional time line through the current local art scene, positioning Linz as a center of Austrian contemporary art.

Following various particular highlights, each focusing on a certain artists scene in Austria, now a wide-scale exhibition project helps to gain an overview of and insights into contemporary local art production. Here it is not a question of constructing a concept of a nation, but rather of focusing on the art produced by an artist generation actively working in Austria with an international appeal.

A Glimpse into the Future of Art

Current trends and not yet manifest principle concepts of the contemporary local art scene are discovered and investigated for the exhibition. The focus is not on what is secure and certain, but on what has potential for the future. The curators are not interested in classical sediments, but instead, interesting experiments are at the heart of a show that is to become a fixed item in the art program every three years as the “Triennale of Austrian Art”. It is to serve as a basis for discussions and to be regarded as a vantage point. A snapshot of positions expected to increase in significance.

The TRIENNALE makes no claim to comprehensively document Austrian contemporary art. Instead it seeks, based on roughly 100 positions, to illustrate certain tendencies. Starting from pointed curatorial theses, each of the three partner institutions has set out on a search, comparing results with one another, and conceiving three individually logical exhibitions.

Three Institutions – Three Exhibitions – One Art Event

The result is three exhibitions, each of which works by itself – but it is first in their totality that they can do justice to the pluralism of what is currently happening in art and give it a broad space. With the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0, Linz offers the cultural event of summer 2010. The unfamiliar, hardly yet publicized, expanded with what is already renowned together with what has been specially developed for this show, this results in a fascinating spectrum. Accompanied by projects and performances in public space, LENTOS, OK and the State Gallery artistically stir up the city of Linz in 2010.

TRIENNALE Combi-Ticket 23 €)

Publication

A joint catalogue is published on the exhibition by the publishers Verlag Moderner Kunst Nürnberg with extensive documentation of the artists.

Price: 15 €  (catalogue + TRIENNALE-Combi-Ticket 23 €

Art Education

Special attention is devoted to art education at the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0: Special tours in the individual institutions, accompanied tours through all three exhibitions, or special formats for children – a broad palette of different art education and guided tour programs takes your wishes into consideration, provides help getting started as well as in-depth information.

3-DAY TRIENNALE OPENING CELEBRATION  3 - 5 JUNE 2010

The official launch of the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0 is on Thursday, 3 June (Feast of Corpus Christi). Following the official opening in the OK Platz, there will be various programs and performances. On this “Long Thursday” it is possible to visit the exhibitions in the State Gallery and in LENTOS until 9 pm and in OK until 10 pm.

On Friday, 4 June, the focus is on the subject matter: platforms for exchange and discussion among and with critical minds in the operating system of art are provided by “Round Tables” in Lentos with the most interesting artists, curators, theorists, gallerists and journalists from Austria and abroad coming together in Linz. With this symposium the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0 makes room for questions touching the heart of the contemporary art world at no charge for admission!

The TRIENNALE PARTY starts at 9 pm with artist bands in the OK Mediendeck at no charge for admission.

Ab 21 Uhr steigt bei freiem Eintritt die TRIENNALE-PARTY mit KünstlerInnenbands im OK Mediendeck.

The “sporting-performative” conclusion of the TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0 opening marathon takes place on Saturday, 5 June with artistic projects and performances in conjunction with the ”Long Night of the Stage” (State Theatre Linz, ORF). This also includes another opportunity to experience Cie. Willi Dorner’s performance “Bodies in urban spaces”” once again, at 4 pm and at 8 pm.

Cast your vote!

On the opening weekend the audience is invited to vote for an artistic position by an artist under the age of 35. A jury of experts will choose the winner from among this selection. The Triennale Linz Prize consists of a purchase amounting to 5,000 € by the art collection of the Federal Province of Upper Austria and a solo exhibition in the Lentos Art Museum Linz. Ballots are available in the exhibition spaces!

FURTHER HIGHLIGHTS

An Arch of the Triumph of Art

by Ursula Hübner in the middle of the Main Square is the sign of the Triennale Linz 1.0 visible from afar.

Linz has successfully completed the transformation from steel city to city of culture, and the arch of triumph is a symbolic commentary on this. It is an arch of honor that with its figures and decor allusions is intended to represent the triumph of artists and an invitation to everyone.

High sea containers form the arch, about fifteen figures at the top of the arch cite fictive types of the contemporary art scene.

Blue Hour Above the Rooftops of Linz

An alternating TRIENNALE program is offered daily at Blue Hour starting at 7 pm on the OK roof: a lounge designed by Michael Kienzer invites you to relax, wooden bridges across an expansive adjacent flat roof offer unusual views of Linz. With a surface area of 1.200 m², the top level of a parking garage will be taken over by TRIENNALE artists with site-specific works on the theme of car/cinema. A non-place in public space in the middle of the city because a setting for art. The works, some of which have been specially produced for this, change every ten days. The Moviemento Summer Cinema is shown in 2010 on the roof of the parking garage under the stars. Before every screening, a TRIENNALE film program curated by Christine Dollhofer (Crossing Europe) will be shown. This program provides the TRIENNALE exhibition with an especially dynamic element, showing how artists move outside familiar exhibition spaces. According to director Martin Sturm, it is like a cat sitting quietly and concentrated throughout the day during the hot summer months, and then in the evening, at the blue hour, it energetically whips its tail once.

La Paloma-Bar 

(Open daily from 11 am if the weather is good)

With the La Paloma-Bar a special sculpture project by Hans Kropshofer is anchored in the sculpture park of the State Gallery Linz: a disused sailboat, an art work that becomes a bar and a meeting place. Cools drinks, culinary specialities, and almost like being at sea…

In his artistic work Hans Kropshofer deals with urban architecture and develops temporary provisional uses and lasting platforms for a creative urban public. Urban places are occupied and turned into identity-creating spaces of agency, which he stages himself or makes available to others: for exhibitions, for dancing, for theoretical discourses, for after-hours beer, for sports activities in the middle of the city and under its surface.

SCHEDULE AROUND THE TRIENNALE OPENING WEEKEND

THURSDAY, 3 June

2.00 pm: Welcome and Opening at the OK Platz in Linz

Followed by: Performance by Susi Jirkuff

Performance Route: “bodies in urban spaces”, Cie. Willi Dorner

(Start: OK Platz, via Hauptplatz and State Gallery to LENTOS, duration approx. 1 hour)

4.00 – 6.00 pm: Family Offers; OK, LENTOS, State Gallery Linz

6.30 pm: Lightning Tour through the three exhibition venues; meeting point: Triennale-Infopoint, Hauptplatz

7.00 pm: Performance “himmeln”, freundinnen der kunst; OK roof

9.00 pm: Performance “das auto bin ich”, Johanna Kirsch; OK roof

9:30 pm: Summer Cinema under the Stars, Mara Mattuschka film night; OK roof

FRIDAY, 4 June

Discussions around four round tables in the LENTOS Auditorium:

  • Round Table I: 2.00 – 2.45 pmNew Tendencies in Contemporary Art; the curatorial theses of the Triennale Linz 1.0
  • Round Table II: 3.00 – 3.45 pmOperating System Art in Austria; how do the gears of the operating system work between education, self-organized initiatives, galleries, museums, art associations and media?
  • Round Table III: 4.00 – 4.45 pm - “External Relationships” or Why Always Lassnig, West and Wurm?; Is Austrian art trapped within national borders?
  • Round Table IV: 5.00 – 5.45 pmMid-sized Cities in Austria as Art Locations; experiences from the “province”

followed by:

6.30 pm: Lightning tour through the three exhibition venues; meeting point: Triennale Infopoint, Hauptplatz

from 9.00 pm: Party with artist bands in the OK Mediendeck; free admission!

SATURDAY, 5 June

10:30 am: Lightning tour through the three exhibition venues

Meeting point: Triennale Infopoint, Hauptplatz; adults 16,00 €, young people (under 18) 9,00 €

4:00 pm – 1:00 am: Performance Program in the OK, in LENTOS and in the State Gallery Linz in cooperation with the Long Night of Stages.

  • 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm: Cie. Willi Dorner “bodies in urban spaces” / Start: OK Platz
  • from 4:00 pm: Claudia Czimek / OK
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Hannes Langeder / LENTOS
  • 7:00 pm: Caroline Heider / State Gallery
  • from 7:00 pm: freundinnen der kunst / OK roof
  • 8:00 pm: Karl Karner and Linda Samaraweerová / LENTOS
  • 8:45 pm: Walter Pilar / OK roof
  • 10:00 pm: Pirmin Blum & Johann Neumeister / LENTOS
  • 11:00 pm – 1:00 am: Jack Hauser (with M1+1)/LENTOS

from 8:00 pm: donke/zigon - Live juke box at the LA PALOMA-BAR in the sculpture park of the State Gallery. Admission free!

Names of Participating Artists:

 

Bernadette ANZENGRUBER

Anna ARTAKER

Anatoliy BABIYCHUK

Thomas BAUMANN

Reinhold BIDNER

Pirmin BLUM

Miklos BOROS

Songül BOYRAZ

Claudia CZIMEK

Carola DERTNIG

Daniel DOMIG

Ines DOUJAK

Willi DORNER

Béatrice DREUX

Christian EGGER

Barbara EICHHORN

Christian EISENBERGER

Synes ELISCHKA / Ulrich KÜHN

Tomas ELLER

Manfred ERJAUTZ

Lorenz ESTERMANN

Sissi FARASSAT

freundinnen der kunst

Siegfried A. FRUHAUF

Rainer GAMSJÄGER

Patrizia GAPP

Philippe GERLACH

Aldo GIANNOTTI

Gregor GRAF

Michaela GRILL / Martin SIEWERT

Elke GROEN

Eva GRUBINGER 

Katharina GRUZEI

Marlene HARING

Gerd HASLER

Marlene HAUSEGGER

Jack HAUSER (mit M1+1)

Florian HECKER

Caroline HEIDER

Ursula HÜBNER

Harald HUND / Paul HORN

Sabine JELINEK

Anna JERMOLAEWA

Susi JIRKUFF

Franz KAPFER

Karl KARNER

Leopold KESSLER

Michael KIENZER

Johanna KIRSCH

Dariusz KOWALSKI

Paul KRANZLER

Susi KRAUTGARTNER

Hans KROPSHOFER

Markus KROTTENDORFER

Nika KUPYROVA

Katharina LACKNER

Kurt LACKNER

Claudia LARCHER

Tatiana LECOMTE

Sonia LEIMER

Johann LURF

Lazar LYUTAKOV

Mahony

Anja MANFREDI

Sabine MARTE

Mara MATTUSCHKA

Ralo MAYER

Christoph MEIER

Sissa MICHELI

Gerlinde MIESENBÖCK

David MOISES

Barbara MUSIL

Sarah ORTMEYER

Michael PALM / Willi DORNER

Maria PETSCHNIG

Karin PEYKER

Norbert PFAFFENBICHLER

Andrew PHELPS

Katrin PLAVCAK

Adnan POPOVI─ć

Ella RAIDEL

Isa ROSENBERGER

Corinne L. RUSCH

Gregor SAILER

Hans SCHABUS

Leo SCHATZL

Hans SCHEIRL

Werner SCHRÖDL

Susanne SCHUDA

Michaela SCHWENTNER

Nicole SIX / Paul PETRITSCH

Nina Rike SPRINGER

Misha STROJ

Timotheus TOMICEK

Nadim VARDAG

Borjana VENTZISLAVOVA

Martin VESELY

Markus WILFLING

Michael WIRTHIG

Anna WITT

Andrea WITZMANN

At a glance…

Exhibition dates:
3. Juni – 26. September 2010
Web site:
   
OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ 
Contact info:
OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz
Tel. 0043/(0)732/784178-0
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Sat/Sun 11.00 am am to 10.00 pm
Exhibition curators:
Sandro Droschl, Martin Sturm, Genoveva Rückert, Julia Stoff
FChristine Dollhofer (film program before the Summer Cinema)
Press & PR:
Maria Falkinger
Tel. 0043/(0)732/784178-203
   
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
Contact info:
Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz
Tel. 0043/(0)732/7070-3600 bzw. -3614
www.lentos.at
Opening hours:
Mon to Sun 10.00 am am to 6.00 pm
Thurs 10.00 am am to 9.00 pm
Exhibition curators: Stella Rollig with Thomas Edlinger and Nina Kirsch
Press & PR:
Nina Kirsch
Tel. 0043/(0)732/7070-3603
E-Mail: nina.kirsch@lentos.at
   
State Gallery Linz
Contact info:
Museumstraße 14, 4010 Linz
Tel. 0043/(0)732/774482-0
www.landesgalerie.at
Opening hours:
Tues, Wed, Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs 9.00 am am to 9.00 pm
Sat/Sun/holidays 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Closed Mondays
Exhibition curators: Martin Hochleitner, Stefanie Hoch, Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher
Press & PR:
Sandra Biebl
Tel. 0043/(0)732/774482-68
E-Mail: s.biebl@landesmuseum.at

 

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