Isa Rosenberger: The Sky is Glass (performer: Rainer Binder-Krieglstein, camera: Reinhard Mayr), 2017

Isa Rosenberger: The Sky is Glass (performer: Rainer Binder-Krieglstein, camera: Reinhard Mayr), 2017

UP INTO THE UNKNOWN

Opening: 23.09.2017, 7pm
Duration: 23.09.2017–25.03.2018


Kunsthaus Graz
Lendkai 1
8020 Graz
www.museum-joanneum.at

 

The exhibition Up into the Unknown traces the creation of the Kunsthaus Graz, exploring thereby the relationship between visionary ideas and their realisation. A preset time frame, technical limitations, tight budgets, functional demands, and also elements of chance all changed the conception. Nevertheless, the building still speaks of utopian-visionary moments, which even today can enable the imagination to take flight.

As commissioned works, contemporary artists tackle issues of change: what has become of certain ideas and the attitudes connected with them?
How have social demands shifted? What has remained?

With works by Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Niels Jonkhans, Archigram, Isa Rosenberger, Mischa Kuball, Arthur Zalewski. 

Curated by Barbara Steiner.

 

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Isa Rosenberger: Espiral, 2010/13 Tänzerin: Amanda Piña, Setfoto: Reinhard Mayr

Isa Rosenberger: Espiral, 2010/13
Tänzerin: Amanda Piña, Setfoto: Reinhard Mayr

SPIEGELNDE FENSTER
REFLEXIONEN VON WELT UND SELBST

22. Juni 2017 bis 29. Oktober 2017

21er Haus
Quartier Belvedere
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Wien

www.21erhaus.at

Fenster sind Öffnungen, die von innen den Blick auf das Außen einrahmen, während wir uns von draußen in ihnen spiegeln. Dieser Sicht auf das Innere, das Äußere und deren Wechselwirkungen geht die Ausstellung nach.

Spiegelnde Fenster zeigt rund sechzig zeitgenössische Werke und einzelne historische Exponate aus der Sammlung des Belvedere, die allesamt um Erfahrungen von Selbst und Welt kreisen. Die Arbeiten handeln von Utopien und Krisen, dem Grauen des Alltäglichen, Phänomenen des Spirituellen, der Politisierung des Körpers ebenso wie von Soziophysik und Psychonautik, von surrealen Welten und individuellen Mythologien. Im Sinne der Bedeutung von Kunst als Fenster zur Welt wirft die Ausstellung einen Blick auf das Spannungsfeld zwischen Individuum und Gesellschaft und reflektiert zugleich Auswirkungen auf Körper und Geist.

Mit Arbeiten von Marc Adrian, Martin Arnold, Vittorio Brodmann, Georg Chaimowicz, Adriana Czernin, Josef Dabernig, Gunter Damisch, VALIE EXPORT, Judith Fegerl, Michael Franz / Nadim Vardag, Padhi Frieberger, Bernhard Frue, Walter Gamerith, Bruno Gironcoli, Samara Golden, Judith Hopf, Alfred Hrdlicka, Iman Issa, Martha Jungwirth, Jesper Just, Tillman Kaiser, Johanna Kandl, Joseph Kosuth, Susanne Kriemann, Friedl Kubelka/Peter Weibel, Luiza Margan, Till Megerle, Henri Michaux, Muntean Rosenblum, Damian Ortega, Walter Pichler, Tobias Pils, Arnulf Rainer, Ugo Rondinone, Isa Rosenberger, Gerhard Rühm, Markus Schinwald, Toni Schmale, Anne Schneider, Richard Teschner, Simon Wachsmuth, Rudolf Wacker, Anna Witt

Kuratiert von Severin Dünser und Luisa Ziaja.
 

OFFENES GESPRÄCH:

Was erzählen historische Krisen über unsere Gegenwart?
Freitag, 15. September 2017 | 19 Uhr

Im Sinne der Kunst als Fenster zur Welt wirft die Ausstellung Spiegelnde Fenster einen Blick auf das Spannungsfeld zwischen Individuum und Gesellschaft. In einem offenen Gespräch widmen sich Hannes Hofbauer (Historiker und Verleger), Marko Lulic (Künstler) und Isa Rosenberger (Künstlerin) aus verschiedenen Perspektiven der Frage, was historische Krisen über unsere Gegenwart erzählen. 

 

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Pia Lanzinger: Tres piezas para barrenderos, 2010

Pia Lanzinger: Tres piezas para barrenderos, 2010


PHANTASTISCHER KAPITALISMUS

Eröffnung: 28. April 2017, 19 Uhr
29. April – 1. Juli 2017

GPLcontemporary, Wien
Sonnenfelsgasse 6
1010 Wien
http://www.gplcontemporary.com

 

Mit: Halil Altindere (TR), Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber (AT), Cinéma Copains (DE), Alice Creischer (DE), Etcétera (AR), Laura Horelli (FI), Sven Johne (DE), Helmut & Johanna Kandl (AT), Pia Lanzinger /DE), Karina Nimmerfall (AT), Ralo Mayer (AT), Andreas Siekmann (DE), Oliver Ressler (AT), Isa Rosenberger (AT), Christoph Schäfer (DE), Kamen Stoyanov (BG), Moira Zoitl (AT)
 

Grau, mein Freund ist alle Theorie, und nur das business ist grün.
Ich bin leider zu spät zu dieser Einsicht gekommen.
Karl Marx, Brief an Friedrich Engels, 20.8.1862

Ausgehend von Schnittpunkten in ihren eigenen künstlerischen Arbeiten konzipieren Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Oliver Ressler und Isa Rosenberger gemeinsam eine Ausstellung in der Galerie GPLcontemporary.
Die Ausstellung „Last Gasp Of Things As They Are“ von Oliver Ressler Mitte 2016 war der Beginn der Neuausrichtung von GPLcontemporary.
Die Galerie GPLcontemporary (Georg Peithner Lichtenfels) wurde 1961 vom Vater des jetzigen Galeristen gegründet und zeigte u.a. Arnulf Rainer, Adolf Frohner und Arik Brauer.
Eine neue Programmschiene der Galerie legt den Fokus auf Kunst, die gesellschaftspolitische Themen und Fragestellungen behandelt. Medial liegt der Schwerpunkt bei Video und Fotografie, ohne andere Medien auszuschließen. Ein wichtiger Aspekt dieser Zusammenarbeit ist es auch, die Galerie als Möglichkeitsraum und Plattform für Austausch und kollektive Entscheidungsprozesse zu denken.

Die Frage, was Kunst ist, wird immer häufiger nur in Dollarzeichen beantwortet. Das Geld hat sich eine Definitionsmacht über die Kunst geschaffen. (...) Kritik ist ein Teil dessen, was Kunst in einer Gesellschaft bedeutet. (...) Aber etwas zu tun ist besser, als es so zu lassen, wie es ist.
Georg Seeßlen: DIE ZEIT, 4. September 2014

Der Titel „Phantastischer Kapitalismus“ zitiert die Bezeichnung „Phantastischer Realismus“, eine Kunstrichtung der Wiener 1960er Jahre (der Künstler Arik Brauer war einer ihrer Vertreter), impliziert aber auch das Irrationale, Unkalkulierbare und Quasireligiöse der Wirtschafts(theorien), wo das Primat der Wirtschaft über jeden Bereich des Lebens an den Absolutheitsanspruch von Religionen erinnert. Die Ausstellung „Phantastischer Kapitalismus“ versammelt Arbeiten von KünstlerInnen, die sich mit Begriffen wie Akkumulation von Kapital/ Geld und Stadt auseinandersetzen.

 


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BOOKS ON THE MOV(I)E. Ein Filmabend
15 Jahre SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR

Samstag, 22. April 2017, 18 Uhr, Breitenseer Lichtspiele
Moderation: Bert Rebhandl
Breitenseer Lichtspiele | Breitenseer Straße 21 | 1140 Wien | U3-Station Hütteldorfer Straße

 

2002–2017: SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR nimmt das kleine Jubiläum zum Anlass für eine Filmnacht der KünstlerInnen und AutorInnen des Verlags. Wir laden herzlich ein, bei dieser Präsentation der Bücher und Filme dabei zu sein und mit dem Verlag, seinen AutorInnen und FreundInnen im ältesten Kino von Wien zu feiern. Die Film- und Büchernacht ist nicht retrospektiv, sondern ein Ereignis, das die zwei Medien kondensieren, Bücher in Bewegung bringen, Filme in neue Kontexte verschieben soll. Die Gäste aber pendeln zwischen Vorführsaal und Büchertürmen, Kinobar und Vorstadthimmel.

Mit Filmbeiträgen von: Thomas Baumann, Dieter Buchhart, Carola Dertnig, Judith Fischer, Agnes Fuchs, Manfred Grübl, Maria Hahnenkamp, Oliver Hangl, Marlene Hausegger, Edgar Honetschläger, Michael Huey, Anna Jermolaewa, Franz Kapfer, Barbara Kapusta, Herwig Kempinger, Renate Kordon, kozek hörlonski, Sigrid Kurz, Sonia Leimer, Edgar Lissel, Stephan Lugbauer, Marko Lulić, Lotte Lyon / Daniel Wisser, Brigitte Mahlknecht, Roland Maurmair, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Albert Mayr, Rudi Molacek, Lilo Nein, Gerald Nestler, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Katrin Plavčak / Johanna Kirsch, Wendelin Pressl, Bernhard Riff, Isa Rosenberger, Constanze Ruhm / Christine Lang, Hans Schabus, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Eva Schlegel, Claudia Schumann, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Beatrix Sunkovsky, Andrea van der Straeten, Franz West, Richard Hoeck / Heimo Zobernig, Fabio Zolly / Dariusz Kowalski, u.a.

 

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FROM A PLACE OF DARKNESS

Video- and film program curated by Gülsen Bal & Walter Seidl

Dec. 21, 7 pm
Venue: Raum D / Q21 / MuseumsQuarter Vienna

Artists:
Friedl vom Gröller
Renata Poljak
Kamen Stoyanov
Jorge Galindo & Santiago Sierra
Isa Rosenberger
Servet Koçyiğit
Ferhat Özgür

 The film and video screening project From a Place of Darkness deals with recent phenomena in history that affect personal stories, which are sometimes deprived of any notion of progress and conjure up our innermost fears dating back to ancient times and pushing us to where we reluctantly, with a critical eye, face the fact that “an unexamined life is not worth living”, as Socrates says – in an exploration of a rather difficult question of “waking life” where things that cannot be taken for real almost pass by like shadows.
The general backlash against social progress coupled with increasingly right-wing politics as well as the fear of the consequences of neoliberal and globalist politics has led to different forms of crisis, which make the individual feel helpless and unable to actively engage in social processes. On various levels, the videos presented suggest different viewpoints on public, private, social and political issues, which force us to rethink historical notions of progress and the inhibitions imposed upon the individual, who is often prevented from acting freely and without dependence on the permission of an/other.

www.mqw.at

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Isa Rosenberger, COURAGE, 2015 (video still)

Isa Rosenberger, COURAGE, 2015 (video still)

55 YEARS - LOOKING FORWARD
eine Gruppenausstellung anlässlich des 55-jährigen Bestehens der Galerie

Eröffnung am 17. November 2016, 19 Uhr
zur Eröffnung spricht Dr. Walter Seidl
Dauer der Ausstellung: 18. November 2016 bis 10. Januar 2017

Mit
Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Jason Bunton, Rouven Dürr, Michael Endlicher, Christian Frosch, Die 4 Grazien, Harald Gfader, Tatjana Hardikov, Tobias Hermeling, Johanna & Helmut Kandl, Bodo Korsig, Martina Menegon, Jürgen Paas, Niki Passath, Oliver Ressler, Isa Rosenberger, Dirk Salz, Sommerer & Mignonneau, Christian Stock, Gerold Tusch, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Anna Werzowa

Im Rahmen der Vienna Art Week

GPLcontemporary
Sonnenfelsgasse 6

1010 Wien
http://www.gplcontemporary.com

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Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, 2012/15, video still

Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, 2012/15, video still

ARCHIVES AND POWER II
The international project PERFORMING THE MUSEUM

Exhibition opening: Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 8pm
Duration: 28.10–13.11.2016

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, gallery N, Novi Sad

Artists: NIKA AUTOR, LÚA CODERCH, FOKUS GRUPA, DALIBOR MARTINIS, ISA ROSENBERGER, ŠKART, ZORAN TODOROVIĆ
Curators: SANJA KOJIĆ MLADENOV, GORDANA NIKOLIĆ

The international project Performing the Museum, in the 2016 edition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (MSUV) presents the group exhibition and the symposium Archives and PowerThe exhibition Archives and Power presents the artworks that deal with exploring the museums’ collections and reinterpreting certain public and private archives and their discursive deposits, as well as the artistic interventions within the context of analysing the relationship between the institution and its symbolic power in the creation of history. 

http://ww.msuv.org


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BERGEN ASSEMBLY 2016

September 1–October 1, 2016
Opening weekend: September 1–4

http://bergenassembly.no

Nora Sternfeld, Isa Rosenberger and the Retired Firemen of Bergen THE MUSEUM OF BURNING QUESTIONS. The Partisan Café (at Bergen´s historic fire station) with Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug Olsen Educational and Performative Cafe Design: Isa Rosenberger in collaboration with Heidi Pretterhofer Bergen Assembly 2016 Photo: Thor

Nora Sternfeld, Isa Rosenberger and the Retired Firemen of Bergen
THE MUSEUM OF BURNING QUESTIONS. The Partisan Café (at Bergen´s historic fire station)
with Jenny Moore, Freja Bäckman, Kabir Carter, Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Johnny Herbert, and Arne Skaug Olsen
Educational and Performative Cafe

Design: Isa Rosenberger in collaboration with Heidi Pretterhofer
Bergen Assembly 2016 Photo: Thor



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Image: Klaus Scherübel, La répétition (Prototype), VOL. 24, 2016

Image: Klaus Scherübel, La répétition (Prototype), VOL. 24, 2016

PUTTING REHEARSALS TO THE TEST

Duration: 09/01/2016 –26/11/2016
September 1, 2016: Opening at 5:30 p.m.
Tanja Widmann & Curators’ Tour at 5 p.m.

VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine
2 Sainte-Catherine Streat East
Montreal (QC)
http://www.centrevox.ca

 VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art will host a major event entitled Putting Rehearsals to the Test, accompanied by a film program presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise and at VOX. The three curators of the exhibition, Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, and Constanze Ruhm, bring together over fifty international artists who address a set of positions and strategies in contemporary art that consider rehearsal as both subject and practice. While the subject of “rehearsal” is popular in film and theater, as well as in the fine arts, it has been scarcely considered in historical and contemporary art discourses. It is with this in mind that the exhibition Putting Rehearsals to the Test investigates the role and function of the notion of “rehearsal,” understood as a methodology, a modus operandi, a medium, a site of representation and reflection for artistic production processes.

Curators
Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm

Complete list of artists and film-makers taking part in the event.
Marwa Arsanios, Judith Barry, Martin Beck, Rainer Bellenbaum, Cana Bilir-Meier / Liesa Kovacs / Lisa Kaeppler in collaboration with Nora Jacobs, Merlin Carpenter, Keren Cytter, Carola Dertnig, Discoteca Flaming Star, Loretta Fahrenholz, Harun Farocki, Heike-Karin Foell, Marie Claire Forté and Alanna Kraaijveld in dialogue with Sophie Bélair Clément, Hanako Geierhos, Jean-Luc Godard, Ana Hoffner, Oliver Husain, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, On Kawara, Jutta Koether, Eva Könnemann, Krüger & Pardeller, Achim Lengerer, Rashid Masharawi, Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk, Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, minimal club, Regina (Maria) Möller, Yoko Ono, Silke Otto-Knapp, Falke Pisano, Mathias Poledna, Marlies Pöschl, Isa Rosenberger, Constanze Ruhm, Susanne Sachsse, Klaus Scherübel, Eske Schlüters, Maya Schweizer, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Tanja Widmann, Katarina Zdjelar, Heimo Zobernig

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ESPIRAL, 2010/13 (video still; dancer: AMANDA PIÑA, camera: REINHARD MAYR)

ESPIRAL, 2010/13 (video still; dancer: AMANDA PIÑA, camera: REINHARD MAYR)

ANIT:MODERN
Salzburg in the Heart of Europe between Tradition and Renewal

Opening of the exhibition: Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11am
Duration: 7/23/2016 – 11/6/2016

Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Mönchsberg 32
5020 Salzburg
http://www.museumdermoderne.at/en/exhibitions/current/details/mdm/anti-modern/
 

Is Salzburg indeed anti-modern, as has often been claimed? The—perhaps provocative—question is the point of departure for this comprehensive exhibition, which assembles work by an international cast of artists to draw a differentiated picture of modernity. The show examines numerous events and phenomena in western Austria, gathering evidence of liberal-minded attitudes and an embrace of modern life and art and tracing how such openness was subsequently buried beneath the political propaganda of the 1930s. Surveying a wide range of thematic fields and multiple genres, it lays out the manifestations and conditions of production of modern life-worlds and the consequences of intellectual and practical opposition to modern life.
When we imagine the city as a platform for modernity and progress, we think of international metropolitan centers like New York, Berlin, Paris, and Vienna. With the inauguration of the Empress Elisabeth Railway in the nineteenth century, Salzburg was increasingly connected to the network of Europe’s major cities. The growing town attracted conventions of international scientists and scholars such as the first International Psychoanalytical Congress in 1908 and was home to private scientific laboratories like the one established by the Exner family. The Salzburg Festival is widely regarded as a crucial source of fresh impulses for the arts, both in Austria and abroad. Among the less well-known and surprising examples of cultural initiative in 1920s Salzburg are the International Society for Contemporary Music and the Elizabeth and Isadora Duncan School. The work of artists’ groups and local women activists demonstrate the growing presence of progressive thinking and democratic processes.
But the exhibition does not draw a veil over conservative and traditionalist tendencies and efforts to enlist the arts for political purposes in the 1930s. Obliteration and expulsion as well as forms of aesthetic and political exile are important themes, raising the question of how the way was paved for the return of modernity after 1945. Interspersed between the chapters showcasing historic art and materials are selected works by international artists including Alice Creischer/Andreas Siekmann, Renée Green, Hans Haacke, Oliver Ressler, Gerhard Richter, Isa Rosenberger, and Franz West that consider various thematic aspects from a contemporary angle.

Exhibition Concept and Chief Curator: Sabine Breitwieser
Curator: Beatrice von Bormann
Curatorial Assistants: Barbara Herzog and Marijana Schneider

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 11am: Artist´s talk with Alice Creischer/Andreas Siekmann and Isa Rosenberger

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Isa Rosenberger: Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, 2012/15 (exhibition view: Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti)

Isa Rosenberger: Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, 2012/15
(exhibition view: Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti)

PERFORMING THE MUSEUM
1/6/2016 at 5 PM, Gorgona Hall
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
Avenija Dubrovnik 17, Zagreb, Croatia
http://www.msu.hr

Programme: lecture by Barbara Steiner and Anna Lena von Helldorff and film presentation by Isa Rosenberger

In 2015 Barbara Steiner and Anna Lena von Helldorff were invited by Andrea Hribernik, – director of the Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti in Slovenj Gradec (Slovenia) – to curate the museum´s collection. Their exhibition “Collection reversed: transfer, transformation and ruptures” placed emphasis on the international exhibitions Koroška galerija held in 1966/67, 1975, 1979, and 1985, which formed the basis of the museum´s collection. Steiner and Von Helldorff will present their approach, which set exhibition – catalogue – collection in relation to one another and placed artworks next to archival material/reproductions in order to be able to read transfers, transformations and ruptures that have occurred over the course of time – as the title of the show suggests.

Isa Rosenberger will present her film Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, (2012/15), which addresses the utopian position of the museum in general, and of the Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti in Slovenj Gradec in particular.
 

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COURAGE, 2015 (Set photo: Reinhard Mayr)

COURAGE, 2015 (Set photo: Reinhard Mayr)

PERSECUTED, ROBBED, EXPELLED
Artistic Works on Repression in Vienna and Graz in the Nazi Era

Opening of the exhibition:
on Friday, March 11, 2016, 9pm
The exhibition is open on that day from 6pm to until midnight.
Duration: 12.3.–28.5.2016

< rotor >
Volksgartenstraße 6a
Graz, Austria
http://rotor.mur.at/frameset_aktuell-eng.html

Participating artists:
Catrin Bolt, Nayari Castillo / Jacqueline Goldberg, Fedo Ertl, Petra Gerschner / Michael Backmund, Jochen Gerz, Emil Gruber,
Peter Gerwin Hoffmann, Kate Howlett-Jones / Daphna Weinstein, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Martin Krenn, Axl Leskoschek,
Lisl Ponger / Tim Sharp, Oliver Ressler, Isa Rosenberger, Peter Weibel


Curated by Birgit Lurz, Wolfgang Schlag, Margarethe Makovec, Anton Lederer

The works of artists who deal with the systematic persecution, expulsion, and even killing of people in the Nazi era, will be presented in the second exhibition at < rotor > that takes the Hotel Metropole, the former Gestapo headquarters, as its point of departure. The massive-scale plundering directed and carried out by the National Socialists, above all of the property of the Jewish population, will be another central thematic field.
Along with artworks that were created in the frame of the Wiener Festwochen 2015, contributions by artists will be presented who have dealt with this subject with special reference to the inglorious local history of Graz.

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 16:00 _ Artist´s talk with Isa Rosenberger
in the frame of Galerientage - Current Art in Graz
Location: < rotor >, Volksgartenstraße 6a, 8020 Graz