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We are excited to share some big news concerning the location where our exhibition ‚ice ice baby’ will be shown: We found a great space in the building at Alserbachstraße 30, 1090 Vienna, where we are using temporarily vacant office rooms, which are just perfect for our exhibition.

We are also proud to confirm the discursive and theoretical outline of the public programme accompanying the exhibition. In this respect, we are inviting important representatives of Icelandic contemporary art institutions to Vienna.

On Friday November 28 the director of the Living Art Museum in Reykjavík, Thorgerður Ólafsdóttir, and the collection manager, Eva Ísleifsdóttir, will give a lecture entitled ‘What is this?! The value of a collection and a crash course in Icelandic art initiatives’. As this talk will be about art institutions and the development of Icelandic art history, it seemed appropriate to us that it is held at the Department of Art History at the University of Vienna. The Living Art Museum is an artist-run-space founded in 1978. It acts as a non-profit institution and offers a contemporary programme, which does not limit itself to classical fine art genre but also includes performances, film and video screenings, poetry readings, theatre, live music up to lectures and symposiums.

On Friday evening, we will continue the theoretical investigation of Icelandic art  with the panel discussion, ‘Developments of Austria’s and Iceland’s Contemporary Art Scene’, in which representatives of renowned institutions and art spaces from Iceland as well as from Austria are discussing characteristics and differences of their country’s contemporary art scene. We invited Anna Júlía Friðbjörnsdóttir, Associate Director at i8 Gallery in Reykjavík – Iceland’s most established gallery with an international and commercial focus, which supports Icelandic artists in exhibiting abroad, Heiðar Kári Rannversson, Curator Public programs at Reykjavík Art Museum and Markús Thór Andrésson, an Independent Curator based in Berlin. Eva Ísleifsdóttir and Thorgerður Ólafsdóttir, who are also giving the lecture, are also participating in the panel discussion. Austria´s or in fact Vienna´s institutional landscape in terms of contemporary art is represented by Alexandra Grausam, the director and founder of the non-profit art association das weisse haus; Kurt Kladler, director of Charim Galerie and adept in Icelandic art and Rainer Stadlbauer from the artist-run-space Kunstraum SUPER. German art historian and curator Christian Schoen, who ran the Center for Icelandic Art from 2005 to 2010, will be hosting the panel discussion, which takes place at Die Au/ TBA21–Augarten. After the discussion, visitors are invited and encouraged to continue the conversation about the discussed themes in a more casual manner with a glass of wine at Die Au.

Watch out for further information particularly concerning the supporting programme during the opening weekend, which will also include special performances. In addition, during the next weeks we will use this blog to introduce you to the artists participating in the exhibition. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to share some big news concerning the location where our exhibition ‚ice ice baby’ will be shown: We found a great space in the building at Alserbachstraße 30, 1090 Vienna where we are using temporarily vacant office rooms which are just perfect for our exhibition.

We are also proud to confirm the discursive and theoretical outline of the public programme accompanying the exhibition. In this respect, we are inviting important representatives of Icelandic contemporary art institutions to Vienna.