From November 14 to 20, 2011, for the seventh time international museum directors, curators, critics and artists meet with personalities from the Viennese art scene in order to exchange views on current trends in the arts and art discourse.
Under the umbrella theme Reflecting Reality the VIENNA ART WEEK 2011 – initiated by the DOROTHEUM and conceived by the Art Cluster Vienna – extends its format through interdisciplinary communication strategies concerned with the exchange of art and science, and focuses on Vienna’s world reputation as city of psychoanalysis. In the contributions of Reflecting Reality, the view is directed behind the backdrops of the psychological dynamics of art production and collectors’ passion. The idea of psychoanalysis has experienced an amazing upswing in art in recent years. In the field of tension between cutting-edge individual, psychic and social issues in art, new aesthetic practices have developed with regard to Sigmund Freud’s classical psychoanalysis and his writings on art and culture.
The psycho-dynamics that art releases are among its most fascinating qualities: not only does art reflect reality, but it also provides material to deal with the requirements of modern life. Individuality and social relations, the private sphere and public life, the transience of everyday life and the striving for stability, closeness and distance as well as performance and relaxation constitute poles of psychic happening. Art subjects the current upheaval of political systems, the development of parallel worlds and the growth in “psycho-political” argumentation spaces to reflection and analysis.
In 2011, Viennese art institutions, fairs and galleries as well as numerous off-scene program partners of the Art Cluster Vienna surprise with an exciting program. The spectrum ranges from special guided tours of special exhibitions via the Gallery Weekend, panel discussions, lectures and extensive artists’ talks, exhibition openings, installations, interventions and performances through to selected events in private enterprises that promote contemporary art. This year for the first time ever, four Viennese design offices open their gates for the VIENNA ART WEEK 2011.
DEPARTURE DESIGN TOUR
Mittwoch, 16.11.11 11:00 - 14:00 (ical)
Departure design tour: Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör guides through the design offices of Dejana Kabiljo, AND_i, EOOS, Dottings. Meeting point to be announced on booking.
For the VIENNA ART WEEK four young Viennese design offices are opening their doors to an interested public. The designers will present their studios, will guide visitors through their product range and provide exciting insights into their production method and enterprise philosophy: a good opportunity not only to obtain insights into a young, exciting design scene, but also a way to discover Vienna anew. Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör guides the tour of the studios.
Kabiljo Inc. designs and produces objects for all of us with particularities and bad habits, small fetishes and obsessions. Kabiljo Inc.’s projects look for innovation at the level of human behavior. The materials are carefully researched and subject to a series of experimental processes, until they fit. Simple things, created for complex times, fine, free from irony and festive.
Andreas Eberharter was born in 1971 in Schwaz/Tyrol. After his education as a goldsmith and sculptor he worked as an assistant to Anna Heindl, Manfred Wakolbinger and Eva Schlegel. Since 1992, he has been a freelance artist in Vienna. In 2001 he set up the label AND_i, with which he since achieved worldwide success. He designs for the Thierry Mugler Men Show/Paris and provides jewelry and accessories for celebrities such as Milla Jovovich, Lady Gaga, Kiera Chaplin, Beyoncé and Lindsay Lohan. In 2010 Eberharter was honored as “Best Accessories Designer” on the occasion of the Vienna Fashion Awards.
EOOS has been working in the fields of product, furniture and shop design for enterprises such as Alessi, Armani, Bulthaup, Dedon, Matteograssi, Walter Knoll and Zumtobel since 1995. Its three founders, Martin Bergmann, Gernot Bohmann and Harald Gründl, regard design as a poetic discipline located in the field of tension between the archaic and the high-tech. EOOS has received more than 60 international design awards, among them one Compasso D’Oro for the seating system “Kube” and Germany’s Golden Design Prize for the workshop kitchen “b2.”
Dottings looks for the most simple and clearest access to things. Creating products with intelligent, honest solutions for his commissioners – this is the main intention of the two designers Sofia Podreka and Katrin Radanitsch. The Office for Industrial Design was set up in 2006 and since then has worked on forms and concepts for companies such as Riess Kelomat, Ligne Roset and the Wiener Blindenwerkstätte. Beyond the product design as such, Dottings’ clients are advised on their entire visual appearance and are accompanied from
Meeting point to be announced after booking.