viennacontemporary 2019 | ZONE1

Check the recap of specially curated ZONE1 section, presented by Fiona Liewehr, with the kind support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

In the special shows of ZONE1, the art historian, curator, and author Fiona Liewehr presented positions of young artists who, through their education, work, or origin, have a local connection to Austria. ZONE1 gives pride of place to fresh and exciting positions and never fails to amaze its visitors with an exceptional array of new discoveries and surprises.

Those who saw Today in Yesterday,
do not care too much about Today,
And those who see Tomorrow in Today,
will move, will not worry.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This year’s edition of ZONE 1, which once again focused on artists under the age of 40 who live, study or work in Austria, has set itself the goal of strengthening international networking. Six of the ten galleries come from abroad, and the artists they represent work with the media of painting, sculpture, photography, and performative-installation staging. Having grown up in a digitized world, mobility and constant global exchange are taken for granted, and the accelerated adaptation to change is normality. At the same time, it is with growing skepticism that they meet our increasingly dissonant society suffering from overstimulation mixed with a state of cultural exhaustion and the virally spreading, but illusionary reality.

Fiona Liewehr is an art historian, curator, and writer/editor based in Vienna. Her experience is based on both an institutional background (Belvedere Museum Vienna and mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) and the art market (director of Georg Kargl Fine Arts).

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24–27 September 2020
Marx Halle Vienna

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