VIENNAFAIR: ZONE 1
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VIENNAFAIR: ZONE 1

VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary is very grateful for the support for the young Austrian artists from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture (BM:UKK) (www.bmukk.gv.at) in facilitating ZONE1, a special project at the fair where Austrian galleries present solo exhibitions. This is the first introduction to the artists and a peek at the works from the upcoming … Continue reading

Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?
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Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?

Given the ongoing protests in Turkey, the theme “Resistance” seems to be appropriately chosen. Especially as Ali Kazma, who is representing Turkey at this year’s biennale, recently joined the solidarity protests on the opening day in Venice. Curated by Emre Baykal, the video series in the Turkish pavilion is an exploration of the body… Continue reading

“It Isn’t So Scandalous, I Hope…” – Oleg Kulik At Regina Gallery In Moscow
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“It Isn’t So Scandalous, I Hope…” – Oleg Kulik At Regina Gallery In Moscow

Spring has arrived, also in Moscow finally, and a great number of new exhibitions are opening every day. Just before leaving Moscow for some days I had the chance to go to the preview of an exhibition at Regina Gallery titled “Frames” and to report to you – this time not about the young scene but about … Continue reading

“I Am A Relaxed And Happy Person” – Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director Of Kunsthalle Wien
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“I Am A Relaxed And Happy Person” – Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director Of Kunsthalle Wien

Who is this man with these expressive black eyebrows? A lot people might know who, as this German is a big name in the art world: Nicolaus Schafhausen, the new director of Kunsthalle Wien (*1965 in Düsseldorf) and curator of the 6th Bucharest Biennale 2014. The New Contemporary met him for a cup of coffee … Continue reading

An Interview With Theremin Queen Dorit Chrysler In New York
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An Interview With Theremin Queen Dorit Chrysler In New York

“Imagine if Marianne Faithful and Nikola Tesla had a love child with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout leader!” (Ann Magnuson of Paper Magazine about Dorit Chrysler). Dubbed the “Theremin Queen” by Village Voice, Austrian-born Dorit Chrysler is hailed as one of the world’s most accomplished theremin players. I … Continue reading

Interview With Hanna Wróblewska – Director Of Zachęta National Gallery
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Interview With Hanna Wróblewska – Director Of Zachęta National Gallery

“Poles Don’t Invest In Things, Rather They Invest In Ideas.” Poland’s war-torn history has shaped the way in which Poles deal with art. “You have to remember that this is the Poland where people lost everything every 20 years and therefore they have learned to only buy things for the next years, maybe five…,” says … Continue reading

Don’t Call It Offspace! – Alexandra Grausam From “Das Weisse Haus”
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Don’t Call It Offspace! – Alexandra Grausam From “Das Weisse Haus”

Another great woman of Vienna’s art scene! Alexandra Grausam likes the idea of alternative art spaces, but as one of the founders of Das Weisse Haus (The White House) she doesn’t want to use the term “offspace”. Das Weisse Haus is an institution. But more than that, it’s young, fresh, and it  has definitely become an important … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Generali Foundation! We Met Director Sabine Folie …
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Happy Birthday, Generali Foundation! We Met Director Sabine Folie …

This year the Generali Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary! Congratulations from The New Contemporary Blog Team. What makes contemporary art so popular? Primarily its visual power. Hence, it is not so common that a corporate foundation focuses on a niche, as it can be seen as an intentional counterpart to the mainstream. Conceptual art and … Continue reading