June 4, 2006 - Secession - New Presidency of the Secession
June 4, 2006

New Presidency of the Secession

New Presidency of the Secession
At the vote on May 16, Barbara Holub was elected President of the Secession by a large majority.

Secession, Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna
Tel: 43-1-5875307-21, Fax: 43-1-5875307-34

www.secession.at/

Barbara Holub, born in 1959 in Stuttgart, lived in Salzburg from 1964 through 1977, before studying architecture. Since then, her work as an artist has focused on questions of the public domain and communications. In 1999, together with Paul Rajakovics, she founded “transparadiso”, a platform for projects spanning urbanism, art, and architecture.

The electoral procedure, the subject of heated debate prior to the vote, led to the formation of an almost entirely new board, rather than following the alternative suggestion made by Barbara Holub of allowing individual candidates to be chosen from a list. The board is constituted as follows:

Thomas Baumann
Sabine Bitter, Vice President
Christoph Hinterhuber
Barbara Holub, President
Nicolas Jasmin (N.I.C.J.O.B.)
Johanna Kandl
Anna Meyer
Flora Neuwirth
Werner Reiterer, Vice President
Eva Schlegel
Ingeborg Strobl
Christian Teckert
Martin Walde

Besides continuing to position itself within the international context, the Secession also plans to experiment with cultural practices. This will involve a questioning of the borders, limits, and transitions between various genres and deep-rooted notions of artistic production. The institution of the artists’ association will be treated as a place of discourse where conditions and mechanisms of presentation can be negotiated, and where additional new forms can be worked towards. In the coming months, the new board will address the issue of the forms that might be taken by a timely, advanced, artist-run institution.

The exhibition program is fixed until the end of June 2007. The new board looks forward to working on these exhibitions and will be drawing up the program from summer 2007 over the coming months.
Current Exhibitions
STEFAN SANDNER
Hauptraum

DAVE HULLFISH BAILEY ELEVATOR
Galerie

KRISTINA LEKO BEWEIS NR. 4: JEDE/R MENSCH IST EIN/E KÜNSTLER/IN
Grafisches Kabinett

until June 25, 2006

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For further information and photographic material please contact:
Urte Schmitt-Ulms
Secession, Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna
Tel: 43-1-5875307-21, Fax: 43-1-5875307-34
presse@secession.at

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