October 6, 2005 - Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) - The Power of Language/Die Macht der Sprache
October 6, 2005

The Power of Language/Die Macht der Sprache

The Austrian Cultural Forum

Olga Neuwirth, Elfriede Jelinek, VALIE EXPORT (from left to right). Cafe Sperl, Vienna, August 2, 2005. Copyright Elisabeth Wörndl, Salzburg

The Austrian Cultural Forum and the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg present

THE POWER OF LANGUAGE/DIE MACHT DER SPRACHE
Image-Text-Sound/Blld-Text-Ton
VALIE EXPORT, Elfriede Jelinek, and Olga Neuwirth
OCTOBER 8 – NOVEMBER 3, 2005

OPENING RECEPTION:
OCTOBER 7, 2005 | 6 – 8 PM
ARTIST TALK WITH VALIE EXPORT: OCTOBER 7, 2005 | 7:30 PM

The exhibition examines the musical, literary, and visual language of three important protagonists of present-day art. Media artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940), writer and poet Elfriede Jelinek (b. 1946), and composer Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968) are represented with sound, text, image, and light installations that exemplify the meeting of music, literature, film, and fine art.

The show, curated by Barbara Wally, introduces the three artists both as outstanding personalities in the contemporary Austrian cultural scene and through the common sensibilities and themes that unify their work. The three artists have known and appreciated each other for years and have also collaborated on a number of projects. They represent two generations of uncompromising and controversial women who use artistic means to analyze, expose, and critically comment on the human condition and who, in their respective media, work on the development of new, feminine forms of language.

The installations are accompanied by Chromotope portraits of the artists created by Victoria Coeln in her light studio. Carmen Kordas has contributed a video collage of extensive film and video material by and about the artists that conveys their creative processes from the beginnings of their careers to the present.
VENUE
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
212 319 5300 www.acfny.org

OPENING HOURS: MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY | 10 AM – 6 PM
FREE ADMISSION

For information on the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, please visit www.summeracademy.at or write to office@summeracademy.at

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