Dani Gal

Dani Gal

Blood Mountain Projects

Dani Gal, Fields of Neutrality, 2019. 32 mins, HD.

October 10, 2019
Dani Gal
2019 Artist-in-Residence
August 1–October 31, 2019
Blood Mountain Projects


Reading circle: October 08, 6–8pm
Free public event / in English / pre registration and valid photo ID essential / artist will be present
Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Research Centre (3rd floor), Rabensteig 3, Vienna 1010, Austria

Guest lecture: October 24, 1:30–2:30pm
Free public event / presented in English / artist will be present / followed by crit with students
Department of Site Specific Art, Angewandte University of Applied Arts, Paulusplatz 5, Vienna 1030, Austria

Film screening and discussion: October 29, 6–8pm
Fields of Neutrality (32 minutes, HD) 2019
Free public event / subtitles and discussion in English / artist in conversation with Hedvig Turai 
Open Society Archives, Central European University, Arany János u. 32, Budapest 1051, Hungary

Film screening and discussionNovember 15, 7–9pm
Night and Fog (22 minutes, HD) 2011, As from Afar (26 minutes, HD) 2013, White City (25 minutes, HD) 2019 
Tickets required / subtitles and discussion in English / artist in conversation with Noit Banai
Le Studio Film und Bühne c/o Studio Molière, Liechtensteinstraße 37, Vienna 1090, Austria

Dani Gal is a visual artist working in film and sound. He investigates how personal and collective histories and memorisations are produced, selected and carried through time and space. By means of intense research and the examination of historical visual, written and audio documents, his artworks closely connect with political occurrences and contemporary cultural narratives.

From August to October 2019 the artist resides in Vienna on the invitation of Blood Mountain to research at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, to undertake study trips in Central Europe, and to present an expansive programme of public events. 

Gal’s residency is part of Blood Mountain’s research and curatorial programme, The Nordbahnhof Project and reflects the organisation’s founding mission to support the process and production of outstanding creative practices via its artists-in-residence.

Dani Gal (born 1975, Jerusalem) lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Cooper Union in New York. His films and works have been shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2018), Documenta 14 (2017), Kunsthalle Wien (2015), Kunsthaus in Zurich (2015), Berlinale Forum Expanded (2014), Jewish Museum in New York (2014), Kunsthalle in St. Gallen Switzerland (2013), New Museum in New York (2012), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), and the Istanbul Biennale (2011).

Blood Mountain Projects is an independent research and curatorial platform with a mission to examine the cultural past present and potential of Central Europe. Founded in 2010 as a non-profit arts organisation in Budapest, and following many years as an international satellite, it operates since 2018 as a curatorial practice and public programme based in Vienna. Activities include research-based curatorial projects, artists-in-residence, new commissions, public events, education and publications. 

Curator: Jade Niklai
Producer: Blood Mountain Projects

Programme partner: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute 
Event partners: Angewandte University of Applied Arts Vienna, Opens Society ArchivesLe Studio Film und Bühne ℅ Studio Molière 
Supporters: Bundeskanzleramt, Zukunftsfonds

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