June 20, 2012 - Secession - Mutatis Mutandis
June 20, 2012

Mutatis Mutandis

Secession 2012.

Mutatis Mutandis
29 June–2 September 2012

Press conference: Thursday, 28 June, 10am
Opening and summer party: Thursday, 28 June, 7pm

The Friends of Secession invited to: 
Lecture Edgar Arceneaux, 
The Studio, the Social and The Ugly,
the practice of Edgar Arceneaux

Friday, 29 June, 6pm

Friedrichstraße 12, A-1010 Vienna
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–6pm

T +43-1-587 53 07-11
F +43-1-587 53 07-34
office [​at​] secession.at


In 2012 the French curator Catherine David is invited to develop an exhibition project for all exhibition spaces at the Secession.

Mutatis Mutandis
assembles a number of works exploring the complexity of contemporary events, materiality, history, and memories and proposing possible re-presentations. Discontinuous narratives, as well as formal and mental strategies re-editing information and images, are questioning the functioning of visible and invisible structures and networks. They also challenge—through the sometimes paradoxical use of modern and traditional medium—the complexities of contemporary subjectivities.

Babak Afrassiabi, born 1969 in Iran, lives and works in Rotterdam (NL).
Edgar Arceneaux, born 1972 in Los Angeles (USA), where he lives and works.
Hany Armanious, born 1962 in Ismalia (EG), he lives and works in Sydney (AUS).
Louidgi Beltrame, born 1971 in Marseilles (FR), lives and works in Paris (FR).
Elisabetta Benassi, born 1966 in Rome (IT), where she lives and works.
Andrea Branzi, born 1938 in Florence (IT), lives and works in Milan (IT).
Luke Fowler, born 1978 in Glasgow (UK), where he lives and works.
Suzanne Treister, born 1958 in London (UK), where she lives and works.

Catherine David, arts director of Documenta X in Kassel from 1994 to 1997 and from 2002 to 2004 director of Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. After studying linguistics and art history, she worked as a curator at the Centre Pompidou (1981–1990), before moving to the Jeu de Paume (1990–94), both in Paris. Since 1998 she has been head of the Représentations Arabes Contemporaines project, which takes the form of exhibitions, seminars and publications in various European cities. In 2005–06 Catherine David was guest researcher at the prestigious Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, where she continued her work on the Arab world. In 2007 she organised the interdisciplinary event Di/Visions: Culture and Politics of the Middle East at the House of World Cultures in Berlin and Bahman Jalali retrospective at Tapiès Fondation in Barcelona. In 2009 David was curator of ADACH (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage) pavilion at the Venice Biennal. Her latest publication is Hassan Sharif. Works 1973-2011 (Hatje Cantz).

Guided Tours: Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 11am and by appointment.
Permanent Presentation: Gustav Klimt Beethoven Frieze with the Plattform by Gerwald Rockenschaub until 13 January 2013.



Mutatis Mutandis at Secession, Vienna
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