KUB in NYC: Inside the Work

KUB in NYC: Inside the Work

Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY)

November 11, 2005

KUB in NYC: Inside the Work
12 - 30 November 2005

The Austrian Cultural Forum and Kunsthaus Bregenz
11 East 52nd Street)
New York City

Opening: November 11, 6 - 8 pm

Exhibition concept: Eckhard Schneider
Exhibition design: Sagmeister Inc., New York

The Kunsthaus Bregenz is pleased to showcase itself at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York as a leading international exhibition space for contemporary art with particular emphasis on its significance in todays transatlantic artistic dialogue.

At the core of the exhibition designed by graphic artist Stefan Sagmeister is the overall concept of the indivisibility of architecture, programming, publications, and education. The exhibition as well as roundtable discussions with artists, curators, critics, and architects will highlight the multifaceted picture of the idea Inside the Work a program and a specific curatorial approach, now four years in the making, positing and exploring new artistic approaches to artworks, architecture, and society.

The Kunsthaus Bregenz is located in the most westerly federal state of Austria, nestled in a region of astounding scenic beauty. Lake Constance, the Rhine Valley, and the Alps create a breathtaking panorama for the museum designed by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Conceived as a museum lit by natural light, the building captivates by virtue of its momentous exterior form and the uncompromising implementation of its spatial conception, by its sublime formal and material aesthetic.

The architecture both sets the scale and provides the conceptual impetus for the production of exhibitions. The artists produce new series of works which arise through a dialogue with the building; the Kunsthaus becomes a temporary studio, a research and production site. Since 2001 the Kunsthaus Bregenz has realized twenty-four exhibitions and over thirty projects, succeeding in inspiring artists such as Daniel Buren, Olafur Eliasson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Doug Aitken, Gerhard Merz, Anish Kapoor, Santiago Sierra, Hans Schabus and most recently Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller to create remarkable on-site artworks. Along with large summer exhibitions of work by Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Franz West, Jenny Holzer, and Roy Lichtenstein, the panorama of contemporary art is being broken down into its spectacular contrasts, whereby, thanks to a specific proximity to the work, artistic depth and validity become the absolute standards.

As works are constantly being produced on-site, the KUB has entered many successful cooperations with leading Vorarlberg companies and suppliers, who became indispensable with their innovative technological know-how and continuous support for the museums team of technicians and curator. Within just a few years, the Kunsthaus Bregenz has succeeded in establishing itself as one of the leading international exhibition spaces in Europe with the most compelling exhibition roster in the German-speaking world (Monopol, no. 3 [2005]).

November | 1222 | 2005

KUB Arena at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Artists talk to artists, art critics, and curators about their series of works at the Kunsthaus Bregenz and the current status of their work in the context of production and reception.
Free admission. Reservations for ACF artist talks and lectures are necessary at kub@acfny.org.

Saturday | November 12
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium
Lecture Daniel Buren
Monday | November 14
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium
Lecture Eckhard Schneider (Director, Kunsthaus Bregenz)
KUB as a Studio
KUBs specific mission statement
Artist Talk Franz West and Jason Rhoades
Moderator: Ealan Wingate (Director, Gagosian Gallery, NYC)
Tuesday | November 15
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium
Lecture Rudolf Sagmeister (Curator, Kunsthaus Bregenz)
Curatorial Practice at the KUB
Artist Talk Douglas Gordon and Lynne Cooke (Curator, Dia Art Foundation, NYC)
Wednesday | November 16
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium
Artist Talk Thomas Demand and Michael Rush (WPS1 Art Radio, NYC)
Thursday | November 17
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium
Lecture Santiago Sierra
Friday | November 18
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium

Architecture as a Platform |
Peter Zumthor in conversation with artists
The architect who designed Kunsthaus Bregenz talks with artists for whom KUBs architecture served as a defining standard and conceptual inspiration for the production of entire series of work.
Saturday | November 19
6:30 pm | ACF Auditorium Eckhard Schneider (Director, Kunsthaus Bregenz)
Introductory statement on the significance of KUBs architecture for the production of new work groups.
Artist Talk Hiroshi Sugimoto and Peter Zumthor

Monday | November 21
6:30 pm | The Cooper Union (Great Hall)
Artist Talk Olafur Eliasson and Peter Zumthor Organized by Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Austrian Cultural Forum for KUB in NYC. Co-sponsored by the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union.
In collaboration with the Architectural League of New York.

Venue: The Cooper Union (Great Hall), 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please note that there are no reservations for this specific event required, admittance is on a first-come first-served basis. Free admission.

Tuesday | November 22
5:00 pm | Parsons The New School for Design Light as a Vision
This forum focuses on the question of the importance of light for artists, architects, and museum representatives in contemporary museum architecture. Is the Kunsthaus Bregenz, as a daylight museum, a model for a museum of the future? Introductory statements followed by a roundtable discussion with representatives from architecture, art, and museums examine the new challenges and standards for museums with respect to appropriate lighting design for the works presented. Representatives from New York institutions will be present to discuss their current lighting design projects.
Light as a Vision: in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design and Zumtobel Staff.

Opening words by Paul Goldberger (Dean, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC) and introductory statement by Eckhard Schneider (Director, Kunsthaus Bregenz)
Keynote Speakers and Roundtable: Olafur Eliasson, Michael Govan (Director, Dia Art Foundation, NYC), Paul Marantz (lighting designer), Hani Rashid (Asymptote, NYC), Donna De Salvo (Associate Director for Programs and Curator, Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC), Hiroshi Sugimoto, Marianne Stockebrand (Director, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas) Peter Zumthor Moderator: Peter M. Wheelwright (Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Interior Design, and Lighting, Parsons The New School for Design, NYC)

Venue: Parsons The New School for Design; The Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
(212) 229-8955 x 2910. Please note that there are no reservations for this specific event required, admittance is on a first-come first-served basis. Free admission.

Free admission to all events, reservations for ACF lectures required. For reservations contact kub@acfny.org.

KUB in NYC Partners
A project of KUB in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Artists Daniel Buren, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Douglas Gordon, Jeff Koons, Jason Rhoades, Santiago Sierra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Franz West
Galleries and Institutions in New York
303 Gallery, The Architectural League of New York, Dia Art Foundation, Gagosian Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, Parsons The New School for Design, Sonnabend Gallery, Whitney Museum of American Art
Curators and Critics
Lynne Cooke, Paul Goldberger, Michael Govan, Scott Rothkopf, Michael Rush, Donna De Salvo, Marianne Stockebrand, Peter M. Wheelwright, Ealan Wingate
Hani Rashid, Peter Zumthor
Lighting designer
Paul Marantz
Sponsors and Supporters
State of Vorarlberg, Federal Chancellery Arts Division, Wirtschaftskammer Vorarlberg, Montfort Advertising, Zumtobel Staff, Hypo Landesbank Vorarlberg, Vorarlberg Tourismus, Vorarlberger Medienhaus, ORF Vorarlberg, Mäser Digital Media, Bregenz Tourismus, HS Art Service Austria.
Partners and Sponsors
The Kunsthaus Bregenz would like to thank its partners for their generous financial support and the cultural commitment that goes along with it.

Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street (betw. Fifth and Madison Aves.)
New York City
212 319 5300

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