|curated by_vienna 09|
||6 May - 6 June 2009|
curated by_vienna 09 is an innovative project that brings 18 Viennese contemporary art galleries together with international curators of high distinction. It aims to explore novel ways of cooperation between curators and galleries. The participating galleries have formed four groups of 4-5 galleries each. Each group has selected a curator (or a team of two curators). The shows will take place within the exhibition spaces of the galleries constituting each group.
curated by_vienna 09 encourages systematic cooperation between galleries and curators. It allows visitors to compare the artworks selected as well as the strategies adopted by the four groups of galleries and their respective curators and thereby gain valuable insight into curatorial practices in a competitive context. The project is coordinated and funded by departure, Vienna's point of contact and funding organization in the field of creative industries including visual arts and the art market.)
The title »INSIDE JOB« references the slang term for a robbery committed with the help of a knowledgeable insider, but it primarily points to the status of the exhibition itself, as a phenomenon that employs both the structure and artistic content of an art gallery, while remaining semi-autonomous from that structure. To the exhibition curators, the space articulated by the curatorial process is one in which each one's direct experience of the particular history of the four galleries is a fundamental tool in shaping the selection and dialogue with each participating artist. For the viewing public, the curator might appear as the ultimate insider, but the unusual pretext for curated by_vienna 09 offers a certain incongruity, in the sense that the curator has neither invented the concept nor selected the spaces, but instead developed a new proposal while working within a relatively narrow given context.
curated by_Maria de Corral and Dan Cameron: »INSIDE JOB«
Galerie Grita Insam
Layr Wuestenhagen Contemporary
Galerie nächst St.Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder
curated by_vienna 09 Press Release as pdf-File