What are current trends and specificities of art in Vienna and Graz? How does state funding influence the art that is produced? What is the role of the art writer and critic today? During an intense 10-day stay, international art critics visit studios, meet theorists and curators, discover institutions, galleries and the exhibitions at Curated By in Vienna as well as the Steirischer Herbst in Graz. Each residency ends with a group discussion about their perception of art in Austria and an open exchange of ideas about art writing and criticism with the public.
Carlos Kong, writer, art historian, Berlin (Germany)
Erëmirë Krasniqi, art writer, curator, researcher, Prishtina (Kosovo)
Khanya Mashabela, curator, Cape Town (South Africa)
Xenia Benivolski, curator, writer, lecturer, Toronto (Canada)
Moderation: Klaus Speidel, art theorist, critic, curator, Vienna (Austria)
In cooperation with Verein K.