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15 Sep 2010

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna presents Attitude and Canon

Still from a video of Alan Cicmak, Eric Kläring, Lisa Lampl and Lisa Rastl

Attitude and Canon
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


22 September 2010, 7.30 p.m. Exhibition:
23 September 2010 - 24 October 2010 Venue: xhibit, exhibition rooms of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Opening hours:
Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm

Claudia Kaiser
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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Vienna

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Artists: Matts Leiderstam and Alan Cicmak, Eric Kläring, Lisa Lampl, Lisa Rastl

Curator: Søren Grammel

Exhibition on the occassion of the opening of the new exhibition rooms xhibit.

The new conception of the Academy's second floor exhibition areas also includes a spacious new gallery for contemporary art and presentations of the Graphic Art Collection adjacent to the Gallery of Paintings and the new foyer: xhibit.

For the joint opening of xhibit and the Gallery of Paintings, Søren Grammel, the Academy's curator-in-residence, and the Swedish artist Matts Leiderstam, who develops new perspectives on historical pictorial motifs and compositions in his installations, have conceived the exhibition project Attitude and Canon together with the students Alan Cicmak, Eric Kläring, Lisa Lampl, and Lisa Rastl. Both the involved students' and Leiderstam's works are recent productions relating to the specific context of the Academy's Gallery of Paintings and Graphic Art Collection. This 'implemented' exhibition situation is aimed at creating updating vectors concerning the collection and the mode of its presentation. The approach not only focuses on the place and the practice of collecting, but also on the choreography of the presentation and the grammar of art-historical decision-making.

Attitude and Canon is based on the combination of teaching and art production and thus also explores the possibilities of work offered by an academy's own collection.