With the exhibition ON THE ROAD AGAIN, 24 contemporary art projects from Austria, conceived and realised for 23 cities around the world, come together for a joint final presentation in Vienna. The eponymous project spanned a period of three years – call for proposals and selection in 2021, project implementation in 2022, group exhibition in 2023.
The idea was to use the Austrian cultural network abroad and its resources for a post-Covid initiative to encourage artists to create new projects around the world. On the Road Again was to be the first joint call for proposals by the Austrian Cultural Forums for artists from the fields of visual arts and media art. The search was on for concepts for new artistic works or site-specific installations that deal with the theme of the call and the respective host country. site-specific installations for the Austrian Cultural Forums in the following cities: Arad (Cultural Forum Tel Aviv), Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Instanbul, Kyiv, Krakow, Ljubljana, London, Mexico City, New York, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Tehran, Tianjin (Cultural Forum Beijing), Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, Zagreb.
Upheaval in society and ecology – artists confront realities that affect us all worldwide: this was the overarching theme of the exhibition. Our society is in upheaval, as is the economic and political environment in which we live. With the Russian attack on Ukraine, war is back in Europe. And it is the world itself that is changing, not least through the careless actions of man. The aim was to address the broadest possible spectrum of contemporary Austrian artistic creation, beyond age limits, beyond the question of citizenship. The participating artists should only have their centre of life and work in Austria.
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Das Künstlerhaus, Gesellschaft bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Österreichs, ist eine autonome, gemeinnützige Künstlervereinigung. Von ihrer Gründung 1861 bis heute animiert ein offenes, diskursives und interdisziplinäres Programm in Form von Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zum Besuch des Künstlerhauses.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN - Artists almost around the world
18 Feb 2023 - 21 May 2023
Künstlerhaus Vereinigung - Gesellschaft bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Österreichs, Karlsplatz, Wien, Österreich