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Translocal Scores

Event Label
Organisational Units
Education in the Arts
Location Description
Project Space, Gumpendorferstrasse 6, A - 1060 Wien

An exhibition in two phases as part of the Creative Europe project "New Mappings of Europe", a cooperation of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Muzej Jugoslavie Beograd curated by Simonetta Ferfoglia, Heinrich Pichler and Ruby Sircar.

Opening hours: 14 – 19 h

Fri 31 May and Fri 7 June, 16 h
curator's guides and artist talks

Wed 5. June, 19 h

exhibition-review with Andreas Spiegl and a performance by Hyeji Nam
Sound by Marie Willmann & Pato Wiesauer

Works by
Pato Wiesauer, Sabine Frühstück, Lisa Schmidt Colinet, Ashley Scheirl / Ursula Pürrer, textile designer / unknown

Alaa Abu Asad / Ulufer Celik, Marie Willmann, Tatia Skhirtladze

Rini Swarnaly Mitra / Sumana Akter, Stephanie Misa / Ana de Almeida, Teresa Kurzbauer / Lena Baur / Rebecca Goldschmidt, and a book by Birgit Jürgenssen and Lawrence Weiner

Nina Geschl / Alfred Rottensteiner, Hyeji Nam, Nubauer, Shuvo Rafiqul

Natalie Deewan, Hanna Reiner

This exhibition in two phases presents, developes and picks uo strategical inventions and dispositives, that are able to override distances - in a conceptual field, but as well in very concrete formss of translocality as a spacial/temporary dimension. As a start, constellations of artworks are presented that form up around such concrete fields of activities and methodological approaches - device, displacement, lair and journey, activism, flight. They have been generated in a dialogical process with the involved artists, who thus expose themselves to a personal experience, and include agents from external networks.

In the temporary Project Space Gumpendorferstrasse, a disused and radically skeletonized groundfloor space, the works are located in analogous spacial constellations, however communicate comprehensively via the immanent topic of translation - between contexts of provenance, class and gender, between languages, imaginaries and forms of action.

The exhibition setting of "Translocal Manoeuvres" is activated by a series of dialogical guided tours and community-building events. This productive element of the presentation inform the second phase of the project, the "Translocal Archives", which will focus on film and media, urban narratives, mediation and archives:


Translocal Archives
VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs
Maysedergasse 2/28, 1010 Vienna
opening: 27. Juni 2019, 19 h
exhibition: 28. Juni 2019 –1 4. Juli 2019
with a program of curator's talks and city guides

Contributions by:
Vida Bakondy / Amila Širbegović, Natalie Deewan, Andi Dvorak, Philipp Harder, Tomash Schoiswohl, Rafiqul Shuvo, Ruby Sircar a.o.

New Mappings of Europe is a two-year collaborative project of four art and cultural institutions from Serbia, Slovenia, Austria and the United Kingdom, which generates knowledge about the migrants’ cultural heritage in Europe and makes cultural and art institutions more accessible to minoritarian communities of the first and second generations of migrants as well as to more recent groups of immigrants. The project will consist of co-curated exhibitions, that are not organized for these communities, but are generated in a collaborative process.

The Institute for Education in the Arts / Fashions and Styles has been analysing and interpreting spacial, social and economic developments by examinig translocal collections, respectively accumulations, of material culture throughout the past two years. This context is successively being widened by artistic positions, partnering institution, activists and communities, and is acting out interventions in critical urban zones. The results are sub-curated bodys of works, participative projects, community-oriented events and research-based forms of representation.

Project partners: VBKÖ, Wiener Linien, Gewista, Wienmuseum, 5erHaus,  Verein Wiener Jugendzentren, Avantgarde Properties