Akbank Art Center, March 18th 7:00PM, İstiklal Cad. No:8 34435 Beyoğlu-Istanbul, TR


This Page Intentionally Left Blank
March 18th - May 17th 2014

Artists: John Baldessari, Fiona Banner, VALIE EXPORT, Kenneth Goldsmith, Wade Guyton, Daniel Hafner, Marianne Holm Hansen, Bethan Huws, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Michael Kargl, Ulrich Kehrer & Agnes Miesenberger, Jörg Piringer, Falke Pisano, Stefan Riebel, Karin Sander, Ignacio Uriarte, Anita Witek — based upon “The Gesture of Writing” by Vilém Flusser

Curator: Franz Thalmair

This Page Intentionally Left Blank is the first in a series of exhibitions based on a wide-reaching research about writing. The original typewritten manuscript of Vilém Flusser’s essay The Gesture of Writing provides its thematic and formal-aesthetic foundation. “To write,” says the philosopher about the basic requirements that should lead to a complete piece of writing, we need “a blank surface, for instance a white leaf of paper; an instrument which contains a matter that contrasts with the whiteness of the paper; the letters of the alphabet; the convention which gives a meaning to the letters; ‘orthography’ = correct writing; the rules which order that language, what is called ‘grammar’; an idea to be expressed in a language; and a motive to express that idea”. Understanding the act of writing as a broad culturally embedded gesture, the exhibition covers artistic, literary, as well as curatorial and editorial fields of action and combines them.


TONSPUR_passage, February 23th 5:00PM, MQ, 1070 Wien


February 24th to March 29th,
Daily 10–20h
8S is A project in collaboration with Matthias Hafner and the Institute for European Ethnology Vienna

© Kay-Uwe Rosseburg

HOT STONES, WET ZONES, FAST MELONS, GROUPSHOW, December 3th 7:00PM, VBKÖ, Maysedergasse 2, 1010 Wien


Styrian awards for visual artists, Exhibition, November 7th 7:00PM, Kunsthaus Graz Space02, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz


Parallel Vienna, October 8th 7:00PM, Altes Telegrafenamt, Börseplatz 1, 1010 Wien


Exhibition, September 27 TH 7:00PM, KHG-Galerie, Leechgasse 24 & Hortus Leech, Zinzendorfgasse 3, Graz