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Group show: Why here is always somewhere else (over)

3 October 2008 until 30 November 2008
  Why here is always somewhere else
IRWIN, Retroavantgarde, 1997/2005, Digitaldruck Courtesy Erste Bank-Gruppe
  Badischer Kunstverein

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03 october - 30 november 2008

Why here is always somewhere else

Pawel Althamer, Cezary Bodzianowski, Carola Dertnig, VALIE EXPORT, Heinz Gappmayr, Gorgona, Tomislav Gotovac, Marina Grzinic, Aina Smid, Tibor Hajas, IRWIN, Sanja Ivekovic, Sejla Kameric, Julije Knifer, Milan Knizak, Julius Koller, Jiri Kovanda, Edward Krasinski, Katalin Ladik, Vlado Martek, Natalia LL , OHO, Roman Ondak, Nesa Paripovic, Mladen Stilinovic, Rasa Todosijevic, Milica Tomic, Peter Weibel

With works from Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Bank Group

Curatorial inserts by Alenka Gregoric, Vit Havranek, Antonia Majaca and Prelom Kolektiv

Opening: Thursday, 02 october 2008, 7 pm
Press date: Thursday, 02 october 2008, 11 am

The group exhibition Why here is always somewhere else is dedicated to the conceptual and performative art of Central, East and Southeastern Europe. The exhibition focusses on a selection of works from Kontakt, the art collection of the Erste Bank Group in Vienna. For this first-time presentation of the collection in Germany the curators Alenka Gregoric from Ljubljana, Antonia Majaca from Zagreb, Vit Havranek from Prague and the Prelom Kolektiv from Belgrade have been asked to integrate supplementary contributions of their current work in the exhibition.

The selection of works from Kontakt was developed in cooperation with Walter Seidl, curator of the collection.

The project is supported by the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts, Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Stadtsparkasse Karlsruhe.


25 / 26 October 2008, 11 am
Why here is always somewhere else

Parallel to the exhibition a symposium takes place from October 25th to 26th.
Invited participants: Zdenka Badovinac, Alenka Gregoric, Boris Groys, Vit Havranek, Antonia Majaca, Prelom Kolektiv, Margit Rosen, Walter Seidl, Mladen Stilinovic, Branka Stipancic and Jan Verwoert.

A catalogue will be released on the exhibition and the symposium.

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