Translocal Archives exhibition

Translocal Archives exhibition

28 June – 14 July 2019, temporary Project Space Gumpendorferstrasse 6 on the premises of VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Vienna. 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 informs the second phase of the project, the "Translocal Archives", which focuses on film and media, urban narratives, mediation, and archives.

In this second phase and after the "Translocal Scores" at the temporary Project Space Gumpendorferstrasse 6, the exhibition is moving into the site of the VBKÖ - Association of Austrian Female Artist. Here the new or, in relation to the altered referential conditions, newly formulated contributions articulate strategies of observation, tradition, and activation. At the same time, they communicate comprehensively via the immanent topic of translation between contexts of provenance, class, and gender, between languages, imaginaries, and forms of action. The works pick up strategical inventions and dispositives, that are able to override distances - in a conceptual field, but as well in very concrete forms of translocality as a spacial/temporary dimension. It is essential to encourage the shaping of environments through citizen engagement while transcending the traditional boundaries of the art field. In that respect, a mutual exchange with the rich archive of the VBKÖ is as well subject to the exhibition as the discoursive moments and community activities, city walks and interventions in public space, that make up a constituent part of the "Translocal Archives".


As accompanying programme to the exhibition, a city walk in 1050 Vienna with Natalie Deewan and Tomash Schoiswohl, the film programme "Mehrgenerationenunternehmen", curated by Rafiqul Shuvo and Ruby Sircar, a screening of the video programme "Transcending Fantasy, curated by Rosa Wiesauer, and a curator's guide with Vida Bakondy / Amila Širbegović will take place. The events are going to be announced separately.



Contributions by Vida Bakondy / Amila Širbegović, Shabnam Chamani, Irene Lucas, Marie Willmann, Hyeji Nam, Tatia Skhirtladze, Natalie Deewan, Andi Dvorak, Philipp Harder, Tomash Schoiswohl, Sabine Frühstück, Rosa Wiesauer, Nina Geschl / Fabio Otti, Teresa Kurzbauer / Lena Baur / Rebecca Goldschmidt, Pia Nagl / Laura Molnar, Georg Reiter / Veronica Schramek, Rafiqul Shuvo / Ruby Sircar


Curated by Simonetta Ferfoglia, Heinrich Pichler und Ruby Sircar


An exhibition in two phases as part of the Creative Europe project "New Mappings of Europe", cooperation of Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Muzej Jugoslavie Beograd

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

Detail planning and production: Woodworkshop Vienna / Andreas Radlinger

Assistance: Eszter Korodi

Thanks to Elke Gaugele and the Team at IKL, as well as the board of the VBKÖ


Exhibition programme

Phraseology and the Migrating Museum 
Irene Lucas – Workshop
Sunday, 30 June 2019, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Transcending Fantasy 
Rosa Wiesauer – Video Screening
Rosa Wiesauer, Sarah Podbelsek and Mika Maruyama – Talk
Thursday, 4 July 2019, 7 p.m.

Fluchtpunkt Wien 
Vida Bakondy and Amila Širbegović – Curator talk
Friday, 12 July 2019, 7 p.m.

City Walk 1050 Wien 
Guided tour by Natalie Deewan and Tomash Schoiswohl
Starting from 5erHaus, Grünwaldgasse 4, 1050 Wien
Saturday, 13 July 2019, 4 p.m.

Translocal Archives
VBKÖ - Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs
Maysedergasse 2/28, A - 1010 Vienna 
opening: 27 June 2019, 19h
duration: 28 June 2019 – 14 July 2019
with a program of curator's talks and city guides