Sep 6th 2013

The Program

@ Gallery 400

400 South Peoria Street (MC 034) Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, September 6th, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, October 19th

Artists: Will Benedict, Andy Boot, Julia Haller, Tom Humphreys, Lazar Lyutakov, Elisabeth Penker, Panos Papadopoulos, Laure Prouvost, Mandla Reuter, Florian Schmidt, Lucie Stahl, Mladen Stilinović, and Heimo Zobernig.

How do you characterize the artwork of a nation? Or even on a slightly smaller scale: the artwork of a city? Curator Michael Scott Hall attempts to tackle this question—the elusive idea of “Viennese” art—by bringing together a variety of Vienna-based artists. Coming from different backgrounds, generations, and artistic positions, the artists will participate in what Hall has described as “a conceptual gallery on fast-forward.” THE PROGRAM is structured as a series of smaller exhibitions that rotate biweekly, to be seen independently from one another and also as elements of a single project. The fast-paced rotation of the artwork enables a historicizing process of remembering and forgetting the specific details of earlier versions of the show while looking at the present version and reading about what is to come in future versions. It provides the audience with an opportunity to see how different artistic positions can be presented and then re-contextualized, how patterns form and break, how repetition occurs and runs amuck, and how new meanings can be produced and re-produced.

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