Aging Pride (group show)
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
17 November 2017 - 4 March 2018
With Aging Pride, the Belvedere has dedicated a comprehensive museum exhibition to the highly topical, socio-political subject of age. It is the first exhibition to contrast historical and contemporary artistic positions on the concept of age with regard to gender roles, the assignment of these roles, and inter-generational solidarity.
These days, the aging process is seen as a deficiency in the public eye. Terms such as ‘anti-aging’ give the impression that aging is something pathological. The prevailing cult of youth endeavours to hide the traces of aging. Aside from negative stereotypes, however, age also indicates power, experience, wisdom, contemplation, lust for life, and triumph over societal conventions. Aging is not only a biological process but a cultural construction, which emerging sciences such as cultural gerontology have dedicated themselves to investigating.
In this show, curator Sabine Fellner demonstrates how artists have succeeded in differently perceiving the possibilities and limitations of age while transcending exaltation and pessimism. In the presented works, artists illustrate how age in all of its facets can be thoughtfully integrated into our lives. In addition to numerous works from the Belvedere collection, the exhibition presents high-profile loans from national and international museums.
Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
Tout Ce Que Le Ciel Permet (solo show)
Le Consortium, Dijon
3 February - 20 May 2018
Anna Fasshauer - Michail Pirgelis - Rebecca Warren (group show)
Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen
4 March – 13 May 2018
Rineke Dijkstra, Rebecca Warren et al.
Für Barbara, curated by Leo Koenig (group show)
Hall Art Foundation I Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg
1 July 2017 - 31 March 2018
The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce a group exhibition, Für Barbara, to be held at its Schloss Derneburg location in honor of recently deceased gallerist Barbara Weiss. A lifelong advocate for women in the arts, Weiss was also a friend of the Hall's and inspired the inclusion of many works by female artists in the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. The exhibition, curated by Leo Koenig, includes over 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, works on paper and videos by an international and multi-generational roster of female artists dating from the 1950s to 2017.
''In and beyond her gallery, Barbara advocated for women of all generations and in all positions in the arts. Her calm resolve and unruffled tenacity never overshadowed the self-determination of her artists, or eclipsed the autonomy of their work. With this exhibition, we celebrate a woman who subtly challenged the status quo by introducing ideas that would have been deemed revolutionary were they presented by any other person. The radical was an everyday occurrence with Barbara, because she presented it as fundamental.''
- Leo Koenig
Hall Art Foundation