Events coming up at or recommended by the
Austrian Cultural Forum of New York
April 23 – 28, 2013
CONCERT | PIANO RECITAL
TUESDAY APR 23, 07:30 PM
Part of a long-standing collaboration with the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present a recital by acclaimed Romanian-German pianist Herbert Schuch. At the forefront of his generation, Schuch interprets works by Thomas Larcher, Schumann, Mozart, and Schubert.
WEDNESDAY APR 24, 07:30 PM
Catch-Pop String-Strong & The First Ethnic Circus Orchestra are Serbian violist Jelena Popržan and Kosovo Albanian cellist Rina Kaçinari, and their ability to build new forms from miscellaneous components, using wit and virtuosity as mortar, is a remarkable skill which they have honed to perfection. Manga. Popržan and Kaçinari play Bach, traditional music from the Balkans or the Scottish highlands, pop songs, improvisations on Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, as well as their own compositions. The duo will perform a second concert at Deutsches Haus at NYU on April 26.
IT’S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID
THURSDAY APR 25, 06:30 PM
The Austrian Cultural Forum is very pleased to host the New York presentation of It’s the Political Economy, Stupid – The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory. This book is based on the exhibition It’s the Political Economy, Stupid curated by the artists Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, which launched a preview exhibition at Open Space in Vienna (2011), continued at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Centre of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (both 2012), and is currently on display at the Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland (until May 26, 2013).
ACFNY SUPPORTED | EXHIBITION
ISCP | OPEN STUDIOS
FRIDAY APR 26 – SUNDAY APR 28
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support the International Studio & Curatorial Program’s (ISCP) Spring Open Studios – a three-day exhibition of international contemporary art. The 27 artists, art collectives, and curators from 20 countries – including Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger – currently in residence at ISCP present work in their studios. Open Studios offers the public access to innovative contemporary art practices from across the globe, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with the production, process, and archives of practitioners working with a diverse range of media, approaches, and concepts. OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 26, 6–9pm
VENUE: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
ACFNY RECOMMENDS | FILM SCREENING
SHADOWS FROM MY PAST
TUESDAY APR 23, 07:00 PM
SHADOWS FROM MY PAST is a documentary film that deals with the mixed emotions of Gita Kaufman, an American Jewish woman upon her return to Vienna, the city she was forced to flee as a child in 1940. While searching for the missing parts of her own past she also seeks answers to questions of moral ambiguity, individual
as opposed to collective guilt, and to what degree today’s generation is responsible for the sins of their fathers and grandfathers.
VENUE: Anthology Film Archives