CHILEAN ARTISTS HOSTED BY THE FOTOGALERIE WIEN
Opening: 8. October 2007, 7pm
Introductory Speeches: Carla Bobadilla, Artist and Curator and Dr. Milenko Skoknic, Chilean Ambassador, Vienna
Finissage and additional programming:
Tuesday 6. November, 7pm
Chilean evening – Travel report DIALOG: Austrian artists hosted in Valparaiso
F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N
Währinger Straße 59/WUK, 1090 Wien
Tues-Fri 2-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Exhibition concept: Vanessa Vásquez Grimaldi, Curator and Director of the galeria de artes visuales h-10 / Valparaiso
Dumping is a commercial strategy where one sets prices so artificially low with the main objective of gaining an upper hand over the competition and thus achieving an expanded control over the market.
The concept of dumping has been chosen to best define Latin American art and especially Chilean art. This works and allows the formulation of a theory over the possibilities of Latin American art, distanced from tropical or exotic historical perceptions to a model of production closer to the actual processes of the global commercialization of goods and services in which the art forms its own rules and gains entrance to a cultural market place.
The gallery h-10 chose 9 artists from Chile in which their works are centered formally or conceptually in the use of photography or the manipulation of it. A further and important aspect dealt with is the inclusion of documentary styled elements focusing on a local identity.
The h-10 gallery would like with this selection of artists to represent contemporary art production in which Latin American identity as well as the role of art is discussed, built upon a model of goods exportation as the central economic goal.
Art Exchange AUSTRIA / VIENNA – CHILE / VALPARAISO (Part 2)
Iris Andraschek / Hubert Blanz / Birgit Graschopf / Georg Petermichl / Jutta Strohmaier / Eva Würdinger
AUSTRIAN ARTISTS HOSTED BY THE GALLERY h10, GALLERY PUNTANGELES and in DUC
Exhibition dates: 25. October – 18. November 2007
Opening: 24. October 2007, 7pm
Introductory speeches: Vanessa Vásquez Grimaldi, curator of the exhibition No Dumping, Director of the Gallery h-10, Valparaiso and Dr. Wolfgang Angerholzer, Austrian Ambassador, Santiago de Chile
24. 10. 07 Opening guided tour and introduction of works by the artists.
25. 10. 07 University / Gallery Puntangeles: Lecture and video screening FOTOGALERIE WIEN, Photo Institutions in Austria – Susanne Gamauf and Judith Pichlmüller / Impetus presentation and discussion with Birgit Graschopf, Georg Petermichl, Students from the Valparaiso University Photography and Michael Jones, Prof. for fine art photography, over the education and placement practices in Vienna and Valparaiso.
Initiated by an offer of the exhibition NO DUMPING – Contemporary Chilean Art (Photography, Video, Installation) from Vanessa Vásquez Grimaldi, artist and director of the Gallery h-10 in Valparaiso and the association to Carla Bobadilla, one of the chilean artists and curators who lives in Vienna, and has previously organized exhibitions of Austrian artists in Valparaiso. Thus the Collective FOTOGALERIE WIEN decided to embark on this exchange program with Valparaiso Chile.
Chile is an emerging land, full of changes whether social, political, or economical, and has an art scene in flux – a Gold Rush frame of mind!
Valparaiso is not the capital city Santiago but rather a small city with a lively art scene highlighted by private initiatives like DUC or the Gallery h-10, has also a very engaged Photography Club and is marked by the fact that the university has taught fine art photography for many years.
The need for exchange, communication, and placement respective to the creation of art with artists and institutions from abroad, mirrors the sense of a new beginning for fine art photography in the early eighties in Austria.
The Collective of the FOTOGALERIE WIEN gave this 3-fold presentation of Austrian artists in Valparaiso the title Dialog. Where the selection of the artists was especially made based upon their work (contextual, theoretical, and also geographical dialog) in regards to the programming and the exhibition site. Furthermore beginning with the formulation of the exchange, a social-cultural dialog, in which the approach to such a project began with bringing out the differences. And finally the dialog that will take place over the presented art on location!