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CURATED BY_VIENNA 2016: MEINE HERKUNFT HABE ICH MIR SELBST AUSGEDACHT

Wirtschaftsagentur Wien

30.9.–9.10.2016

A city, a topic, more than a dozen locations. Ever since 2009, the Vienna Business Agency with its creative center departure has been coordinating and financing the gallery festival curated by_vienna. The impulse for this year’s edition was supplied by the eponymous essay by author and cultural critic
Diedrich Diederichsen. On the basis of his theories, for a whole month Viennese
galleries for contemporary art showed exhibitions by international curators: In contrast to the times of the avant-gardes, artistic claims of innovation today are premised less on the cutting-off of lines of tradition but rather on the rediscovery
and reinvention of precursors.