PRINT May 2000

International Shorts

Rachel Withers


Money makes the art world go round (to coin a phrase), and a semi-ironic clinking-clanking will surely issue from the Salzburger Kunstverein’s galleries this summer. “Import Export” (July 23-Sept. 10) takes a critical look at art’s role as national product (gross, that is—no pun intended) alongside broader concerns such as the importation of national or regional styles and nonart subject matter. Artists include Rainer Ganahl, Suchan Kinoshita, and Jun Yan. Scandinavians will be exporting themselves to Vienna’s Kunsthalle in “North: Contemporary Art from Northern Europe” (May 26–Sept. 17), which spans the years 1960–2000, with a focus on the ’90s. Venice prizewinner Eija-Liisa Ahtila will show, as will Miriam Backstrom, Knut Asdam, Superflex, Esko Mannikko, and many other increasingly well known northerners. Meanwhile, Scandinavia is preparing to import Middle Eastern

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