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  • Isabell Heimerdinger, Interior 34, 2000, color photograph, 47 1/4 x 63". From “Cinema Like Never Before.”

    Isabell Heimerdinger, Interior 34, 2000, color photograph, 47 1/4 x 63". From “Cinema Like Never Before.”

    “Cinema Like Never Before”

    Generali Foundation
    Wiedner Hauptstraße 15
    January 20–April 24, 2006

    Curated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki

    Citing inspiration from Giuseppe Perella and Michele Mancini’s conceptual groupings of bodies and places in their 1981 study of the films of Pasolini, Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki offer a complex collaborative discourse between film images in an exhibition built around their own and others’ work. Rather than recuperate film-historical forces for the museum, they propose exploded systemic and thematic views of those forces at work in a variety of media. The eleven artists featured range from the unjustly neglected Klaus Wyborni to the better-known Gustav Deutsch and younger practitioners like Astrid Küver. It’s no surprise that Farocki, whose work has often critiqued institutions through preexisting images, should arrive at the insight that curating involves parallel archaeological practices.