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“Into Position”

Bauernmarkt

The big institutions of the Viennese art world are in turmoil, leading some observers to see a paradigm shift in the offing; in the meantime, independently organized projects are where much of the real energy is emerging. At Bauernmarkt, in the city center, for instance, the freelance curator Elsy Lahner, the philosopher Michael Göd, and gallery owner Emanuel Layr (of Galerie Layr & Wüstenhagen) made interim use of empty office spaces and apartments as well as artists’ studios for their curatorial venture “Into Position,” which encompassed discussion groups, a “Mittwochsbar” (Wednesday Bar), an archive in suitcases, and exhibitions of both emerging and established artists organized by a number of invited guests, including the editors of the Austrian art magazine Spike and the curators from the project space Temporary Contemporary in London.

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