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Dorit Margreiter

5 Critical Troublemakers   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Günter Brus, Olafur Eliasson, Clegg & Guttmann, Martin Kippenberger, Dorit Margreiter, Diana Thater, Sofie Thorsen at Austrian Cultural Forum New York December 10th, 2008 - April 3rd, 2009
Posted 1/11/09

The Austrian Cultural Forum is a beautiful skinny sliver of a contemporary art building in midtown Manhattan. Its fluid floors include an exhibition space, a performance venue (mostly free programs), a massive library on Austrian art and culture, offices, and a penthouse for the Director.  Its current show is, but for one exception, not about artists gone wild, as the title may suggest, but in fact of artists providing institutional critique by creating ideal museum spaces that questioned social,... [more]

Ll Does the Personal and the Political Make For Good Art?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Mária Bartuszová, Valie Export, Tomislav Gotovac, Sanja Ivekovic, Sejla Kameric, Bela Kolárová, KwieKulik, Denisa Lehocká, Ulrike Lienbacher, Natalia LL, Dorit Margreiter, Tanja Ostojic, Hans Scheirl, Katerina Sedá, Artur Zmijewski at Austrian Cultural Forum New York September 23rd, 2008 - November 29th, 2008
Posted 10/26/08

Cutting Realities: Gender Strategies in Art is perhaps a year too late, and after having endured the plethora of feminist-inspired exhibitions (some very good and some very bad) in and around New York City during 2007, I question the importance of yet another. One could argue that what makes this exhibit different is its focus on central Europe, a traditionally neglected region in the canon of art history. The curator of the exhibit, in all the didactic materials, emphasizes the political an... [more]

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