BAUMANN, Daniel (cur.)
Catalogue accompaniyng the exhibition Kontext, Form, Troja with
Valentin Carron, Trisha Donnelly, Christian Egger/Manuel Gorkiewicz/Christian Mayer/Ruth Weismann/Alexander Wolff, Wade Guyton, Roland Kollnitz, Robert Kusmirowski, Pierre Leguillon, Kalin Lindena, Constantin Luser, Lucy McKenzie, Scott Myles, Mai-Thu Perret, Michael S. Riedel/Dennis Loesch, Mathilde Rosier, Isabella Schmidlehner, Misha Stroj. Curated by Daniel Baumann. September 18 – November 16, 2003
It is this year’s edition of the exhibition series Junge Szene, which was initiated in 1983 and takes place every two years at the Secession. Originally reserved to the art scene of Vienna, today it has become an international platform for young artists. Daniel Baumann has invited 21 artists to develop their projects on site.
The exhibition does not focus on new trends, but rather on individual positions, which develop from very different considerations of form and content. Context, Form, Troy is presented in an open mode—there are no presentation walls—so that different positions can enter into a dialogue or dispute with one another. The title of the exhibition indicates principles, on which the works are based: being anchored in both the social and the art context, formal precision, and—with the reference to the Trojan horse—staging foreign bodies in an existing system. [publisher's note]