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Book Presentation & Talk
Sophie Thun - Trails and Tributes

Wednesday, 13.09.2023, 6:30 pm
with Christin Müller, Theresa Roessler and Sophie Thun


An der Hülben 3
1010 Vienna, Austria

On the occasion of the release of the new publication by Sophie Thun - Trails and Tributes, SOPHIE TAPPEINER invites together with the VFMK as well as the Kunstverein Hildesheim to a talk in the gallery space.

In the context of the exhibition Taking Notes, Christin Müller (co-curator of the exhibition Trails and Tributes), Theresa Roessler (curator of the exhibition Taking Notes) and Sophie Thun (artist) will talk about the construction of images and appropriation as an artistic practice in the context of archives.

The illustrated book is published on the occasion of Sophie Thun's solo exhibition at Kunstverein Hildesheim (in 2022), by VFMK, with texts by Christin Müller, Torsten Scheid, Alise Tifentale and graphics by Simone Vollenweider.

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VFMK x viennacontemporary

7 September 2023
1–7 PM

8–10 September 2023
1–7 PM
VIP Hour 11 AM–1 PM

Johannesgasse 33,
1010 Vienna

We welcome you at our bar-turned-booth in the mezzanine!

Discover our featured artists and designers and join us for a HAPPY HOUR!


We look forward to seeing you!


5 – 7 PM

Austria's leading international art fair invites you to discover established galleries, exciting newcomers, and curated special exhibitions at the magnificent Kursalon Vienna from 7–10 September 2023.

Like no other fair, viennacontemporary bridges the contemporary art worlds of Western and Eastern Europe and is therefore widely considered a place for surprising positions and discoveries.

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WED - FR: 12 - 6 PM
SAT: 10 AM - 3 PM

We are happy and honored to partner up once again with art:bad gastein and sommer.frische.kunst!

sommer.frische.kunst. 2023 will present art in public space and in historical buildings. Exhibitions will show established and young artists on the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Promenade and other sites in Bad Gastein. The Art Trail will present art in public space. sommer.frische.kunst. 2023 creates surprising encounters to art lovers, visitors and tourists.

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Please join us for a joyful extra hour with casual book presentations, snacks and drinks!

With short book presentations by Eric Asamoah, Christian Heiss, MINING Kollektiv, Katrina Petter and Michaela Putz & the opportunity to have a look at many more new publications.

Wednesday, 28.June 2023
6:30 PM

VFMK Office

Schwedenplatz 2/24
Entrance Laurenzerberg
1010 Vienna

Eric Asamoah
will introduce the concept behind his latest artist-book Beyond The Sky And The Sea. A minimalist white box with three leporellos showing parts of the photographic series of the same name and a booklet with poems inside.

Christian Heiss
will give insights into the book Monks Wear Sandals. Insights of an Architect in which he shares observations and raises fundamental questions such as 'Are trees tired at night?'

MINING Kollektiv
(Friedrich Engl & Ursula Gaisbauer) will introduce the concept behind the publication MINING: Spaces In Transition which deals with the question of how temporary, site-specific art can establish itself as an art form within processes of renovating and dismantling.

Katrina Petter
(head of Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich) will speak about the 14th volume of KOERNOE which documents the abundance of artistic positions and projects that could be implemented in public space in Lower Austria in the years 2020 to 2022.

Artist Michaela Putz will present the prototype of a Kimono inspired by her work series Extinction Ballads.

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Anna Schachinger´s TREFFEN awarded as one of the most beautiful books of Austria

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Andrea Muheims´s Malerei als Selbstgespräch awarded as one of the most beautiful books of Switzerland

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Rivane Neuenschwander´s Knife does not cut fire awarded as the most beautiful book of Liechtenstein.

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Book Presentation in Vienna: Bernhard Leitner - Sound Space Sculpture. Catalogue Raisonné

Please join us for the book presentation of Bernhard Leitner - Sound Space Sculpture. Catalogue Raisonné at University of Applied Arts Vienna, Thursday 11. May 2023, 5:30 pm

Universität für angewandte Kunst
Vordere Zollamtsstrasse 7
3.OG Flux 1
1030 Wien

Buy the publication here.

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Book Launch in Vienna: Beziehungsweisen - A Sense of Relatedness

Please join us for the launch of the annual publication of Kunstraum Lakeside at Vereinigung Bildender Künstler*innen in Vienna Friday 21 April 2023, 7 pm

Vereinigung bildende Künstler*innen Österreichs
Meysedergasse 2/28
1010 Wien

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Book Launch in Vienna: Eisenberger vs Eisenberger

Please join us for the launch of EIsenberger vs. Eisenberger at Christian Eisenberger´s studio in Vienna Friday 21 April 2023, 6 pm

Please register under hello@vfmk.org

Adress to be announced upon registration - limited number of places

Buy the publication here.

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Book Launch in Salzburg: Gunda Gruber. Die Geometrie der Nicht-Ordnung

MDM Salzburg invites you to a book presentation Saturday 22 April 2023, 11 am

Altstadt / Rupertinum
Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 9
5020 Salzburg


With: Gunda Gruber (artist), Andrea Kopranovic (writer), Didi Neidhart (writer) and Tina Teufel (curator).

With Soundinterventions by the artist dua ROT (Franz Bergmüller & Markus Kircher)

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Book Launch in Vienna: Second Edition of "The Anarchistic Amateur's Art & Alphabet"

< rotor > and Institut für Anarchismusforschung Vienna invite you to join the release of the second edition of The Anarchistic Amateur's Art & Alphabet on Tuesday 18 April 2023, 7 pm

Anarchistische Bibliothek &
Archiv / Institut für Anarchismusforschung

Sanettystraße 1
1080 Wien

With: Johannes Gierlinger, Andreas Heller, Lieselotte Liewehr, Hubert Lobnig, Reinhard Müller, studio ASYNCHROME; Moderation: Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer.

In the course of the evening, Lieselotte Liewehr, a descendant of the Müller-Guttebrunn family, and Reinhard Müller, an expert on anarchism and Müller-Guttenbrunn, will have their say, and four artists will speak about their relationship to the author, to the Anarchist Library, and to anarchism.

< rotor > in cooperation with the Verlag für moderne Kunst as a guest at the Anarchistische Bibilothek.

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Book Launch in Amsterdam: On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists´Residencies

DutchCulture | TransArtists invites you to join the book launch at OBA Oosterdok on Thursday 30 March 2023, 5 - 8 pm

OBA Osterdok

Oosterdokskade 143
1011 DL Amsterdam

17.30 – 17.45 Doors open
17.45 – 18.45 Table discussion with the editors of the book, Werker Collective (Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos) and Lara Khaldi
18.45 – 19.30 Performative reading by Giuliana Kiersz
19.30 – 20.00 Drinks

Please note that the number of places available is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Bojana Panevska, Advisor Arts Residencies and International Collaboration.

The publication On Care revolves around the nature of the resident-host encounter. From the outset, the editors did not aim to present an analysis of the operation of individual spheres of artist residencies, but rather to compile in dialogue a polyphonic publication that illustrates the nuances of residency work and artists' experiences, as well as the unstable constellations of artist residencies with its open-ended structure. Artist residency programmes can serve as a model for dealing with the ever-changing contemporary world and societies. All this makes it possible to fulfill the dream of a world where there is a balance between acceptance and separateness. This world offers authenticity, permanent change and constant transformation.

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Book Launch in Graz: Isa Rosenberger in conversation with Sabeth Buchmann

Kunsthaus Graz invites you to join the book launch at Kunsthaus Graz, 24.03.2023, 6 pm

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
8020 Graz

Buy the publication here

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Kunstblick Podcast: Christoph Noe

Christoph Noe is co-founder of the art platform Larry's List, which now regularly inspires over 160,000 followers on Instagram. More than 300 art collectors from all over the world have already been interviewed by Larry's List – including prominent names.

In the context of his work in the art business, Christoph Noe has published several books, most recently a guidebook on how to navigate in the culture industry: "How to Not Fuck Up Your Art-World Happiness".

KUNSTBLICK talked to Christoph Noe exactly about this Art-World Happiness, how the approach of collectors has perhaps changed in the last 20 years, what role the narrative plays in this and why he wouldn’t call himself a collector.



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Artist Talk – Digital Art: Clara Oppel

Public Lecture - DIGITALE KUNST/ Ruth Schnell

Clara Oppel talks about her artistic work and working methods at the intersections of space, sound, installation and sculpture.

Clara Oppel, born 1967 in Germany, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and the University of Design Karlsruhe; artistic collaborator with Bruno Gironcoli and master student with Diet Sayler. Since 2007 internationally self-employed in the field of sound art.

Thursay, March 9, 2023, 2 – 3.30 p.m.
Vortragsraum der Abteilung DIGITALE KUNST
Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1. Stock, 1010 Wien


Buy the artist's catalog BREATHING SPACE here

Radio feature about the artist (Deutschlandfunk Kultur, March 1, 2022)

VOICES Book Review

by Barbara Schmidt

"Wer beim Titel VOICES an berühmte SängerInnen denkt, liegt nur teilweise richtig. Auch Regisseure, Manager, Pianisten, Dirigenten sind Teil der Veröffentlichung. Ihre Gemeinsamkeit besteht aus der Verbundenheit mit der Oper oder zumindest mit der klassischen Musik. Sie erzählen über die definierenden Momente ihrer Karriere, die ausschlaggebenden Situationen, die zum Ergreifen ihres Berufs geführt haben. Der Band versucht einen Bogen zu schlagen „über einhundert Jahre Kulturgeschichte […]: von Caruso über die ‚Goldenen 1950er‘ bis zur Gegenwart“ (S. 22)."

Read the full review here

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Clara Oppel – Breathing Space

On the occasion of the recently published catalog Breathing Space, the artist Clara Oppel talks with Johannes Rauchenberger about her artistic work and working methods as an artist between the interfaces of space, sound, installation and sculpture.

Prior to the Talk, the artist presents the sound object Sfumato, from the collection of the KULTUMUSEUM.

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 7p.m.
KULTUM [Cubus]
free admission

Buy the artist's catalog here

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Finissage & Book Presentation

Peter Garmusch – Studio Cairo

For his project Studio Cairo, the artist Peter Garmusch travelled for a month during 2021 to Cairo where, with his studio as a point of departure, he engaged in an artistic dialogue with the megacity on the Nile. The book tells of this rendezvous with the hidden, the numinous, and the magical. Cloaked cars, elaborately tied-up packages along the edge of a street, abundant accumulations of plastic flowers: Peter Garmusch found the inspirations for his various motifs during intensive walks through Cairo, not at the supposedly beautiful sites.

Friday, February 10, 2023, 7 p.m.
Spektakel artspace
Hamburgerstrasse 14, 1050 Wien



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Win a signed copy of VOICES

Thank you to everyone participating in and attending the VOICES book launch at the Wiener Staatsoper. It has been a pleasure!

As part of the TV broadcast of “Aida” ORF III “Erlebnis Bühne” is raffling three copies of the book – signed by Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Benjamin Bernheim, Christine Cerletti and Thomas Voigt.

Fans who couldn’t attend the talk can write an email with subject “Voices” to erlebnisbuehne@orf.at for the chance to win a signed copy. Good luck!

Rewatch the broadcast here:

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Book Presentation

Günther Selichar - The Double You Series & Nocturnal Offices of Real(i)ties

The Double You Series is based on the eponymous body of works that Günther Selichar created in 2020 -2022. Instead of text, the artist's book contains pictures of words: color images of four different screens with varying pixel shapes and scans from a variety of printed publi-cations featuring diverse fonts. They spell the questions "Who?", "What?", "Where?" "When?" and "Why?", ,which guide journalists investi-gations and structure their output. With his text images, the media artist and theorist draws a line from early printed mass-media reproductions to texts on screens. The book prompts us to reflect on facts, which have lately often been supplanted by narratives.

Published on the occasion of the following exhibitions:
Günther Selichar Schirmherrschaft
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Mönchsberg, 26. 11. 2022 – 12. 3. 2023
Kunstsammlung Gera, 6. 4. — 11. 6. 2023

The Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties by Günther Selichar creates a space in which questions can be posed concerning the origins of photographic images and what lies “behind” them: the production processes, technology, distribution channels, and “SUB | TEXTE” that have decisively influenced and determined the conditions under which they were made. Created between 1981 and 1983, the Nocturnal Office for Real(i)ties takes the reader back to the starting point, as it were, of the critical processing of apparatus-based images and offers a means to identify the discontinuities in discourse and the differen- ces between then and now, while at the same time marking a continuity of criticism and the political.

Accompanying the exhibition
Günther Selichar SUB | TEXTS
Camera Austria, Graz, 10 . 12 . 2022 – 19 . 2 . 2023

Wed, January 25, 2023, 7 p.m.
Secession Wien
Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien

Tue, January 31, 2023, 6 p.m.
Camera Austria
Landkai 1
8020 Graz
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Book Launch, Talk & Book Signing

In conversation with BARBARA RETT.

A journey through 70 years of musical history! On the occasion of the book launch of VOICES, Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Benjamin Bernheim und Bogdan Roščić, three of the 70 participating artists, will speak with Christine Cerletti and Thomas Voigt about defining moments in their careers.

Mon, January 23, 2023,3 p.m.
Gustav-Mahler-Saal der Wiener Staatsoper
Opernring 2, 1010 Wien

Entrance: Herbert von Karajan-Platz/Ecke Opernring, 1010 Wien
at 2.30 p.m.

Admission is free.
For reservation please contact hello@vfmk.org



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