Kunsthalle Exnergasse

A Proposal To Call

12 Nov - 19 Dec 2015

Nikolaus Gansterer, Thinking Drawing Diagram, 2011 © the artist
12 November - 19 December 2015

Curated by Vera Lauf and Barbara Mahlknecht

Martin Beck, Ulrich Bröckling, Anne Faucheret, Nikolaus Gansterer, geheimagentur, Alexandra Grausam, Georgia Holz & Claudia Slanar, Suzana Milevska, Klaus Neundlinger, Read-in, Katja Stecher, Studierende der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Team of Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Julia Wieger, amongst others
Display by Seth Weiner

The “Call for Proposals” is a common and increasingly widespread practice in the global art and culture world. The invitation process is a component of an exhibition business practice in which budgets become smaller, work more precarious, the market more global, and the competition increasingly intense. It is the expression of a field of competing projects, whose assessment standards are bound to the logic of providing a prospect.
On the other hand, the “Call for Proposals” method presents a space of the possible: The invitation focuses its attention on potentially new, not yet established projects. The submitted proposals are ideas for scenarios that have not yet been embedded in reality and actual conditions; they speak of a diverse range of creative approaches.
In the form of an experimental exhibition setting, A Proposal to Call investigates both the socio-economic conditions of the “Call for Proposals” process as well as its potentials for artistic and curatorial practices.

Tags: Martin Beck, Nikolaus Gansterer