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pillars of memory:
  8. märz25. mai 2008
 26. mai–18. juli 2008
 19. juli–19. sept. 2008
 20. sept.–31. okt. 2008
  15. april–20. juli 2009
 21. Juli–15. sept. 2009
16. september 2009–28. mai 2010
29. mai–17. juni 2010
18. juni–20. sept. 2010
21. september 2010–28. april 2010
29. april 2010–17. juni 2011
18. juni–23. september 2011
24. september31. oktober 2011

1. november 201130. april 2012
1. mai–15. juni 2012
16. juni–14. august 2012
15.august–28. oktober 2012
13. oktober 2012–15. märz 2013
16. märz–9. mai 2013
10. mai–12. juli 2013
13.juli–11. oktober 2013
12. oktober–6. november 2013
7. november 2013–24. april 2014
25. april–13. juni 2014
14. juni - 9. september 2014
10. september–29. oktober 2014
30. oktober 2014–19. juni2015
20. juni–15. september 2015
15. september–03. november 2015

6. november 2015–30. märz 2016
1.april 2016–13.mai 2016
14. mai–30. september 2016
1. oktober–3. november 2016
4. november 2016–30. märz 2017
31. märz–31. mai 2017
1. juni 2017-18. august 2017
19. august - 10. september 2017
11. september - 17. november 2017
eva brunner-szabo  ·  richard schütz  ·  roland schütz
hiroko inoue  ·  arno schmid/hans jörg zauner  ·  wienstation
behruz heschmat  ·  jakob lediger/paul roza  ·  ernst logar
martina gasser/elizabeth mcglynn 
·  martin krenn  ·  wechselstrom
darran leaf
frederic morton

ingo neu

  aferdite pashku
mara mattuschka
eva brunner-szabo
dorothee golz
andre alves
howard myers
fred misik
regina goetz
behruz heschmat
masc foundation - 39 dada
masc foundation 2013
gertrude schneider
wolfgang ammer
michael kos
oliver marceta
reinhold kirchmayr
chris landreth / ryan larkin
andreas bertagnoll
merna el-mohasel
sayoko kinoshita
ralf marsault & heino muller
angela wiedermann
gerhard kofler · elena filatova · thomas redl
ana efe · anna fabricius · thelma herzl
nanni balestrini
shimon lev und friedemann derschmidt
eva-maria geisler
maria lassnig
heinz  großkopf

howard myers / walter arlen

edith arlen wachtel      walter arlen      ernest dichter

  pictures of the opening

säulen der erinnerung – pillars of memory
art meets contemporary history in public space

"we need to restore the past to make the future possible."
(jean-luc godard)

public space with its memorials is in some sense the spatial zone of non-privacy, the obverse of individual memory. public space can be seen as a vehicle of collective memory, wherein memorials serve as pillars of non-oblivion and awareness of collective history. individual memory, on the other hand, is that zone where individual past is stored. evoking and touching private memories within public space is therefore, regardless of their content, provocative in itself.

the temporary art project „säulen der erinnerung – pillars of memory“ is not mainly about admonition, commemoration or provocation, but the starting point of a process which makes public space a vehicle of discourse with the past. this happens in two ways: first, by changing the name of the yppenplatz to "edith arlen wachtel and walter arlen piazza" for eight months; secondly, by having artists design advertising pillars.

"there is nothing in this world more invisible than memorials."
(robert musil)

on behalf of all the victims of national socialism, edith arlen wachtel and walter arlen are placed in the centre of the arts project „säulen der erinnerung – pillars of memory“. both are jewish emigrants, who grew up in ottakring and are grandchildren of the founder of the retail store dichter. as living images of memory, they are brought back to the place where they spent their childhood and youth in the 1920s and 30s: the brunnenmarkt in the 16th district of vienna.

since 2005 and over the course of several exhibitions, "grundstein" has addressed the history of the dichter family and their store, which they owned until 1938. 2006, the "sammlung dichter" was brought into being as an homage to the exiled family. in october 2007, edith arlen wachtel and walter arlen visited vienna during the exhibition "dichter herbst", resulting in a close relationship to many of the exhibiting artists.

eva brunner szabo, martina gasser, behruz heschmat, hiroko inuoe, jakob lediger, ernst logar, martin krenn, elizabeth mcglynn, paul roza, arno schmid, richard schütz, roland schütz, wechselstrom (renate pittroff, christoph theiler), wienstation, hans jörg zauner

künstlerische leitung:
eva brunner szabo, richard schütz, roland schütz

idee und koordination:
heinrich schneider
should we stay or should we go now
© roland schütz


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