curated by_vienna 2016: Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht (My Origins? I Made Them Up)
In 2016, the gallery festival curated by_vienna took place for the 8th time. Based on the eponymous essay “Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht” [My Origins? I Made Them Up] by the author, journalist and cultural critic Diedrich Diederichsen, the festival explored questions such as the following:
What is it that prompts artists to increasingly turn towards their role models and how are the corresponding homages, references and quotations revealed in their works?
Which continuities, and also breaches, become apparent when it comes to creating a guiding figure? The participating galleries conceptualized exhibitions on this theme in cooperation with international curators.
curated by_vienna: Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht opened on 8 September 2016. On the occasion of the art fair viennacontemporary (22–25 September 2016) the curated by_vienna Night took place on 23 September 2016 . The exhibitions were open until 15 October 2016.
On 9 September, a symposium on the festival's topic took place at the Vienna Secession. For further information on the programme see this link.