The gallery festival with international curators in Vienna
Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht
The gallery festival curated by_vienna took place for the eigth time in 2016. 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 has been initiated and organized by the Vienna Business Agency with its creative center departure since 2009 to support cooperation between Viennese galleries and international curators.
curated by_vienna: Meine Herkunft habe ich mir selbst ausgedacht opened on 8 September 2016. On the occasion of the international art fair viennacontemporary (22 to 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 this year's theme of curated by_vienna took place at the Vienna Secession. Please see this link for detailed information on the symposium program.