2022

Viktor Hufnagl – Geometric Theorems

FRANZ JOSEFS KAI 3
Contemporary Art Space
 
In cooperation with the Austrian Society for Architecture as part of the Invited to invite program 

Curators: 
Elise Feiersinger, Gabriele Kaiser, Gabriele Ruff – ÖGFA
 
Duration: 
September 17–October 30, 2022

Opening hours:
Wed–Sun, 12 noon–6 p.m.
Fri, 12 noon–8 p.m.
 
 
The exhibition Viktor Hufnagl – Geometric Theorems is the first installment of Invited to invitea program in which Franz Josefs Kai 3, Contemporary Art Space cooperates with institutions from neighboring fields.The exhibition has been put together by the Austrian Society for Architecture to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Viktor Hufnagl’s birth. An extensive catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition.
 
Viktor Hufnagl (1922–2007) was a pioneer of contemporary school design and an innovator of housing types who viewed his profession as a socio-political enterprise. Demonstrating a clear disposi­tion toward geometric ordering systems, he produced robust buildings and habitats. His school designs for Weiz (Styria, Austria) and Wörgl (Tyrol, Austria), which were organized around large multi-functional atria, changed the course of subsequent planning. The Gerasdorfer Straße housing estate in Vienna embodies his interpretation of a garden city settlement. Hufnagl also devised a comprehensive project for the Danube Canal which aimed to forge a tree-shaded connection between two existing wooded terrains: the Vienna Woods to the west and the Prater to the east.
 
Geometric Theorems sheds new light on his work by taking a close look at a few of Hufnagl’s exemplary schools and housing estates. By incorporating unpublished material from his archives, the exhibition provides a glimpse into aspects of his œuvre that had been overlooked. The new photographs taken by the artist Werner Feiersinger (*1966) depict the present state of Hufnagl’s buildings and reveal the degree to which these concisely ordered structures have remained lyrical places where our day-to-day lives play out.



Events accompanying the exhibition (in German)
(Registration: www.oegfa.at or office@oegfa.at)
 
Fri, Sep 30, 5 p.m. 
The curators' take: "Decoding Viktor Hufnagl"
With Elise Feiersinger, Gabriele Kaiser, Gabriele Ruff 
 
Wed, Oct 12, 5 p.m.
"Viktor Hufnagl's school buildings in the context of postwar educational expansion"  
School tour with Architect Maja Lorbek
 
Fri, Oct. 21, 5 p.m. 
"Scaled Urbanity - Reflections on the Gerasdorfer Strasse garden settlement".
Housing tour with Architect Felix Siegrist
 
Sat., Oct. 22, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 
Gerasdorfer Straße 61 revisited – 40 years on
 
2 p.m.: Guided tour with Architect Johannes Zeininger  Gabriele Tupy, former resident 
3.30 p.m.: Walking tour "The Gerasdorfer Strasse neighborhood" with Architect Ursula Hofbauer 
 
Meeting point: Forecourt, Gerasdorfer Straße 61, 1210 Vienna 
Moderator: Gabriele Ruff, ÖGFA 
 
Fri, Oct 21, 7 p.m. 
Round-table discussion: "School design equals urban design" (Guests tba)
Moderator: Elise Feiersinger, Ulrich Huhs (ÖGFA) 
 
Fri, Oct 28, 7:00 p.m. 
Book discussion:
Easy Reader 10 - Revisited: Am Schöpfwerk. Neu bewohnt & Neue städtische Wohnformen
Guests: Gottfried Pirhofer, Claudia Mazanek, Renate Schnee, Maria Welzig
Moderators: Gabriele Kaiser, Michael Klein (ÖGFA) 


Images:

Exhibition poster: Graphik Hannah Sakai 

Viktor Hufnagl, Perspective of Danube Canal, Vienna, ca. 1975, ink on transparent paper, 109 x 66 cm © Architekturzentrum Wien, Collection

Margherita Spiluttini, Am Schöpfwerk, Housing Estate, Vienna, bw/photography, 24 x 18 cm. © Architekturzentrum Wien, Photo archive Margherita Spiluttini 

Peter Panholzer, Middle School in Weiz (Styria), late 1960s. © Peter Panholzer, Archive Helga Mangel 

Werner Feiersinger, Middle School in Weiz (Styria), 2022. © Werner Feiersinger  

Werner Feiersinger, School Center Wörgl (Tyrol) 2022. © Werner Feiersinger  

Werner Feiersinger, Garden Settlement Gerasdorferstraße, Vienna, 2022. © Werner Feiersinger 

Poster for the exhibition „Neue städtische Wohnformen“, 1966, exhibition by the Austrian Society for Architecture, Blutgasse 3/V, 1010 Vienna. © Austrian Society for Architecture




BLACK PAGES 01–100

Exhibition: 
Mar 23–Jul 31, 2022

Opening hours:​
Wed–Sun, 12 noon–6 p.m.
Fri, 12 noon–8 p.m.
        


BLACK PAGES is an artist fanzine that came to a conclusion after producing one hundred issues over a period of thirteen years. The BLACK PAGES 01–100 exhibition at Franz Josefs Kai 3, Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst takes the form of an extensive installation and pays tribute to this remarkable publishing venture, which was launched in 2009 by Christoph Meier (born in 1980), Ute Müller (born in 1978), and Nick Oberthaler (born in 1981) in Vienna. Over the duration of the exhibition, a series of accompanying events under the title BACK STAGE will bring to life the social and discursive dynamics that have been vital to the project from its inception. 

BACK STAGE #01: Fri, April 9, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Anna Ebner-Quadri of ...and the editions (Vienna), Brigitte Huck, curator and art critic (Vienna), Thomas Geiger, artist and publisher (Vienna), Robert Jelinek, artist and publisher (Vienna) in conversation about publishing and publications in the context of artistic production and social exchange.
 
BACK STAGE #02: Fri, May 6, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hans Schabus, artist and professor for sculpture & space, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Pepo Salazar, artist (Paris) and Pierre Olivier Arnaud, artist and artistic director of the exhibition space La Salle de bains (Lyon) discuss an expanded concept of space in the context of artistic fields of action. 

BACK STAGE #03: FriMay 20, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sophie Nys, artist (Brussels), Boy Vereecken, graphic designer (Brussels), Titania Seidl and Lukas Thaler, artists and founders of the exhibition space MAUVE (Vienna) about the attention crisis and the role of graphic design and artistic publications.

BACK STAGE #04: Fri, June 10, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PERFORMANCE NIGHT
Nicolas Jasmin, "STUDY No. 20 (NOTHING BUT) FLOWERS)"
Barbara Kapusta, "Poem of U"
Josefs Dabernig, "Gas station and petrol statistics for STEYR FIAT CROMA 154 i.e., 22 05 1995 – 27 07 2000" (with Christoph Meier).

BACK STAGE #05: Fri, July 1, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pushing the Boundaries of Photography
A conversation between Marina Faust (artist, Vienna & Paris) and B. Ingrid Olson (artist, Chicago)

BACK STAGE #06: Fri, July 15, from 7 p.m.
Finissage with Performance, Concert and DJ
Roland Rauschmeier, "Akt eine Treppe hinabstürzend Nr. 1" (performance)
Plot Toy, concert: Artjom "Funny Place"
​Michael Gumhold aka elchicofritto

 
BLACK PAGES was conceived as an art exhibition space in print form. This central idea has now been translated into a three-dimensional space. BLACK PAGES 01–100 is devised as a tour across the aesthetic parameters of the artzine and provides insight into the different artistic practices as they relate to exhibiting in the publication format. The individual issues, whose designs reflect artistic positions, appeared in limited editions of 300 copies, came in DIN A5 format, contained a 16-page black and white core, and, as a democratic principle, featured only the artist’s first name as the title. 

BLACK PAGES 01–100 highlights the scope of experimentation the artzine spawned as a medium of presentation, representation, and documentation. A number of artists saw BLACK PAGES as an opportunity to explore forms of visual storytelling, as a medium where photography, film, performance, comics, drawings, object art, and painting could take shape along with language-based art, theoretical reflections, and poetry. The individual issues of BLACK PAGES on display in this show are not only objects inviting to engage with their content, but double as elements of its spatial design. Their arrangement around the room evokes a rhythmic structure reminiscent of musical notations.
 
The design principles guiding BLACK PAGES are reflected on multiple levels throughout the show. Franz and Josef, the names seen on the front and back glass facades of the Franz Josefs Kai 3 exhibition space, appear to echo the first names on the magazine covers. Entering individual exhibition rooms feels like stepping into the core pages of the black-and-white magazine as they appear to be drained of all color by yellow mono-frequency lighting. Under the glass roof of the central area of Franz Josefs Kai 3, leather fauteuils designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1910 create a casual club atmosphere. 

BLACK PAGES has been included, among others, into the collections of the following institutions, libraries, and collections: MACBA, Barcelona, Les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse, Le cabinet du livre d’artiste, Rennes, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Albertina, Vienna, Collection of the City of Vienna, Library of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. BLACK PAGES has been the subject of previous exhibitions at, among others, Kabinett of Salzburger Kunstverein (2018) and Kunstverein Bielefeld (2020/21). BLACK PAGES 01 – 100 is the first show to exhibit this artist fanzine in its entirety. 

Artists:
#01
TOBY - Toby Ziegler (*1972, UK)
#02
ANDREA - Andrea Witzmann (*1970, AT)
#03
HUGO - Hugo Canoilas (*1977, PT)
#04
MICHAEL - Michael Gumhold (*1978, AT)
#05
CONSTANZE - Constanze Schweiger (*1970, AT)
#06
FLORA - Flora Neuwirth (*1971, AT)
#07
BEN - Ben Washington (*1981, UK)
#08
AURÉLIEN - Aurélien Porte (*1981, FR)
#09
URSULA MARIA - Ursula Maria Probst (*1975, AT)
#10
CHRISTOPH - Christoph Bruckner (*1975, AT)
#11
ROLAND - Roland Rauschmeier (*1974, DE)
#12
NATALIE - Natalie Czech (*1976, DE)
#13
GUILLAUME & SASHA - Guillaume & Sasha Pinard (*1971 & *2004, FR)
#14
JANNIS - Jannis Varelas (*1977, GR)
#15
SIGGI - Siggi Hofer (*1970, IT)
#16
LORNA - Lorna Macintyre (*1977, UK)
#17
EZARA & RAINER - Ezara & Rainer Spangl (*1979 & *1977, AT)
#18
ALOÏS - Aloïs Godinat (*1978, CH)
#19
ALEXANDRA - Alexandra Leykauf (*1976, DE)
#20
UDO - Udo Bohnenberger (*1969, DE)
#21
THOMAS - Thomas Kratz (*1972, DE)
#22
LAWRENCE - Lawrence Weiner (*1942 – † 2021, US)
#23
SVENJA - Svenja Deininger (*1974, AT)
#24
SUNAH - Sunah Choi (*1968, KR)
#25
LUCIE - Lucie Stahl (*1977, DE)
#26
SALVATORE - Salvatore Viviano (*1980, IT)
#27
KARL & LINDA - Karl Karner & Linda Samaraweerová (*1974 & *1977, AT)
#28
JONATHAN - Jonathan Binet (*1984, FR)
#29
MEKHITAR - Mekhitar Garabedian (*1977, SY)
#30
JAKOB & MARKUS - Jakob Lena Knebl & Markus Hausleitner (*1970 & n. a., AT)
#31
KRIS - Kris Lemsalu (*1985, EST)
#32
HERWIG - Herwig Weiser (*1969, AT)
#33
THEA - Thea Djordjadze (*1971, GEO)
#34
KLAUS - Klaus Schuster (*1964, AT)
#35
NOËLE - Noële Ody (*1982, DE)
#36
ASTRID - Astrid Wagner (*1982, DE)
#37
LUTZ - Lutz Braun (*1976, DE)
#38
ROBERT - Robert Jelinek (*1967, CZ)
#39
KLAUS - Klaus Weber (*1967, DE)
#40
GERWALD - Gerwald Rockenschaub (*1952, AT)
#41
MANUEL - Manuel Burgener (*1978, CH)
#42
NICO - Nico Vascellari (*1976, IT)
#43
SONIA - Sonia Almeida (*1978, PT)
#44
HANS - Hans Schabus (*1970, AT)
#45
INGEBORG - Ingeborg Strobl (*1949 – † 2017, AT)
#46
FLAVIEN - Jean-Pascal Flavien (*1971, FR)
#47
ANNA - Anna Hofbauer (*1981, AT)
#48
DINO - Dino Zrnec (*1983, HR)
#49
NICOLA - Nicola Pecoraro (*1978, IT)
#50
SARAH - Sarah Lucas (*1962, UK)
#51
CHRISTIAN - Christian Kosmas Mayer (*1976, DE)
#52
LISA - Lisa Holzer (*1971, AT)
#53
TONI - Toni Schmale (*1980, DE)
#54
HEINRICH - Heinrich Dunst (*1955, AT)
#55
ADRIANA - Adriana Lara (*1978, MX)
#56
HAYLEY - Hayley Tompkins (*1971, UK)
#57
REBECCA - Rebecca Morris (*1969, US)
#58
KATE - Kate Levant (*1983, US)
#59
LISA - Francis (Lisa) Ruyter (*1968, US)
#60
ZIN - Zin Taylor (*1978, CA)
#61
OTTO - Otto Zitko (*1959, AT)
#62
PHILIPP - Philipp Fleischmann (*1985, AT)
#63
OLIVER - Oliver Payne (*1977, UK)
#64
SOPHIE - Sophie Nys (*1974, BE)
#65
SAMUEL - Samuel Richardot (*1982, FR)
#66
CÄCILIA - Cäcilia Brown (*1983, FR)
#67
BENJAMIN - Benjamin Hirte (*1980, DE)
#68
BARBARA - Barbara Kapusta (*1983, AT)
#69
MARIUS - Marius Engh (*1974, NO)
#70
WILFRID - Wilfrid Almendra (*1972, PT)
#71
PEPO - Pepo Salazar (*1972, ES)
#72
JOSEF - Josef Zekoff (*1977, AT)
#73
JOSEF - Josef Dabernig (*1956, AT)
#74
LONE - Lone Haugaard Madsen (*1974, DK)
#75
HEIMO - Heimo Zobernig (*1958, AT)
#76
THEA - Thea Moeller (*1985, DE)
#77
TITANIA - Titania Seidl (*1988, AT)
#78
ANNA - Anna Ostoya (*1978, PL)
#79
PIOTR - Piotr Łakomy (*1983, PL)
#80
HEINE - Heine Thorhauge Mathiasen (*1982 DK)
#81
MELANIE - Melanie Ebenhoch (*1985, AT)
#82
STEINAR - Steinar Haga Kristensen (*1980, NO)
#83
SANDRA - Sandra Vaka Olsen (*1980, NO)
#84
GENE - Gene Beery (*1937, US)
#85
LUKAS - Lukas Thaler (*1989, AT)
#86
YUI - Yui Yaegashi (*1985, JP)
#87
MASAYA - Masaya Chiba (*1980, JP)
#88
SARAH - Sarah Ortmeyer (*1980, DE)
#89
GEORG - Georg Petermichl (*1980, AT)
#90
JASON - Jason Dodge (*1969, US)
#91
BIRKE - Birke Gorm (*1986, DE)
#92
JOANNE - Joanne Greenbaum (*1953, US)
#93
B. INGRID - B. Ingrid Olson (*1987, US)
#94
FLORIAN - Florian Pumhösl (*1971, AT)
#95
NICOLAS - Nicolas Jasmin (*1967, FR)
#96
MIKE - Michael E. Smith (*1977, US)
#97
SHARIF - Abdul Sharif Baruwa (*1975, UK)
#98
JUAN - Juan Francisco Vera (*1996, ARG)
#99
CLEMENT - Clément Rodzielski (*1979, FR)
#100
INGA - Inga Danysz (*1990, PL)