Vienna's Independent Scene as an International, Decentralized Institution
Samstag, 04. März 2023 - 18:00 Uhr
„Das dezentrale Fundament einer Kunsthauptstadt“
Hosted by Pinacoteca
Transcript of a panel discussion between Zuzana Ernst, Martin Fritz (Moderation), Katharina Höglinger, Bruno Mokross, Michael Part, Matthias Sohr, Vincent Weisl and Luisa Ziaja. Published and edited by Francis Ruyter and Bruno Mokross
An early discussion at an Independent Space Index Stammtisch led to a proposal that Vienna’s independent scene could be considered a large and diverse intergenerational institution, presenting hundreds of exhibitions and projects per year, creating a responsive web of international networks.
Questions about the role of these small collaborative cultural initiatives run parallel to those of valuation of individual artistic effort. This gives us a clue to what the ‘mission’ of such a decentralized institution might be. What should strategies of re-presentation be, whether it be through festivals, joint exhibitions, institutional invitations, or historical analysis?
This is the edited transcript of a panel discussion with Zuzana Ernst, Martin Fritz (Moderation), Katharina Höglinger, Bruno Mokross, Michael Part, Matthias Sohr, Vincent Weisl and Luisa Ziaja.