Öffentliche Orte der Kunst II

Jeanette Pacher
Fine Arts and Media Art, Site Specific Art
2018W, Vorlesungen (VO), 3.0 semester hours, course number S02408


By means of weekly explorations into Vienna’s urban matrix, I initially want to raise our awareness for the (omni)presence of art that surrounds us in this city, and to discover and discuss the broad variety of examples of public spaces for art – from permanent art-in-architecture projects and monuments, long-term installations in public space to temporary interventions.

In parallel, with visits to different exhibition venues and sometimes places of production, I want to introduce the participants of this course to Vienna’s art scene and its players; a scene, which thanks to the growing number of new and young initiatives is currently in flow. We will visit and discuss exhibitions in established institutions (museums, Kunsthalle, private exhibition spaces), commercial galleries, and various project spaces (so-called off spaces), and will talk to professionals involved (curators, artists, and others).

The aim is, by the end of the semester, to sketch out a kind of dense “art matrix” for Vienna, an index to be continued based on the numerous places and locations we will then have visited and discussed.

Examination Modalities

show up regularly for and participate actively in the course
contribute to the course with suggestions for the discussion resp. for our explorations into urban art spaces


Fridays from 1:30-3:45 pm

varying locations, to be announced

Key Words

Interventionistische Kunst, Kunst am Bau, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Kurator_in


05 October 2018, 13:30–14:30 Seminar Room Site-Specific Art and Sculpture and Space (preliminary discussion)
12 October 2018, 13:30–15:45 Nordbahnhof , "exploration of the Nordbahnhof premises; presentation of the skater project "Alm" by Florian Berger and introduction to the Wasteland projects by Lara Almarcegui, specifically that about the Nordbahnhof"
19 October 2018, 13:30–15:45 Secession, Friedrichstr. 12, 1010 , "Introduction to the Artist's Association and tour through the current exhibitions, with a focus on Anthea Hamilton's site-specific installation"
09 November 2018, 13:30–15:45 Helmut Zilk Park, 10th district , "Visit with Marusa Sagadin to her temporary installation "B-Girls, Go!" and exploration of the surrounding park and new Sonnwendviertel"
16 November 2018, 13:30–15:45 Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Währingerstraße, 9th district , "introduction to the Kunsthalle Exnergasse and the WUK by director Andrea Löbel, followed by curator's introduction to the exhibition "Choreography of the Frame" by Michaela Schwentner"
23 November 2018, 13:30–15:45 Dornerplatz, 17th district , "urban exploration with Florian Berger followed by the presentation of his video "house of mercy, part 1+2""
30 November 2018, 13:30–15:45 Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse, Spiegelgasse 2, 5. floor (DG), 1010 Wien http://goo.gl/maps/h8gvv , "Gespräch mit der Künstlerin Carola Dertnig zu ihrer Residency und ihrem Film "es ist eh schon alles da" sowie allgemeine Information zum Blickle Raum und Blickle Stiftung "
07 December 2018, 13:30–15:45 Paulusplatz , "Planned publication: brainstorming and discussion"
14 December 2018, 13:30–15:45 VZA7 , "1. meeting with Chico McMurtrie, introduction to his work, 2. visit a mining farm with Sara Bissen"
11 January 2019, 13:30–15:45 Karl-Farkas-Gasse 1, 3rd district , "Introduction to the "mobile urban lab" OPENMarx – future lab"
18 January 2019, 13:30–15:45 Maysedergasse 2, 1st district: VBKÖ – Austrian Association of Women Artists , "Introduction to the association, founded in 1910 by female artists, its current programme and its history and archive, as well as a visit to the current exhibition "
25 January 2019, 13:30–15:45 Seminarraum, Paulusplatz: semester publication (note pad) , "editorial meeting (selection of images and texts; layout ideas)"
01 February 2019, 13:30–15:45 Studios Paulusplatz, 3rd floor: semester publication note pad , "work on the layout"

Course Enrolment

From 03 September 2018, 00:00
via email: jeanette.pacher@uni-ak.ac.at

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Artistic and Research Practice (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)