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Voluntary Memory concluded the Visual Arts Programme run by artist Anthony Auerbach for the Austrian Cultural Forum London (ACF) since 1999.

The programme began as an experiment to suggest ways of overcoming the isolation common to many foreign cultural institutes, with the emphasis on providing a space for contemporary art events based on artists’ initiatives and international co-operation. The programme has provided a distinctive space in the London art scene and a stimulating context for a wide range of contemporary practices, gaining recognition for innovative and sometimes audacious projects. Anthony Auerbach took on the challenge of turning a small space in an out-of-the-way part of town on into a venue, and, on a sometimes precarious budget, mobilising the energy and commitment of artists and other contributors.

Over 200 artists, architects, curators and critics have taken part in exhibitions, new commissions, residencies, performances and public discussions ...
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last exhibition

Voluntary Memory: imagining the invisible past

Omer Fast, Ori Gersht, Klub Zwei, Miranda Lopatkin, Ann-Sofi Sidén

curated by Alona Pardo and Miranda Lopatkin
Opening 18 November 2004, continues until 19 December 2004
Mon–Fri 0900–1700h, Sun 1400–1800h
Talks, films: Sundays 1500h
Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
T 020 7584 8653 click for a map

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Press office/images: Vargas Organisation, London


previous exhbition

I am not a feminist. I am normal.

Demonstrating some of the possibilities, strategies and discourses that have developed since VALIE EXPORTís pioneering actions spread ĎGenital Panicí in the 1960s. Exhibition put together by Marlene Haring and Anthony Auerbach as part of a season of exhibitions, events and films on the occasion of VALIE EXPORTís retrospective exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London.
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previous project

Video as Urban Condition

a project exploring how video shapes urban experience
all the details at www.video-as.org


browse previous projects in the ACF Visual Arts Programme chronologically alphabetically