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 ...
Omer Fast, Ori Gersht, Klub Zwei, Miranda Lopatkin, Ann-Sofi Sidén
curated by Alona Pardo and Miranda Lopatkin
Press office/images: Vargas Organisation, London
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.
a project exploring how video shapes urban experience