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Galerie M at GALERIE Z

Opening: November 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Duration: November 31-December 30, 2017
Galerie Z, Hard, AT
Curated by Bernhard Buhmann

Artists: Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Bernhard Buhmann, Svenja Deininger, Stefanie De Vos, Daniel Domig, Georg Frauenschuh, Christian Hutzinger, Luisa Kasalicky, Alex Kiessling, Philip Müller, Robert Muntean, Katherina Olschbaur, Fabian Patzak, Drago Persic, Katrin Plavcak, Alfons Pressnitz, Markus Proschek, Bianca Regl, Alex Ruthner, Francis Ruyter, Stylianos Schicho, Käthe Schönle, Martina Steckholzer, Maja Vukoje, Micha Wille, Clemens Wolf, Gerlind Zeilner

Nature at LOFT 8

with Frank Webster

Opening: May 7, 2015, 7pm
Duration: May 8 - June 21, 2015
Loft 8, Vienna, AT

Sensing Architecture

Fabian Patzak and Frank Webster exhibit related yet distinct approaches to their respective urban environments. Patzak’s tightly composed oil paintings depict organized versions of actual buildings in a rather muted palate that have been reduced to their essence. The subjects of his New York-based colleague, on the other hand, consist of shadows of buildings against gleaming dawn or dusk red skies with painted treetop silhouettes. The paintings on exhibition offer viewers entry to the heretofore under acknowledged beauty of European modernist buildings and seemingly abandoned locations in New York. Both Patzak and Webster wander their cities on the lookout for motifs and with a penchant for the urban fringe. A hidden socio-critical undertone lies within the oeuvres of both artists, and is all the more effective for its subtlety. Urbanism is elevated to an entirely new level through painting, these works can be seen as swan songs for perhaps soon-to-vanish facets of our modern habitat the metropolis.

Wolfgang Pichler

4+4=44 at GALERIE SALZMANN

Opening: October 3, 2013
Duration: October 4 - November 23, 2013
Galerie Günter Salzmann, Innsbruck, AT
Curated by Elisabeth Längle

Artists: Siegrun Appelt, Cristina Fiorenza, Markus Hofer, Jochen Höller, Darina Kmetova, Ulrike Lienbacher, Fabian Patzak, Gilles-Henri Polge

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Installation views by Darina Kmetova

Our Haus at the AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NY

Opening: May 16, 2012
Duration: May 17 - August 26, 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum NY, USA
Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley

Artists: Sabine Bitter/Helmut Weber, Judith Fegerl, Rainer Ganahl, Matthias Herrmann, Johanna Kandl, Mathias Kessler, Fabian Patzak, Rainer Prohaska, Time's Up, Wochenklausur

The Austrian Cultural Forum has launched the exhibition Our Haus in celebration of its ten year anniversary. Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley, Our Haus forgoes a typical survey, instead examining the many facets of the Forum’s mission as a place for the presentation of contemporary culture, as a center for the discussion of ideas and establishing cross-cultural relationships. These aspects are presented through recent and newly-commissioned works by ten artists with ties to Austria and New York, who employ the landmark architecture of the Forum to explore themes that celebrate the history and mission of the ACFNY and its role within the city.

The show's bilingual title, Our Haus, speaks to these bilateral cultural navigations. The works included in Our Haus explore the relationship between the building and it’s environment and the architecture of New York, while simultaneously providing the audience with an invitation to participate in the discussion. Our Haus is an exhibition that recognizes the ACFNY as a cultural center, but also as a space for conversation, contradiction, intimacy, and conviviality.