YACA Young Austrian Contemporary Art & Counterparts worldwide 2008 – 2021 – Cancelled

For safety reasons the exhibition showcasing Styrian art has been cancelled. This year unfortunately, there will be no Zu Gast am Schlossberg/ Visiting Schlossberg Mountain I am afraid. Any other exhibitions in the Bell Tower are not related to the series nor myself.

The exhibition YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & Counterparts worldwide created for the Bell Tower Liesl for April 2021 will comprise and showcase a collection display of Contemporary Austrian Art with focus on the region Styria surrounding Graz and international counterparts that have been collected by myself over the course of the period 2008 until 2021.

Coinciding with the travel to New York from 3rd May until 17th of May 2021 my curatorial selection presents works by Styrian artists Daniel Hafner, Clemens Hollerer, Marlene Hausegger, Roswitha Weingrill & Marko Lulic as artists from Austria and a limited edition print titled Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2013 by Dan Graham as a counterposition for international art from the US to mark an arch between Graz, Austria and our temporary office in New York. Symbolising the prolonging of our office in Baker Street in London, these two works of the collection will travel to subsequently in June 2021.

The showcasing of the work Queen Beatrix, 2008 by Clemens Hollerer, who was the first artist I collected coming from upper Styria marks the beginning of my collecting Styrian art and working with artists from the region Styria surrounding the City of Graz and presents this work first shown in the Netherlands in the crowning hall of the then still regent Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Dan Graham’s exhibition Dan Graham – Contemplation in February 2019 in the Kitchen Gallery in Graz, Austria marks my collection endeavour of international art from the US that originally started with collecting the limited edition video work You called me Jacky by Pipilotti Rist in 2013 at Walther Koenig Book Store at Art Basel.

The counterposition of the Austrian artist Clemens Hollerer as one of the first artists I collected and referring back to the exhibition Dan Graham – Contemplation draw the attention to engaging with art in today’s time locally but at the same time being carried out into the world which was marked by the opening of my office in London last year in October 2020 showcasing the exhibition Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt in November 2020.

Taking time and pause as Contemplation implies by engaging with contemporary art without concerns of our daily life. Like in the previous two exhibitions in 2020, I will continue to provide access to the Bell Tower during the exhibition period only on a very limited basis for families or small groups of people at a time.

The Schlossberg Mountain per se provides a possibility to take time away from the hectic city centre to pause from our day-to-day routine and nearly feel on a holiday by taking the walk uphill towards the Bell Tower Liesl that by means of the heritage surroundings allows for creation of the feeling of being in a remote place as I most recently wrote in the limited edition art book series Horizon & Time Jump on the work of Alfredo Barsuglia published in 2020, which will be presented coinciding with the exhibition opening.

It is not necessary to register but waiting time might occur when groups arrive at the same time. From last year’s experience however, it can be said that this rarely incurs a long waiting time or allows for a short introduction to the art on display by myself as curator of the exhibition and art collector of the AØH Art Collection Haberz.

For a more in-depth guided tour please register under my mobile phone no. +43 664 182 8678 or under dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org The guided tours and access to the exhibition is free of charge, the works on display serve as recommendations for acquisitions of contemporary Austrian art but will not be for sale.

We would like to thank our long-term sponsor Real Estate Department of the City of Graz for their continuing support and the Miles Christie Trust for the loan of the works.

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment


AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office:
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8010 Graz
Austria

Exhibition Space:
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Schlossberg 6
8010 Graz
Austria

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YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) and counterparts worldwide going New York May 5th until 14th 2021

The final curatorial selection has been made today and shows the Austrian painter Elisabeth Pfniss in counterposition with American conceptual artist Dan Graham. This way the arch between New York in the US and Graz in Austria is created.

The fragile work Frau in Rosé/ Woman in Rosé, 2020 by painter Elisabeth Pfniss is using several layers of paint in drip technique and a continuous over-painting process on Japanese paper that thereby becomes three-dimensional when shown unframed, like in her second series, last year in London becoming opaque when the light shines through and is a unique work of six parts.

The counterposition with the limited edition work Sketch for Two Way Mirror/ Hedge Arabesque, 2013 by American minimal and conceptual artist Dan Graham builds that bridge between Austria and the US and references the pavilions by the artists as his sculptural work.

The counter-position of the two artists shows the three-dimensionality that is absent but still to grasp by means of understanding the conceptual approach Dan Graham took to visualise the sculpture created, like a preview of what will be on view to make us understand what his sculptures look like, aiming to realise the work in real life. An architectural approach at the same time, to show what can be created. Lisson Gallery represents Dan Graham and thereby the bridge to his gallery is achieved at the same time, which we will visit during our stay in New York.

Elisabeth Pfniss’ three dimensional approach is fine and nearly not to grasp when the works are behind glass but upon second view these layers created over several weeks become visible.

Austria versus America and the bridge we build, very close when it comes to visual art and the time invested in the works, captured.

The exhibition series YACA (Young Austrian Contemporary Art) & counterparts worldwide has been developed in 2008 to promote Austrian Contemporary Art internationally and counter-position emerging contemporary artists with internationally renowned artists to increase the value of their art and allow for them to live of their artistic practise.

After extensive exhibitions in a small gallery space in the centre of the City of Graz in Austria from 2008-2012, the exhibition series Zu Gast am Schlossberg/ Visiting Schlossberg Mountain takes place since 2015 in the Bell Tower Graz on Schlossberg Mountain where artists are provided the possibility to create new installations, especially for this heritage protected building.

Last year in November 2020 the first international exhibition took place in London in our Baker Street office under the title Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt going London 2020 which showcased art from Austria focusing on the region Styria surrounding Graz, Austria and three international positions Reiner Heidorn, Kathrin Weber and Tonino Gottarelli in collaboration with the Fondazione Tonino Gottarelli, curated by Daniela Haberz, M.A. for the Bell Tower Liesl, showcased in Graz in October 2021 and exhibited subsequently at AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited in London  in November 2021.

More here: Paintings Painted/ Malerei Gemalt Details

We would like to thank the Christie Collection for the loan of the work by Dan Graham.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon and all my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment

Contact:

Daniela Haberz, M.A., Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Wealth Management limited to the assessment in moveable assets in Art & Art Investment

Head office:
Schoergelgasse 32/1/6
8010 Graz
Austria

Exhibition Space:
Glockenturm/ Bell Tower Graz
Schlossberg 6
8010 Graz
Austria

Office London:
AØH Art Consultancy Haberz Limited (By Guarantee)
83 Baker Street
London W1A 6AG
United Kingdom

Mobile UK: +44 759 265 7030
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E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
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Lee Ufan – In Between/ Dazwischen & Public Sculpture Relatum April 2022

Selected Site for the Public Commisson/ Ausgewählter Ort für die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum, Graz, Austria

For the English version please scroll down******

Die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum betitelt Relatum – The Leap zu Deutsch RelatumDer Sprung wurde vom Koreanischen Künstler Lee Ufan für den Skulpturengarten an der Mur für die Stadt Graz kreiert und in Beziehung zur neu entstandenen Holzbrücke gesetzt, welche die zwei Flussufer in diesem Gebiet im Bezirk Gries, das gerade im Zuge des Murkraftwerkbaus neu entwickelt wird, verbindet und die Weiterentwicklung meines Skulpturengarten an der Mur ermöglicht, der durch eine Skulptur des Österreichischen Künstlers Alfredo Barsuglia auf der anderen Murseite im Grünanger Park, der von den Grazerinnen und Grazern für Sport- und Freizeitaktivitäten genutzt wird, seinen Ausgang nahm.

Wie in meinem kuratorischen Konzept zu Lee Ufan’s Ausstellung Lee Ufan –  In Between/ Dazwischen entwickelt für den Grazer Glockenturm für April 2022 im Rahmen der Ausstellungsreihe Zu Gast am Schlossberg geschrieben, referenziert Relatum das Lateinische Wort Relatus, zu Deutsch Reden oder Bericht erstatten, sowie Relato, Widerhallen, im Bezug auf die Skulptur der Widerhall der umgebenden Landschaft, eingerahmt durch die Skulptur.

Zusätzlich, bezieht sich der Titel auf den Sprung entlang des Flussufers, sowie das spiralförmige Hin und Her zwischen der existierenden Skulptur, dem architektonischen Element der Brücke und dem bogenförmigen Sprung seiner Skulptur, eingefroren und sichtbar gemacht als skulpturales Element. In Mitten der Luft beginnend, an diesem Ort des Flussufers auf dem etwas erhöhten Pfad auftreffend und endgültig mit einem Sprung in die Luft einen Bogen umschreibend, um im Fluss zu landen. In Form eines Tors wird die Szenerie in der Distanz eingerahmt.

Der Teil dazwischen, der zumeist zwei Teilen der Skulpturen von Lee Ufan ist selbst eine Form, der unsichtbare dritte Teil. Eine Kommunikation zwischen den beiden physischen Teilen und dem leeren Raum, festgelegt von Lee Ufan beim Aufbau der Installation, zusätzlich von uns Besucher_innen geformt, als bewegliche Komponente, die sich verschiebt, wenn man davor steht, den leeren Raum dazwischen definiert.

Wie ich einmal in einem Essay über sein Werk geschrieben habe, involviert er die Subjekt-Objekt Beziehung, die wir aus der Psychologie kennen oder aus Foucault’s theoretischen Abhandlungen seines Buches Heterotopien. Der utopische Körper. Gleichzeitig wird eine vierte Komponente hinzugefügt, die geographische Verortung seiner künstlerischen Arbeit im realen Raum, die ich als Weiterentwicklung von Foucault’s Theorie hinzugefügt habe, wir als Menschen definieren den Raum und geben ihm seine bestimmende Funktion.

Lee Ufan beschreibt seine Arbeiten, als für einen Raum entstanden zu sein, situiert von ihm selbst, referenzierend und in Relation zur Umgebung, die skulpturale Installation in Bezug zu dem, was sie umgibt, das rund um die Skulptur zu sehen ist, in klarer Referenz zu den ausgewählten Teilen und der Natur selbst oder dem Ausstellungsraum in dem sie gezeigt wird. Die Umgebung neu definierend und als Referenzpunkt lokalisiert, wenn temporär an diesem Ort gezeigt oder wenn wir eine permanente Installation besuchen, interagieren wir als Besucher_innen mit ihr, den leeren Raum umzeichnend und eine zusätzliche Bedeutung gebend, durch unseren persönlichen Zugang oder Hintergrund. 

Wie vielschichtig wir als Menschen sind, dieser persönliche Hintergrund fügt eine zusätzliche Bedeutungsebene hinzu, wie bei Foucault beschrieben und basiert auf Lee Ufan’s biographischen Hintergrund, auch bezugnehmend auf seine verschiedenen Serien und sein Oeuvre, das er über einen Zeitraum von mehreren Dekaden kreiert hat.

Ein wesentlicher Punkt beim Erschaffen seiner Werke spielen Schatten und Licht, die eine Kommunikation zwischen den Teilen seiner Arbeit beginnen und eine weitere Ebene zu seinen Skulpturen hinzufügt, die über den Tag und die Jahreszeiten hinweg variieren, beeinflusst durch das genaue Platzieren und Zusammensetzen der involvierten Teile, welche diese Kommunikation der Schatten ermöglicht.

Die Relatum Serie von Lee Ufan wurde in mehreren Auftragsarbeiten auf der ganzen Welt umgesetzt, zuletzt im Serpentine Gallery Park unter dem Titel RelatumStage kuratiert von Hans Ulrich Obrist, London, England in 2018, dem Schloss Versailles in Frankreich unter dem Titel Lee Ufan Versailles kuratiert von Catherine Pégard im Jahr 2014 und im Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris unter dem Titel  Relatum, le repos de la transparence (Relatum das Ruhen der Durchsichtigkeit) im Jahr 2013, kuratiert von Louise Hayward, Senior Direktorin der Lisson Gallery, London.

Relatum als Überbegriff seiner Werkreihe involviert immer auch einen weiteren Begriff, wie oben erwähnt, der auf den spezifischen Ort, für den sie kreiert wurde, Bezug nimmt. Im Bezug auf die Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum, von mir in Auftrag gegeben und der Stadt Graz vorgeschlagen, ist dieser Untertitel Der Sprung, bezugnehmend auf die Skulpturen, die in Zukunft noch entstehen werden entlang der Mur, aber auch die fünf Orte, die dem Künstler vorgeschlagen wurden, aus denen er diesen Ort ausgewählt hat.

Der Sprung in der Zeit, wie oben erwähnt, ist ein weiterer Aspekt, der die Entwicklung seiner Skulptur eigens für diesen Ort am Flussufer der Mur für diesen Ort hervorhebt und für den Skulpturengarten an der Mur entworfen wurde, der von mir für die Stadt Graz in meiner Funktion als Leiterin des Skulpturengarten an der Mur und der AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U. entwickelt wurde.

Wir freuen uns den international erfolgreichen Künstler Lee Ufan und seine Assistentin, sowie unsere Projektpartnerin der Lisson Gallery hier in Graz im nächsten Jahr 2022 begrüßen zu dürfen und die Umsetzung der Ausstellung und Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum in enger Kooperation mit seiner Galerie in London und dem Künstleratelier Lee Ufan in Paris, Frankreich sowie der Stadt Graz im Zuge der Umgestaltung der Murpromenade durch den Murkraftwerksbau umzusetzen.

Die Skulptur wird mit lokalen Firmen der Region Steiermark umgesetzt um neue Stellen vor Ort in Graz zu schaffen und dadurch Aufträge in die Steiermark holen um diese zweite Skulptur im öffentlichen Raum im Rahmen des Skulpturengarten an der Mur gemeinsam zu realisieren.

Bei Fragen bitte ich Sie sich gerne an mich unter meiner Mobilnummer: +43 664 182 8678 oder meiner privaten E-mailadresse: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org zu wenden.

Herzlichen Dank im Voraus für Ihre Unterstützung in der Umsetzung dieses Vorhabens und besonderen Dank unserem langjährigen Sponsor Immobilienabteilung der Stadt Graz.

Beste Grüße

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Kuratorin & Vermögensberaterin für Kunst als Investition


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Photo Credit: Relatum Series by Lee Ufan Lisson Gallery, London

The Public Commission RelatumThe Leap has been created by Korean artist Lee Ufan for the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur in Graz, Austria and is set in relation to the wooden bridge connecting the two river banks of the area, currently undergoing development due to the River Mur Power Plant, which allows the development of my Sculpture Garden on the River Mur, started with a project by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia on the opposite River Bank in a small park used for recreation and sports activities by the people living in Graz in 2018.

As described in my curatorial concept on Lee Ufan’s work, for his exhibition Lee Ufan –  In Between/ Dazwischen in the Bell Tower in Graz for April 2022 in the framework of my exhibition series Visiting Schlossberg Mountain, Relatum is referring to the latin word Relatus translating to Talk or Report as well as Relato, Reverberating that can be referred to in this sculpture as reverberating the landscape surroundings, framed by the sculpture.

Furthermore, the leap alongside the river, as well as being spiralled between the existing sculpture, the architectural element, the bridge and his sculpture picturing the leap as the frozen moment in time. Starting in mid air, resting at this point of the river’s side elevated ground above the river bank and finally ending with a leap rising in the air into the water describing an arch picturing and framing the scene in the distance in form of a gate.

The in-between part of usually two parts of the sculpture is a shape in itself and the invisible third part. A communication between the physical parts and the empty space that is defined by Lee Ufan, when setting up the installation, is further defined by us visitors as a third mobile component that deviates and shifts when standing in front of it, defining the empty space in between anew.

River Bank near the Mur Power Plant viewed from the bridge/ Flussufer beim Murkraftwerk von der Brücke aus gesehen, Graz, Austria

As I once wrote in an essay about his work in 2017, he involves the subject object relation as described in psychology or Foucault’s theoretical works in his book On Heterotopia, but at the same time adds an additional fourth component, the geographical localisation of his work in real space which I added as further development of Foulcaut’s theory, that we as humans define a space and give it a dedicated purpose.

Ufan describes his works to be created for the space, placed by himself referencing and relating to the surroundings, putting the sculptural installation into perspective to what surrounds it, what is seen around the sculpture in clear reference to the chosen parts and nature itself or the exhibition space it is shown at, defining the surroundings anew and locating it there as a reference point when being in this place temporarily or when visiting a permanent installation we can interact with as visitors, shaping the empty space and giving it an additional meaning by means of our own access and background.

As multi-facetted as we as humans are this background adds a further meaning as described by Foucault and is based on Lee Ufan’s biographical background as well as relating to the different series and body of works he created over the period of several decades of which a curatorial selection will be on view at the exhibition in the Bell Tower Liesl on Schlossberg Mountain in April 2022.

An important fact in creation of his work plays shadow and light, that starts to communicate between the parts of his work and creates another layer to his sculpture that varies over the day and seasons influenced by carefully placing the involved parts together which make these shadow communications possible.

The Relatum Series by Lee Ufan has been realised in several commissions around the world, most recently in the Serpentine Galleries Park titled RelatumStage, London, UK curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist in 2018, the Château de Versailles in France under the title Lee Ufan Versailles in 2014 curated by Catherine Pégard and in the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France under the title Relatum, le repos de la transparence (Relatum, the resting of transparency) in 2013 curated by Louise Hayward, Senior Director of Lisson Gallery, London.

Relatum as an umbrella title of this work series always involves an additional term as mentioned above, relating to the site it is created for. In case of his Public sculpture commissioned by myself and suggested to the City of Graz this subtitle is The Leap, referencing the sculptures on the River Mur to come but as well the five locations suggested to the artist to select from.

The leap in time as referred to above is another access point that underlines the creation of his installation especially for the location he chose in the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur, that has been created by myself for the City of Graz in my role as Head of the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur and Head of the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz e.U.

We are looking forward to welcoming the renowned artist Lee Ufan and his assistant as well as our project partner from Lisson Gallery here in Graz in Austria next year 2022 and the realisation of the exhibition and public commission in close collaboration with Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom and studio Lee Ufan in Paris, France and the City of Graz, Austria.

The sculpture will be realised involving local companies from the region Styria to allow for new jobs to be created over the due course of the coming year and to bring new work to people from the region to realise this second outdoor sculpture in the Sculpture Garden on the River Mur together.

For further questions or the entire concept please do not hesitate to get in touch under my mobile no. +43 664 182 8678 or my personal e-mail address: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org

Thank you very much in advance for your support in realisation of this endeavour and special thanks to our long-term sponsor Real Estate Department of the City of Graz.

All my best wishes,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Wealth Adviser for Art as Investment

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