AØH Familien Stiftung Auktion/ AØH Family Trust Auction 2023

Bøker og Tresnitt by Anselm Kiefer at Astrup Fearnley Art Museum, Oslo 2018 by Daniela Haberz, M.A. for Astrup Fearnley and the artist

The auction for the foundation of the AØH Familienstiftung in Graz, Austria and subsequently the AØH Family Trust in London is readily prepared and will be conducted by the Dorotheum Graz, Austria on my behalf. The auction House in London is so far not yet finalised but an offer by the Dorotheum exists as well for our works in the collection in London, United Kingdom.

The art works from Austrian Contemporary Artists from the past two decades collected by myself as well as art books collected since 1995 will go on sale to benefit the foundation of the AØH Familienstiftung in Graz, Austria and the AØH Family Trust in London, United Kingdom and their goals lined out in the Trust, to support people in hardship and farther education for those with limited financial resources.

The Trust  will be the main goal of the AØH Art Consultancy Haberz from now onwards and exhibitions in due course are no longer planned, as the focus of our work shifts to research and writing art publications, which has been started in 2013 with publication of the first book on the Sistine Chaple and art publications on Evalie Wagner, Daniel Krammer, Rene Berghold, Anna Werzowa and Alfredo Barsuglia in limited edition of 60 copies each, numbered on the back except for the first Sistine Chaple book which had only 10 copies.

The new book on the Sistine Chapel in counter-position with Marina Abramović is finalised and some adaptions have to be made before publishing in print and will for the first time as well be published in Italian language besides our books being published in collaboration with the artists in German and English since 2019.

There are currently no online versions planned until finalisation, as copyrights need to be cleared previous to the publication. Furthermore, from my point of view a real book in limited edition is more precious than an online version.

The current research on Michelangelo’s letters started last year 2022 in May with a travel to the Sistine Chaple in Rome and the research at the British Library in July, October and November on original documents as well as previous research from books here in the Styrian State Library starting from May 2022 with my translations of all the material I could find in Graz, Austria at the Styrian State Library and the National Library in Vienna.

The evaluation of my transcriptions from London and translations for the last journey to London has taken place at the Styrian State Libarary in November/ December 2022 and January 2023 and will be the base for the next book and research under development titled Michelagniolo Uncovered – Michelangelo Buonarotti’s letters, presenting solely original material from Michelangelo himself, transcribed, translated and analysed by myself.

So far research has been conducted on approximately 22 original letters at the British Library, London with a current state of outcome of these letters to be made accessible to the public in a printed book and a Renaissance Italian audio blog which makes the transcription audible. The copyright or all the research is in hands of the AØH Familienstiftung headed by Daniela Haberz, M.A. and Rupert Christie.

To benefit the Trust however, in the future the online versions might be published after clearing all the rights and my Renaissance Italian Audio Blog is planned to be continued as well. So far two readings besides the first series of the blog took place read by myself in two different versions, the final version has been read once and a previous version has been read with background sound of an Icelandic waterfall photographed in August 2021 and Cornelia Parker’s work and Mark Rothko’s Segram Murals photographed in October 2022 at Tate Britain Gallery, London, United Kingdom. The photographs have been looped and the research been read with the background sound in memoriam of Peter Weibel as a spontaneous media art contribution.

We would like to thank our collaboration partners and artists over the past years for their kind support in realisation of the exhibitions here in Graz, Austria and London, United Kingdom.

Daniela Haberz, M.A. for the AØH Familienstiftung Team, Graz and AØH Family Trust, London, United Kingdom


Daniela Haberz, M.A.
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E-mail: daniela.haberz1@gmail.com
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