9 March-24 April 2005. This is a unique chance to see the work of 12 artists from eight different countries, all resident in Vienna, that features each artist's take on Viennas Biedermeier epoch. Each artist will produce a new work which can be seen on display in the museums own Biedermeier rooms in the Imperial Furniture Museum, forging a link between contemporary art and a historical period of great cultural and social importance for Austria in particular. These works will draw on the artists own experiences, personal stances and artistic skills through a wide range of media. The aim of the exhibition, at least in part, is to highlight the parallels and contrasts between present day and Biedermeier-era Vienna. The museums Biedermeier rooms are a clear reminder of the tastes, dreams and aspirations of Viennas middle classes offering the perfect backdrop both to the artists creative processes and the end results their new artworks. The twelve participating artists hail from countries as far apart as Australia and Kyrgyzstan. Martin Huxter, Ewa Kaja, Sula Zimmerberger, Kyoko Adaniya-Baier, Klaus Joachim Keller, Fat Velaj, Mansurschon Kasakbaev, Red White, Cynthia Schwertsik, Hubert Blanz and Peter and Inge Braunsteiner.
Photo: Martin Huxter