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Residency: das weisse haus

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Wednesday, November 21. 2007 • Category: News
das weisse haus is a new exhibition space for young contemporary art that will open its doors mid-December 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Their aim is the presentation and support of young Austrian and international artists of exceptional quality. das weisse haus serves as a platform where artists can interact with different spaces, present their work, attract essential publicity, and become integrated into various networks.

Currently das weisse haus is offering a residency to an international curator. The curator shall become part of the local network, creating and nurturing contacts from the local art scene. The duration of the residency will be 2 to 3 months and culminates in an exhibition in which the curator should reflect his/her experiences, presenting works by artists they became acquainted with during the time of their stay. Furthermore, depending on the opportunities available, the the curator should organise an exhibition project back home. Applicants must be curators from abroad, with a special emphasis on North America (USA, Canada) up to 39 years of age. A jury will review all applicants in order to identify a guest curator.

Send the following documents by November 27, 2007:
- photos and description of recent work
- CV, including all personal contact information
- time guidelines, preferred dates of residency

Via post or email to:
Kunstverein das weisse haus
Westbahnstrasse 11 13/1/3
1070 Vienna, Austria
[email protected]

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Job: Curator in residence

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, March 2. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
Curator in residence post, including a university teaching post for curatorial studies (academic year 2007/2008).

Your field of duties covers the continuous curatorial engagement with students and alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna by holding a jour fixe as well as the development and realisation of an exhibition program for the students' Presentation Space (5 projects per term with organisational support by the Office for public relations and exhibition management) as well as a university teaching position of 2 units per week.

•an appropriate university degree (or artistic-scientific qualification that may be considered equivalent);
•excellent knowledge of modern and contemporary art as well as the history of exhibitions;
•proof of curatorial as well as pedagogic and didactic qualities and experience.

Written applications, enclosing a full CV and the reference number 08/2007, should be sent to the stated address by March 15th 2007.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Human Resource Department
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Vienna
Tel.: 0043/1/ 588 16 – 276
Fax: 01 588 16 - 275
e-mail: [email protected]

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is working toward increasing the number of women on all levels of staff, particularly in managerial, scientific and artistic staff positions. Therefore, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna greatly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event that there are applicants with equal qualifications, women will be the preferred candidates. The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is committed to implementing anti-discriminatory measures in its personnel policies. Applicants will not be reimbursed for travelling and accommodation expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the application process.
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