January 27 - May 8, 2011


Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Presented in collaboration with Belvedere Vienna

Artists: Herbert BOECKL, Herbert BRANDL, Adam CVIJANOVIC, Thomas ENDER, GELITIN, Antony GORMLEY, Ellen HARVEY, Michael HOEPFNER, Richard JOCHUM, Laura MCPHEE, Koloman MOSER, Christian Philipp MÜLLER, Walter NIEDERMAYR, Lois RENNER, Ed RUSCHA, Gregor SAILER, Michaela SCHWENTNER, Hans SCHABUS, Margherita SPILUTTINI, James Everett STUART, Ferdinand Georg WALDMÜLLER

About The Show

Fünf Räume presents new, site-specific works by emerging Austrian artists, each transforming one of five distinct gallery spaces in the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. All participants, despite their success and renown in Europe and elsewhere, have for the most part not yet been shown in the United States. Thus, Fünf Räume (German for ‘Five Rooms’) allows viewers to experience something unique and original while at the same time providing a glimpse into each artist’s pluridisciplinary practice, primarily within painting, sculpture and installation.

Starting, as it were, at square one, the artists’ installations relate strongly to their previous bodies of work, exploring space, site-specificity and the third dimension. Additionally, the installations will present the intricate architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York’s gallery space from a fresh perspective and will thus allow viewers to experience it in a new light.

Each artist brings something radically different to the table – be it subject matter or their use of material – resulting in a visual representation of the dialogue and zeitgeist surrounding contemporary art-making in Austria. At first glance, the artists appear to employ the visual language of Minimalism. However, upon further investigation, each piece reveals itself to exist within the historical rubric of Austrian artistic practice, touching on many of its universal themes, including an engagement with technology, politics, and spirituality.

Press Release



Herbert BOECKL
Erzberg V (1948)
Oil on canvas
31.9 x 38.2 in
Private Collection

Herbert BRANDL
Untitled (2004)
Oil on canvas
114.2 x 157.5 in
Courtesy of Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna

View of the Königssee from Kehistein (2011)
Flashe and latex on Tyvek
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Installation view at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com

Thomas ENDER
Großglockner mit Pasterze (1832)
Oil on Canvas
15.4 x 21.3 in
Courtesy of Belvedere, Vienna

Untitled (2000)
15.7 x 23.6 in
Courtesy of Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Horizon Field (2010)
Video loop
6 Minutes
Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Markus Tretter

Room of Sublime Wallpaper II (2008)
Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Jan Baracz

Empty Zone (2006)
Diptych, b/w photographs
49.2 x 49.2 in each
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna

Richard JOCHUM
Atlas (2009)
Video loop
0:39 min
Courtesy of the artist

Smoke Above Fisher Creek, Valley Road Wildfire, 40,838 Acres Burned, Custer County, Idaho (2005)
30 x 40 in
Courtesy of Carroll and Sons, Boston

Koloman MOSER
Berggipfel im Schnee (1907)
Oil on Canvas
14.2 x 19.3 in
Courtesy of Belvedere, Vienna

Christian Philipp MÜLLER
Burning Love (2010)
Video loop
39 min
Courtesy of the artist

Franz-Josefs-Höhe (1997)
Diptych, photographs
40.9 x 52.2 in
Private property, Tyrol (Austria)

Alutal 750 (2006)
55.1 x 70.9 in
Courtesy MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna

Now, Then (2001)
Acrylic on canvas
64 x 80 in
Collection Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman NY
Courtesy The FLAG Art Foundation

Hinterer Brunnenkogel (2006)
Aluminum print
47.2 x 59.1 in
Courtesy of Belvedere, Vienna

Das Letzte Land (2005)
Box, model
35 x 42.1 x 38.6 in
Courtesy of Belvedere, Vienna

Bellevue (2008)
Video loop
Color, 9 min
Courtesy of the artist

Erzberg (1995)
Aluminum print
31.5 x 39.4 in
Courtesy of the artist

Ferdinand Georg WALDMÜLLER
Das Höllengebirge bei Ischl (1834)
Oil on canvas
13 x 9.8 in
Courtesy of Belvedere, Vienna

James Everett STUART
Mount Hood from near the Columbia River (1916)
Oil on canvas
18.2 x 30.2 in
Collection of Spanierman Gallery, LLC


Curators Agnes Husslein, Andreas Stadler, William Stover
Exhibition Coordination Natascha Boojar (NY) & Eva Maria Stadler (Vienna)
Exhibition Assistance Georg Bauer, Sophie Fitschek, Olivia Urbanski, Marietta Steinhart, Maria-Theresia Svejda

Supporting Institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: Austrian Airlines, RZB Finance

This exhibition is generoulsy supported by the Government of the Austrian Province of Vorarlberg.

Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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