MAY 22 2009 - AUG 29 2009


Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Negar Ahkami (USA), Ayad Alkadhi (Iraq/USA), Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Algeria/France), Adriana Czernin (Bulgaria/Austria), Katrina Daschner (Germany/Austria), Shadi Ghadirian (Iran), Nilbar Güres (Turkey/Austria), Marlene Haring (Austria), Farheen HAQ (Canada), Princess Hijab (France), Hannah Menne (Austria), Sara Rahbar (Iran), Marjane Satrapi (France), Asma Ahmed Shikoh (Pakistan/USA), Esin Turan (Turkey/Austria)

Press Release

Director's Statement

Curators' Statement


Negar Ahkami, Persian Dolls, 2009, Hand-painted sculptures on shelf, Courtesy Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery (photo David Plakke)

Ayad Alkhadi, Structure, 2009, Mixed media on Arabic newspaper on canvas, Courtesy the artist and ArtSpace Gallery, Dubai

Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Vois-le, 2004, Video, 5 min, Courtesy La B.A.N.K, Paris

Adriana Czernin, Ohne Titel (Untitled), 2006, Colored pencil and pencil on paper, 28.75 x 20 in. , Courtesy Benedikt Ledebur, Vienna (photo David Plakke)

Katrina Daschner, Cartographies of Sex, 2008, 2-part Video Installation, embroidered canvas, Courtesy the artist

Katrina Daschner, Installation View at the ACFNY (photo David Plakke)

Shadi Ghadirian, Domestic Life #02, 2002, C-print, Courtesy Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels

Shadi Ghadirian, Domestic Life #61, 2002, C-print, Courtesy Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels

Nilbar Güreş, Gewichtheberin, 2008, Mixed media collage, Courtesy the artist

Nilbar Güreş, Undressing/Soyunma, 2006, Single Channel Video, Courtesy the artist

Marlene Haring, False Friend (Long Chair), 2009, Hair Covered Chaise-Longue, Courtesy the artist, Installation View at the ACFNY (photo David Plakke)

Marlene Haring, Because every Hair is different, 2007, Photograph, Courtesy the artist

Fahreen Haq, Endless Tether, 2005, 3 channel video installation, Courtesy the artist

Princess Hijab, Hijab Ad classik (Leopard+Eyespatch), 2008/09, print, Courtesy the artist

Hanna Menne , TRINITY, 2009, Mixed media, Courtesy of the Artist

Sara Rahbar, After You #17, 2007, C-Print, Courtesy the artist

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, 2003, Print, Courtesy the artist and Random House Pantheon Books

Asma Ahmed Shikoh, The Beehive, 2006, Mixed media installation, Courtesy the artist

Esin Turan, Livata, 2009, Photograph mounted on aluminium, Courtesy the artist

16 ACF Installation View Upper Gallery
Ayad Alkhadi, Structure I-III, 2009
Sara Rahbar, After You, 2007
Photo David Plakke

17 ACF Installation View Lower Mezzanine
Asma Ahmed Shikoh, The Beehive, 2006
Photo David Plakke

18 ACF Gallery Installation View
Princess Hijab, Hijab Ad classik, 2009
Esin Turan, Livata, 2009
Shadi Ghadirian, Domestic Life, 2002
Photo David Plakke

19 ACF Lobby Installation View
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, 2003
Photo David Plakke

20 ACF Entrance
Shadi Ghadirian, Domestic Life #61, 2002
Adriana Czernin, Verwicklung (Entanglement), 2000
Photo David Plakke


Concept and produced by Andreas Stadler
Curators David Harper and Martha Kirszenbaum (New York) and Karin Meisel (Vienna)
Exhibition Coordination Elisabeth Haider
Exhibition Assistance Natascha Boojar, Anne Marie Butler, Kerstin Schuetz-Mueller, Maria Simma
With generous support from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture; Austrian Airlines; Botstiber Foundation

Supporting Institutions of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York: Austrian Airlines, Botstiber Foundation, Cassina USA, Demel, RZB Finance, The Austrian Wines, Times Square Alliance, Zumtobel Staff

Special Thanks to: Stefan Bidner, Farid Hafez, Karen Hopkins, Gerald Matt, Zeyba Rahman, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery

The Seen and the Hidden: (Dis)covering the Veil at the Austrian Cultural Forum is presented in conjunction with Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas, an unprecedented ten-day festival in New York City celebrating Islamic culture.

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

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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