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Events 2010

Exhibition in the Great Hall

Sweet Anticipation. Annual Exhibition 2010/11
Curator: Övül Durmusoglu

Opening: December 8, 2010, 7 p.m.

This year’s annual exhibition of the members of the Salzburger Kunstverein was curated by the turkish curator Övül Durmusoglu.

We all love the anticipation of looking forward to something special. And, in the same way, we love a story that makes us hang on every word until we find out what happens. What if we think of an exhibition as a gesture of inventing a story or stories composed of different works, images, objects and references? And what if we think of an exhibition space as the narrative basis to create a multilayered experience generating anticipation, imagination, and mystery?

“Sweet Anticipation” sets out to explore how to play with the idea of narrative in the form of exhibition making, may it be a thriller, fantasy, or love story. Formed around layers of incomplete narratives and fragments of anticipation, the exhibition wonders about the collective and personal imaginaries at work when we devise our own follow ups, actively taking part in shaping the flow of narratives. As a supplement to the exhibition, a reading space of favorite narratives selected by the members who applied to take part in “Sweet Anticipation,” the staff, and the curator will take place to mark the sphere for the collective imagination of the Salzburger Kunstverein. (Övül Durmusoglu)

Artists: Cäcilia Brown, Katharina Gruzei,
Elisabeth Junger / Severin Weiser, Matthias Klos /
Dagmar Buhr, Marianne Lang, Sina Moser /
Joyce Rohrmoser, Katherina Olschbaur,
Bernd Oppl,Petra Polli, Markus Proschek,
Anja Ronacher / Robert Gruber, Elisabeth Schmirl, Andy Scholz, Christopher Steinweber, Beate Terfloth, Kay Walkowiak

Övül Durmusoglu (born 1978 in Ankara) is a curator and art critic. She studied Visual Arts in Istanbul and Critical Studies in Malmö and curated many projects, among others in Istanbul, Wien, Bergamo und Malmö. In 2007 Övül Durmusoglu received the Lorenzo Bonaldi-Award for Young Curators. She completed numerous trainees, for example at the Dia Art Foundation in New York, the Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture and the Generali Foundation, Vienna. In 2009/10 she was scholarship holder of the “Akademie Schloss Solitude” in Stuttgart and the “Alexander Rave Foundation.”

Photo: Övül Durmusoglu