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Events 2018


A Passenger. Annual Exhibition 2018

Every year the Salzburger Kunstverein presents an annual exhibition with artworks by artists who are members of the Kunstverein. In 2018, the Annual Exhibition will be held in the Großer Saal and Museumspavilion, as a partnership with Stadt Salzburg. Artworks in this Annual Exhibition will be available to purchase.

Annual Exhibition
Salzburger Kunstverein 2018

A Passenger

Curator: Andrea Kopranovic

Museumspavilion Mirabellgarten

Opening: We, 12 December 2018, 8pm

Salzburger Kunstverein

Opening: Fr, 14 December 2018, 8pm

“[Humans] are just an algorithm designed to survive at all costs, sophisticated enough to think they’re calling the shots, to think they’re in control, but they’re really just... – Passengers.”

This is a fragmented dialog between Bernard and Ford in the recently premiered second season of HBO’s television series Westworld. Although imbedded in a futuristic, sci-fi world the idea of passing, of being a passenger, is one, that haunts and fascinates humankind all at once and as of always.

Being a passenger is connected to motion, traveling, taking a stroll, passing through, trespassing, mindlessness, free time, drifting, but also to moving from point A to B. For the first time, the annual exhibition takes place at two spaces, separate from each other by a river. It is an opportunity for the visitors to walk through Salzburg’s old town, of being a passenger themselves. Or, to put it in the infamous words of Iggy Pop: “I am a passenger / And I ride and I ride”. (The Passenger, 1977, original score to Trainspotting, 1996)

The members of the Salzburger Kunstverein are invited to submit artistic proposals concerning the nature of passing, motion, traveling, migration, evolution, and meditative states.

Andrea Kopranovic, born in 1991 in Salzburg, is an art historian and architecture theorist. She lives and works in Vienna as the assistant director at the Christine König Galerie. Right now she is also working on her phd thesis at the Department for Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics (ATTP) at the Technical University Vienna. Besides she is regularly appointed co-teacher for the class “Writing about Contemporary Art” at the Salzburg International Summeracademy of Fine Arts.

Application conditions please enquire with Simona Gaisberger.

Photo: © Andrea Kopranovic