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Austrian Cultural Forum London

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London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom

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May 2019

Our Way[s] of Life

May 14 - July 19

The ACF London, in partnership with Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, presents Our Way[s] of Life, an exhibition set against a Europe-wide backdrop of resurgent populist sentiment, nationalist identity politics and right-wing movements. The exhibition features recent graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, alongside UK-based artists, whose work explores the deployment of identity in modern political warfare, from traditional communities to cultural histories and family. Each artist acknowledges a unified European character, despite growing division. Featured artists:  Albin Bergström, Alexandra Wanderer, Ann Muller, Calvin Z. Laing, Catharina Bond, Gašper Kunšič,…

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June 2019

Hans Hollein: Alles ist Architektur

June 19 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For this special evening architectural historian Dr Eva Branscome is joined by Prof Jonathan Hill, lecturer at Bartlett School of Architecture, for an in-depth discussion about the famous Austrian postwar architect and his role and importance for the postmodern world.

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Malina – Book Launch

June 26 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coinciding with what would have been Ingeborg Bachmann‘s 93rd birthday, her iconic novel Malina is published by Penguin Modern Classics in Philip Boehm’s revised translation. Penguin, the ACF London and Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature and Culture (IBC) celebrate this occasion with a reading by Heinz Bachmann, the late author’s brother, and Philip Boehm, followed by a conversation with Andrea Capovilla (IBC) about Bachmann’s legacy and central significance within 20th Century literature.

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Our Way[s] of Life Accompanying Event: – Settlement Hierarchy

June 27 | 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Low density settlements are central to European national identities, from the English hamlet with thatched roofs and WI meetings, to Austrian alpine villages, nestled in the mountains. They represent ways of life which for the most part no longer exist, retreats into the past which become romanticised with time and modern sewage management. Accompanying the exhibition Our Way[s] of Life this event will explore varied aspects of quaint history: from Daniela Grabosch’s dark Google Maps journey though Mussolini’s lakeside seat of governance, Salò, now…

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