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Austrian Cultural Forum London

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28 Rutland Gate
London, SW7 1PQ United Kingdom
http://acflondon.org

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February 2019

Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize Exhibition

February 12 - April 26

The ACF London is pleased to present an exhibition of works by the winners and shortlisted artists from a new photography priye in tribute of the late Austrian emigre photographer Wolf Suschitzky. The ACF London, with the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA) initiated the priye in 2018 to years following the death of Wolf Suschitzky. Reflecting the dual nature of Suschitzky’s identity, the prize was aimed at photographers based in both the UK and Austria. The exhibition will…

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April 2019
Free

Anita Bild: A Cherry Dress – Book Presentation

April 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The turbulent life of Vienna-born dancer, singer, actress and writer Anita Bild mirrors 20th and 21st century Vienna with its political and cultural high- and lowlights. Her son Peter Bild and Dr. Irene Messinger – co-editors of A Cherry Dress – present readings from this fascinating personal memoir, written for Anita’s family in London, where she settled after fleeing her Nazi-ruled homeland. A short performance of Viennese cabaret by Ursula Baumgartl and Dr. Igor Kennaway accompany the evening.

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May 2019
Free

#SharedEurope: Illuminations VI

May 2 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The bonds between the literary communities of Austria and the UK were forged deeply in the shadow of WWII but existed, palpably, in the years before and after. Many of Austria’s most considerable and original authors choose the UK as their new home throughout the last century and this event celebrates those writers. Seven contemporary artists will be asked to respond to the lives and works of Erich Fried, Mela Hartwig, Alfred Marnau, Theodor Kramer, Franz Baermann Steiner, Stella Rotenberg…

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#SharedEurope: Verena Roßbacher and Alissa Walser – A Bilingual Reading

May 8 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event brings together two writers whose works are inspired by the area around Lake Constance which encompasses parts of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and which has long been perceived as a transnational cultural space. Alissa Walser will read from Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik (2010) [Mesmerized, trans. by Jamie Bulloch, 2012], which tells the story of the enigmatic healer Franz Mesmer. Verena Roßbacher will read from Ich war Diener im Hause Hobbs (2018) [I was a Servant in the Hobbs Household],…

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