Patrick Baumüller, Severin Hofman, Marlene Haring, Hans Schabus, Catrin Bolt and the collective Monochrom
July 1 – August 14, 2005
Vancouver-based curator Seamus Kealy organized an exhibition of Vienna-based artists through the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the CAG. This project offered an international exchange and collaboration and was aimed to involve and address younger artists. With this exhibition we aimed to create a dialogue between two seemingly disparate art communities of Vancouver and Vienna. Unterspiel brought together work that challenged prevailing limitations of contemporary art and as such, considered the function of the museum and other cultural institutions, and the ephemerality of the avant-garde and then the historicization of such activities. The exhibition considered Austria’s complex and often contradictory art traditions, many young Vienna-based artists continue to tackle notions of identity and cultural difference, and challenge institutional and social structures perpetuating class-confirming policies. Participating artists included Patrick Baumueller, Severin Hofman, Marlene Haring, Hans Schabus, Catrin Bolt and the collective Monochrom.