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The OÖ Landeskultur GmbH presents 2023 exhibition program.
With 15 locations throughout Upper Austria, the O Landeskultur GmbH is the key platform for addressing artistic, cultural, scientific, and social concerns affecting our region and beyond. For 2023, a range of activities and around 40 exhibitions are planned.
Francisco Carolinum Linz features a variety of photographic and media art exhibitions. There is a distinct approach to visual media here, with a strong emphasis on feminist art and the development of new forms of media expression.
The upcoming solo exhibitions will feature interesting photographers such as Micha Brendel, Kurt Buchwald, and Erich-Wolfgang Hartzsch, as well as the uncompromising radical artist Michaela Moscouw (February 1-April 30, 2023). (February 10–May 14, 2023). Eric Asomoah, a young artist with African heritage, is displaying images from his ancestors’ homeland (May 4–September 10, 2023).
Yan Pei-Ming (May 24-August 13, 2023) is represented by his mammoth huge formats that deal with social, political, and personal themes, as well as his own existentialist, among the works of Jana elibská, the grande dame of the Slovakian art scene (June 2–September 17, 2023).
Avatar (September 6, 2023-January 20, 2024) will bring together contemporary artistic viewpoints on the issue of the virtual proxy and contextualize them in an art-historical context.
Sophia Süssmilch will set up her Sanatorium Süßmilch at the Francisco Carolinum and spend a month there (September 29, 2023-January 20, 2024). In talks with specialists, she will investigate whether art may provide solutions to social and personal crises.
The subjects of Mario Klingemann’s generative artworks are artificial intelligence, neural networks, and machine learning. His solo show (October 13, 2023-January 20, 2024) examines code as a piece of art.
The OK Linz is both an exhibition venue and a laboratory for the networked creation of contemporary art trends.
Current shows feature the significant oeuvres of computer art pioneers Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, as well as the CryptoWiener pixel universe (until February 28, 2023). Julia Beliaeva, a Ukrainian artist-in-residence, and Hannah and Lea Neckel, multimedia artists, will have solo exhibitions (March 29–May 21, 2023).
The exhibitions Eva und Adele (June 23-October 8, 2023) and QUEER: Diversity is our Nature (June 23-October 8, 2023) will investigate the highly relevant theme of diversity, incorporating elements of both nature and culture, such as biological findings and current social disputes. This is a theme taken up by Video Club K in Both Sides Now, which has international artists dealing with LGBT culture in their work (November 15, 2023–February 2024).
The Non-Fungible Body festival (June 30-July 2, 2023) and a Carola Dertnig presentation (November 8, 2023-February 20, 2024) will highlight worldwide performance art.
Schlossmuseum Linz offers a comprehensive picture of Upper Austria’s natural, cultural, and artistic history, with an emphasis on collection and study. Special exhibitions focus on current worldwide and regional issues in modern history.
Anna Jermolaewa’s diverse work is on display until March 30, 2023. Following that, an exhibition will be dedicated to the exquisite work of Gerwald Rockenschaub, one of Austria’s most renowned modern painters noted for his severe reduction and accuracy (March 31–July 2, 2023). The program will be rounded up with solo exhibitions by Gerhard Knogler (May 10-September 3, 2023), Markus Huemer (July 29-November 12, 2023), Margret Wertheim (August 25, 2023-January 28, 2024), and Helmuth Gsöllpointner (September 30, 2023-March 2024).
OÖ AIR—Artists and Scientists in Residence Program
This residency program facilitates interactions between worldwide cultural institutions, artists, and scholars. Artists and scholars with roots to Upper Austria can expand their artistic activity overseas, acquiring greater experience or finding inspiration through a shift of viewpoint. The program is being carried out in collaboration with the Austrian Foreign Ministry.
AoCG—Academy of Ceramics Gmunden
This engaging structure will encourage mutual inspiration between one of Central Europe’s leading ceramics manufacturers and modern artists. International artists are invited to work in Gmunden within the factory’s routine operations and to actualize their ideas and ambitions. They are assisted by the Gmundner Ceramics team, which gives assistance and advise.
OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH