Out of the Box. ACF 60th Anniversary Exhibition

17 Jun 2016 – 15 Sep 2016

Regular hours

09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00
09:00 – 17:00

Austrian Cultural Forum

London, United Kingdom


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  • 9,10,52,C1
  • Knightsbridge

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We kick off our celebrations for the Anniversary Weekend with the opening of the exhibition Out of the Box.


Vienna-based art consultancy section.a have been invited to curate an exhibition to celebrate the ACF’s 60th anniversary. They will also present a special edition of their Parabol Art Magazine entitled The Out of the Box Issue at the opening.

The exhibition responds to the site, history and current programme of the ACF through a number of specially commissioned artworks and installations. The diversity and complexity of the works devised for this occasion create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the institution, without being bound to traditional and conventional approaches and narratives. This chiefly involves a different – part critical, part ironic – view beyond representation; margins and everyday occurrences, tracing details, the visualisation and associative extension of found material. Interacting with an unconventional portrait of employees and an acoustic-literary insight into the musical legends of the Cultural Forum, they create the excitement of the exhibition and the magazine.

The exhibition will be on view at the ACF London until 15 September 2016.

Participating artists:
Hubert Blanz AT, Marlene Haring AT | UK, Vesta Kroese UK, Lena Lapschina AT, Manuela Mark AT, oellinger / rainer AT, Edith Payer AT, Kris Hofmann AT | UK and Maruša Sagadin SL | AT

Accompanying Events

Artist Talk
Saturday 18 June, 6pm, ACF London
Exhibition artists will be joined by the curators Katharina Boesch and Andreas Krištof (section.a, Vienna) to discuss their practice and artistic approaches to the 60th anniversary of the ACF London.

Exhibition Tour & Artist Talk
Sunday 19 June, 2pm, ACF London
Curators Katharina Boesch and Andreas Krištof (section.a, Vienna) and the participating artists will lead visitors on a tour of the exhibition, examining the curatorial concept as well as the different artistic approaches.


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