Hans Op de Beeck: Paradigms

6 May 2009 - 6 June 2009

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT

Solo Presentation as Part of the Project "Curated by_Vienna 09"

International curators create exhibitions in 18 Viennese galleries

The City of Vienna is exploring novel ways of cooperation between galleries and curators with its project curated by_vienna 09. For the first time four groups of Viennese galleries have the opportunity to prepare exhibitions together with renowned international curators of their choice.

These exhibitions will open during the VIENNAFAIR on May 8, 2009, and will be on view from May 6 through June 6, 2009. curated by_vienna 09 is funded and coordinated by departure, the funding organization and point of contact of the City of Vienna for creative industries.

With new concepts curators María de Corral & Dan Cameron, Matthew Higgs, Gianni Jetzer and Jérôme Sans will present Vienna’s exciting and multi-faceted gallery scene.

curated by_vienna 09 not only demonstrates the high quality of Vienna’s galleries but also opens up new ways of cooperation between curators and galleries. The participating 18 galleries form four groups of 4-5 galleries each. Each group has selected a curator. The shows take place within the exhibition spaces of the participating galleries, which will be treated as a single exhibition zone.

Born in 1969 in Turnhout, Belgium , lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.The multi-disciplinary visual artist Hans Op de Beeck builds and stages contemporary, fictive urban and household locations, situations and characters that seem extremely familiar to the viewer. These include both lonely spots for reflection and crowded spaces, populated at times by bungling characters who tell us something about the way we live today, the paths we follow and how we attempt - with great ineptitude - to deal with time, space and each other.