1. Research Library

        Kontext Kunst: Kunst der 90er Jahre

        Peter Weibel

        DuMont 1993

      1. Catalog of the decade-defining exhibition Kontext Kunst. The Art of the 90s, Neue Galerie im Künstlerhaus, Graz, curated by Peter Weibel (02.10.–07.11.1993). The exhibition proposed (early in the decade) that art practice in the 1990s focused on methods and practices of ‘contextualization’ as opposed to the classic didactic, ideological functions of traditional art. Instead the artists in the exhibition pointed out the formal, social, and ideological conditions of their own making of the work, thus exposing the connection between the (supposedly autonomous) art works and their conditions of production. Institutional critique, feminist positions, critiques of precarious economic conditions and the new forces of globalization were all touched upon in the exhibition. The term ‘Kontext Kunst’ became well known (in Europe, at least). Exhibited artists included: Fareed Armaly, Cosima von Bonin, Tom Burr, Clegg & Guttmann, Meg Cranston, Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Andrea Fraser, Inspection Medhermeneutics, Ronald Jones, Louise Lawler, Thomas Locher, Dorit Margreiter, Kasimir Malewitsch, Katrin von Maltzahn, Regina Möller, Reinhard Mucha, Christian Philipp Müller, Anton Olschwang, Hirsch Perlman, Dan Peterman, Adrian Piper, Mathias Poledna, Stephan Prina, Florian Pumhösl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Julia Scher, Oliver Schwarz, Jason Simon, Rudolf Stingel, Lincoln Tobier, Olga Tschernyschewa, Christopher Williams, Peter Zimmermann, Heimo Zobernig.