vineri, 14 noiembrie 2008


From November 20th Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary presents A Question of Evidence an exhibition with works by Amar Kanwar (India), Raqs Media Collective (India), Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam (India/Tibetan in exile), Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller (Germany) in collaboration with Cybermohalla Ensemble (India), Marine Hugonnier (France/UK), Pak Sheung Chuen (Hong Kong), Heman Chong (Singapur), Khin Khin Su (Burma), Gonkar Gyatso (Tibetan in exile/UK), Qiu Zhijie (China), Amnye Machen Institute (India)

A Question of Evidence presents artists and cultural practitioners that engage with or comment upon the difficulty of creating, collecting, and disseminating evidence-based material around issues such as identity politics, the suppression of human rights, democratic reform, and attempts to restrict free expression and representation. As "narrations of urgency", the works in the exhibition often present multiple perspectives on conflicted or rapidly changing realities, whilst investigating the hybrid nature of the evidence, as being something which is highly constructed, personalized, even possibly fake, contested or cryptic–its authenticity depending foremost on the credibility of the witness.

I would be very happy to welcome you to the artist talks on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 from 2.30 pm until 6 pm at the Himmelpfortgasse 13, 1st floor, 1010 Vienna. The opening of A Question of Evidence will take place at 7 pm.

For accreditation and further information please contact Christina Werner, phone: +43 1 524 96 46 22, fax +43 1 524 96 32 or e-mail

Yours sincerely,
Francesca von Habsburg
Chairman Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Artist Talks
A Question of Evidence

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is pleased to announce a seminar which will take place in the afternoon before the opening, on November 19. The contributions contain theoretical statements as well as presentations by artists and curators. This afternoon is especially dedicated to the discussion of the specific artistic and curatorial practices and positions represented in the exhibition.
Program, November 19, 2008

2:30 pm
Introduction and exhibition preview of A Question of Evidence

3:00 pm
Charles Merewether
The rumor of the archives
Archival practices and crisis of legibility

3:30 pm
Amar Kanwar
Presentation: The Torn First Pages

3:45 pm
Khin Khin Su
Performance, Theater, Action

4 pm
Discussion with Keiko Sei
Artistic and filmic practices in Burma and the Burmese exile communities

4:30 pm
Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller
Presentation of the Cybermohalla Hub and the “minor practices” of the Cybermohalla Ensembles

5 pm
Roundtable Khin Khin Su, Gonkar Gyatso, Amar Kanwar, Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller, Francesca von Habsburg, Aradhana Seth, Daniela Zyman. Moderator: Diana Baldon
All talks will be held in English.

7 pm
Opening of the exhibiton A Question of Evidence (November 20, 2008 – April, 5 2009)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Himmelpfortgasse 13, 1010 Vienna

Artist talks A Question of Evidence
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2.30-6 pm

Participants: Amar Kanwar, Khin Khin Su, Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller, Gonkar Gyatso, Charles Merewether (curator and art critic), Keiko Sei (curator and art critic) and the curators

Roundtable-discussion at 5 pm

Opening: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 7 pm
Duration: November 20, 2008 - April 5, 2009
Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm
Closed from December 24, 2008 to January 6, 2009

Free admission

Thyssen-Bornmisza Art Contemporary
Himmelpfortgasse 13, 2nd floor, 1010 Vienna
T +43 1 513 98 56 29
F +43 1 513 98 56 22 /

Press Relations / Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Christina Werner
w.hoch.zwei. Kulturelles Projektmanagement
Breite Gasse 17/4, 1070 Vienna
T +43 1 524 96 46 22
F +43 1 524 96 32

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