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“Where Have All the Children Gone?” by Dejan Kaludjerovic – Exhibition Opening

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Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien Introduction
Artist, Vienna Abstract
Where have all the children gone?

For the last decade Dejan Kaludjerovi has been preoccupied with children as a leitmotif in his paintings, drawings, photography and videos. Borrowing cues from the advertising sphere, he makes a statement how imagery in the publicity of children has shifted over time. As Walter Seidl writes:  The protagonists in Kaludjerovic s paintings and video works, teenagers and adolescents are forever torn between the step that takes them back into a protected childhood peopled by characters from cartoon and fairy tales, and the step that takes them forward into a consumer-oriented world of glamour in which the economic reality of everyday life and the multiplicity of choice of sexual expression define the nature of the media.

A central theme in Kaludjerovi s oeuvre is how we deal with the present and therefore how it manifests itself in the future. The artist strives to bring to our consciousness the choices we are making today and how they affect life that comes.

Exhibited works:
01. Snake s Kids, 2002
acrylic on fabric, 200 x 250 cm (diptych)
02. Die drei Indianer, 2005
acrylic on canvas, 220 x 180 cm
03. boygirlboy, 2005
acrylic on canvas, 220 x 180 cm
04. Miss60, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
05. Boy20, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
06. Cowboy2007, 2007
acrylic and permanent marker on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
Curator, Kontakt - Art Collection of Erste Group, Vienna

Dr. Erhard BUSEK

Vorsitzender, IDM - Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa, Wien

1959-1963 Studium an der Universität Wien, Juridische Fakultät
1964-1968 Parlamentssekretär im Österreichischen Nationalrat
1966-1969 Vorsitzender des Österreichischen Bundesjugendringes
1972-1976 Generalsekretär des Österreichischen Wirtschaftsbundes
1975-1976 Generalsekretär der Österreichischen Volkspartei
1976-1978 Stadtrat in Wien
1976-1989 Landesparteiobmann der Wiener Volkspartei
1978-1987 Landeshauptmann-Stellvertreter und Vizebürgermeister von Wien
1989-1994 Bundesminister für Wissenschaft und Forschung
1994-1995 Bundesminister für Unterricht und kulturelle Angelegenheiten
1991-1995 Vizekanzler der Republik Österreich und Bundesparteiobmann der Österreichischen Volkspartei
2000-2001 Regierungsbeauftragter der österreichischen Bundesregierung für EU-Erweiterungsfragen
2002-2008 Sonderkoordinator des Stabilitätspaktes für Südosteuropa
2004-2005 Vizepräsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF)
2008-2009 Berater des Außenministers der Tschechischen Regierung in Fragen des westlichen Balkans während der EU-Präsidentschaft 1. Hälfte 2009
2000-2012 Präsident des Europäischen Forums Alpbach
 Aktuelle Funktionen:
2005-2014 Vorsitzender der ERSTE Stiftung
seit 1995 Vorsitzender des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM)
seit 1996 Koordinator der Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI)
seit 2005 Präsident des Vienna Economic Forums (VEF)
seit 2008 Vorsitzender des Universitätsrates, Medizinische Universität Wien
seit 2008 Jean Monnet Chair ad personam
seit 2009 Präsident des Herbert-Batliner-Europainstituts
seit 2010 Präsident des EU-Russia Centre


Artist, Vienna

 Beside numerous solo exhibitions (e.g. in Belgrade, Ljubljana, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Milan, Weimar, Istanbul and Venice) Dejan Kaludjerovic participated in many international group exhibitions (e.g. 2011 Prague Quadreniale, Jewish Museum Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Manifesta 4 (archive project), Frankfurt, 1st and 4th Beijing Biennale, 43rd, 44th, 45th, and 46th. Oktober Salon in Belgrade, Museum of Modern Art, St. Étienne, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Viennabiennale, 28th International Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana) His works can be found in private and public collections in Austria, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, USA, etc.

Dr. Walter SEIDL

Curator, Kontakt - Art Collection of Erste Group, Vienna

 PhD in contemporary cultural history | curatorial projects in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hong Kong, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the U.S. | artworks in the collections of the City of Graz and the Artothek, Collection of the Austrian Federal Government, Vienna
1997 steirischer herbst 97, Raum fuer Kunst, Graz
1998 Pavel House Laafeld, Austria (catalog) | Orpheum Graz | Aspects Gallery, Munich
1999 K.E.V.A., Sofia, Bulgaria | emis, Vienna
2000 Galerija Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia (catalog) | < rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz (catalog)
2001 Styria House, Brussels | Aspects Gallery, Munich | KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia (catalog)
2002 Forum Stadtpark, Graz | emis, Vienna
2003 House of Photography, Burghausen, Germany | KIMUS, Graz
2004 Fotohof, Salzburg | Schauspielhaus, Graz
2005 Triennial of Photography, Hamburg | Educational Alliance, New York | Howard House Contemporary, Seattle | Pecs, Hungary (catalog)
2006 BBK, Munich | open space, Antwerp
2007 Austrian Cultural Forum, Tokyo | Remont Gallery, Belgrade
2008 Kuenstlerhaus, Graz
2009 The Institution of Rot, London | < rotor > association for contemporary art, Graz

Cultural Programme

show timetable
kategorie: Alle CulturePlenary


17:10 - 17:30Opening Concert: "Twigs. Nine Miniatures for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano" Composition by Gerald Resch commissioned by the European Forum Alpbach, performed by the PHACE-QuartettCulture


20:00 - 22:00Günter Brus - Exhibition OpeningCulture
20:00 - 22:00International Evening As part of the Standing Committee Programme: The scholarship-holders of the European Forum Alpbach 2011 present their regions, countries and culturesPlenary


17:30 - 18:00Anne Strobl: Sculptures and Objects - Exhibition OpeningCulture
18:00 - 19:00"Continuity - Transparency" by Margaritha Wanitschek - Exhibition OpeningCulture


20:30 - 22:00Tyrol Day ConcertCulture


17:30 - 19:00"Justice prevails - But only in the movies": Rudolf Taschner in ConversationPlenary


18:30 - 20:30Vienna Lectures: Social Justice. A Foundation for Democracy and SustainabilityPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Jazz ConcertCulture


20:30 - 22:00Earthly Suffering and Heavenly Justice - A Musical Portrait of Gustav MahlerCulture


18:00 - 20:00Bulgarian Film Night: "The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories" by Andrey Paounov. In the presence of the director.Plenary
20:00 - 20:30"Where Have All the Children Gone?" by Dejan Kaludjerovic - Exhibition OpeningCulture
20:30 - 22:30Speakers' Night: Talkin' Bout a Revolution? As part of the Standing Committee Programme: As part of the Standing Committee programme: International speaking competition for scholarship-holdersPlenary


22:00 - 23:30The Rundek Cargo Trio Live in ConcertCulture


20:30 - 22:00Global Literature - Describing an Unjust World. Authors in ConversationCulture