The exhibition Display of the Centuries. Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York investigates how art is made and subsequently presented and tackles the highly topical question of how artists can develop presentation strategies to compensate for the omnipotence of the curator in today s commercialized art scene. Curator Peter Bogner assembles the works of 17 artists that were influenced by Frederick Kiesler s genius and his uncanny understanding of the fact that the 21st century more than ever needs new modes of creating, seeing, comprehending, and discerning varied realities.
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), is an agency of the Republic of Austria, and part of the Austrian Consulate General in New York. With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, it is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 100 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York.