ISCP TalkMarch 13, 2012
The Meeting: On the life and work of Karl Spork
Panel Discussion with Fran Bartkowski (writer), Diana Shpungin (artist) and Annette Südbeck (Curator, Secession, Vienna), moderated by Nick Kline
The Meeting is an event in honor of the life and work of the late Karl Spork, who was an ISCP resident in 2000, sponsored by BMUKK, Vienna. The Meeting is an exhibition and panel discussion organized by artists Nick Kline and Monika Wuhrer.
The title of the exhibition is based on The Meeting, a work from 2000 by Spork. This 63-second video is essentially a conversation between Spork and the great Northern Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer. Set in a darkened room, each sits in a separate chair with their back to the camera facing a television; the video depicts Spork’s animation of Durer’s anatomical figure studies. Reminiscent of a psychotherapy session, there is a long period of silence until Durer praises the artist on his manipulation by saying, “I like it” to which Spork responds, “I am glad you like it, Albrecht.”
This exhibition brings together numerous international artists and curators reflecting the intensity of Karl Spork’s life, especially as seen through his work.
Artists: Margrethe Aanestaad, Lene Ask, Jane Benson, Songul Boyraz, Caterina Czepek, Tomas Eller, Gerald Freimuth, Andi Gut, Peter Holl, Christoph Girardet, Christopher Ho, Nick Kline, Else Leirvik, James Leonard, Michael Lobgesang, Ole Martin Lund Bo, Josh Mueller, Marcus Langender, Stefan Olah, Hans Schabus, Diana Shpungin, Karl Spork, and Monika Wuhrer.
Catalog: Schlebrugge, publisher (forthcoming) including texts by Ute Meta Bauer, Andreas Stadler, Annette Sudbeck and Kristina Tieke.
Supporters: Austrian Cultural Forum, Open Source Gallery, Der Kommissar