Franz West: The Viennese Friend
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art |

Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition Franz West: The Viennese Friend – Franz West and Herbert Brandl, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Peter Kogler, Mariella Simoni, Octavian Trauttmansdorff, Otto Zitko, Heimo Zobernig, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos. The exhibition will run from the 8th of February until the 5th of May 2013, with an opening reception on Friday, February 8, at 20:00. The exhibition is a production of the Museum Alex Mylona-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought ITYS.

For more than 30 years, the existence of Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important artists of our times, enabled many younger artists, as well as established artists, critics, and curators in Vienna as well as from other countries, to join each other and pursue a common direction through works of art, exhibitions, organizations, trajectories, events.
Denys Zacharopoulos, jointly with ITYS Foundation, pays tribute to this important artist: having worked with him since the early 1980s, he showcases a series of works by the artist’s friends and companions, spanning this period and reflecting the invisible cities in which friendships and works of art animate the languages and idioms of the time. In the exhibition are also shown many of the famous Franz West and Bernard Riff collaboration videos…

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Opening night: Friday, 8 February 2013, 20:00

Duration: 8 Frebruary – 5 May 2013

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art


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