Final B+B at Home — Tuesday 19 August in London

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Date/Time: 19/08/2003 12:00 am

You are invited to join B+B and Helmut and Johanna Kandl to celebrate the
opening of the final B+B at Home project, ‘From Baghdad to Babylon’ on
Tuesday 19 August, 1830h at the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Free drinks and Baklava will be served!
‘From Baghdad to Babylon’
20 August-26 September 2003
B+B is pleased to present a recent project ‘Auf der Insel Bella Lella (On
the Island Bella Lella)’ by Helmut and Johanna Kandl containing paintings
(Johanna) and video works (Helmut). As part of their exhibition, the
Kandl’s will be collecting photographs of travels to the Middle East. Have
you ever travelled to the Middle East? Do you have snapshots of your
journeys? Please send or bring your photos to the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Originals will be scanned and returned and all contributors will receive a
signed graphic by the artists.
Discussion: Helmut and Johanna Kandl will discuss From Baghdad to Babylon
on Thursday 4 September at 1900h at the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Last chance to see: ‘Hungary can be yours! / International Hungary’ at the
Austrian Cultural Forum. Open until Friday 15 August.
All events at ACF are free.
B+B at Home, Monday to Friday, 0900-1700h
Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
Underground: Knightsbridge, South Kensington
Contacts: Sarah +44 (0)7713 400 958, Sophie +44 (0)7887 701799
Stay in touch: b.b@welcome.to
Details and latest news: http://www.welcome.to/b.b
Helmut and Johanna Kandl have been working together on projects in response
to specific social questions since 1997. As a photographer and painter
respectively, they have gained significant international attention for
their projects and interventions.
The collecting of personal photographs is part of their ongoing project,
‘Auf der Insel Bella Lella (On the Island Bella Lella)’ which uses holiday
snapshots to examine shifting definitions of otherness. Paintings and
documentation of the project’s realisation in Germany and in two
neighbouring towns, one Austrian and one Czech, will be shown in ‘From
Baghdad to Babylon’.
Joint exhibitions include, Austrian Photo­Triennale, Graz, Austria (2003),
‘Der Touristische Blick (Touristic Gazes)’, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany
(2002) and ‘Your Way to the Top’, Museum in Progress, Vienna, Austria
(2001). Helmut Kandl’s project ‘Herr Doktor aus Wien (A doctor from
Vienna)’ was presented in ‘Potential – Ongoing Archive’ at the John Hansard
Gallery in Southampton in 2002.
Johanna Kandl has had solo exhibitions at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische
Kunst Leipzig (2002) and at the Vienna Secession (1999). Her work was
presented at ‘Painting on the Move’ at Kunsthalle Basel (2002) and will be
featured in the forthcoming Cairo Biennale.
‘From Baghdad to Babylon’ is realised in cooperation with Galerie Christine
König, Vienna.
Since 2000, B+B have developed a discursive curatorial practice which
supports artists and their collaborators in situations ranging from
residencies and community-based projects to acts of consultation and
activism. Until September 2003, B+B are in residence at the Austrian
Cultural Forum. B+B’s office, archive and meeting room at the ACF are
designed in collaboration with Office Monkeys Greg Epps and Samson Adjei.
see also past residencies at ACF: