March 23, 2022

Christian Egger: Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen. Collected Re- & Interviews 2005–2020

Book presentation

Christian Egger
Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen
Collected Re- & Interviews 2005–2020
Floating Opera Press, Berlin 2020

Christian Egger in conversation with Francesca Gavin

The book Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen brings together texts by the art critic, curator and artist Christian Egger from the years 2005 to 2020. This book contains interviews with artists such as Jutta Koether, Amelie von Wulffen and Gelitin, among others, as well as reviews for art magazines such as Camera Austria, Springerin and Spike. This exemplary collection not only offers an overview of the exhibition practice of contemporary art production, especially in Austria during this period, but also describes the critical reflection and an intensive examination of the different variants, tendencies and protagonists of these years. With a foreword by Martin Herbert and drawings by the artist Ebecho Muslimova.

Christian Egger is a visual artist, musician, and critic based in Vienna. He is co-editor of the artist fanzine From 2013 to 2016 he worked as a curator at KM-Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, where, in addition to numerous solo exhibitions, he’s been responsible for themed group exhibitions as wow! Woven? Entering the (Sub)Textiles (2015) andWords as Doors in Language, Art, and Film (2014).  “Display Was A Cat Sneaking Toward An Echo Chamber” (Ve.sch, 2020) and “Fwd: Disparate Threads! False Endings! ( Schere & Kette)” (Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, 2022) are current solo presentations by Egger. In addition to numerous exhibition publications, his texts are regularly featured in international art magazines such as ArtReview, springerin, Camera Austria, among others..

Francesca Gavin is a writer, editor and curator based between London and Vienna. She is Editor of LIMBO and the forthcoming EPOCH magazines, a contributing editor at Kaleidoscope and the Financial Times’ How to Spend It and the Art Editor of Twin and Beauty Papers. She was the co-curator of the Historical Exhibition of Manifesta11 and has curated exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Somerset House and Site Sheffield. Gavin has written 8 books including Watch This Space, The Book of Hearts and 100 New Artists and regularly contributes to Frieze, Cura and Artnet. Her monthly radio show Rough Version on NTS Radio on art and music has been running for six years and will be published as a book in 2022.

For the book presentation please use the side entrance at the back of the building.

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