Austrian Cultural Forum London

Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
Greater London



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The Austrian Cultural Forum London is the Cultural Section of the Austrian Embassy in London. We provide a space in central London for non-commercial arts projects such as exhibitions, concerts, films, literature events, talks and performances.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Gallery, Library

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and during evening events

Admission charges

admission is free

Additional info

Please note that this is a historic buiding and its original features might not comply with current building regulations. Unfortunately we are not wheelchair-accessible.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Olaf Osten's Notebook with sketches

TIME(LESS) SIGNS: Otto Neurath and Reflections in Austrian Contemporary Art

  • 30 September 2014 — 9 January 2015 *on now

What is the state of art in today’s visual language? Signs, icons and ideograms determine our daily communication; pictographic guidance systems dominate public space. Much of what we understand as visual language originates in Otto Neurath’s Vienna Method of Pictorial Statistics, later known as ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education).

This multi-media exhibition, curated by Maria Christine Holter and Christopher Burke, features over 30 contributions from renowned contemporary Austria based artists, whose work is either directly or indirectly inspired by Neurath. The exhibition presents various artistic strategies for using pictograms and pictorial statistics to visualise political, social, global or purely individual agendas. Original works by social economist and Vienna Circle philosopher Neurath (1882 Vienna – 1945 Oxford) will feature alongside contemporary pieces.

Participating artists:

Bernhard Cella, Ilse Chlan, Hazem El Mestikawy, Nikolaus Gansterer, Wilfried Gerstel, Christoph Hinterhuber, Barbara Höller, Christian Hutzinger, Martin Kaltenbrunner et al., Karl-Heinz Klopf, Matthias Klos, Lena Knilli, Clemens Kogler/ Karo Szmit, Richard Kriesche, Gert Linke,, Bernd Oppl, Olaf Osten, Hermann Josef Painitz, Waltraud Palme, Andrea Ressi, Christian Rupp, Sito Schwarzenberger, Niko Wahl, Michael Wegerer, Peter Weibel, Jun Yang and Anthony Burrill (UK).