Austrian Cultural Forum London
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
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.
Association or society, Gallery, Library
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, and during evening events
admission is free
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.
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.
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, open3.at, 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).
- 28 — 31 October 2014 *on now
The ACF’s contemporary music platform brings together composers from Austria and the UK for a week of events including concerts, talks, and open rehearsals. Now in its 11th year, the project will join forces with students at the Royal College of Music. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the world of new music and to compare and contrast the work being produced in both of these dynamic and creative countries.
Curated by Mary Dullea from the Fidelio Trio, this year’s featured composers include Joanna Lee, Rúaidhrí Mannion and Tom Coult from the UK alongside Julia Purgina, Arturo Fuentes and Šimon Voseček from Austria. Concerts will take place on 30 October, 7pm at the ACF London and on Friday 31 October at the Royal College of Music.
- Any age
Soundings 2014: Friday Evening Concert
- 31 October 2014 From 7pm *on now
The second and final concert in our Soundings 2014 platform takes place at the Royal College of Music. Again we present six pieces by young composers, based in the UK and Austria, who come together for a week of workshops, rehearsals, and performances. Each composer, in conversation with Piers Hellawell, will introduce their works. The concert will be preceded by a panel discussion from 6.30-7pm.
Tom Coult Sparking and Slipping (solo violin, piano, harp, percussion)
Šimon Voseček Schatten (bass clarinet, viola, guitar, piano) UK premiere
Julia Purgina Fatrasien (clarinet, violin, cello) UK premiere
Arturo Fuentes Mimik (violin, cello, piano) UK premiere
Joanna Lee Pierrot! (flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, female voice, piano, violin, cello)
Rúaidhrí Mannion Scáil Cruach (string quartet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, trumpet, tenor trombone and live electronics) World premiere
Deirdre Cooper (cello)
Mary Dullea (piano)
Pete Furniss (clarinet)
Darragh Morgan (violin, conductor)
Rose Redgrave (viola)
Rowland Sutherland (flute)
James Woodrow (guitar)
Students from the Royal College of Music.