Generali Foundation Exhibitions 1989-2008
Edited and with text by Sabine Breitwieser. Foreword by Dietrich Kramer.
Over the past 20 years, the Vienna-based Generali Foundation has established itself as an internationally distinguished institution, with countless must-see exhibitions of conceptual and critical intermedia art to its name. The exhibition history tells it all: Valie Export, Harun Farocki, Dan Graham, Sanja Ivekovic, Mary Kelly, Edward Krasinski, Gordon Matta-Clark, Gustav Metzger, Walter Pichler, Martha Rosler, Adrian Piper and Allan Sekula have all shown there, often for their first solo outing. Generali has also commissioned works by artists such as Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Hans Haacke, Dorit Margreiter, Mathias Poledna, Marjetica Potrc and Heimo Zobernig. In this power-packed book, numerous installation views and texts provide a review of the foundation's comprehensive program, whose context and genesis are discussed in a conversation between the foundation's long-time Director Sabine Breitwieser and art critic Sabeth Buchmann.