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WHO WAS 1968?
Art, Architecture, Society

28 September 2018 until 13 January 2019

A decade of eruptions, departures and redefinitions in the steel city Linz. The year I968 marks a turning point that ushered in a new era. Across Western Europe and in the United States Student protests and workers’ revolts called into question the post-war power structure itself, while Soviet tanks bulldozed the Prague Spring into the ground and signalled the end of the hope that the Eastern Bloc would open up to the West.

This exhibition harks back to the echoes of I968 in Linz and Upper Austria. Embracing the arts, architecture, music, film and literature, it unfolds for the first time a synoptic map on which key figures and moments of local history – some largely unknown to this day – are accorded a place. It enables visitors to embark on exploratory trips and to survey the rich fabric of relationships and linkages that includes points of contact with international scenarios and trends. Experiments in the aesthetic field were begun with a view to escaping from the cultural stuffiness of the first two post-war decades.

Curators: Hedwig Saxenhuber, Georg Schöllhammer

A joint project of LENTOS Kunstmuseum, NORDICO Stadtmuseum and the Landesgalerie Linz of the Oö. Landesmuseum.

Artists

Claudia von Alemann, Ant Farm, Heimrad Bäcker, Josef Bauer, Bill Bollinger, Dietmar Brehm, Gerd Conradt, Waltraut Cooper, Stanisław Dróżdż, Erró, VALIE EXPORT, Harun Farocki, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Stano Filko, Helmuth Gsöllpointner, Timo Huber, Johann Jascha, Martha Jungwirth, Gülsün Karamustafa, Gerhard Knogler, Běla Kolářová, Juliús Koller, Peter Kubelka, Zofia Kulik, KwieKulik, Maria Lassnig, Fritz Lichtenauer, Natalia LL, Karel Miler, Josef Nöbauer, OHO, Yoko Ono, Gina Pane, Friederike Pezold, Cora Pongracz, Chris Reinecke, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Zorka Sàglovà, Dominik Steiger, Petr Štembera, Raša Todosijević, Goran Trbuljak, Tucumàn Arde, Jiřì Valoch, Agnés Varda, Peter Weibel, Hannah Wilke, Jana Želibská, Želimir Žilnik, Zünd-Up

Catalogue



To the exhibitions Who was 1968? at the LENTOS and NORDICO as Enough with Reality! at the Landesgalerie Linz a catalogue is publihed by Anton Pustet. With texts by curators Johannes Porsch, Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer, Essays from Helmut Draxler, Thomas Eder, Peter Huemer, Gabriele Kaiser, Christa Kamleithner, Helmut Lethen, Klaus Ronneberger and Greta Skau and more than 100 contributions in German.
464 pages, price: € 29

BOOK PRESENTATION
Thursday, 25 October,  pm
Presentation of the exhibition catalog at the LENTOS auditorium

Buy online at the LENTOS Shop
(Order transaction in German only)

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Events

OPENING
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7 pm
at the LENTOS, then festive finale in the NORDICO from 8 pm
admission free

MY BUDDYHOOD - ATELIER FOR ALL FROM 0-99
Saturday, October 6, 2 pm to 4 pm
Admission free, expenses for materials € 2 per person, € 5 for families (2 adults and children), registration required, limited number of participants (20 people including children)
In cooperation with the RegionalCaritas

LONG NIGHT OF MUSEUMS
Saturday, October 6, 6 pm-1 pm
Cost: Ticket Long Night of Museums

BOOK PRESENTATION
Thursday, 25 October, 6 pm
Presentation of the exhibition catalog at the LENTOS Auditorium

DORF TV. DEBATE
- Who was 1968?
 Thursday, October 25, 7 pm
- Where was 1968?
 Thursday, November 22, 7 pm
- 1968 and the consequences
 Thursday, December 20, 7 pm
The discussion with curators, contemporary witnesses and experts will be recorded in the LENTOS Auditorium.
admission free, German only

WHO WAS 1968? FILMING DOCUMENTATION
ATTENTION: appointment postponed! A new appointment will be announced shortly
In cooperation with the Moviemento
Venue: Moviemento

WHO WAS 1968? EXPERIMENTAL FILMS OF TIME
ATTENTION: appointment postponed! A new appointment will be announced shortly
In cooperation with the Moviemento
Venue: Moviemento

WHO WAS 1968? NIGHTLINE HOSTED BY STWST
Thursday, December 6, 8 pm
In cooperation with Stadtwerkstatt
Program for reading on www.stwst.at
Venue: Stadtwerkstatt, German only

PETER KUBELKA - OUR AFRICAN AREA
Thursday, January 10, 7 pm
Filmmaker and artist Peter Kubelka shows and analyzes his film Unsere Afrikareise [Our Africa Tour].
Venue: LENTOS Auditorium, only lecture 4 €, German only
 

Guided Tours

tour through the exhibition
duration 1 hour, costs € 3, exclusive admission

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS
Every Sunday, 4 pm
Every Tuesday, 4 pm
German only


FLASHLIGHT GUIDED TOUR
every 1st Saturday in a month at 4 pm
in English, duration 30 Min, € 2, no admission fee

DAY OF LANGUAGES / GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH
Saturday, September 29, 4 to 5.30 pm
Guided Tour in English through the exhibition Who was 1968?
Start: NORDICO, End: LENTOS
no admission and guided tour fee, registration required

GUIDED TOUR WITH THE CURATORS
Thursday, October 4 , 5.30 pm
Start: NORDICO, End: LENTOS
with Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schöllhammer, German only
Duration with travel time 2.5 hours
registration required, German only

FOR DEAF MUSEUM VISITORS
Saturday, October 6, 4 pm
with deaf interpreter, entrance and guided tour free, German only
no registration needed
Meeting point: LENTOS Foyer

GROUP TOURS
Duration 1 hour, max. 25 participants, by appointment

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