Another Austria 2013

1–28 February 2013
Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ

Curatorial Statement 2013

Making Another Austria by Claudia Rosa Lukas

Designers and Artists

Accompanying events

Talking Fashion
Tuesday 5 February, 7 pm

Chaired by Julian Roberts (designer, film-maker and British Council Fashion Adviser), a panel of designers, including London fashion icon Marios Schwab, artist Kris Hofmann, Not just a label co-founder Stefan Siegel and curator Claudia Rosa Lukas will discuss the creative spirit of fashion beyond the boundaries of established disciplines.

The Designs of Emilie Flöge
Thursday 7 February, 7 pm

Emilie Flöge was Gustav Klimt’s lifelong companion and inspiration. Their symbiosis of art and haute couture produced beautiful paintings and beautiful dresses; however, the dresses, though pioneering the new style, were not worn in public. Warburg Institute historian Dorothea McEwan presents an evening of dress design and personal messages.

Viennese Café Open House Weekend
Friday 15 – Monday 18 February, 10am – 5pm

This is a unique opportunity to experience a taste of Austrian culture. The collections of six emerging contemporary Vienna and London-based designers will be presented within the unique setting of a Viennese coffee house hosted by London’s Kipferl café. Guided tours of the exhibition will take place each day at 3 pm and on appointment. Join us for a slice of Vienna!

Fashion & Literature
Thursday 21 February, 7 pm

Austrian writer Gabriele Petricek, who trained as a fashion designer, will explore the Austrian fashion scene through the lense of literature.

From Catwalk to Sidewalk
Tuesday 26 February, 7.30 pm

Monica Titton, sociologist at the University of Vienna, will discuss the production of the everyday aesthetic as shown on street style blogs. Reconstructing the history of street photography in fashion, Titton analyses which techniques are employed to convey the impression that on these blogs we are presented a ‘democratised’, authentic account of contemporary fashion.

Credits and acknowledgements



Publishing Editor & Curator
Claudia R. Lukas

Writer & Editor
Eugenia Lapteva

Editorial Assistance
Manuela Mitevova

Project Assistant
Sonja Lidauer

Translation Introduction
Ignaz Cassar

Exhibition Design Support
Tomas Svoboda
Chris Gunson

Graphic Design

Poster Design
Atelier Dreibholz

Photography Poster
Gregor Titze

Photography Exhibition
Chris Gunson

Print Catalogue
Healeys Group

Print Poster

Austrian Cultural Forum London

Elisabeth Kögler

Deputy Director, Finance
Franz Wechner

PA to Director
Alexandra Macejin

Project Manager
Barbara Egger

Public Relations Officer
Vanessa Fewster

Reception & Audio / Visual Coordinator
Balachandra Arunachalam

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