With the kind permission of Kunsthalle Wien and MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien we had a first look into the exhibition Dream and Trauma, days before the opening, while it was still in its installation phase. Dream and Trauma opens June 28, 2007 und runs through October 4, 2007. Dream and Trauma is an exhibition with works from the Dakis Joannou collection, Athens – a joint project with Kunsthalle Wien and MUMOK. The exhibition approaches the two phenomena that draw on the unconscious, the dream as well as the psychic injury – the trauma, with over 40 contemporary artistic positions. The video shows scenes from the installation of the exhibition and a larger part is dedicated to the almost finished installation by Nari Ward, “Amazing Grace”. Kunsthalle Wien and MUMOK, June 24, 2007.
PS: The name of the dog at the beginning of the video is Kiffa.
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From the press release: “Dakis Joannou is regarded as one of the most important collectors of contemporary art in the world. The Greek businessman founded the Deste Foundation in 1983 with its own exhibition space. After the first presentation outside of Greece in the Palais de Tokyo (2005) in Paris, Dream and Trauma is the second largest thematic exhibition with works from his collection.
Curators: Edelbert Köb (Director MUMOK), Gerald Matt (Director Kunsthalle Wien), Angela Stief (Kunsthalle Wien).
In collaboration with Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens.
Pawel Althamer, Tauba Auerbach, Hisham Bharoocha, Maurizio Cattelan, Paul Chan, Nigel Cooke, Gregory Crewdson, Gerald Davis, Brian DeGraw, Nathalie Djurberg, Marcel Dzama, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer, Naomi Fisher, Saul Fletcher, Barnaby Furnas, Anna Gaskell, Robert Gober, Matt Greene, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Adam Helms, Cameron Jamie, Dorota Jurczak, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Matt Leines, Ashley Macomber, Paul McCarthy, Tim Noble/Sue Webster, Chris Ofili, Poka-Yio, Dimitris Protopapas, Georgia Sagri, Aurel Schmidt, Cindy Sherman, Dasha Shishkin, Kiki Smith, Nedko Solakov, Christiana Soulou, Alex Stein, Nari Ward, Christopher Wool, Ralf Ziervogel.”