Cornelia Schleime – Christiane Erharter

Thu, 28 January, 7 p.m.

Cornelia Schleime is a painter, filmmaker, performance artist and author. Born in East Berlin, she trained as a hairdresser and makeup artist from 1970 to 1975 before studying Painting and Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden and gaining renown for her spatially-oriented performances and home movies. In 1979 she founded the punk band Zwitschermaschine, in which she performed as vocalist. She felt restricted by the confines of the concept of art stipulated by officials from the GDR’s Artists’ Association and decided to leave the GDR and move to West Berlin in September 1984. She has been a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts in Dresden since 2000. Cornelia Schleime lives and works in Berlin.

Christiane Erharter has been working as a curator in the Culture programme of ERSTE Foundation in Vienna since the fall of 2006. From 2002 to 2006 she was a curator at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in Oslo where she built up the International Studio Programme. Before that, she was a curator at the Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck. Christiane Erharter studied art at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and completed a postgraduate programme in Critical Studies at the University of Lund. She lives and works in Vienna.

The series of talks has been initiated and supported by ERSTE Foundation.

Where: MUMOK Café