Presentation of an Art Collection:
Blue Mountain Contemporary Art
Blue Mountain Contemporary Art (BMCA) is a collection of
contemporary Chinese art based in Vienna.
Opening: Friday, August 12, 2022
Pfeuferstraße 38, Munich, Germany
Art Exhibitions Chengdu und Guangzhou
Karin Pliem : Biocultural Community
Karin Pliem´s paintings, installations and video animations merge elements of nature and civilization into an eco-system of living organisms and cultural goods.
“Biocultural Community” combines the scientific term ‘biocultural diversity’ with the traditional word ‘community’. Biocultural diversity encompasses the diversity of life in all its manifestations – biological, cultural and linguistic. The conceptual background is her vision of a ‘symbiotic union’ – which also means: understanding – of cultural-technical and natural creations.
Austrian Culture Forum Beijing and InterCulture proudly presents this exhibition
in its space in Huangpu ancient port of Guangzhou.
July 3rd to July 31th 2022
Great success: Extended until 31th of August!
One of the highlights of Chengdu Europe Culture Season White Night Poetry Space of Chengdu,
from May 13th, 2022-June 5th, 2022.
Website Karin Pliem
Kuratorenteam: Alexandra Grimmer, Lucas Gehrmann und 赵欢欢 Zhao Huanhuan
Interview with Alice Schmatzberger
Magazine Augustin, May 2022.
Details: Lokalmatador (pdf, in German language)
Book release …
Mehr als Mozart & Mao!
When Dr Hugo Portisch wanted to travel to China in 1964 as editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Kurier, there was only one Chinese embassy in continental Europe – and it was based in neutral Switzerland. Switzerland had already established diplomatic relations with the then still young People’s Republic of China in September 1950. And Austria? For reasons of occupation policy, it had to wait until this step was taken by the four State Treaty powers.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Austrian-Chinese diplomatic relations in 2021, ChinaCultureDesk conceived the oral history project “50 Years – 50 Conversations”: 50 interview conversations with Austrian and Chinese personalities with many years of experience in the other country will be conducted and published. The interviewees come from the fields of art & culture, media, science & research and business. The diversity of these subjective voices results in an overall picture of the multi-layered realities in the respective countries – and this beyond the often clichéd media coverage.
Book presentation: 9 November 2021
ArtLounge Café Korb, 1010 Vienna
Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum Beijing