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Café Vienne

Through March 10, 2015


ADMISSION

  • FREE


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Café Vienne is a site-specific exhibition developed for the Skirball by Austrian artist Isa Rosenberger (b. 1969). Within this immersive installation, which pays tribute to the important cultural role of Viennese coffee houses, Rosenberger honors little-known Jewish writer Gina Kaus (1893–1985).

In the early twentieth century, female artists and writers in particular embraced the coffee house as a place for debate, networking, and inspiration in their quest for political and artistic recognition. Rosenberger uses this setting to focus on Kaus, once a well-known literary figure in Vienna. The bestselling novelist and devout free-thinker was driven from Europe by the Nazi regime, eventually emigrating to the United States, where she became a Hollywood screenwriter. Rosenberger introduces Kaus’s legacy through a newly created video work and photographic series that inspire the patrons of Zeidler’s Café to engage in stimulating discussion over coffee and Viennese pastries.
 
Isa Rosenberger (b. 1969) has received the Outstanding Artist Award in Austria. She has participated internationally in exhibitions and received a MAK Schindler grant in 1997. Café Vienne is her first project in Los Angeles.


SPONSORS

CAFÉ VIENNE AND ITS RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER ARE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING DONORS:

Federal Chancellery of Austria



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