Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen
Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen brings together fifteen years of art critic, curator, and artist Christian Egger’s writings, from 2005 to 2020. The texts include interviews with artists such as Jutta Koether, Amelie von Wulffen, and Gelitin, as well as reviews for magazines such as Camera Austria, Springerin, and Spike. This exemplary collection not only provides an overview of the exhibition practice of contemporary art production, primarily in Austria of that period, but also describes critical reflection and an intensive examination of the various varieties, tendencies, and protagonists of these years. More than this, the cumulative effect of the writings is to offer answers to how art provokes a response in the critic that he or she doesn’t understand but so sets out to understand.