- Address: Brucknerstrasse 4, 1040, Vienna, Austria
- Owner/Director: Lisa Kandlhofer
Lisa Kandlhofer (L): We recently moved to a bigger space. It used to be a printing factory in the middle of the city with ceilings of 4.3m in height. In addition to the exhibition space, there will be a room to get together – to host artists’ talks/book presentations, etc. My goal for this room will be to constantly have dialogue between artists/curators/museums/collectors.
The highlight of the space is definitely the natural light from the ceiling at one of the exhibition rooms – originally built at the turn of the century.
When you enter the souterrain space – you have this unexpected surprise – entering a space that could be anywhere in the world!
L: Moving back to Vienna after having spent four years in New York, I felt that Vienna was getting more international again, with artists moving to Vienna and a great art student program!
Also, the beautiful challenge to work with young artists.
L: Endurance, a good collectors network, young artists that I can support and help to build their careers, a great location in the city centre, international art fairs.
L: Very good museums and art institutions, a long history of arts, some of the greatest artists of the beginning of the 20th century.
Vienna is special for its numerous artist-run spaces and private initiatives of small spaces that exhibit contemporary art.
Building collectors relationships needs time and trust, it is not easy to run a gallery in Vienna, but it is growing very fast and becoming even more international with a growing scene of young collectors.
There is an international art fair, viennacontemporary, which is becoming an important fair.
If you could pick any one artist to be featured in your gallery for upcoming exhibition, who would that be?
L: Gabriel Orozco
L: Work together with other gallerists. Talk a lot with other artists, be a part of the scene, stay curious and focus on what you do best, not what seems to be doing well.
L: Having a degree from one of the academies is definitely an advantage.
L: It’s all about parties and having fun.
L: It is unexpected, well curated, raises questions, shows references, is aware of displaying the works in the best way for the works.
L: The internet and alternative sales channels like auction houses, artist-run spaces and so on will challenge galleries. Even though I think personal relationships will still be a key role of gallerists.