Secession Podcast: Members is a series of conversations featuring artists exhibiting at the Secession. This episode is a conversation between the artist Liselott Beschorner and the curator Berthold Ecker. It was recorded on June 2, 2022 in the context of the exhibition
Lieselott Beschorner has made art for over seven decades and been a member of the Vienna Secession for just as long. When she was admitted to the Association of Visual Artists in 1951, she was among the first women members: the Secession, which had been founded in 1897, had remained a male preserve until shortly after the war. More
Dr. Berthold Ecker is an Austrian curator and author. He graduated in art history and cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna in 1995. Since 1991 he has been responsible for the Supervision and Reorganization of the Collection of Modern Art in the Visual Arts Division of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, since 2003 he holds the position as director. In 1998 Ecker founded the Museum auf Abruf, later called MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek and has been its director since 2007. Together with Bernhard Denscher, he founded the Europäischen Monat der Fotografie Wien (European Month of Photography Vienna). He was a permanent member of the advisory board "Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien" (KÖR) until 2017. Since 2018 he is a curator for contemporary art at the Wien Museum.
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Jingle: Hui Ye with an excerpt from Combat of dreams for string quartet and audio feed(2016, Christine Lavant Quartett) by Alexander J. Eberhard
Editing & digital post-production: Paul Macheck
Programmed by the board of the Secession
Produced by Christian Lübbert