Austrian Cultural Forum, New York


(Film 16mm/DVD, 16 minutes, looped)

In his video Sonnenland, Paul Divjak addresses a sensitive subject. He filmed handicapped children, showing the viewer the fine line between documentation and voyeurism via a sociopolitically controversial subject. Rather than violating privacy, his camera captured the direct, playful, and authentic interaction between those involved in the video shoot.

“Videorama – Absurdity, Subversion, and Form in Austrian Video Art”
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Participating Artists: Renate Bertlmann, BitteBitteJaJa, Paul Divjak, Thomas Draschan, Tomas Eller, Nicolas Jasmin, Anna Jermolaewa, Leopold Kessler, Stephan Lugbauer, Rudolf Polanszky, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Hubert Sielecki, Erwin Wurm

Curators: Gerald Matt, Andreas Stadler, and Angela Stief

Videorama Partners:
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA, December 1, 2000 – January 23, 2010
Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2010
Der Kunstverein, seit 1817, Hamburg, Germany, 2010
Galerie Henze & Ketterer, Bern, Switzerland, November 28, 2009 – February 27, 2010
Lalit Kala Akademie, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India, 2010
MSU Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, 2010
Museum der Moderne/Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria, 2010
ParaSite, Hong Kong, China, 2010
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Peking, China, 2010
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany, 2010
Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2010

Publication: A German and English booklet (approx. 60 pp.) with 2 DVDs edited by curators Gerald Matt, Angela Stief, and Gerhard Johann Lischka for Kunsthalle Wien has been published by Benteli Verlag to accompany the exhibition.


Exhibition / Model study


365 Days : LIFE MUSE
Model study for Nongpo community’s foreign labours
This interdisciplinary and collaborative art project by Baan Noorg Collaborative welcomes the participation of 19 artists and researchers with its main programs including a residency program in the Nongpo community, an artist talk program and an exhibition and forum at the Art Centre of Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Artists: Katherine Nunez, artist represented by 98B COLLABoratory, Philippines / Helmi Hardian, Tuwis Yasinta, artists represented by WAFT LAB, Indonesia / Chen Chia Jen, artist represented by Open Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan / Ma Ei, Myanmar / Okui Lala, Malaysia / Masaru Iwai, Japan / Varsha Nair, India / Wu Chi Yu, Taiwan / Henry Tan, Thailand / Preenun Nana, Thailand / Suraporn Lertwongpaitoon, Thailand / Jutamas Buranajade & Piti Amraranga, Thailand / Thatchatham Silsupan, Thailand / Korakrit Arunanondchai, Thailand / Rachan Klomklieng, Thailand

Researchers: Sebastien Tayac, France / Jeanette Mueller and Paul Divjak, Austria
Artistic researchers: Alfred Banze, Germany / Maung Day, Myanmar
Contributing writer: Rikey Tenn

Curators : jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)
Assistant Curator : Suphitchaya Khunchamni
Project Directors : jiandyin (Jiradej and Pornpilai Meemalai)
Project Manager : Suphitchaya Khunchamni
Project Assistant managers : Thanet Subsart, Kitiwan Saneewong

Art Centre Silpakorn University, Bangkok