Collective Exhibition for a Single Body

The Private Score - Vienna 2019





Commissioned by the Kontakt Collection and co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien:

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Vienna 2019 is an
exhibition of performances created by artists from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern
Europe that are activated from works present in private collections in Vienna.

The project is based on an original exhibition score conceived by Pierre Bal-Blanc and
was launched for the first time at documenta 14 in Athens/Kassel in 2017. The Private
 is this score’s second version and is being produced in Vienna at the initiative
of the Kontakt collection with its resources expanded by the collections of the TBA21
and works also represented in the collection of Generali Foundation. The activation of
the artworks will be resituated via the performers’ presence during opening hours in
the Lidl food market on Wiedner Hauptstraße.

The original artworks from the Austrian collections that form the starting point for these performative movements and gestures will be shown at Haus Wittgenstein along with further works from the three collections. At Tanzquartier Wien, the project will be contextualized by a discourse-focused event entitled Parallax Views II on 25 June 2019.

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body
The Private Score – Vienna 2019

Haus Wittgenstein
Parkgasse 18, 1030 Vienna
daily 10 am–5 pm
Guided tours: daily 3.30 pm and on request collection(at)

Lidl food market
Wiedner Hauptstraße 15, 1040 Vienna
Mon–Fri 2–6.30 pm; Sat 1.30–6 pm

Tanzquartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Have a look at Parallax Views

With works and performances by Milan Adamciak, Geta Bratescu, André Cadere, Cornelius Cardew, Jani Christou, Josef Dabernig, Anna Daucíková, VALIE EXPORT, Stano Filko, Marcus Geiger, Tomislav Gotovac, Ion Grigorescu, Nilbar Güres, Sanja Ivekovic, Anna Jermolaewa, Jakob Lena Knebl, Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda, Katalin Ladik, Simon Leung, Adolf Loos, Sarah Lucas, Marcello Maloberti, Vlado Martek, Dóra Maurer, Karel Miler, Ivan Moudov, Paul Neagu, Neša Paripovic, Manuel Pelmus, Nedko Solakov, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinovic, Sven Stilinovic, Ceija Stojka, Raša Todosijevic, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Artur Zmijewski

Curator: Pierre Bal-Blanc based in Paris and Athens. He was curator at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017. In 2005, he presented La Monnaie vivante (Living Currency) in Paris, followed by Tate Modern and the 7th Berlin Biennale, among others venues. He was director of CAC Brétigny from 2003 to 2014. His last exhibition was The Canaletto View in 2017 for the Erste Group Bank in Vienna. His exhibition catalogues are Project Phalanstère (Sternberg Press 2017), Soleil politique (Museion/Paraguay Press, 2016), Draft Score for an Exhibition (NERO Publisher, 2014), Reversibility (Mousse Publishing, 2012), Ver Sacrum/The Death of the Audience (Secession/Niggli, Vienna, 2010).

Choreographer: Manuel Pelmuș born in Bucharest, is a choreographer and artist who lives and works in Oslo and Bucharest. He has recently had a solo exhibition at Para Site (Hong Kong, 2018), and his projects have been shown at Tate Modern, Venice Biennale (Romanian Pavilion), Museum Ludwig Köln, Off-Biennale Budapest, Centre National de la Danse, TanzQuartier Wien, Kyiv Biennale, Centre Pompidou, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Tanz im August, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, among others. In 2012, he was awarded the Berlin Art Prize for performance art and the prize for excellence from the National Dance Center of Bucharest in 2014.

Display Design: Jakob Lena Knebl

Cover picture: Sven Stilinović, Kosuth’s Teeth / Kousteeth, 1980, Courtesy: Kontakt Collection

Supported by ERSTE Foundation, Erste Group, Lidl, Haus Wittgenstein, Lichterloh.


Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.