Editor: Katharina Schendl
Publisher: Revolver Publishing, Berlin
Content: 96 pages
ISBN: 978-3-95763-068-1
Year: 2014

MAKE.A.MATCH (initiated by Katharina Schendl) gave artists Carte Blance to develop a project, but with one restriction: they have to collaborate with another artist, a stranger chosen by the curator. What happens if this premise is put into action? What are the strategies the artists will use in these “arranged marriages”?

Ana Prvacki + Magda Tothova met in true blind-date spirit for coffee. Their coffee meeting was the focus of their common work. Reto Steiner + Martin Roth produced more along the lines of the surrealistic game “cadavre exquis” a spatial installation. Alona Rodeh + Florian Neufeldt acted on the forms of control in a gallery space, on how boundaries are created through surveillance, protection and artificial barriers, and presented their work more side-by-side, in dialog. Dren Maliqi + Paul Philipp Heinze & Matthias Krause documented the time they spent together. The overall effect was more that of a group show than of a work conceived and produced in common. Ingela Johansson + Hugo Canoilas, both “contemporary culture workers”, are interested to shift the borders of institutional determination to embrace an outside, to reintegrate art into our daily routine more significantly. They developed a Fanzine together. What is collaboration? Peter Ahorner + Karl Ferdinand Kratzl give an answer in dialog.

With contributions by Andrew Berardini, Heather Harmon, Hila Cohen-Schneiderman, Katharina Schendl, Kate Whitebread and Peter Ahorner + Karl Ferdinand Kratzl, Ingela Johansson + Hugo Canoilas.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

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.