Editor: Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Publisher: Anton Pustet, Salzburg
Content: 68 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7025-0832-6
Year: 2016

Normalities presents artists from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), Austria and the United States. While the exhibition focuses on a specific region, it also features an impressively multifaceted array of personal statements by various artists.

The plural chosen in Normalities already suggests that the exhibition invites visitors to look at “normality” from different perspectives. The term itself cannot be defined concisely, let alone exhaustively; its meaning is subject to constant change. The idea was to select a title that allows for different interpretations. The exhibits explore different approaches, they deal with history, identity, forms of perception and industry standards.

Cäcilia Brown, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Dusica Drazic, Kerstin von Gabain, Flaka Haliti, Ibro Hasanovic, Jelena Juresa, Jakob Lena Knebl, Armando Lulaj, Alban Muja, Damir Ocko, Irena Lagator Pejovic, Ana Prvacki, Marusa Sagadin, Saso Stanojkovik

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.