Pop-up gallery: »Temporary 2017 – a temporary gallery of contemporary art«

Laurence Yansouni, Nadine Kraus-Drasche, Herwig Kempinger (f. l. t. r.) / Photo: Marlene Rahmann

The aim of the not-for-profit association Creative Sponsoring Solutions is to devise creative methods of supporting cultural institutions in Austria. The »temporary gallery« is its first fundraising project, dedicated to the Vienna Secession: for the duration of VIENNA ART WEEK, Creative Sponsoring Solutions is operating a »pop-up art gallery« featuring a range of contemporary Austrian art positions curated by Herwig Kempinger, president of the Vienna Secession.

»The goal of ‘Temporary 2017’ is to offer good Austrian art for sale, compensate the artists fairly and remit the remaining profits to the Vienna Secession in support of its 2018 shows featuring Austrian contemporary artists,” state Creative Sponsoring Solutions founders Nadine Kraus-Drasche and Laurence Yansouni. »We founded the not-for-profit association because we wanted to contribute our unsalaried professional and organizational skills and our networks to fundraising initiatives for Austria’s cultural scene. This first project, a temporary art gallery, makes it possible both to give the selected artists exposure and to generate proceeds from the sale of the art to support a cultural institution.«

»The key was finding an expert to curate the gallery’s show, and we take pride in convincing Herwig Kempinger to work with us. His selection will showcase younger Austrian positions through a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and photography.«

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