Eclectic! The Batz Collection
Improper Walls presents ECLECTIC! The Batz Collection, a taste of a broad and diverse range of artworks from our guest curator's, Katrin-Sophie Batz, private collection.
Artists: BOICUT/ Clifton Childree/ Robbie Conal/ Deso - Broken Fingaz Crew/ Alexis Diaz/ Faile Art/ Faith47/ Frau Isa / Ben Frost/ Vasilena Gankovska/ Alex Gingrow/ Lia Halloran/ H101/ HoxxoH (aka Douglas Hoekzema)/ Never2501/ Laurina Paperina/ Peter Phobia/ POSE/ STYLIANOS SCHICHO/ Stinkfish/ The Stencil Network/ Stephen Tompkins/ COCO WASABI/ Scott Malcolm Wigglesworth/ Zosen/ Perfekt World/ Joe Lepochoir/ Simón Vega/ Oliver Dorfer/ Jessica van Brakle/ Jakob Kirchmayr
Who the f*** is Katrin-Sophie Batz (i.e. The Batz Collection)?
Mag. Katrin-Sophie Batz (née Dworczak), curator, initiator, founder and organizer of the exhibition series and street art festival Cash, Cans & Candy (2013, 2014, 2016 – a trademarked project of Galerie Ernst Hilger), worked for Galerie Ernst Hilger from 2006 to 2019. She began her work at the Siemens_artLab gallery, subsequently relocating to Galerie Hilger Contemporary across the street, where she held the position of Administrative Assistant and Public/Collector Relations Manager. Since 2013 and up to her maternity leave, she was director of the exhibition venues comprising Hilger NEXT, HilgerBROTKunsthalle and project [email protected] in the 10th district of Vienna. In 2010, Batz was co-organizer of the urban art festival Escape the Golden Cage. Over the course of her work-related journeys abroad she discovered the most diverse forms of expression in street art. In the numerous exhibitions that she organized and curated for the gallery she always emphasized the involvement of art in public spaces. In 2013, she was the first to mount a survey exhibition of street art in Vienna. Fifty national and international artists (including internationally renowned figures such as Shepard Fairey, Retna, FAILE, Faith47) were exhibited in all three exhibition spaces of the gallery in the 10th district of Vienna. The second edition Bring a Friend! focussed on the collaborative process in street art, while the third edition Look Again! examined the development from pop art to street art. The murals that were created as part of the three exhibitions are on permanent display in many districts of Vienna; Katrin-Sophie Batz is still offering guided tours by request.
Event photography: Niko Havranek
Music by: Hund
Katrin Sophie will offer two guided tours :
15th of November at 6.00 pm
22nd of November at 6.00 pm
(limited places, please send an email to [email protected] to reserve a place)
Thanks to Absolut and Jameson whisky for their support!