DR. BERTHOLD ECKERArt since 1960
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Born in 1961 in Linz. Student of art history and cultural anthropology at the University of Vienna. From 1991 at the Visual Arts Division in the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna; head of the Division from 2003 until 2017. Member of the Board for “Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien” (Public Art Vienna) from 2004 until 2017. In 2003/04, founder (with Bernhard Denscher) of the Month of Photography Vienna and the European Month of Photography. From 2007 to 2017, Director of the MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek, the Department of Cultural Affairs’ exhibition space for contemporary art. Curator of the Wien Museum since 2018.
Responsibilities in the collection: painting, graphic arts and sculpture since 1960; new media; art photography in the present; MUSA.
Research interests: art since 1960, interwar period, photography, public art, anthropological approaches to art