Significant Other colloquially stands for a gender-neutral term for a partner in an undefined intimate relationship. In psychology for any person who has great importance to an individual’s life or well-being and in sociology for any instance with a strong influence on one’s self-concept. As a curatorial practice and project space currently based in Vienna, Significant Other [SO] understands its way of thinking and acting in an analogical manner. Be it exhibitions, writing, or public program SO looks at mutually influential relations, symbiotic, same as destructive ones. Currently SO is focusing on the web of connections between contemporary art and architecture while simultaneously approaching cultural and historical binaries. Be it the struggle of what constitutes private and public spheres, continuing differences between former East and West as well as across institutional tropes and hierarchies. This strategy allows SO to identify and exploit points of friction and potential alike.
Significant Other is a curatorial duo formed by Laura Amann, architect and curator, and Jen Kratochvil, curator and lecturer. SO has curated amongst others solo exhibitions of Haris Epaminonda, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Jasmina Cibic and Céline Condorelli and group shows such as ‘Fauxthenticity’ at the Austrian Cultural Forum, or ’Vice Versa’, a festival of art in public space in the city center of Prague apart from hosting lectures, launches and lunches at their space in Vienna.
All Done, Go Home, solo show by Antonis Pittas, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Future Footnotes, solo show by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Somebody Is About to Enter, two-person show by Klara Hosnedlova and Sonia Leimer, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Prague, Czech Republic