From February 17, to May 5, 2013, Grundfrage (Fundamental Question), a group exhibition with Nils Bech, Carina Brandes, Christian Falsnaes, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Florian Hecker, Oscar Murillo, Noële Ody, Max Peintner, Jean-Michel Wicker & Legs In The Morning by Geta Brătescu, a concert by Koudlam, a lecture by Colin de Land (1992), Scent Of The Withering Alpine Rose by Martin Walde, Schorsch Böhme, curated by Severin Dünser & Christian Kobald, COCO Vienna, and a project room with Guillaume Barth.

«If the set represents a town it must look like a town that has been built to last precisely two hours. One must conjure up the reality of time. Everything must be provisional yet polite.» (BB)

For GrundfrageCRAC Alsace acts as a kind of enormous stage, presenting a mix of art and non art, highly time-based, a dispersed gesamtkunstwerka neo-90s type of exhibition. It's a thematic group show, but its topic is withheld from the public and communicated purely to the artists (to keep any didacticism out of the show). The works deal with ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪, though in an oblique way. In art historical terms it carries the symbolical values of classic still life, in everyday terms it resembles the leftovers of a party. A publication will be produced after the exhibition has closed.

COCO (Contemporary Concerns) was founded as a heterogeneous forum for the production, presentation, analysis and exploration of contemporary art. Located in a passageway in central Vienna, the kunstverein comprised two gallery spaces and a bar. Emphasising experimental forms of curating and the exhibition as medium, COCO complemented its thematic group shows with a programme of theory and events. Run by curators Severin Dünser and Christian Kobald, COCO now operates on a project basis.