Grind&Shine Inc. Presents T.F.R. Archive

May 4 at 7:00 PM — May 4, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Information and exchange are served performatively on a platter. The train station as a major theme of migration theory and Viennese art salon culture meet on May 4, 2022, as the T.F.R. Archive embarks on its first journey. Anna Bochkova, Valerie Habsburg and Judith Augustinovič bring us parts of their research on the Jewish artist Teresa Feodorowna Ries, born in Budapest in 1866 and working in Vienna. This woman consciously chose art and opposed the classical image of women of her time. Due to the survival of two world wars and her time in exile in different countries, many puzzle pieces of her work and life have been lost or distorted; the T.F.R. Archive collects them together again. The T.F.R. Archive takes the salon as a performative event to serve not only drinks, but also history. To recreate what has been lost, the bar of Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof becomes a space of exchange.

The T.F.R. Archive are different artists as well as scientists from Vienna, who came together over their interest in the artist Teresa Feodorowna Ries. They have been able to preserve parts of her private archive in Monaco as well as her will and are now committed to ensuring that Ries' last will is implemented and that her life story is truthfully reproduced.