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Gangart's work has developed from performative and architectonic-interventionisitic concerns with urban spaces - with a critical focus on the ambivalent modernity in Austrian post-war urbanism and its implications of ideological constitution and continuities (performances: FIAT! - 1988, icons - 1991; exhibition: Die Form der Zeit - 1993) - to processes of research on appropriation of physical and social spaces, and to the conception and curating of exhibitions in museums and institutions (installations: Permanent Collection of Oriental Carpets / MAK / 1993, TransModernity / NY-Vienna-Pittsburgh / 2000; curating: Transfer Damaskus / Vienna-Damascus-Budapest / 2002, Knots symmetric_asymmetric / MAK / 2003, Architecture Biennale - Austrian Pavillon / Venice / 2004).

These occupations include issues of migration, cultural and political representation, performativity and shaping of the built environment.

From mid 90ties on there has been constant involvement in participative and community programs (with dezentrale Kunst, Initiative Minderheiten etc.) as well as university teaching and cooperations (Technical University Vienna, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Anthropological Sociological Center / University Amsterdam, Architectural Faculty Damascus etc.).

Gangart operates as a transdisciplinary team in the fields of Fine Arts, Architecture, Film, Music.

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'Gangart' is German for 'Pace'