Profile

Roland Hagenberg

Born in Austria; grows up in Vienna.

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1976

Co-founder of the literary magazine Die Klinge (with Franz Krahberger, Friederike Mayröcker and Elfriede Czurda, Thomas Kueffel, Gerhard Jaschke and others).

1980

PublicationWiener in Berlin, a documentary on the Viennese art community (Berlin).

1981

Publication Vom Jugendstil zum Freistiel, the first book on artist Martin Kippenberger (Berlin).

Publication Thomas Wachweger/Ina Barfuss (Berlin).

1983

Publication of Painters in Berlin (featuring 30 interviews and photographs of artists such as Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Markus Lüpertz, Rainer Fetting, Bernd Zimmer and others.

Publication “…UND”, documenting the art world in Berlin.

Contributing writer for STERN Magazin, Berliner Kunstblatt und Zitty Magazin (Germany).

1984

Publication of Untitled ‘84, a photo-book on the art world of the 80s; Pelham Press; New York.

Curator for the exhibition 5 Painters from Berlin, Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York (with Rainer Fetting, Bernd Zimmer, Elvira Bach, K.H. Hödicke,and Peter Chevalier).

Publication Eastvillage; Egret Publications, New York. The first documentary on new arts activities in downtown Manhattan.

Exhibition Photos by Roland Roland; Rosa Esman Gallery, New York.

1985

Exhibition Psycho Pueblo , Fernando Vijande Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

Publication of Eastvillage Part II, Egret Publications, New York.

Exhibition Eastvillage Funktional, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York.

Publication Upheaval, the first book on Mark Kostabi (New York).

1986

Initiator and organizer of “Happy Happy” – a children’s coloring book. Among the 60 internationally renowned artists are Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Eric Fischl, Tom Wesselmann, Christo and others.

Founder of Artfinder Magazine, New York.

1987

Publication of The Graphic Work of Walter Königstein, Egret Publications, New York – Vienna.

1988

Co-founder and editor of the magazine Art of Russia and the West, Apollon Foundation, NewYork Milano (with Michael Chemiakin).

1989

Publication Dupe of Being, Edition Lafayette, New York, 608 pages on Dutch painter Karel Appel and Japanese performer Min Tanaka.

Translating the poetry of Friederike Mayröcker (German/English).

1990

Publication of Happy Happy, part II; for UNICEF, Edition Lafayette, New York.

Roland’s book Untitled is part of the “Media-Image” exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York.

Publication exhibition catalogue Alfred Grunwald, Austrian Cultural Institute in New York (Curator Henry Grunwald, former editor-in -chief of TIME magazine).

Publication Alexander Rutsch – 40 years of sculptures and paintings. A book on the Austrian artist who was a contemporary of Andre Malreaux and Salvadore Dali.

1991

Publication of The Complete Sculptures of Karel Appel; Edition Lafayette, New York, 408 pages.

1993

Together with Bernd Zimmer co-founder and editor of the German art magazine plantSÜDEN.

1995

Film and script for two music videos on Hitomi Mieno.

Exhibition “Jean-Michel Basquiat – photos by Roland Hagenberg” at Moca-Foundation, Tokyo.

1998

Founder and editor of the monthly culture supplement “PLANT” in Tokyo Journal.

Contributor to “Mondän”, German TV ZDF.

Group exhibition “Tokyo Rooms”, Kawasaki.

1999

Exhibition “New York Artists” – Photos by Roland at Gallery 360°, Tokyo (with portraits of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring Robert Mapplethorpe, Louise Bourgeois, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and 30 other artists.

2001

Exhibition “sur/FACE: 14 Contemporary Japanese Architects” at BMW Square in Tokyo. With photographs by Roland and models by architects such as Tadao Ando, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Kenzo Tange, Jun Aoki, Kengo Kuma and others.

Roland writes, conceives and directs video documentary “SurFACE – 14 Contemporary Japanese Architects” (co-director Karl Neubert).

Photo documentary on Issey Miyake in Berlin for Soen-Magazine, Tokyo.

2002

Roland conceives ongoing internet project “SHELTER: Modern Architecture and the Meaning of Security in our Times”. For this project Roland collects video statements from international architects. T/N Probe Gallery, Tokyo.

2003

Roland conceives, writes and films documentary on Land Art projects. Travels with photographer Sheila Metzner through the American Southwest.

Exhibition “22 Photographs by Roland Hagenberg” at Maison Franco-Japonaise, Tokyo.

Exhibition “Planes to catch, and things to see!” – photographs by Roland Hagenberg at the Gallery of the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo.

DVD realease of Roland’s documentary “SurFACE – 14 Contemporary Japanese Architects” (Uplink, Tokyo).

Movie theater film screenings of Roland’s documentary “SurFACE” in Tokyo, Osaka and Aichi.

2004

CD release GALAXY – with 16 songs written and composed by Roland.

Publication 14 JAPANESE ARCHITECTS with photos and interviews by Roland. Published by Kashiwa Shobo, Tokyo.

Exhibition C’EST SI BON! at Orbient, Tokyo. With Roland’s photos and a video collage from Paris.

2005

Exhibition LIGHTYEARS at Artium, Fukuoka, Japan. With architectural photos, portraits and a video documentary by Roland on Japanese architects Tadao Ando, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Terunobu Fujimori and Jun Aoki.

Exhibition KYOTO at the Gallery of the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo. With photos and a video by Roland.

2006 – 2010

Producer and editor of videos for BMW Magazine homepage.

2006

Exhibition SOBYO – With architectural photos and a video by Roland as well as drawings by Toyo Ito, Kazuyo Sejima, Kengo Kuma, Jun Aoki and Terunobu Fujimori; Hubert Winter Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

Exhibition 40+/40- at Sin Sin Fine Arts, Hong Kong – with photos by Roland.

2007

Exhibition BEAUTIFUL – with Roland’s portraits of 33 outstanding women. Le Meridien Grand Pacific, Tokyo.

Publication WORDS + VISUALS, Hong Kong. Roland collaborates with architect Kengo Kuma, designer Sin Sin, explorer Wong How Man and photographer Matthieu Ricard.

Roland writes song-lyrics for Japanese TV station Wowow.

Roland visits the Amazon for a film documentary on Flavio Varani.

2008

Publication INDONESIAN INVASION – encounters with 14 Indonesian contemporary artists; interviews and photos by Roland; published by Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong; 124 pages, hard cover

Documentary on volcanoes in Japan for BMW Magazine

Yokohama Triennale National Day, presentation of Roland’s video works, October 2008

2009

Garden City Publishers releases Roland’s new book “20 Japanese Architects”

Exhibition at Ohara Museum in Kurashiki, Japan April 2009

Stern Fotografie – new book on Nobuyoshi Araki

Release of Roland’s second CD album “Show Me” with 16 new songs (December 2009)

Exhibition “Architecture of the Future” at Mitsubishi Jisho Artium, Fukuoka, Japan

2010

“Raiding Project” – Roland invites 10 Japanese architects to create concepts for multi-functional spaces in the village of Raiding, the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt, in Austria.

“JapanLisztRaiding” is the title of an exhibition curated by Roland Hagenberg at the Architecture Museum in Vienna (September 10 – 27). Participating architects: Jun Aoki, Terunobu Fujimori, Hiroshi Hara, Toyo Ito, Klein-Dytham, Kengo Kuma, SANAA/Sejima-Nishizawa, Tezuka Architects and Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Workshop in Raiding: Roland invites Terunobu Fujimori, Kengo Kuma and Hiroshi Hara for lectures at the Liszt Concert Hall in Raiding.

2011

Kashiwa Shobo publishes Roland’s new book on Japanese Architecture “24 Architects in Japan”.

Roland’s exhibition “Raiding Project: Crossover Architecture” opens at the BMW Group Space in Tokyo and introduces the works of nine Japanese architects – among them SANAA, Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito, Hiroshi Hara and others. Roland invited the architects to create new models of micro-houses for the birthplace of Franz Liszt in Raiding, Austria.

Just in time of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday October 22 – construction starts of first building of the Raiding Project. It is called “Storkhouse” – a creation by Terunobu Fujimori.  Richard Woschitz of Richard Woschitz Engineering joins the Raiding Project and is in charge of the construction process. Interior wood works by Tischlerei Ecker.

A film on the philosophy of  Hiroshi Hara by Roland Hagenberg is part of the exhibition “Architectural Environments for Tomorrow” at the MOT (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) – curated by SANAA

2012

Roland curates the exhibition “Kleinarbeit – Small Works for a Small Town”. Sketches, notes and photos by 19 artists including Christo, Gilbert & George, Joerg Immendorff, Karel Appel, Sheila Metzner and others. The exhibition takes place during the Franz Liszt Festival in Raiding.

Roland and his project partner Richard Woschitz open Terunobu Fujimori’s Storkhouse in Raiding. 400 people attend. Speakers at the ceremony are Japanese ambassador Shigeo Iwatani and the director of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna (MAK) Christoph Thun-Hohenstein. 

2013

“Japan in Raiding 2013”. For the second time, Roland and stage costume designer Hiromi Utsui introduce Japanese musicians at the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt. Among this year’s participants are Hisako Kiriyama/piano, Nao Fujita/piano, Yuri Yamada/soprano,  Satoko Kawagoe/organ, Fumie Yamashita/Marimba and Yumi Suzuki/piano.

Roland and architect Hiroshi Hara present the concepts for “Hara Haus”  (a small guesthouse in Raiding).

Roland curates the exhibition “Cloud of Humanity” by Swiss artist Karl A. Meyer. Uli Gassmann installs is outdoor sculpture  “Stage for Raiding”.

On the occasion of Sin Sin Fine Arts Gallery’s 10-year-anniversary in Hong Kong, Roland exhibits his sculpture “Poems in my head”

The October edition of Wallpaper Magazine publishes a story on Roland and Hiroshi Hara.

since 2014

Roland directs interview videos with international musicians for the Franz Liszt Festival in Raiding.

2014

Roland and his team receive the Austrian Tourism Innovation Prize for the production of Terunobu Fujimori’s Storkhouse in Raiding. The proceeds are donated to the village of Raiding to build Hiroshi Hara’s sculptural shelter “Three Travelers/Drei Wanderer”. 

Mitsubishi Artium in Fukuoka exhibits Roland’s making of “Storkhouse” designed by Terunobu Fujimori. 

Roland contributes text and photographs to Jos Pirkner’s book “Die Bullen von Fuschl” published by Red Bull.  

Roland is one of the speakers at the opening of the new Red Bull headquaerter in Fuschl/Austria. It was designed by Jos Pirkner.

Opening celebration of the sculptural shelter “Three Travelers/Drei Wanderer” in Raiding. It was designed by Hiroshi Hara and developed together with Roland.

Exhibition “Basquiat and Friends” at Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, with photos by Roland.

2015

Lecture by landscape designer Yoshiki Toda together with Roland at the Franz Liszt Center in Raiding.

Exhibition “Körperlandschaft” at Ponyhof Artclub Munich with photographs bei Sheila Metzner and Roland.

Installation of “Birdman” – a giant permanent outdoor sculpture by Swiss artist Karl A. Meyer in Raiding, Austria where Roland envisions a sculpture park.

Exhibition “Hidden/Versteckt”  in an abandoned farmhouse in Raiding/Austria (birthplace of Franz Liszt) with Roland and 30 international artists participating. 

2016

Roland designs “Silverhouse” – a gallery space that serves also as a guest house in Raiding/Austria – birthplace of composer Franz Liszt (In collaboration with architect Lisa Zentner). Construction finished in spring 2017.

Together with weltreporter.net Roland co-organizes  “Welt in Bewegung/A World in Change” at the Franz Liszt Center in Raiding/Austria. The weekend symposium features lectures and discussions with renowed foreign correspondents. 

2017

Shoshi Maimai, Tokyo and Art in Flow, Berlin publish Roland’s new book “Poems” (Hardcover, 132 pages, with German and English texts).

Tenor Gernot Heinrich performs Roland’s “Vor meinem Fenster/In front of my window” at the Franz Liszt Concert Hall in Raiding/Austria. The poem is part of Roland’s new book “Poems”. Eduard Kutrowatz wrote the music. 

International soprano Ildiko Raimondi performs Roland’s “Vor meinem Fenster/In front of my window” at the Mozart Haus in Vienna. Eduard Kutrowatz wrote the music.

Publication of “The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat” by Fred Hoffman with photos by Roland (Publisher Enrico Navarra, Paris).

International literary festival “Grenzenlos lesen/Reading without borders” opens in June with Roiland’s new book “Poems”. Actresses Andrea Schramek and Sophie Wegleitner read Roland’s texts. (June 16, Lockenhaus).

During summer Roland and Swiss artist Karl A. Meyer exhibit their works in Raiding, birthplace of composer Franz Liszt, together with their friends. (Opening June 24 at NG39 Art Space).

“Basquiat: Boom for Real” is the exhibition title at the Barbican in London. Includes Roland’s portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Opening celebration September 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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