odradekaeaf is a discrete gallery space located within the Australian Experimental Art Foundation's Bookshop giving 24:7 access to the passing pedestrian audiences of the Lion Arts Centre (in which the AEAF is located) and the University of SA adjacent.
The window gallery was developed in 2010 to provide additional opportunities for emerging artists and curators – in a less formal and more flexible environment – and to provide greater exposure to the general public of the AEAF's programs. odradekaeaf is programmed on a low cost basis and measures approximately 1.2m (w) x 2m (h) and .5m (d).
Currently two emerging curators are selected annually to program four exhibitions each over two seasons, usually within a themed curatorial rationale.
The name odradek comes from a short story by Franz Kafka "The Cares of a Family Man" written between 1914 and 1917 about a creature called 'Odradek'. The creature has drawn the attention of many philosophers and literary critics, who have all attempted to interpret its meaning.
The Australian Experimental Art Foundation was established in 1974 by a small group of Adelaide artists and theorists. The AEAF incorporates a gallery space, bookshop and residency studio. The AEAF supports, promotes, and seeks to stimulate contemporary art practices that are inter-disciplinary and research-driven. The current director is Christine Morrow.
Lion Arts Centre, North Tce (West End) Adelaide, SA