David Prieth

David Prieth is a cultural worker, activist, artist, and organizer living in Innsbruck. Since 2017 he has been the managing director of the p.m.k in Innsbruck, before which he has headed the events department of the Bäckerei – Kulturbackstube for several years. His focus is on the organization of concerts, performances, exhibitions, and discussions, as well as on activism in the (sub)cultural-political field. Since 2017 he has been a board member of the Tiroler Kulturinitiativen, the IG Kultur Österreich and since 2019 a member of the supervisory board of the Tiroler Landestheater. He is also a member of the work group on the Innsbruck Cultural Strategy 2030.


„Tear Down The Borders Of Fortress Europe“ (David Prieth, 2021, Installation in the public room as part of
„Magic Carpets Landed“ in Kaunas, Litauen)
Photocredit: Gintare Zaltauskaite

For the omg ibk...

... David Prieth – a true jack-of-all-trades in the local art and culture scene, even though he is only 35 years old – is creating a digital work that will eventually be on display at/on the Galerie am Claudiaplatz. The anglicist and comparatist who, among other things, works as organizer, managing director of the p.m.k., is a board member of the TKI and member of the supervisory board of the Tiroler Landestheater & Orchester GmbH, has been working as a cultural-political mouthpiece for the interests of artists and organizers nationwide for years. Prieth is a political person and artist through and through; he seeks discourse and never shies away from putting his finger in open wounds. Prieth thereby always shows stamina, for example when the "dramaturgy" of an "interactive" artistic work culminated in an injunction by HC Strache (former club chairman and member of the National Council of the FPÖ). So it will be interesting to see what digital work David Prieth has prepared for the Galerie am Claudiaplatz.
Der Anglist und Komparatist, der u.a. als Veranstalter, Geschäftsführer der p.m.k., Vorstandsmitglied der TKI und Aufsichtsratsmitglied der Tiroler Landestheater & Orchester GmbH tätig ist, verschafft sich seit Jahren als kulturpolitisches Sprachrohr fürdie Interessen von Künstler*innen und Veranstalter*innen bundesweit Gehör.
Prieth ist durch und durch ein politischer Mensch und Künstler, der den Diskurs sucht und nie davor zurückschreckt seinen Finger in offene Wunden zu legen. Dabei zeigt Prieth insbesondere Stehvermögen, wenn bspw. die „Dramaturgie“ einer „interaktiven“ künstlerischen Arbeit in einer Unterlassungsklage durch HC Strache (einstiger Clubobmann und Nationalratsmitglied der FPÖ) gipfelt.
Man darf also bereits darauf gespannt sein, welche digitale Arbeit David Prieth für die Galerie am Claudiaplatz vorbereitet hat.


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