Venice - National Participation

Austria 2017

Giardini

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Erwin Wurm and Brigitte Kowanz present separate projects in the shared space of the Austria Pavilion, under the show title “Licht-Pavillon” (Light Pavilion).

Kowanz uses light to create not as a pictorial continuum but also as literature. She doesn’t just use light to expand the picture into the space; she also uses words to expand thinking space, using mirrors and poetic techniques to develop self-referential systems. Her conceptual and analytical methodology investigates the mechanisms of codes such as language and writing.

In Wurm works, sculpture and performance blend: he encourages the individual to participate in social action. Instead of passive consumption, you have to interact with art. All his works hint at a critical, analytical consideration of the concept of sculpture and its media: he straddles the boundaries between object and performance, architecture and design, sculpture and photography, artist and public, meaning that his work also provides a broad basis for reflection on social and cultural questions.

  • Austrian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice, 2017 Austrian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice, 2017

Related Artists

Erwin Wurm

Erwin Wurm

Brigitte Kowanz

Curators

Christa Steinle

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Official Opening

Destination: Venice
Where: Giardini
Type: Press Conference
Admission: By Invitation Only

Press Presentation

Contacts & Details

COMMISSIONER:
Christa Steinle

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ADDRESS:
Giardini - Castello Venice, 30122 Italy