57. Biennale – Erwin Wurm e Brigitte Kowanz

Venezia - 12/05/2017 : 26/11/2017

Erwin Wurm e Brigitte Kowanz rappresentano l'Austria alla 57. Biennale di Venezia.


  • Indirizzo: Fondamenta dell'Arsenale - Venezia - Veneto
  • Quando: dal 12/05/2017 - al 26/11/2017
  • Vernissage: 12/05/2017 ore 15 solo su invito
  • Autori: Erwin Wurm, Brigitte Kowanz
  • Curatori: Christa Steinle
  • Generi: arte contemporanea
  • Orari: Where: Giardini Type: Opening Admission: By Invitation Only 12/05/2017 3:00 pm Official Opening Destination: Venice Where: Giardini Type: Press Conference Admission: By Invitation Only 11/05/2017 1:00 pm Press Presentation

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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.