Acrylic glass, metal screws, washers
284 x 615 cm | 112 x 242 in
curated by Friederike Nymphius
May 14 - October 2, 2021
John M Armleder, Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, Valentin Carron, Andrew Dadson, N. Dash, Philippe Decrauzat, Francesco De Prezzo, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Manuel Fois, Liam Gillick, Fernanda Gomes, Francesco João, Tarik Kiswanson, Alicja Kwade, Beth Letain, Meuser, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Monika Sosnowska, Blair Thurman, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther, Heimo Zobernig
In 1987, Gerwald Rockenschaub painted his last picture by hand. Subsequently, he created non-referential pictorial objects made of perspex or synthetic industrial products. At the same time, he began to concern himself with the staging of the gallery space as an ideologically coded, social place of art.
Rockenschaub created Untitled especially for this space (though it can be adjusted to any other space). The work intervenes in the exhibition space with minimal means, redefining the classic white cube. His installations restructure/change the views or perspectives in the gallery, resulting in its changed perception. The parameters of the staging give the installation a transitory component: The space of the artwork, the gallery and the viewer merge and allow the visitor to become the object of contemplation himself.
Rockenschaub, Armleder, Zobernig and Mosset were part of the important Neo Geo movement of the early 80's, all of them have been exhibiting together frequently and have been knowing each other for a long period of time.
1993 Austrian Pavillion Biennale di Venezia
2007 documenta 12