Lois Weinberger

04.05.–23.06.2001

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Garten, 2000
Potters clay, tresses and moss, plasticbox
73 x 56 x 69 cm

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Garten, 2000
Ton, Flechten und Moose, Kunststoffbehälter
73 x 56 x 69 cm

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Zeitfeld, 2000
Oil pencil, acrylic on canvas
300 x 500 cm

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Garten Eden, 2001
Acrylic, oil pencil
160 x 220 cm

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Schatten u.s.w., 2000
Oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm

Lois & Franziska Weinberger
Schatten u.s.w., 2000
Oil on canvas
60 x 40 cm

The Raum Aktueller Kunst Martin Janda is showing work from Lois Weinberger from May 4 until June 23, 2001. This is the artist’s first one-man show in Vienna after his well-received exhibition at the 20er Haus of the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, the first solo presentation of the artist’s work in Vienna.

Lois Weinberger makes in-between zones and peripheral areas his theme: neglected uncultivated spots in the city, everday objects, and wild plants are some examples of these. By fading out its surroundings, for a short moment a particular question is brought into focus; at the same time the borderline which lies between everyday use and total disappearance is also described. He opens the field by means of exploration, fragmentation and poetic displacement and in this way shifts the discussion from superficial criticism to a differentiated dialogue.
In his work Weinberger attributes equal importance to the results of scientific research, apocryphal narratives and folkloric tradition as possibilities for a comprehensive representation. It would contradict Lois Weinberger’s stance, however, to make the knowledge gained through this intensive activity such an issue that the greater context and the parallelism of the phenomena would become lost.

In his exhibition at the Raum aktueller Kunst Martin Janda, Weinberger shows a garden, project drafts, architectural models and the large-format oil crayon drawing Zeitfeld, its forms derived from maps of cities and altitude markings.
Terms have been entered into the drawing creating a mental and literary landscape and which in their distance or proximity to each other allow individual relationships to develop.

Lois Weinberger is currently one of the most reputable Austrian artists who have gained significant attention internationally. His numerous solo exhibitions and his participation in important group shows in recent and in coming years attest this estimation: 1997: documenta X, Kassel (G); 2000: Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 20er Haus, Vienna (A); Camden Art Center, London (GB); Freud Museum, London (GB); Spacex Gallery, Exeter (GB); 2001: Skulptur Biennale, Münsterland (G), Sonsbeek 9, Arnhem (NL); 2002 Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (A); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin. Lois Weinberger was born in 1947 in Tyrol. He lives and works in Vienna.