In the fall of 2018, Werner Feiersinger will stage a sculptural intervention at the lower level of the Belvedere 21. The Austrian sculptor is proficient at combining knowledge of design and architectural history with minimalist form language. The proximity of his sculptures with everyday objects and their metaphorical quality subvert their purported origins.
For the Lower Level of the Belvedere21, Werner Feiersinger is planning an extensive sculptural intervention, taking cues not only from the exhibition space, designed by Adolf Krischanitz, but also from architectural details of the building created by Karl Schwanzer and its immediate proximity to the Fritz Wotruba Private Foundation. Feiersinger’s intervention projects an autonomous object quality and, at the same, time deals with fundamental questions of sculpture. Thus, the exhibition space will be reformulated and objects placed in dynamic relationship to each other. Feiersinger’s works undermine conventional modes of seeing and are infused with a deep irony.
Werner Feiersinger was born in 1966 in Brixlegg, Tyrol. He now lives and works in Vienna. After studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Jan van Eyck Maastricht Academy, he taught at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts de Lyon. For more than a decade he has exhibited his sculptures and photographs, and has also been responsible for a number of public sculptural interventions.
Curated by Axel Köhne.