Werner Feiersinger: The Way of the Water

Tangente – Festival for Contemporary Culture, St. Pölten, Austria, 01.05.–06.10.2024

Werner Feiersinger: The Way of the Water

Werner Feiersinger (Collaboration with Eva Grubinger), Two Friends, 2010, rafting boat, steel, concrete

For Tangente festival, Joanna Warsza, curator for fine arts, and Lorena Moreno Vera, associated curator for fine arts, are developing an exhibition in collaboration with the river. From 1 May to 6 October, the work of twentythree artists can be seen along the waters of St. Pölten.

You can see the locations of the artworks on Google Maps.

The existence of all living organisms de­pends on water. When we drink a glass of water, this water flows through us back into the world. With every sip, we enter into a cross-species exchange with various living beings, but also with meteorological, cultural, ecological and geophysical technologies. Our bodies are largely made up of water; it is both a source of life and a deadly element, bringing both salvation and danger. It can also mark a border or be a sign of pollution, a carrier of time, memory and change, of colonial exploitation or [...]

30.04.2024

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Werner Feiersinger: Breaking Down Walls! The Collections

Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, 02.02.–09.10.2024

Werner Feiersinger: Breaking Down Walls! The Collections

Werner Feiersinger in Breaking Down Walls! The Collections, exhibition view, Museum der Moderne Salzburg 2024, Courtesy Museum der Moderne Salzburg, photo: wilbild/Herbert Rohrer

The Museum is taking the 20th anniversary of its site on the Mönchsberg as an opportunity to place a focus on increasing the visibility of the collections entrusted to it. For most of the year, two levels on the Mönchsberg (1 and 3) will be used for four exhibitions from the collections, though strictly speaking these are two exhibitions that will be modified halfway through their run to create new presentations with new focal points. The concept and content of these four parts are revealed in their titles.

The exhibitions for the anniversary year are presented by the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in cooperation with the Generali Foundation.

The exhibition Breaking Down Walls! reflects on the insights of the intellectual movement known as the spatial turn, which emphasizes the vital importance of space or the conception of space as an analytical instrument. Its focus is not just on the static space of geometry but on space as a phenomenon shaped, [...]

02.02.2024

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Werner Feiersinger: Fischer von Erlach. Drafting a Historical Architecture

Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria, 01.02.–28.04.2024

Werner Feiersinger: Fischer von Erlach. Drafting a Historical Architecture

Werner Feiersinger, Untitled (Kollegienkirche. Salzburg, 1696–1707), 2022

The Karlskirche is regarded as the most important baroque structure in Austria and is a Viennese landmark. Its architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656–1723), is the focus of the first special exhibition in the reopened Wien Museum. Almost 70 years after the last major exhibition of Fischer’s work, and with the help of Werner Feiersinger’s exhibition design, his extraordinary buildings and projects are reassessed and placed in a contemporary artistic context.

Fischer’s architectural oeuvre ranges from summer and city residences for the Viennese nobility, to church buildings for the Archbishop of Salzburg and the major imperial monuments of baroque Vienna. By eloquently referring to antiquity while being unmistakably modern, his buildings complied with the notion of noble representation, with its roots in tradition and history.

“Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur,” which Fischer published in 1721, was the first [...]

01.02.2024

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