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"Space Concept: 26 Works from the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig"
2002-03-13 until 2002-05-12
Joan Miro Foundation
Space Concept is an exhibition selected by Rosa
Maria Malet, director of the Joan Miró Foundation,
and Lóránd Hegyi, director of the Museum
moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna. It
includes sculptures, installations and photographs
by fifteen contemporary artists who maintain
different positions with respect to the concept of
space; a concept determined by the cultural,
aesthetic, historical, political and anthropological
context in which a work of art is generated.
Anne and Patrick Poirier, Ilya Kabakov and Günter
Förg create architectural pieces and mythological
images, metaphors for models of human
communication and social relations. These objects
and installations reflect the importance of time as a
historical and cultural element that has much to do
with the process of discovery, reconstruction and
utopia, as well as the concepts of memory, ritual
and the collective consciousness.
Pedro Cabrita Reis, Tony Cragg, Bertrand Lavier,
Haim Steinbach, Pello Irazu, Jean-Marc
Bustamante and Franz West all present various
forms of deconstruction of the language of modern
art that constitute a new approach to the historical
and aesthetic categories. This part of the exhibition
shows new models of interpretation that allow us to
read and analyse a work of art from different levels
of reference: from its connotations in the history of
art, from the context of its social functions, from
biographical references, from the presence of
political signs, etc.
The installations by Christian Boltanski and Wolf
Vostell and the objects by Ernesto Tatafiore are
based on political and historical references that link
their work to its possible historical and social role.
Erwin Wurm and Lois Weinberger represent two
distinct aesthetic strategies in the same generation.
Wurm creates sculptures with the minimum
number of elements of articulation, suggesting
various possible definitions of the work of art from a
conceptual perspective. Weinberger, on the other
hand, seeks to integrate the work of art in society
and nature, using a wide range of materials to
create a rich and complex system of connotations
and allegories of real life.
Space Concept aims to illustrate the different
creative processes of interpretation of space in the
field of the elements involved (materials,
composition models, references, etc.) and also in
the field of interpretation strategies that indicate
different cultural and historical contexts.
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna