Art in Austria

Erwin Wurm [Austria] (b 1954) _ _Pee on someone's rug_, 2003. Instructions on how to be politically incorrect. c-print (126 x 160 cm). Cropped

Erwin Wurm is politically incorrect on purpose – Humans in awkward poses

Erwin Wurm – Instructions on how to be politically incorrect, Spit in Someone’s Soup, 2003 Erwin Wurm is certainly one of Austria’s and one of the world’s most recognizable artists. Using social taboos and absurd scenarios to create his thought-provoking work, Wurm’s art installations have broken boundaries and changed how people approach and view …

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Klaus Pichler’s Skeletons in the Closet – Behind the scenes of a museum

The backstory “What does a museum look like behind the scenes?” was the question Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler found himself asking after seeing the unusual sight of museum exhibits in storage. He’d wandered by a basement window in the Museum of Natural History in Vienna and caught a glimpse of an office. It looked normal, …

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See how Peter Kogler’s hypnotic installations transform rooms

Who is Peter Kogler? Peter Kogler is a renowned artist from Austria that currently works and lives in Vienna. Kogler is best known for his different psychedelic room installations. Through his paintwork and his intricate projections, he transforms ordinary looking rooms and spaces such as lobbies, galleries, and transit centers by making them look twisted, …

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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not to focus on, such as rubble …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Who is Jaume Plensa? Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is largely known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different contemporary art media types, including from acoustic installations to video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in public spaces …

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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

Who was Franz West? The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work spanning over several decades. Childhood Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a …

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