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Brigitte Kowanz at the 57th Venice Biennial | Austrian Pavilion

Brigitte Kowanz at the 57th Venice Biennial | Austrian Pavilion

Brigitte Kowanz »Infinity and Beyond«
57th Venice Biennial | Austrian Pavilion
May 13 – November 26, 2017

Christa Steinle, Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion in 2017, is presenting Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm, two artistic positions who focus on examining and refining the concept of sculpture in the international art discourse. With their oeuvres, Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm – who have both received the Grand Austrian State Prize for their extraordinary work – operate at the intersection between sculpture and architecture. Both react to changes in our perception and experience of space brought about over the past two hundred years by machines, media and new materials. (Excerpt from the Austrian Pavilion’s press release)

For her contribution to the Venice Biennial, Brigitte Kowanz designed a whole new series of works. Main theme of the overall installation is digitalization. Kowanz transfers this world-changing, abstract phenomenon to the art’s sensual language. »The work is about the relation of actual and virtual, limited and infinite space«, says the artist.

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