November 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Humans are a central theme in the oeuvre of Albrecht Zauner, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Joannis Avramidis. The interactions of body and space, proportions, and formal experimentation are often at the forefront. His materials of preference are stone and bronze. In this exhibition, plaster, steel, and straw also play important roles.
In his newest works, Zauner examines the language of bodies and the vibrations, the resonances, they incur. The artist attempts to capture the movement and lightness of a moment in massive stone.
At the center of his exhibition is a real scene he observed at the ocean, sculpturally reenacted indoors by Maria and Natalie.
These two figures of plaster, steel, and straw are related to the sun and ocean, to each other, to themselves, and to the people around them. This consequently gives exhibition visitors an integral and dialogical meaning. “Observing, comparing, showing, hiding, and evaluating — consciously or unconsciously, bodies begin to resonate and stories are created. The more realistic the portrayal, the more directly the resonation process emerges,” says the artist. For “resonance” also means the reactions and acceptance or rejection by the audience.
A third figure, of South Tyrolean marble, lays on the ground, wholly concentrated upon itself. Zauner has named it a-f. This is for the sound emanated by the unworked stone, stored on a wooden pallet, when set into vibration: middle A.
Smaller works of art and drawings accompany the exhibit.
maria, 2017, Südtiroler Marmor, 150 cm
maria 4, 2016, Bronze,3/5, L 25 cm
maria und Zeichnung von maria (150 x 110 cm)
Vernissage: Mittwoch, 29.11. 2017,19.00 – 21.00
On the Exhibition: Hartwig Knack, Kulturwissenschaftler und Kunsthistoriker
Albrecht Zauner and Uschi Janig will be present.
Duration: 30 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Tues – Fri from 12 – 6 pm, Sat from 11 am – 3 pm
7. Januar 2018 - 24. Februar 2018
DIE ANNÄHERUNG AN DAS EIGENTLICHE
Vernissage: Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 7 - 9 pm
Duration: 18 January - 24 February 2018
Di – Fr von 12.00 bis 18.00, Sa von 11.00 bis 15.00