With Siegfried Zaworka, the mumok has for the first time invited an Austrian artist to fill the wall in the museum’s foyer with a site-specific work.
Following photography-based installations by Cindy Sherman, Louise Lawler, and Jeff Wall, Zaworka focuses his artistic investigation on the devices used in pain- ting. Under the title Funktionale, he has arranged a group of image elements painted on bare canvas into a temporary mural that artfully toys with the viewer’s habits of perception. What looks at first glance like a surreal landscape with a mountain range, fir tree, and vegetal forms, turns out on closer inspection to consist in a systematic analysis of the illusionistic potential of painting.
Curated by Manuela Ammer
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria