Kunstraum Innsbruck

Thomas Feuerstein / Flatz / Franz Graf

11 Sep - 23 Oct 2010

N.U.M.B. und du auch..., exhibition view Kunstraum Innsbruck, 2010
N.U.M.B. und du auch ...

11.09.10 - 23.10.10

Three acclaimed, internationally successful Austrian artists – Thomas Feuerstein, FLATZ, and Franz Graf – have been invited to give thought to the given subject and the paradoxes pertaining to it.

Throughout his career, Thomas Feuerstein has availed himself of a number of media. So his works take the form of installations, objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Some of the main aspects they are dealing with are the interrelation between linguistic and visual elements, the finding of links between facts and fictions, as well as a blending of art and science. For the exhibition at the Kunstraum Innsbruck, Feuerstein has conceived a wall installation that moves between representational drawing and abstract sculpture.

The projects of FLATZ are often taken as a provocation by the observer. His work principally serves the enhancement of perception, in order thus to counteract human indifference. The exhibition presents three sculptures and a mobile phone artwork on the subject of family, created by the artist between 1990 and 2010.

Franz Graf defines his studio, the site of art production, as a living space. With his highly conceptual approach, the artist transcends the boundaries of media and genres. In the process he combines drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, spatial concept, as well as works using text and sound into materialised thought constructs and this way reflects on contexts prevailing in private and public spaces, in the political and the sociological environment. His motifs outline what is human about emotion, memory, and actually being in this world. What the artist is most keen on, though, is the aesthetics of things, which Graf perceives as an almost poetic dimension.

All three artists, for the most part, have created new works for the exhibition. We may look forward to three highly individual takes on the topic in question sharing one room.

Fatima Bornemissza, curator

Tags: Thomas Feuerstein, Franz Graf