無題展@リアウニック美術館 O.T. Exhibition @ Museum Liaunig
It’s corona time, relaxing time. One of the coolest exhibitions I can think of in this, our precarious, era had been installed in Austria. O.T. Ohne Titel. Untitled.
Close to the concept of simulacra, the viewer experiences a superb result of astonishing curatorial practice.
The exhibition emphasises the themes of geometries, systems and concepts. Covering the period from 1950 to the present, it offers the first comprehensive insight into the diverse artistic concepts of elementary art in Austria, both historically – spanning 70 years – and in terms of the variety of media.
Rarely able to be seen in metropolises like New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Shanghai or Tokyo, in which organisers only allow blockbuster exhibitions because of the taxpayers’ or trustees’ controlling power.
Humble per se; — without the pressure you feel when you’re practicing in the art-market-focussed U.S.A., – where culture, influence and brand can be the difference between success and non existence. As we all know, the “understatement” attitude shown in Europe and Asia is a virtue which brings you more respect and success on the long run as the American Way of “boom & bust”.
For my ART+CULTURE readers I’ve chosen this magnificent museum also because it functions as a prototype for 杉本博司 SUGIMOTO Hiroshi’s architectural oeuvre, called “Enoura Observatory” in Odawara, Japan, being opened in 2017.
In comparison, the Museum Liaunig exists since 2008, privately owned by Herbert W. Liaunig, which means free curatorial practice in the context of Austrian contemporary art, without fear and restraints.
Check it out, next time in Europe, with or without mask, the trip to this museum will be remembered forever.
Curator: Dr. Dieter Bogner
20 May to 31 October 2020
Museum Liaunig ∙ 9155 Neuhaus/Suha 41
Gerwald Rockenschaub, Heinrich Dunst, Hans Frosch
Hans Florey, Waltraut Cooper, János Megyik, Josef Bauer, Peter Kogler, Wolfgang Ernst, Dóra Maurer, Walter Kaitna
Brigitte Kowanz, POSITION – N 46° 38’ 47” – E 14° 53’ 31”, 2007/08
cccs courtesy creative common sense