Eduard Winklhofer at Kunsthaus Koeflach, Austria

The Austrian artist Eduard Winklhofer is currently presenting his work in a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Koeflach in Austria.

Winklhofer presents a body of work between kinetic soaring sculptures that involve blades often found in rural areas making us feel like being in a wood work company or in a chain saw battle when both saws are active.

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The sculptural objects remind of early works by Erwin Wurm, where he placed cloth trousers in little vitrines and at the same time have more facets by involving the kinetic component.

The felt suit in one of the sculptures brings Beuys to mind as it is free-hanging from above in a plastic cabinet as well bordered by moving saws, however it has a more current approach as well as linking the work and the exhibition itself in the rural little town Koeflach.

A wall work with a black circular space surrounded by books only visible from the front draws us near to the installation only to find that the black Space is indented creating a similar feeling like a mirror work by British-based artist Anish Kapoor.

A glass work spelling the word ‘Echo’ draws our attention towards the little mountain shaped lettering of broken glass  that again has an inherent approach of distraction to it leaving us with the result of shattered but neatly assembled glass parts. Is it the distraction or the result we should focus on comes to mind.

The last part of Winkelhofer’s presentation are clothes like found in charity shops assembled on a glass structure like pages in a book reminding of donations to be shipped off to countries in need. Are the glass tiles a reference to the book installation this time with open pages, still without content but reminding us on the fragility of wealth and high quality life versus poverty and deprived life. Are we the ones in need of fresh clothing one day might be written on the see through glass tiles by our imagination.

The exhibition by Eduard Winklhofer is on show until 3rd November 2017 and is definitely worth a visit in case someone drops by the little town Koeflach still for certain present on the International art map which is proven by Winklhofer’s solo presentation.

For further Information visit the website of Kunsthaus Koeflach under the following link: http://www.kunsthaus-k.at

My contacts as always below.

All my best,

Daniela Haberz,                                     Curator & Independent Art Critic

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Michelangelo Buonarotti versus Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller @ British Pavillion, Venice Biennial 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My art book titled Michelangelo Buonarotti versus Jeremy Deller is finished and ready to be published.

Starting from the above shown work by Jeremy Deller, shown at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2013 and as art historical reference the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo Buonarotti, emerging contemporary artists are compared to their internationally acclaimed counterparts. The artists have been chosen out of the pool of artists, I showed in my curatorial projects since 2008 and are put into perspective with regards to likelihood of yielding a financial return looking and prognosticating five to ten years since their first solo show in a commercial gallery or public art space setting directed by a curator.

Download: Michelangelo versus Deller von Daniela Haberz
(Currently in German only)

The next book in this series is already starting off, this time Peter Paul Rubens is taken into focus as pars pro toto for art history coinciding with the survey exhibition at the Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna can be studied in detail.
A travel study group is in the planning for the series AØH Travel. starting from November 2017. Do not hesitate to contact me for further details, contacts as always below.
External Link: Rubens im Kunsthistorischen Museum

Looking forward to hearing your feedback and all my best,

Daniela Haberz, M.A.
Curator & Author


AØH Art Consultancy Haberz E.u.
Schörgelgasse 32, 8010 Graz
E-mail: dhaberz@artconsultancyhaberz.org
Mobil: +43 (0) 664 182 8678